Auditions and Employment

City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Depending on the available roles for any given production, City Theatre hires both equity and non-equity actors.


Marketing Director

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City Theatre Company, a professional LORT D theatre committed to the production and development of new plays, seeks a MARKETING DIRECTOR.

This full-time position is responsible for managing all institutional marketing, promotion, and publicity for this $2.8 million nonprofit organization (just completing its 43rd season), including:

– coordinating all print and digital advertising with third-party graphic designers and agencies;

– writing copy for season brochures, post cards, press releases, playbills, website, and social media;

– arranging press coverage for all shows and special events;

– working with other departments — such as artistic, patron services, and development — to ensure that all materials publicly distributed by the organization remain on brand and on message, while upholding City’s unique look and feel;

– and developing a successful annual and show-by-show strategy to meet sales goals of nearly $1 million through single ticket and subscription (renewal and new acquisition) campaigns.

In addition, this position serves as the key liaison and art director working with photography and video design consultants, while also being expected to: maintain in-house services such as routine graphic design, website (CMS) maintenance and updates, e-blasts, and social media/blog postings.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

– strong writing skills and institutional “voice”;

– a calm, professional, and articulate public persona;

– a commitment to collaboration and a sense of fun;

– a proclivity to meet deadlines and be organized;

– new and original ideas and be data- and research-driven (experience with TRG a plus);

– proven marketing experience and success;

– and an enthusiastic passion for the arts.

Additional experience working with HTML, e-marketing (Mail2 or comparable programs such as Constant Contact or MailChimp), all or part of the Adobe Creative Suite, video and photo editing programs, and Tessitura is preferred. City Theatre prides itself with innovation and daring on stage; and it encourages its staff to embody these traits while fulfilling their roles in supporting the art and serving the community. Think big, think boldly, and help transform the future of City Theatre by being an energized, positive, imaginative, and integral member of this small-but-mighty team.

Position reports to the Managing Director, requires some evenings and weekends, and includes a competitive benefits package. This position maintains supervisory responsibilities for one position and occasional interns. Salary is mid-$40Ks, commensurate with experience; modest re-location relief possible.

City Theatre is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side and is the largest professional performing arts organization not located in the downtown Cultural District. Pittsburgh—regularly listed as one of America’s most livable cities—is a pioneering example of the “rust belt” transformation of the Midwestern city, with a burgeoning tech sector, low cost of living, robust cultural community, and numerous major universities.

Please send a compelling cover letter, at least two (2) writing samples, and résumé, to James McNeel, Managing Director, at No calls, please.

Costume Shop Overhire

Job Description

– Overhire will work closely with the Costume Shop Manager in all aspects of building and altering of costumes for the season

– This is short term/ part time hiring on an “as needed” basis. Overhire will be notified when the shop needs assistance.

– Help prepare shows by unpacking, measuring/ rehanging/ steaming/ and altering costumes.

– Restocking/reorganizing of the costume stock once shows are struck & preparing for the next

– Assist in returning shopped items to stores when needed

– Opportunity to move around departments might be available: please note if you have experience in carpentry, props, or scenic painting


– Experience working as a stitcher or first hand in a professional costume shop (at least 2 years)

– Skills in both hand sewing and machine sewing (domestic & industrial)

– Alteration techniques

– Available for flexible hours on an “as needed” basis starting ASAP

– Can work anywhere from 4-12 hours in a day

– Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 30 pounds, as well as be comfortable working at heights up to 15’ on ladders.

– Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing, standing and sitting for long periods of time, and/or walking.

– Possess a valid driver’s license

– Experience in patterning, crafts &/or dyeing fabrics is a plus

– Have excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work productively under severe time pressures and meet deadlines.

– Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists. 

To apply, please send your resume & a brief cover letter to

Please also feel free to email with any questions. 

Young Playwrights Teaching Artist

City Theatre’s Young Playwrights, established in 2000, is a comprehensive, dynamic arts education program serving teachers, students, and surrounding communities. The program fulfills Common Core State Standards, including English Language Arts, as well as State Academic Standards in Arts & Humanities. Four major components make up the Young Playwrights program: the Young Playwrights Contest, Festival, Teacher Institute, and In-School Workshops.

Job Description

City Theatre is currently recruiting experienced theatre/playwriting teachers for its In-School Playwriting Workshop program located in various school districts (grades 7-12) in Western PA.

Teaching artists work in a collaborative partnership with the classroom teacher to facilitate in-school playwriting workshops for students. Students learn improvisation and basic theatre skills in an ensemble-based environment, as well as monologue writing, dialogue writing, character creation, and other fundamentals of playwriting. Using these elements, students compose a one-act play that is eligible for submission in City Theatre’s annual Young Playwrights Contest. Students participate in moderated constructive peer review of each other’s work, and have the unique opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from the theatre artist in individual revision conferences.

 Desired Qualifications and Skills

-Minimum BA/BFA in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy or Theatre Education
-Minimum of 2+ years teaching experience working with youth ages 12-18
-A solid foundation of knowledge in theatre arts and playwriting
-Flexible schedule (each teaching artist arranges approximately 20 hours of visitation with school over a 3-6 month period)
-Valid driver’s license and ownership of car greatly preferred, but not mandatory


This is a contract-based, part-time position. Workshop stipend is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and two references via email to Kristen Link, Director of Education & Accessibility at

Applications must be received by June 30, 2018.

Additional Info


To reach City Theatre’s artistic team, please contact
Reginald L. Douglas, Artistic Producer, by email or by calling: 412.431.4400 x274.