Welcome to Philadelphia Theatre Company 

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation.  We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

The Job  

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC)’s Director of Development will play an active and dynamic role in implementing a refreshed mission and a new vision for the company. This person will be excited to drive organizational change through the theatre’s fundraising apparatus, provide departmental leadership, and collaborate with board and staff alike to engage the Philadelphia community in PTC’s programs. Candidates will join a team contributing to a strategic plan focused on creating extraordinary theatrical experiences, education, and community programming. Additionally, the Director of Development will focus on major gifts to drive capital and strategic initiatives forward. The Director will oversee a department of two individuals. PTC seeks a candidate pool from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to encourage new perspectives and practices within the organization. The Director of Development reports to the Managing Director and Co-Artistic Directors.

Your Roles and Responsibilities 

Strategic Leadership

  • Develops and implements fundraising strategy around a comprehensive campaign resulting in $15M raised through individual, institutional, and corporate donors.
  • Identifies and strategizes the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts of $25,000 and above for their portfolio and the portfolios of the Co-Artistic Directors and Managing Director.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with PTC’s board.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with prospective and current donors.
  • Leads a team of staff and volunteers to complete special fundraising initiatives in three to five years.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to prioritize artistic and institutional goals to align with fundraising objectives.
  • Fulfills duties as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Serves as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, Managing Director, and Artistic Directors for all fundraising activities.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing to ensure alignment between development and marketing including the use of data within Tessitura.
  • Creates and develops a positive and productive team environment.

Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Creates and manages cultivation and stewardship strategies for PTC over 300 supporters.
  • Tracks the progress of fundraising support and is accountable for fundraising tracking and benchmarks.
  • Increases and diversifies PTC’s donor base in order to find new and prospective funders to the organization.

Operations and Supervision

  • Plans for the successful implementation and maintenance of systems and policies for fundraising including donor recognition, fundraising events, direct mail and online solicitations, reporting requirements, and prospect research and management.
  • In consultation with the Managing Director, develop and manage the departmental budget and associated contributed revenue goals.
  • Supervises, coaches, and partners in the professional development of the Development team.

What are we looking for? 

The top candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating, implementing, and evaluating successful fundraising campaigns for a nonprofit institution, preferably with a budget of at least $1M-3M.
  • Prioritized the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as anti-racism in their professional work and development practices.
  • Experience in the cultural community (preferred, but not required). A deep appreciation for theatre is imperative, as is the ability to convey that appreciation in an engaging and conversational manner.
  • Proven success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with all constituents. They must be an effective motivator and advisor to assist staff and volunteers in their efforts to do the same.
  • The ability to develop, understand, and meet contributed revenue budgets and departmental expense budgets; the ability to analyze trends and make practical projections.
  • Knowledge about current giving trends as well as legal and tax-related requirements concerning charitable giving.

Pay and Benefits 

This is a salaried exempt position with an annual salary between $85,000 and $95,000. Full-time employees have access to medical insurance (including vision) and dental insurance, currently fully covered by PTC. Employees may also upgrade their medical insurance plan at their own expense. PTC provides employees with the option to participate in a pre-tax 403(b) retirement plan. In addition to the paid company holidays, paid time off includes 10 vacation days, 4 personal days, and 7 sick days per fiscal year.

How do I learn more? 

Visit this link to submit your application. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2024. 

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

General Audition Information

Due to uncertain Covid conditions, this year Philadelphia Theatre Company will cast our season on a per show basis. Audition notices are typically posted on this website, on the Actors Equity Association website, on the Theatre Philadelphia website, and elsewhere. For more information and to ask questions, email casting@philatheatreco.org.

Until further notice, our productions will require all personnel to be vaccinated and will comply with all Equity rules regarding medical and religious exemptions.

Philadelphia Theatre Company
USHER (Temporary, Part-Time, Paid)
Reports to Patron Services Manager and House Manager
Posting date: 4/25/2024

Primary responsibilities include overseeing the lobby and ensuring that each patron’s experience is safe and enjoyable at performances and receptions of The Empire Strips Back, a rental at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in July 2024. Ushers are representatives of Philadelphia Theatre Company to the public and our patrons.

