Work @ NYTW

SHOP FOREMAN

SHOP FOREMAN

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 the build of five productions annually in our state-of-the-art scene/costume shop facility, located directly across the street from NYTW’s 199 seat theatre, 65 seat theatre, rehearsal room, and administrative offices. Additionally the shop produces scenic/costume elements for countless special outside projects and Workshop activities. The Shop Foreman reports directly to the Technical Director, and is paramount in running a fully-functional scene shop.

About the Position:
Creates and oversees systems to improve day to day operations of the scene shop
Maintains tools and equipment in scene shop, and upkeep all shop supplies and backstage areas
Coordinates build schedule with Technical Director to ensure design and build deadlines are met
In coordination with the Technical Director, co-supervises the scene shop over-hire staff during builds, load-ins, load-outs, technical rehearsals, and preview performances
Liaises, in concert with the Production department, with artistic collaborators
Supports various developmental and Workshop activities
Researches and purchases scenic materials
Attends production meetings and staff meetings
Helps maintain safety standards in scene shop and theatres
Serves as Technical Director back up in their absence

About You:
You can lift 50lbs
You have great organizational and planning skills
You enjoy improving systems with an eye toward the future and enjoy solving problems in the moment
You are interested and excited by supporting adventurous artistic work
You are available for some evenings and weekends

Bonus:
You can create technical drawings for scenery and have a familiarity with Autodesk or Vectorworks
You have experience with rigging, welding, automation, and/or finish carpentry

This position is overtime eligible. 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 are a director, you may submit a cover letter, current resume and references to Linda Chapman at LindaC@nytw.org

If you are an actor, you may submit a headshot and resume to Casting@nytw.org.

If you are a playwright, please see our submission guidelines.

If you are 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 Chip Rodgers at production@nytw.org.