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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.

Costume, Hair & Makeup Director

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks an annual full-time Costume, Hair & Makeup Director. In collaboration with the Director of Production & Operations, the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director is directly responsible to lead, guide and facilitate communication between designers, directors, stage managers, and costume and wardrobe staff to advance productions, plan and implement designs, and provide the equipment necessary to tech and run shows within budget parameters in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director is responsible for departmental budgeting and scheduling, interfacing with designers and PPT leadership, hiring costume and wardrobe staff and over-hires, filing union reports, communicating with landlords on matters relating to costumes and wardrobe, and overseeing the execution of costume, wardrobe, and hair and makeup work within financial and deadline specifications. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director provides a knowledge of costume aesthetics and proper fit, a comprehension of period styles, and oversees that all materials are on hand for use to ensure timely builds and daily operations. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director directs the department in culturally-appropriate, well-researched costume, make up, and hair design through collaboration with both artists and staff, modeling equity and artistic excellence in both process and execution.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To demonstrate inclusive behavior and cultivate the same in all costume, wardrobe, and hair and makeup employees, and to apply an inclusive, equitable, and culturally sensitive lens to departmental decisions.
  • To maintain confidentiality and discretion for all costume and wardrobe operations with sensitivity to intimacy and personal considerations.
  • To support the cultural diversity and unique identities of PPT artists by anticipating and providing for specific costume, hair and makeup necessities during design, build, and tech processes, including providing the appropriate supplies, appliances, and products (irons, curlers, dryers, brushes, lotions, etc.) for artists, according to their physical and cultural needs.
  • To possess a thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes and all the related aspects of the overall theater production process.
  • To possess knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning as well as knowledge of textiles, crafting materials and costume history to incorporate the best theatrical practices with regards to construction, stitching, sewing and crafting.
  • To read the script of each show and approve strategies for costuming based on in-house availability and budget constraints, including the availability of staff.
  • To administer costume and wardrobe budgets by approving expenditures, tracking expenses, and regularly reporting financial activity and forecasts to the Director of Production & Operations. Additionally, to take action within the appropriate scope of responsibility to close budget shortfalls when needed to stay on budget, report spending revisions, and make recommendations to the Director of Production & Operations for improved efficiencies.
  • To participate in planning the season schedule for costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup design deadlines and designer residency dates, as well as build calendars and work schedules.
  • To hire, supervise, and direct costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup staff, including over-hires, with an eye toward developing a motivated and collaborative team that is dedicated to producing high-quality work.
  • To notify TWU Local 787 of new hires and employee departures, file timely union Reporting Forms for overhires, and, prior to the start of each season, update Appendix B of the Theater’s labor agreement, reporting the same to the Union.
  • To determine furlough and employment recall dates for costume and wardrobe staff, and report them to the Director of Production & Operations.
  • To administer annual performance evaluations for direct reports and discipline staff when warranted.
  • To approve costume and wardrobe timesheets and staff requests for time off.
  • To recommend, budget, and schedule staff training.
  • To oversee the coordination of work between costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup areas during show builds, load-ins, rehearsals, and performance runs, and schedule interdepartmental meetings as needed.
  • To attend production meetings, technical/dress rehearsals, and previews and to prioritize notes and work calls to ensure that all finish work happens in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
  • To interface with the Show Director, Costume Designer, Costume Shop Manager and Wardrobe Manager effectively to ensure that the costume design and hair and makeup treatments are achieved on time and on budget.
  • To work with the Stage Manager to determine rehearsal needs for costumes and direct their on-time delivery to the cast.
  • To recommend strategies for “quick changes.”
  • To provide inventory control for the Theater’s costume stock by creating costume asset value sheets for each production as well as scheduling the organization and restocking of costumes, costume maintenance (including cleaning), and approving the removal of unusable items from stock.
  • To execute rental agreements for costumes, accessories, and equipment on a per show basis.
  • To provide costume and/or wardrobe financial information to the Development Department as needed for grant support.
  • To manage petty cash and credit card account(s).
  • To assist other production departments as needed.
  • To create, prioritize, and advocate for capital acquisitions for costume, wardrobe, and hair/make-up work and otherwise participate in annual and long-term planning for those areas.
  • To interface with vendors and donors to negotiate trades and in-kind contributions as they apply to costume and wardrobe department needs.
  • To participate as a member of any relevant networks or listservs.
  • To oversee costume and equipment rentals and loans to third parties
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials when purchased, and to submit the same to the Director of Production & Operations in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that workspaces are maintained in a safe and orderly condition and that all employees perform their assignments in a safe and cautious manner.
  • To make quarterly recommendations for updates to safety protocols and emergency action plans as they relate to costume, wardrobe, and hair/make-up work spaces.
  • To ensure that all necessary written insurance report information pertaining to any incidents/accidents is completed and forwarded to the Theater’s Payroll and Benefits Coordinator in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

