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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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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 its 2019-2020 Season, to begin in late January, 2020. This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and three references to: Matt Davis, Production Manager, Philadelphia Theatre Company, [email protected] with Video Supervisor in the subject line. No phone calls.

Video Supervisor

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.

Compensation

This opening is for an hourly, seasonal position and is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #8 and PTC. Compensation is $22.95-$23.64 per hour with benefits, based upon the current IATSE rate for this position in effect during the period of this agreement.

PTC is an equal opportunity employer, and we are especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity of our organization and who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.  We aim to be an organization where a mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to create their best work.

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 law.

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 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 Allison Fifield, at [email protected] or 215.985.0420 x100.

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!

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 Philadelphia 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]