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.


City Theatre Directing/Producing Fellowship Program

City Theatre, Pittsburgh’s leading home for the development and production of new and contemporary plays, is excited to build upon the successful pilot years of their Directing Observership program through the creation of a new Directing/Producing Fellowship. Taking place from August 2017-June 2018, this new program will offer an outstanding emerging director and arts professional personalized, hands-on experience learning and working in a major regional theater.

Responsibilities will include:

Serving as the assistant director on the company’s world premiere production of Nomad Motel by Carla Ching, directed by noted LA-based director Bart DeLorenzo. As the assistant director, the fellow will:

  • Have access to pre-production meetings with designers and theater staff
  • Participate in casting discussions and auditions
  • Attend rehearsals and tech as a vital member of the creative team
  • Take notes with the director during preview performances
  • Work with stage management to maintain the production throughout the run

Working closely with Artistic Producer Reginald L. Douglas on the line-producing of the company’s six-play season
, including:

  • Assisting with all facets of casting
  • Coverage of local productions and special events
  • Collaborating with City’s marketing and development departments on select projects such as the company’s annual Gala, Greenroom series, and ancillary events
  • Serving as a Line Producer on the company’s annual Momentum Festival of New Plays at Different Stages in June 2018

Assisting Director of New Play Development Clare Drobot with:

  • Production dramaturgy and research
  • Facilitation of pre- and post-show discussions
  • Planning and implementation of creative audience engagement activities
  • Providing essential written coverage of scripts submitted to the theater
  • Coordinating all community engagement activities related to City’s production of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkeyby James Lecesne, directed by Laura Savia, Associate Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Working with
Director of Education & Accessibility Kristen Link by:

  • Providing administrative support for City’s annual Young Playwrights Contest and Festival
  • Directing select developmental readings of new plays by alumni YPF playwrights featuring professional actors throughout the year

In addition, the fellow will:

  • Have access to the rehearsal and production process of the company’s other five subscription season productions
  • Be invited to attend Board and staff meetings when appropriate
  • Receive private mentorship meetings with staff, guest artists, and local artistic leaders
  • Receive a generous stipend in appreciation for their year of service
  • Be offered two complimentary tickets to each of the season’s six productions

Other duties will be assigned and additional opportunities offered as needed and desired by both staff and the fellow.

It is City’s hope that by the year’s end, the fellow will have gained a deepened understanding of professional arts administration, directing, and new play development, making them especially well-suited to thrive as a professional artist and leader. In this way, City Theatre is supporting the next generation of talent and fostering a stronger local arts community.

Competitive candidates will have:

  • Sustained directing experience and prior assistant directing experience
  • A clear desire to strengthen their skills as an artist and leader based upon at least 2 years of arts administration experience
  • A flexible schedule that allows them to fully participate in the program, which will include working during both day and evening hours.
  • Willingness to work and participate in the full breadth of City Theatre programming throughout the year.

Interested parties should submit a resume, 1-page cover letter detailing their interest and experience, and contact information for a professional reference via email to by Friday, August 4th. No applications will be considered after that time.

Due to the highly competitive nature and limited availability of this program, only the strongest candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Costume Shop Overhire

Job Description
-Overhire will work closely with the Costume Shop Manager in all aspects of building and altering of costumes for productions in the 2017-2018 season (six shows).
-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 two years)
-Skills in both hand sewing and machine sewing (domestic & industrial)
-Alteration techniques
-Available for flexible hours on an “as needed” basis starting September 2017 – June 2018
-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 and/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.


**Please send documents in PDF form to Costume Shop Manager Madison Hack at

**Please note that applications will be collected until 8/8/17, then interviews will be scheduled.

Box Office Associate

City Theatre is currently accepting resumes for the position of Box Office Associate. This part-time position is great for someone with daytime, evening and/or weekend availability or a student. The position would start as soon as possible with hours ranging between 15 to 30 hours per week, dependent upon our production schedule.

Position Description:

This is a part-time, as needed, clerical and customer service position. Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone, and the ability to work evenings and weekends are required.

Example of responsibilities:

Greet patrons entering the Box Office and answering incoming telephone calls.

Process single ticket sales, subscription ticket sales, and subscription ticket exchanges using Tessitura ticketing software.

Answer questions and provide information regarding City Theatre and our upcoming performances and events.

Perform clerical tasks including filing, copying, and other various office duties.

Managing cash, checks, and credit card transactions in a responsible manner.

Assists other departments of the organization (i.e. Marketing, etc) with other tasks as assigned.


Professional requirements:

We are looking for motivated employees with experience in customer service and general clerical/secretarial work who possess strong oral and written communication skills. Employees must have excellent customer service skills, the capacity to manage a high volume of customer traffic, the propensity to use independent judgment, and the ability to work flexible hours. We are looking for employees who display strong organizational skills, who work with a high level of accuracy and professionalism, who can maintain confidential information, and who have a basic understanding of various computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience using Tessitura ticketing software is preferred though not required. A love or appreciation of theatre/the arts is encouraged.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:
Joel Ambrose
Director of Ticketing & Patron Services
City Theatre Company

No phone calls.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Thank you.

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.