  • Five years of experience in professional costume work, including one year of supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of all areas of theatrical costuming, including theatrical production calendar.
  • A keen sense of costume aesthetics and an understanding of proper fit.
  • Working knowledge of costume materials, and costume and fashion history, including garment manufacturing.
  • Able to manage in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budget and deadline parameters.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume shops.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Proficiency using cloud-based information sharing systems.
  • Must have effective organizational, time management, and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to communicate about body types, hair types, skin tones, and genders with neutral/positive language.
  • Confidentiality and discretion are required.
  • Knowledge of IATSE collective bargaining agreements, and the ability to work in collegial partnership with union and non-union employees.
  • Commitment to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the ability to manage with these values centered.

Compensation: $62,000 - $65,000 plus benefits.

To apply, please visit: https://www.productionondeck.com/pittsburghpublic

Costume Shop Head

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Costume Shop Head. Working in concert with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, the Costume Shop Head assists with the coordination of costume shop operations that result in the timely completion of costumes within budget parameters in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner. The Costume Shop Head is responsible for advancing the ideals of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as providing hands-on assistance with costume construction, overseeing the upkeep of costume shop equipment and hand tools, and coordinating work on the shop floor during builds. The Costume Shop Head is expected to maintain sufficient quantities and types of materials on-hand for use during costume construction and for daily operations by proactively ordering replacement items as necessary.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To demonstrate inclusive behavior and to apply an inclusive, equitable, and culturally-sensitive lens to costume shop operations.
  • To exercise confidentiality and discretion with sensitivity to intimacy and personal considerations.
  • • In consultation with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, to become thoroughly familiar with the design elements and build plans for each show, including piece lists and renderings provided by the Costume Designer.
  • To assist the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director with the development of costume build schedules.
  • In consultation with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, to distribute all day-to-day shop assignments, and to spend at least 30 hours of every shop week constructing costumes.
  • To monitor all shop materials including fabric, fasteners, trim, and consumable supplies and inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director regarding inventory status on a regular basis. Additionally, to maintain shop tools and equipment and inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of the need for repairs.
  • To refer all shop questions or problems in the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director’s absence to the Director of Production & Operations by text or telephone as necessary.
  • To monitor quality control during construction.
  • To advise the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of overhire staffing needed for builds, and to advise shop personnel of any special needs dictated by the design.
  • To monitor shop safety issues and to inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of any problems or special needs.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and to submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and to submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that workspaces are maintained in a safe and orderly condition and that all employees perform their assignments in a safe and cautious manner.

Job Requirements

  • Three to five years of work experience in a theatrical costume shop, including hands-on experience with draping or tailoring.
  • Thorough knowledge of costume materials and garment construction techniques.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to producing quality work.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change rapidly while maintaining decorum and a spirit of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume shops.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to communicate about body types, hair types, skin tones, and genders with neutral/positive language.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of TWU Local 787.

Compensation: Subject to union CBA, currently $23.26/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 “Costume Shop Head Search.”

Wardrobe Head

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Wardrobe Head. In collaboration with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, the Wardrobe Head is directly responsible for duties associated with the execution of culturally-appropriate wardrobe and hair/makeup care, maintaining dressing rooms and quick-change areas, overseeing wardrobe and hair/makeup crews, performing the duties of a dresser when needed, using requisite sewing skills to maintain the costumes and clothing worn during tech rehearsals and performances, and effectively communicating with the costume shop and stage management to ensure that actors are properly cared for and dressed for every performance.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To support the needs of culturally-diverse artists by advocating for specific wardrobe, hair, and makeup necessities during design and production meetings.
  • To recommend and provide the appropriate supplies, appliances, and products (irons, curlers, dryers, brushes, lotions, etc.) for artists, according to their physical needs.
  • To interface with the Costume Designer; Costume, Hair & Makeup Director; Costume Shop Head; and Stage Manager effectively to fulfill the needs of the production as it applies to requirements for wardrobe, makeup, and hair.
  • To function as a dresser during performances and oversee the maintenance of, and preserve the integrity of, costumes, wigs, and makeup from the first performance through the run of the show.
  • To attend all costumed technical and dress rehearsals, to represent Wardrobe Department needs during production meetings, and to coordinate with other production departments as needed.
  • To update costume, quick-change, wardrobe, and wig/makeup paperwork and show cues for each production, to be forwarded to the Stage Manager; Costume, Hair & Makeup Director; and the Director of Production & Operations prior to the opening of each show.
  • To assure at all times that necessary repairs on costume items are completed in a timely manner. This includes mending, laundry, dry cleaning, pressing, redressing of wigs, and costume pre-sets.
  • To inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director and the Director of Production & Operations of the need for additional overhires.
  • To coordinate dressers and hair/makeup personnel for work assignments, and to oversee the manner in which such work is performed.
  • To engage in inventory control by organizing, maintaining, pulling, and restocking costumes, and to track and report the status of costume inventory to the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director on a per production basis.
  • To perform or oversee all wardrobing functions after the close of each production including striking, laundering, wig cleaning, costume and accessory storage, alteration restoration, returns, inventory maintenance, and a review of dressing rooms.
  • To recommend Wardrobe Department budgets to the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, and to work within the wardrobe budget with respect to departmental expenses.
  • To maintain the wardrobe room and wig area in a safe and sanitary condition and to maintain an adequate inventory of the supplies needed to execute the functions of the Wardrobe Department.
  • To secure, complete and provide to the Director of Finance & Administration and the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, on a timely basis, all written insurance report information needed with regard to any incidents as they occur. These reports may include employee, patron, vehicle, facility and Theater property loss or damage.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials when purchased, and to submit the same to the Director of Production & Operations in a timely manner.
  • To perform all assignments in a safe and cautious manner and insist on the same from co-workers.
  • To engage in interdepartmental problem solving, including instruction and assistance when requested or appropriate for efficient operation of the Theater.