The Empire Strips Back
Let us deliver you to the dark side! With comedy and allure, loving detail, and hilarious parody, The Empire Strips Back drops classic Star Wars characters into the world of burlesque. Be prepared for some seriously sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi’leks,
delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for, and much, much more!

Performances are 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission, and all patrons must be 18+.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Scanning tickets and directing patrons to the appropriate door or seating area;
● Crowd control;
● Resolving patron questions/complaints/issues arising during productions;
● Monitoring the lobby;
● Other duties assigned by the Patron Services Manager and House Manager.

Compensation
$15 / hr for performances

Time Commitment

July 3, 2024 – Dress Rehearsal. Performances begin July 5, 2024.
Performance schedule detailed here.

Ushers arrive an hour and 15 minutes prior to the performance and stay for approximately 30 minutes
after the performance.

Availability for the entire run is preferred for employment. Applicants must be available for the majority of the run.

To Apply

Please submit a resume by email to employment@philatheatreco.org.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation. We engage and strengthen our community through
exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications
from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

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 Haley Fluke through our web contact form

Front of House Manager
Reports to: Patron Services Manager
Posting date: 5/6/2024

Description:
Primary responsibilities include overseeing the lobby and ensuring that the experience of each patron is safe and enjoyable at performances, receptions and other events at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, previous customer service experience and a positive attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Cleaning and maintaining the appearance of lobby and auditorium areas
● Opening, monitoring and locking lobby
● Crowd Control
● Resolving any patron questions/complaints/issues arising during productions
● Supervising and training volunteer ushers. Explaining procedures for ticket scanning, emergency
situations, seating, and holds
● Overseeing stuffing and distribution of programs
● Monitoring the distribution of Assisted Listening Devices
● Making pre-show and intermission announcements
● Completing the Front of House reports
● Other duties assigned by the Patron Services Manager
Compensation

This is a part-time position with a rate of $75/shift; paid bi-weekly. Standard shifts may be up to five hours, with a $15/hour overtime rate for shifts exceeding five hours.

Work Schedule and Location
All shifts take place at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146). This is a temporary summer position for the months of June and July. Regular availability Wednesday – Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays is required. Employment beyond July may be possible if desired, at the discretion of the Patron Services Manager.

Start Date
Ideally no later than 6/1/2024

To Apply
Please submit a resume by email addressed to Haley Fluke, Patron Services Manager to employment@philatheatreco.org. Please specify in the subject line whether you are applying for House Manager, Concessions, or both.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation. We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally,
and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

Front of House Concessions
Reports to: Patron Services Manager
Posting date: 5/6/2024

Description

Concessions Staff are in charge of serving and selling snacks and beverages to PTC Patrons. They also handle merchandise sales. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, previous customer service experience and a positive attitude. Previous bartending experience and valid certifications (RAMP, ServSafe, etc) are a plus, PTC sponsored training is available.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Preparing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patrons
● Interacting with customers, taking orders and serving snacks and drinks
● Assessing bar customers’ needs and preferences and making recommendations
● Maintaining a safe environment by identifying intoxicated and problematic patrons and alerting
management
● Complying with all food and beverage regulations
● Checking customers’ identification
● Cash handling and inventory control using Square, including nightly reports
● Other duties assigned by the Patron Services Manager

Compensation
This is a part-time position with a rate of $50/shift; paid bi-weekly. Standard shifts may be up to four hours, with a $12/hour overtime rate for shifts exceeding four hours.

Work Schedule and Location
All shifts take place at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146). This is a temporary summer position for the months of June and July. Regular availability Wednesday – Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays is required. Employment beyond July may be possible if desired, at the discretion of the Patron Services Manager.

Start Date
Ideally no later than 6/1/2024

Applicants must be 21 years or older to be considered for this position.

To Apply
Please submit a resume by email addressed to Haley Fluke, Patron Services Manager to employment@philatheatreco.org. Please specify in the subject line whether you are applying for House Manager, Concessions, or both.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation. We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally,
and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.