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EMPLOYMENT

The following positions are currently available at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Details and application information are included with each description.

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Stage Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Stage Carpenter. The Stage Carpenter is responsible for duties associated with scenery installation and maintenance; backstage and on-stage safety; running shows, including flying scenery and programming and operating computerized automation; supervising backstage crews; the installation of masking and the maintenance of rigging equipment; and audience seating configurations. The position is responsible for interfacing with the Technical Director and scene shop to understand scenic build, installation, and show demands prior to load-in. The Stage Carpenter is also responsible for stage and backstage upkeep including back-of-house hallways, back shop, loading dock, fly system, storage rooms, trap room, and show dumpsters.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To maintain the safe working condition of stage equipment, including routine inspections for chain motors, rigging equipment, ladders and scaffolds, the fly system, and personnel lifts and to perform regular maintenance of scenery and automation (if applicable) during the run of each production.
  • To collaborate with the Stage Manager on the development of scene shifts.
  • To manage stage crew work assignments and direct the manner in which such work is performed with an emphasis on safety, cooperation, and efficiency.
  • To install, update, program, and run the equipment used to fly, move, or otherwise automate scenery during the performance of any given show, and to troubleshoot as needed.
  • To create and update the backstage running track and corresponding show cues as production documentation, to be forwarded to the Stage Manager and the Director of Production & Operations prior to the opening of each show.
  • To check deck, furniture, and prop pre-sets and stage equipment settings prior to the opening of the house, and report the status of same to the Stage Manager.
  • To sweep, mop, and/or vacuum stage decks and the moat on a per-show basis, and clean plexiglass and other surfaces regularly, or oversee the performance of this work by backstage crews.
  • To perform and/or supervise post-show duties assigned by the Stage Manager.
  • To assist other production departments with pre-sets, special effects, cue execution, and scene transitions, and intermission changes as needed.
  • To participate in load-ins and oversee the timely installation of quick-change areas.
  • To attend design presentations and production meetings and advise the Director of Production & Operations and Technical Director on the need for specialized equipment or materials as well as overhire employees.
  • To attend all technical and dress rehearsals, and focus calls when scheduled.
  • To maintain, repair, or replace all masking components related to the side seat banks, and to maintain or replace all safety tape on or around audience seating areas so as to eliminate trip hazards.
  • To pull ADA seat locations as needed.
  • To cover audience seating with protective covering prior to strikes and load-ins.
  • To arrange for show dumpsters and supervise the set strike and stage restore.
  • To maintain backstage inventories of hardware including screws, nuts, bolts, drill bits, staples, glue, tape, utility blades, tie line, duvetyn, lubricants, chalk, aircraft cable, turnbuckles, shackles, lifting eyebolts, compression sleeves, vacuum filters, mop heads, deck paint, paint brushes and rollers, etc.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets for purchases, and to submit the same to the Director of Production & Operations in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

  • Background in stage production including at least 3 years of managing backstage performance crews at a large professional theater or equivalent.
  • The ability to serve as a resource for other production departments by working with them effectively to achieve the stage conditions they need for work calls, tech rehearsals, and performances.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Working knowledge of scenery and prop construction, and the ability to make repairs as needed during performances.
  • Ability to program and troubleshoot scenic automation. Pittsburgh Public Theater uses Creative Conners products such as Spikemark as well as WATCHOUT software.
  • Experience with winches, hydraulics, and stage pneumatics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to daily stage operations and situations involving moving scenery, weapons, and open flame.
  • Must be, or be willing to become, a member of IATSE Local 3.
  • Commitment to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the ability to work with these values centered.

Compensation: Subject to union labor agreement, currently $22.71/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Stage Carpenter Search.”

Staff Accountant

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Staff Accountant is responsible for the successful operation of all aspects of the organization’s accounting needs, including accounts payable and accounts receivable; bank, credit card, and general monthly account reconciliations; assisting with annual audit and tax form needs; and general office needs such as supply ordering and management.

