Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:08

Public Works Assistant

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled



The Public Theater seeks an unflappable Assistant for our Public Works Team! This position is a hands-on role which supports all Public Works initiatives and reports to the Associate Director of Public Works. Public Works is the community-based theater program here at the Public. Public Works' mission is to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater. 

Duties Include:

Community Outreach:
- Assist with the scheduling of cross-partner events in the five boroughs and act as community point of contact for logisitics and communication around production, supplies, and space needs. 
- Draft community flyers and proof programs, press releases, newsletters, and marketing materials.
- Draft/send reminders, invitations, and announcements to community members as needed.
- Track class, potluck, and event attendance.
- Maintain and update master contact database(s)
- Track community member auditions and facilitate communication regarding casting.
- Attend and support community classes, by taking attendance, participating and answering questions as needed. 

Rehearsals/Production Support
- Facilitate the attendance of guests at rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances.
- Track and process ticket requests for Director, guests, donors, and artists.
- Track and update production contact info and community attendance as needed. 
- Provide logistical support and welcome community members at all Public Works auditions, potlucks, and events, as well as rehearsals and performances as needed.
- Conduct production related online and phone research

Administrative Support
- Serve as liasion between creative/administrative team, Marketing, Development, General Management, and other internal departments as needed.
- Oversee Director's calendar and departmental calendars. 
- Assist Associate Director with tracking spending and process monthly AMEX reconciliation.
- Arrange travel (including local ground transportation) for departmental staff members.
- Serve as Public Works intranet liasion.
- Maintain departmental files and document departmental processes.
- Take notes at meetings and maintain a master track list. 

Requirements: 2+ years of office experience. Interest -- ideally strong experience -- in community organizating and/or theater is a plus. Strong organizational abilities, attention to detail, and skill at multitasking. Ability to work with many people of diverse backgrounds. Sense of humor and capacity to stay calm in a fast paced work environment. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, basic graphic design, and database usage. 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

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