Job Requirements

  • Three to five years of work experience in a theatrical wardrobe department, including in-person experience supporting actors and running performance tracks backstage.
  • A working knowledge of costume materials and garment construction techniques.
  • The sewing skills necessary to make simple alterations and garment repairs on-the-fly.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to producing quality work.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change rapidly while maintaining decorum and a spirit of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to communicate about body types, hair types, skin tones, and genders with neutral/positive language.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion for all wardrobe operations with sensitivity to intimacy and personal considerations.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of TWU Local 787.

Compensation: Subject to union CBA, currently $23.26/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 “Wardrobe Head Search.”

Head Stage Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Head Stage Carpenter. The Head 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 Head 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 chainmotors, rigging equipment, ladders and scaffolds, the fly system, and personnel lifts and to performregular 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 oversee stage crew work assignments and direct the manner in which such work is performed withan emphasis on safety, cooperation, and efficiency.
  • To install, update, program, and run the equipment used to fly, move, or otherwise automate sceneryduring the performance of any given show, and to troubleshoot as needed.
  • To create and update the backstage running track and corresponding show cues as productiondocumentation, to be forwarded to the Stage Manager and the Director of Production & Operationsprior to the opening of each show.
  • To check deck, furniture, and prop pre-sets and stage equipment settings prior to the opening of thehouse, 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 plexiglassand other surfaces regularly, and 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 scenetransitions, 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 asoverhire 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 maintainor 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 coverings 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 crewsat a large professional theater or equivalent.
  • The ability to serve as a resource for other production departments by working with them effectivelyto 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 maintaininga 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 CreativeConners 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 situationsinvolving 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 valuescentered.

Compensation: Subject to union CBA, currently $23.26/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

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 production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Head Stage Carpenter Search Search.”

Shop Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks seasonal, full-time carpenters. Shop Carpenters advance the Theater’s mission through successful shop operations that result in the timely completion and installation of scenery, special prop builds, and other stage elements safely, efficiently, and with a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Shop Carpenters are directly responsible for constructing, altering, repairing, and maintaining scenery by cutting, shaping, welding, or carving different materials, and erecting or assembling pieces such as flats, platforms, and stairs.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To layout shop drawings with minimal supervision.
  • To construct props as needed, and to produce complex scenic elements, or mass-produce same.
  • To inform the Head Shop Carpenter of inventory needs in a timely manner.
  • To maintain all equipment as possible and inform the Head Shop Carpenter of needed repairs.
  • To perform the installation of scenery and all necessary masking.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To perform all assignments in a safe and cautious manner and insist on the same from co-workers.
  • To perform duties associated with commercial shoots, special events, or facility rentals as assigned.
  • To engage in interdepartmental problem solving, including instruction and assistance when requested or appropriate for efficient operation of the Theater.
  • To assist other production departments as needed.
  • To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by your employer.
  • To accept and satisfactorily perform all additionally assigned duties as delegated by management.
  • Experience in scenic carpentry including; building flats and platforms, moulding and trim, and finishing with precision.
  • Experience in stage rigging and safety.
  • Must have a strong eye for detail.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in theatrical welding, automation (motors and fluid power), and CNC router use are all plusses.
  • 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.
  • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to scenic construction, load-in, and rigging.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of IATSE Local 3.

