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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.