Auditions and Employment

Auditions and Employment artwork

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.

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

There are no auditions at this time.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

City Theatre is recruiting an Associate Producer to join the theater’s artistic staff. A vital member of the team at City, this position will encompass line producing duties including working closely with artists and designers, leading community engagement initiatives, and engaging in season planning. The Associate Producer will work with all departments at City including collaborating with the production team on season shows and City events, line producing the annual Young Playwrights Festival, and marketing and development initiatives.

The position will also collaborate on the design, coordination, and implementation of City Theatre’s broader engagement efforts under the theater’s “City Connects” umbrella, including overseeing on-sight programming and representing City at community events, conferences, and meetings. The Associate Producer will be instrumental in the development and creation of City’s “Building Bridges” project—a community engaged work supported by the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s RADical Impact Granting program—which will culminate in a world premiere production in May 2021.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Line producing tasks on individual season productions including working closely with the theatre’s production department, guest artists and design teams
  • Implementing and designing community engagement initiatives
  • Reading scripts and engaging in the season planning process
  • Serving as a community liaison and representative for City Theatre at events and meetings throughout Pittsburgh and nationally
  • Supporting special events, rentals/residencies, and logistics for all on campus activity

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required/Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in professional theatre (either on staff or in a freelance capacity) and a breadth of knowledge of contemporary theatre including playwrights, directors, and designers
  • A commitment to centering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in their artistic and administrative practice
  • Previous experience in community organizing and/or engagement and outreach
  • Detail-oriented and ability to handle scheduling and event coordination
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite

This position reports directly to the Director of New Play Development, with indirect reporting to the Artistic Director and Managing Director. It is a full-time, exempt position with benefits, including health insurance. Email for salary range and benefits package detail.

ABOUT CITY THEATRE:

Founded in 1975, City Theatre is in its 45th season as Pittsburgh’s home for bold new plays. Located in the historic South Side on its four-building cultural campus, the company produces a season of regional and world premieres, including the upcoming PerkUp PerKup by Isaac Gomez and F*ck7thGrade by Jill Sobule and Liza Birkenmeier; its renowned Young Playwrights Festival, celebrating its 20th year; a season-long reading series of new works in progress; and the annual Momentum Festival. City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience. With an annual average operating budget of $3 million, City Theatre is the largest performing arts organization not located in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District and is a constituent and core member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT), Theatre Communications Group (TCG), and the National New Play Network (NNPN). Marc Masterson returned as Artistic Director in July 2018, after an 18-year absence, to join Managing Director James McNeel as co-leaders of the organization.

City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In building an equitable work environment, the organization values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. It does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. City Theatre is committed to building a team that reflects its values and encourages all interested candidates to apply.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Clare Drobot, Director of New Play Development, at cdrobot@citytheatrecompany.org. No phone calls. For more information about City Theatre, visit www.citytheatrecompany.org.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

 

OVERHIRE STAGE ELECTRICIANS 

City Theatre is seeking part-time overhire stage electricians for our 2019-2020 season.

Description and Requirements:

  • Stage Electricians will assist in the load-in, hang, and focus of show elements, under the direction of the Master Electrician and in accordance with the concepts set forth by the Lighting Designer.
  • Must be knowledgable in the proper hang and use of theatrical lighting instruments.
  • Must have an understanding of proper setup and use DMX technology as it pertains to stage lighting.
  • Dates are limited and vary as-needed based on the demands of each production, beginning late August through early June.
  • Hours may vary anywhere from 4-12 hours and will be established prior to each shift by the ME.
  • Must be comfortable working with heights or in enclosed spaces for prolonged periods.
  • Have excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work productively under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists.
  • Must be willing to carry up to 30 pounds, as well as be comfortable working at heights up to 15’ on ladders.
  • This position encompasses many physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing, standing and sitting for long periods of time, and/or walking.
  • Pay: $12.25/hr

 

City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In building an equitable work environment, the organization values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. It does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. City is committed to building a team that reflects its values and encourages all interested candidates to apply.

 

To apply please send resume and a brief cover letter to Greg Messmer at gmessmer@citytheatrecompany.org. Feel free to contact with any inquiries.

_________________________________________________________________________________________