Job Duties

  • Accounts Payable: processing and oversight of purchase order system and weekly invoice payments
  • Accounts Receivable: supervision and support of Accounts Receivable Coordinator
  • Reconciliation: management and reconciliation of bank accounts, credit card accounts, and general accounts on a weekly, monthly, and/or annual basis
  • General: support of annual audit and tax forms and office supply needs and ordering

Job Qualifications

  • Professional degree and/or certification in accounting preferred, and/or 3+ years’ experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with particularly keen Excel skills
  • Familiarity with accounting software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with both speed and accuracy

Job Requirements

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination, barring a legal exception
  • The ability to apply anti-racism tools and practices to individual and departmental processes and systems, and to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and engagement with persons of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds.

Salary starts at $50,000 plus benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume Lou Castelli, with the subject line Staff Accountant Inquiry

 

Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Payroll & Benefits Coordinator is responsible for executing all weekly payroll and benefit needs for full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff, as well as union employees. Pittsburgh Public Theater utilizes Paylocity for payroll servicing.

Job Duties

  • Weekly benefits and payroll: execute payroll and benefit needs for all employees via Paylocity
  • Coordinate and process open enrollment with insurance provider on an annual basis
  • Shared Services: serve as Pittsburgh Public Theater’s liaison to the Wellness Committee
  • General support of Finance Department as needed

Job Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience; union processing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with payroll software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be deadline-oriented and have the ability to work with both speed and accuracy

Job Requirements

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination, barring a legal exception
  • The ability to apply anti-racism tools and practices to individual and departmental processes and systems, and to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and engagement with persons of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds.

Salary starts at $22/hour. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Lou Castelli at lcastelli@ppt.org.

Box Office Associate

The purpose of the Box Office Associate is to advance the mission of Pittsburgh Public Theater by providing exemplary customer service and support to the organization. The Box Office Associate works with the entire Box Office team, assisting with daily operations of a dynamic office. Serving as a key member of the Box Office staff, the Associate is responsible for: maintaining a high level of customer service in responding to all ticket inquiries (electronic, phone, and in-person), handling cash, packing and sorting tickets, and ensuring that all data is entered correctly into ticket orders, along with other duties as determined by management. Weekend and evening hours are mandatory for this position. This is a seasonal position, and hours may not be available during extended dark periods, like holidays and summers. This is a part-time position, and weekly hours will be allotted based on the needs of both the Box Office Associate and The Public, generally ranging from 4-20 hours per week.

Job Duties

  • To acknowledge, understand, and demonstrate a commitment to the Theater's racial justice efforts by applying anti-racism tools and practices to individual and departmental processes and systems, and to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and engagement with persons of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds (for more information see www.ppt.org/racialjustice).
  • To model and practice the values of artistic excellence, joyful collaboration, and resolute respect - especially when faced with challenges - through constructive, clear, solution-focused communication with fellow staff, supervisors, guest artists, and any other individual involved in the work at hand.
  • Provide highest quality of customer service for patrons.
  • Maintain a proficient and working knowledge of Tessitura ticketing database system.
  • Help manage ticket inventory and provide ticketing services for subscribers and single ticket patrons, and for other Pittsburgh Public Theater events or activities as needed.
  • Observe Pittsburgh Public Theater's ticketing policies and PCI compliance.
  • Research and update patron accounts, including exchanges, payments, adding and removing tickets, etc.
  • Recognize and maintain a working understanding of season and single ticket event codes, venue seat maps, ticket types, and pricing for all events.
  • Help keep Marketing and Box Office staff informed of ongoing patron needs, complaints, problems, or other feedback to assist us in providing excellent customer service and meeting the needs of our patrons.
  • Support marketing and special events as needed.
  • Participate in meetings as needed.
  • Assist with office projects, tasks, or events as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • 2+ years of experience in customer service or sales preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites required.
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura ticketing system preferred.
  • Excellent active listening skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in and/or appreciation of theater.

Job Requirements

  • Night, weekend, and daylight work required.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required, barring a legal exception.

Compensation: $13.53 per hour. To apply, please submit a resume to ffrances@ppt.org, with the subject line “Box Office Associate.”

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Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.