Job Opportunities

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Video Supervisor

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC), is a LORT D regional theatre dedicated to the production of American plays and musicals at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (SRT), located at 480 S. Broad Street, in Philadelphia. PTC is currently seeking a Video Supervisor for the 2018-2019 Season, starting immediately. This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC. Compensation is hourly with benefits based upon the current IATSE rate for this position in effect during the period of this agreement.  For more information, visit www.philatheatreco.org.

Video Supervisor

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC), is a LORT D regional theatre dedicated to the production of American plays and musicals at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (SRT), located at 480 S. Broad Street, in Philadelphia. PTC is currently seeking a Video Supervisor for the 2018-2019 Season, starting immediately. This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC. Compensation is hourly with benefits based upon the current IATSE rate for this position in effect during the period of this agreement.  For more information, visit www.philatheatreco.org.  Please email cover letter, resume and three references to: Matt Davis, Production Manager, Philadelphia Theatre Company, [email protected].

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate all video, projections, and networking needs for PTC’s mainstage season.
  • Perform all required video work for PTC rental clients and other events, including conferences, speeches, seminars, comedy, dance, and theatre.
  • Operate PTC’s DCP-enabled projector and media server for film screenings and events.
  • Program and operate Qlab, Powerpoint, Keynote, and other software as required.
  • Maintain equipment, inventory records, and other required paperwork of all PTC equipment.
  • Prepare and facilitate the rental and return of any equipment required for each production.
  • Plan long range and short-range improvements of equipment for the department.
  • Work closely with other members of the artistic and production staff to ensure communication between departments.
  • Work some nights and weekends
  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the company, performers, and staff.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a theatrical setting.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills programming and operating Qlab, Powerpoint, Keynote, MacOS and Windows 7, 8, and 10, and other software which may be required for in-house video production.
  • Knowledge of signal protocols and distribution networks, including TCP/IP, HDbaseT, 3G-SDI, VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
  • Experience setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting projectors (both small and large), televisions, and monitors as required.
  • Experience with videography and camera work for both live and recorded purposes.
  • Previous working experience in a theatrical fly-house environment and knowledge of basic theatrical rigging techniques.
  • Knowledgeable in current technologies and methodologies within the theatrical and production industries.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to collaborate with all members of a production team.
  • Degree in Technical Theatre desired, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Represent an example of honesty and integrity.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.


Assistant Carpenter

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC), is a LORT D regional theatre dedicated to the production of American plays and musicals at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (SRT), located at 480 S. Broad Street, in Philadelphia. PTC is currently seeking an Assistant Carpenter, starting immediately. This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC. Compensation is hourly with benefits based upon the current IATSE rate for this position in effect during the period of this agreement.

Assistant Carpenter

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC), is a LORT D regional theatre dedicated to the production of American plays and musicals at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (SRT), located at 480 S. Broad Street, in Philadelphia. PTC is currently seeking an Assistant Carpenter, starting immediately. This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC. Compensation is hourly with benefits based upon the current IATSE rate for this position in effect during the period of this agreement.  For more information, visit www.philatheatreco.org.  Please email cover letter, resume and three references to: Matt Davis, Production Manager, Philadelphia Theatre Company, [email protected] No calls please.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Head Carpenter to install, operate, and maintain all scenery and rigging for PTC’s mainstage season.
  • Perform required scenery and rigging work for PTC rental clients and other events, including conferences, speeches, seminars, comedy, dance, and theatre.
  • Work on run crews for performances and events, both as a carpenter or flyman or in other departments (such as lighting, properties or video).
  • Assist the Head Carpenter in the supervision of overhire carpentry crew, the maintenance of all rigging, shop, or scenic elements and equipment, inventory records, and any paperwork as required.
  • Work closely with other members of the artistic and production staff to ensure communication between departments.
  • Assist with planning long-range and short-range improvements of facilities and equipment for the department.
  • Work nights and weekends.
  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the company, performers, and staff.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a theatrical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to both work independently and supervise others during the installation and strike of theatrical scenery and rigging.
  • Advanced knowledge of safe operation techniques for traditional counterweight rigging systems.
  • Familiarity with arena rigging techniques and methods.
  • Experience with woodworking and metalworking tools.
  • Knowledge of stage carpentry techniques including flat and platform construction and installation, soft-good hang and care, and event setup and teardown.
  • Knowledgeable in current technologies and methodologies within the theatrical and production industries in all departments.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to collaborate with all members of a production team.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Represent an example of honesty and integrity.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Degree in Technical Theatre preferred or equivalent professional experience.


Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the efficient operation of Philadelphia Theatre Company, and we are grateful for your interest in joining our family. We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available:

Volunteer Ushers

Volunteer Ushers

Volunteer to usher and see shows for free! Philadelphia Theatre Company is calling all enthusiastic arts-lovers to usher at the beautiful Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Everyone is welcome – all you need is a positive attitude and willingness to provide a great experience to fellow theatregoers! House Managers may assign ushers to greet and direct patrons, stuff and distribute programs, assist with seating, collect ticket stubs, and help with light upkeep after the performance. Arrival time is one 1 hr. & 15 min. prior to curtain, and appropriate all-black dress is required. Parking is available at local parking garages, lots, and meters. All volunteers are encouraged to invite friends to join them in ushering and are invited to watch the performance. To express interest in joining our team, or for more information, please contact Director of Strategic Partnerships Carol Flannery, at [email protected] or 215.985.0420 x102.


Casting & Auditions

General Audition Information
Philadelphia Theatre Company casts on a per show basis. Auditions are held in Philadelphia (generally in early March) and New York, as well as at the Greater Philadelphia auditions. Audition notices are posted on this website, on the AEA website, on the Theatre Alliance website, and elsewhere. If you’re not already on file or have updated information for our files, please send headshot/resume to:
  • Attn: Casting
    Philadelphia Theatre Company
    215 S. Broad Street, Suite 304
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
We also accept email submissions at [email protected]