Work With Us

Sometimes it isn’t enough to watch great theatre. Sometimes you have to help make it.

All of us at NYTW are motivated by a heartfelt belief in what theatre can do. We know that plays matter because we’ve seen them matter—not just in the lives of artists and audiences, but in our own lives as well.

We know from experience that something unique and powerful happens when a group of strangers comes together in a darkened theatre. Every day we work to share that experience with as many people as we can.

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, we’d love to meet you. See below for all available job openings.

OPEN POSITIONS

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER

About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two-part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.

About the Team:

Our four person production staff oversees all aspects of technical and logistical production at NYTW, including five fully-realized productions each season alongside supporting the Next Door at NYTW programming, artistic development workshops and outside shop build projects in our state-of-the-art scenic and costume shops. These production facilities are located directly across the street from NYTW’s 199 seat theatre, 65 seat theatre, rehearsal room, and administrative offices. The production staff is composed of a full-time Production Manager, Technical Director and Costume Shop Supervisor, as well as two 2050 Administrative Fellows. Additionally, NYTW engages Lighting, Audio, and Props supervisors for each production in our season. The Assistant Production Manager reports directly to the Production Manager, providing to the production manager and other production departments as necessary.

About the Position:

  • Collaborates with the Production Manager and Producing Manager on planning all aspects of NYTW’s productions including budgeting, scheduling and reporting.
  • Manages the operation of the Fourth Street Theatre.
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for projects participating in the Next Door at NYTW program in the Fourth Street Theatre, in collaboration with the Producing Associate, Artist Workshop Producer, and 2050 Administrative Fellows.
  • Assists with all production office responsibilities, including payroll, expense tracking, petty cash and credit card reconciliations, research, purchasing, and vendor relations.
  • Hires run crew personnel and aides in scheduling and staffing crew calls in conversation with production department heads.
  • Advises and mentors two production department fellows as part of NYTW’s 2050 Administrative Fellowship program.
  • Attends staff meetings, production meetings, tech rehearsals, and previews.
  • Facilitates crew calls and covers tech rehearsals in Production Manager’s absence.
  • Serves as liaison between production department and facilities personnel on operational needs in both theatres, as well as shared production spaces.

 About You:

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
  • You build strong, collaborative relationships with crew members, over hire staff, directors, designers and all other members of a production team as well as with institutional co-workers.
  • You have a passion for theatre as an art form and a desire to solve problems uniquely and collaboratively, recognizing that the obvious solution may or may not be the required solution at that time.
  • You have strong planning, organizational and communication skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • You have a desire to translate the creative needs and ambitions of artists and the institution into actionable plans and help lead those plans within the constraints of the schedule and budget.

Bonus:

  • You have experience working in any aspect of the theatre industry, recognizing that a multi-disciplinary background can shape the best leaders and managers.
  • You have ability to read artistic and technical drawings and/or have knowledge of AutoCAD/Vectorworks.

This position is overtime eligible. Salary is $40,000. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (please include where you found out about this position), resume and two references to jobs@nytw.org. Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.

 

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER

About New York Theatre Workshop:

At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two-part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact and we feel fortunate to get to support it.

About the Team:

Our four-person Internal Operations team is responsible for the finance, facilities, IT, and HR functions for this $7.5 million theater with 30 full-time employees. The Operations Manager oversees two part-time custodians and two part-time receptionists. NYTW has three buildings that house two theatre spaces, a rehearsal room, a costume and carpentry shop and our administrative offices. The Internal Operations team is responsible for keeping things running smoothly in service of the staff and artists.

About the Position:

  • Manages facilities staff in cleaning, maintenance and repair of the buildings and equipment.
  • Oversees phone, internet and IT systems maintenance, repairs, and improvement.
  • Creates and oversees systems to improve current facilities and IT functions and successful execution of company-wide initiatives.
  • In coordination with the Director of Internal Operations, budgets, plans, prioritizes and manages facilities and IT projects and improvements.
  • Liaises with outside IT Consultants on day-to-day needs of staff as well as larger projects and assists staff in liaising with outside IT Consultants.
  • Manages facilities and IT budgets.
  • Negotiates and oversees all ongoing facilities and IT related service contracts and vendor relationships.
  • Ensures that all buildings and equipment meet all applicable local, state and federal codes, safety codes and that they run efficiently and securely.
  • Oversees the scheduling and space management for all public and shared spaces in all three buildings.
  • Recruits and manages part-time reception staff, including scheduling and payroll.
  • In coordination with part-time reception staff, maintains inventory of office supplies and first aid kits.
  • Maintains updated emergency preparedness plans and fire evacuation plans and ensures staff is properly trained for emergencies.

About You:

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
  • You enjoy improving systems big and small with an eye toward the future, but enjoy solving problems in the moment.
  • You possess excellent analytical skills and are highly organized and self-motivated.
  • You believe that the physical and digital space in which we welcome employees, artists and audiences directly impacts their experience.
  • You possess familiarity with basic carpentry and maintenance and can lift 50 lbs.
  • You are comfortable navigating different communication styles.
  • You have the ability to work day, evening and weekend hours, based on the needs of daily business operations and the productions.
  • You have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Bonus:

  • You have been through a Microsoft SharePoint Migration.
  • You speak Spanish.

This position is overtime eligible. Salary range is $45,000 to $55,000. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off.

NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (please include where you found out about this position), resume and two references to jobs@nytw.org. Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For certain positions, we keep resumes on file.

If you’re a director, you may submit a cover letter, current resume and references to Linda Chapman at LindaC@nytw.org

If you’re an actor, you may submit a headshot and resume to casting@nytw.org.

If you’re a playwright, please see our submission guidelines.

If you’re looking for Production Positions (union and non-union stage managers and assistant stage managers, production assistants, sound, video, carpentry, electrics and wardrobe), you may submit a cover letter, current resume and references to production@nytw.org.