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

PART TIME CASTING ASSISTANT

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 Casting team led by the Casting Director includes a Casting Fellow and oversees all casting needs for this $7.5 million theatre. The Part Time Casting Assistant reports directly to the Casting Director.

About the Position:

  • Manages avail checks and maintains lists on various projects including readings & workshops.
  • Maintains casting databases and files.
  • Coordinates schedules, auditions and meetings.
  • Communicates with agents, managers, creatives and producers on various projects.
  • Uploads and edits audition videos.

About You:

  • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
  • You have a passion for theatre and a desire to build meaningful relationships with visionary artists.
  • You are a strong multi-tasker and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • You are comfortable being on the phone.
  • You have strong planning and organizational skills.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).

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 experience at a casting office or agent/ management experience.
  • You are familiar with Breakdown Express, Cast It, online research and all forms of social media.

Position is part-time, hired per project, with some evening and weekend hours needed. Rate is $20/hour.

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.