Employment & Internships


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.


Available Positions

Application Systems Administrator
Assistant Technical Director
Call Center Representative (Part-Time)
Executive Assistant, Development
Freelance (Part-Time) Audio Engineer- Joe's Pub at The Public
Freelance (Part-Time) Lighting Designer- Joe's Pub at The Public
Front Desk Attendant
Mobile Unit Community Coordinator
Production Overhire
Seasonal Under the Radar Festival Marketing Associate
Senior Director of Development
Senior Director of IT and Application Systems
Senior Manager, Payroll and Benefits
Wardrobe Supervisors & Dressers



Bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace, The Public Theater’s Internship Program provides undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to gain experience working in the largest non-profit off-Broadway theater. Internships are available in a variety of departments, such as General Management, Production Management, Press, and Marketing.

Interns are invited to attend weekly meetings featuring speakers from all departments, a Building and History Tour, career development, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion seminars, and the opportunity for job-shadowing and mentoring. Interns can also receive tickets to Public Theater productions, subject to availability.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the contact listed with the desired department. In the subject line, please use the following format: “Intern Application for [season applying for: Fall 2018]”. You may apply for multiple internships, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


Stage Management Internships

The Public Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival, the nation’s foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, is seeking full-time stage management interns all year-round for our Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons!

Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the mounting of one Public Theater production. The level of responsibility entrusted to Public Theater interns requires that they be mature, self-reliant, good communicators, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Flexibility, a sense of humor and interest in a career in stage management are a must. We are dedicated to making each internship an educational experience in a highly professional environment.

Stage management interns support stage management staff during pre-production and all rehearsals, previews, and performances. Long hours including evenings and weekends are required.

We offer a stipend of $25/day and interns are responsible for their own housing. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to:stagemanagementjobs@publictheater.org. In the subject line, please include “Stage Management Internship” and any specific shows you are interested in and available for. Please visit www.publictheater.org for information about upcoming shows.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of submissions, applicants will only be contacted if we wish to schedule an interview. No phone calls please.