Compensation

Subject to union CBA, currently $21.65/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or materials that you believe best represent your skills and abilities to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Shop Carpenter Search”

Head Shop Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Head Shop Carpenter. This is a working carpentry position that reports to the Technical Director and is responsible for monitoring the flow of operations on the shop floor from materials acquisition to truck-pack and shop clean-up and advancing the ideals of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The Head Shop Carpenter organizes the construction of scenery and special props and performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools. The position is expected to maintain sufficient quantities and types of materials on hand for use during builds and for daily operations by proactively ordering replacement items as necessary through the Scene Shop Manager.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To become thoroughly familiar with the design elements and plans for each show and all working drawings prepared by the Technical Director.
  • To work with the Technical Director on construction techniques and materials for scenic elements.
  • To oversee any builds for the Properties Department as needed to satisfy rehearsal and performance demands.
  • To assist Technical Director with coordinating load-in plans and schedules.
  • To organize and support the day-to-day assignments of carpentry staff and overhires, and to spend at least 30 hours of every shop week building scenery.
  • To monitor all shop materials including hardware, lumber, and expendables and inform the Technical Director and/or the Scene Shop Manager regarding inventory status on a regular basis. Additionally, to maintain shop tools and equipment and inform the Technical Director and/or Scene Shop Manager of necessary repairs.
  • To mediate and/or delegate all questions or problems in the shop during the Technical Director’s absence, contacting the Technical Director and/or the Director of Production & Operations by text or telephone as necessary.
  • To directly oversee all quality control during construction and load-in periods.
  • To inform the Technical Director of any personnel problems on the shop floor.
  • To advise Technical Director of overhire staff needs on a daily or weekly basis, and advise shop personnel of any special needs for load-ins.
  • To monitor shop safety issues and to inform the Technical Director of any problems.
  • To maintain all shop work areas in a safe and orderly condition.
  • To perform all assignments in a safe and cautious manner and insist on the same from shop staff.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To perform duties associated with commercial shoots, special events, or facility rentals as assigned.
  • In coordination with the Scene Shop Manager, to secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To engage in interdepartmental problem solving, including instruction and assistance when requested or appropriate for the efficient operation of the Theater.
  • To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by your employer.
  • To accept and satisfactorily perform all additionally assigned duties as delegated by management.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in scenic carpentry including; building flats and platforms, moulding and trim, and finishing with precision.
  • Experience in stage rigging and safety.
  • Must have a strong eye for detail.
  • Experience in theatrical welding, automation (motors and fluid power), and CNC router use are all plusses.
  • 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.
  • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to scenic construction, load-in, and rigging.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of IATSE Local 3.

Compensation

Subject to union CBA, currently $22.71/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or materials that you believe best represent your skills and abilities to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Head Shop Carpenter Search”

Communications & Marketing Content Coordinator

Pittsburgh Public Theater is looking for a communications professional who loves to write with an audience-first mindset and understands how to attract attention with compelling content and messaging.

This person will be responsible for refining and maintaining The Public Theater’s voice, tone, and style. They will work on digital content including emails, social media, web, and app. They also will work on print projects, most notably our playbills.

The Communications & Marketing Content Coordinator will work with the Design & Marketing Coordinator to execute The Public’s email marketing efforts including content development, process implementation, analytical reporting, and ongoing optimization of manual and automated campaigns. They will work across departments to coordinate content and production timelines for all marketing publications, including the playbill. They also will develop and maintain schedules for social media channels.

The candidate we are seeking will be proactive and able to gather information from different sources and stakeholders, manage content approval processes, and meet deadlines.

Salary is $40,000 annually plus benefits. The Public provides full-time employees with an employee benefits package including employee vacation/leave plan; health, dental, and vision benefits; and employee retirement plan.

Job Duties

  • Represent Pittsburgh Public Theater as a brand ambassador to patrons, guest artists, and vendors
  • Commit to the values of Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion and center these values in all working efforts
  • Develop, schedule, and evaluate email, social, and web content in collaboration with the Marketing & Design Coordinator and under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications to develop strategies and Key Performance Indicators for digital content
  • Manage playbill and other print projects
  • Assist in writing and distributing press releases and managing media relationships as fitting
  • Assist in writing and distributing press releases and managing media relationships as fitting

Job Qualifications

  • 1-3 years’ experience or specialized training in communications, marketing, digital marketing, social media management, or writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Skilled storyteller with ability to adapt content across channels
  • Curious with a desire to understand and connect with patrons and stakeholders
  • Analytical and interested in not only creating but also evaluating content to inform future content creation
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and informal
  • Keen eye for detail and a commitment to producing quality work
  • Great proofreader and editor
  • Critical thinker with ability to problem solve
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, arts/entertainment management, or related field a plus
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Tags Manager, email marketing platforms and website content management systems a plus
  • Understanding of SEO best practices when writing for the web a plus

Job Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours required
  • Proof of 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

To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Roya Kousari, Director of Marketing & Communications, with the subject line Communications & Marketing Content Coordinator

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.