Job Opportunities

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Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a leading regional theater company that produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theatre focused on the American experience.

PTC is a LORT D regional theatre with a budget of approximately $3.5M, currently entering its 45th anniversary season. The organization has concluded two seasons that reflect an organizational realignment, following leadership changes at the management and board level.

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Props Master – A Small Fire

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 Props Master for the first show of its 2019-2020 season, A Small Fire.  This position would begin immediately, with rehearsals beginning 9/23, load-in beginning 10/7, and first preview on 10/18. This opening is for an hourly 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].

Props Master

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, fabricate, pull, purchase, acquire, alter, and maintain props for the production as required.
  • Maintain properties show paperwork such as prop lists, rental items, etc.
  • Track and report all expenses associated with the operation of the props department, including purchases, maintenance, and personnel.
  • Maintain up-to-date budget information concerning the production.
  • Maintain the inventory of properties and furniture to ensure these items are stored in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Manage over hire properties staff.
  • Work closely with other members of the artistic and production staff to ensure communication between departments.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use a variety of tools, processes, and materials to fabricate props. Tools include, but are not limited to power tools, sewing machines, and heat guns. Materials include, but are not limited to foam, fiberglass, fabric, plastics, adhesives, wood, and steel.
  • Knowledgeable in working with fabric, possess some sewing skills.
  • Knowledgeable in scenic art and other painting 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong budget and cost controls skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a cargo van.
  • Degree in Technical Theatre preferred or equivalent professional experience.

PTC recruits, employs, trains, and compensates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable laws.

Production Management Assistant

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 Production Management Assistant for its upcoming 2019-2020 season, from September 3rd, 2019, through May 31st, 2020.

This opening is for a seasonal position, which pays $425/week.  Commitment is expected to average ~30 hours a week, though load-in and tech weeks will exceed this number.

To Apply

Ideally the start date for the position will be 9/3/19, but this date is slightly flexible. Please email cover letter, resume and three references to: Matt Davis, Production Manager, Philadelphia Theatre Company, [email protected]. No calls please.

Production Management Assistant

Duties include

  • Assisting the Production Manager in scheduling, budgeting, estimating, and overall coordination of all back-of-house.
  • Assisting the Production Manager in coordinating I.A.T.S.E. Local 8 crew work calls.
  • Supervising some performance and work calls in the absence of the Production Manager.
  • Tracking and reporting expenses associated with each production department, reconciling and submitting invoices for payment.
  • Work closely with members of the artistic and production staff to ensure communication between departments.
  • Participate as requested in other PTC operations, including other events which take place within the Suzanne Roberts Theatre during the period of employment, facilities management, and other work as assigned.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.
  • Running local errands for production management, stage management, and company management as needed.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating multiple production departments.
  • Knowledge of and experience with materials, processes, and terminology of at least three production departments (scenery, props, costumes, lighting, sound, etc).
  • At least three years of theatre production experience, which may include academic work.
  • Strong skills working with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Google Suite applications including Gmail and Google Calendar.
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to collaborate with all members of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Represent an example of honesty and integrity.
  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the company, performers, and staff.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Experience with budget tracking and cost-controls.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as required by the production schedule.

PTC recruits, employs, trains, and compensates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable laws.

Volunteer Ushers

Volunteers are essential to the efficient operation of Philadelphia Theatre Company, and we are grateful for your interest in joining our family.

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.

Script Submissions

PTC accepts new scripts from unrepresented playwrights from May through September, when we are focused on reading, but we will accept a synopsis at any time.  The synopsis will give us the opportunity to reach back out to you if we know that the project does not fit our mission.

Please direct inquiries to: [email protected]
No calls, please.

Thank you!

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Casting & Auditions

General Audition Information

Philadelphia Theatre Company casts on a per show basis. Auditions were recently held in Philadelphia and New York, and we will attend 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 (including Stage Managers) to:
  • Attn: Casting
    Philadelphia Theatre Company
    215 S. Broad Street, Suite 304
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
We also accept email submissions at [email protected]