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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 evening and weekend availability or a student. The position would start as soon as possible with hours ranging between 10 to 25 hours per week, dependent upon our production schedule. Our 2015 – 2016 Season runs from October 10 to June 5. Approximate start date September 1, 2015.

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
Box Office Manager
City Theatre Company
jambrose@citytheatrecompany.org

No phone calls.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Thank you.

 

Company Manager/Office Manager

City Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for a Company Manager/Office Manager.

Responsibilities include:

•Arranging travel and accommodations for over 50 visiting artists per season. This includes providing round trip ground transportation between City Theatre and the Pittsburgh airport.
•Assist with familiarizing the visiting artists with the Pittsburgh area.
•Provide visiting artists with weekly grocery trips as mandated by LORT/AEA rules.
•Maintain City Theatre apartments for guest artists. (Arrange for cleanings, prep for arrivals, coordinate repairs and maintenance with building management.)
•Complete and maintain regular inventory of artist housing items/supplies as mandated by LORT/AEA.
•Coordinate meet and greets for the 1st rehearsal of all shows.
•Ensure hospitality for all visiting artists.
•Maintain the season by season artist breakdown and master housing calendar.
•Help in coordinating City Theatre events including (but not limited to): auditions, opening night parties, the annual Gala, Green Room young professional’s night, and other ancillary events as required onsite and off.
•Remain “on call” 24 hours, 7 days a week in the case of an artist emergency. (ex: illness, accident, housing maintenance.)
•Maintain the company vehicle (scheduling, maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc.)
•Provide hospitality for various events such as: board meetings, holiday parties, photo calls, etc.
•Facilitate opening night tickets for all actors, designers, directors, and playwrights.
•When necessary- arrange and coordinate meals for the cast/crew when it is contractually required.

This position also manages the administrative offices including:

•Managing the administrative offices including: processing mail, responding to general telephone/email inquiries, maintaining and ordering office supplies, and maintenance of computers and business machines.
•Maintaining office equipment and enforce office policy in order to provide a positive and productive work environment for City Theatre staff.
•Orientating incoming staff members and volunteers to City Theatre and its office equipment.
•Supporting Management in the development of City Theatre’s Board of Trustees including: maintaining board directories and distribution lists, coordinating communications regarding scheduled meetings, distribution of meeting materials, keeping meeting minutes, and meeting preparation.
•Performing miscellaneous duties as needed.

Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in a relevant field or prior arts administration experience required. General knowledge of theatre preferred. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Strong verbal and written communications skills required. Ability to interact professionally with a variety of personalities in a creative environment. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects effectively. Driver’s license with clean driving record required. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Must be competent with the Microsoft Office software suite, particularly Excel.

Hourly compensation, 30-35 hours/wk.

For consideration, please send introduction letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Natalie Hatcher, General Manager at
nhatcher@citytheatrecompany.org

 

CITY THEATRE DIRECTING OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM 

City Theatre is Pittsburgh’s leading home for the development and production of new and contemporary plays. Our 2015-16 season marks our 41st year of producing bold new plays, and Artistic Director Tracy Brigden’s 15th season as the company’s leader.

This season also marks the formal launch of City Theatre’s Directing Observership program. Through this initiative, City will support the career development of Pittsburgh’s local talent by allowing outstanding emerging directors to interact and work with some of the nation’s most talented artists at a leading regional theater.

Participants will:

•Gain experience and training in a professional rehearsal room by observing the rehearsal process of a City Theatre production.

•Serve as an assistant to the director on one City Theatre production, with access to rehearsals, tech, and design and production meetings.

•Work closely with Artistic Producer Reginald Douglas, gaining invaluable experience in the day-to-day producing activities of a regional theater, including marketing, audience engagement, fundraising, and event planning.

•Assist with production research and dramaturgy under the guidance of Director of New Play Development Clare Drobot.

•Receive a small stipend and two tickets to the opening night performance of their production.

Competitive candidates will have sustained directing experience and/or prior assistant directing experience, and a clear desire to strengthen their skills as an artist and leader. Candidates should be able to fully participate in the rehearsal process (City Theatre generally rehearses during the day, six days a week for 4-5 weeks – participants will be expected to attend the vast majority of these rehearsals).

Interested parties should submit a resume, one page cover letter detailing their interest and experience, and contact information for a professional reference via email to: rdouglas@citytheatrecompany.org by Friday, August 21st. 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.

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

There are no scheduled audition dates at this time.

 

Additional Info

Questions?

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