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Second Stage Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply. 

FACILITIES MANAGER

Second Stage Theater seeks a Facilities Manager to join the company during an exciting time of growth. The Facilities Manager will assist the Production Manager in operating three theaters and the main office spaces. Second Stage Theater produces an adventurous range of premieres, musicals, bold new interpretations of contemporary plays, and unique theatrical experiences from America’s most dynamic writers of the 21st century. Through the discovery of emerging talent, the commissioning of new work, and the creation of a training base for directors, Second Stage reflects the diverse city and the world we live in today and reaches an ever‐growing audience through its Broadway runs, national tours and regional productions. Second Stage is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and strongly encourages all interested parties to apply.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Ensure that the Hayes Theater, Tony Kiser Theater, McGinn-Cazale Theater, and Second Stage office buildings and their services meet the needs of Second Stage Theater.
  • Maintaining budgets and keeping records of all payments.
  • Manage facility database program in tracking all work orders and seeing them to completion.
  • Liaise with and monitor work for all maintenance contractor and vendor relationships. Negotiate contracts to optimize delivery and cost savings.
  • Planning and management of any refurbishments, renovations, and moves to make sure they run smoothly and across all spaces.
  • Develop and implement a facility repairs program including preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements for all building systems.
  • Supervise the custodial team, including scheduling and administering payroll. Manage waste disposal at each site.
  • Responsible for all security measures including distribution of keys, door and alarm codes.
  • General upkeep and maintenance of buildings to ensure institutional facility compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, health and safety standards and regulations.
  • Coordinate with Theater Staff on requirements for each production which include safety training, fire training, HVAC settings, and any necessary show permits.
  • Manage telecommunications including phone system repair and phone carrier issues and act as the primary contact with the internet service provider. Work with outside contractor to maintain all IT and office equipment.

Key Abilities:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative and technical problem-solving
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Sound knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Solid computer and Systems knowledge

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Facilities Engineering, Project Management, Business Management, Construction Management, or comparable years of experience work in the field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Facilities or Operations Management
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

This is a full‐time, salaried position. Generous benefit package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) included. For more information on Second Stage, visit www.2st.com.

To apply: email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line: Facilities Manager. No phone calls, please.


FREELANCE

Second Stage Theater seeks over-hire Theatrical Carpenters, Electricians, Scenic Painters, Stitchers, A/V Technicians, Prop Shoppers and Artisans to work on off-Broadway productions at the Tony Kiser Theater. These are freelance positions paid at an hourly rate. Candidates should have a well-rounded production background as well as experience in the field for which they are applying. Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Production Overhire”. No phone calls please. 


PART-TIME TELESALES AND TELEFUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE

Second Stage Theater is seeking energetic, dedicated individuals for part-time work in telesales and telefundraising. This is a perfect position for artists looking to supplement their income, students, and anyone interested in earning a bit extra doing something meaningful and worthwhile. If this sounds like you, call (212) 787-8302 Ext. 205 and leave a BRIEF message with your name, number, and a concise description of your qualifications for the job.


 VOLUNTEER USHERS

As a not-for-profit theater, Second Stage Theater uses members of the community to help supplement our House Staff. To be a Volunteer Usher for one of our upcoming productions (and to see the show for free) please contact House Manager Joshua Schleifer via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your full name and phone number and the productions in which you are interested. Thank you.

INTERNSHIPS

Second Stage Theater offers internships in both production and administration. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff to receive practical training in administrative management or technical theater. Interns are selected by application and interview.

COMMITMENT: The Summer Student Leadership Forum which is held from June-August requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. Applicants will not be considered unless they are able to commit to the full summer program.

We expect a willingness to work hard and high standards of performance. In return, interns are treated as members of our professional staff and receive intensive hands-on experience. We ask that all interns be reliable, conscientious and energetic.

ACADEMIC CREDIT Second Stage will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of individual schools but all arrangements for credit must be made by the intern.

EVALUATION Interns are evaluated in meetings with their supervisors before leaving Second Stage. These meetings provide a forum for discussion of the intern's progress, future expectations, projects, and goals.

APPLICATIONS: To apply for an internship at Second Stage, please click here and follow the online application instructions. Your application must include an electronic submission of a resume, two letters of recommendation (professional or academic), and a brief personal statement (i.e., what you expect to gain from an internship). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications, applicants will only be contacted if they have been selected to interview.

VIEW INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTIONS

General Management: Primarily serves as company management/concierge support for our 2ST uptown series.  Intern will also assist with processing artists' contracts, maintaining management files, general ledger maintenance, and financial projects.  Candidates should have a warm personality, good communication skills, excellent organizational and time-management skills, discretion, a great sense of humor, and the ability to roll with the punches.  This role will focus less on long term projects and more on the day-to-day “fires” of theater production (artist relationship building, ticket requests, contracting).

Development: The Development intern will maintain donor database and files; follow-up on donor benefits; research funding sources; assist with mailings and special events. Intern actively participates in all fundraising activities, including the annual direct mail and telefunding campaigns, special events, funding research, special projects, and day-to-day booking and acknowledgement of gifts. Intern should be detail-oriented and self-motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills; basic familiarity with computers; the ability to work cooperatively; the ability to keep sensitive information confidential.

Marketing: Intern assists in market research, subscription and single ticket promotions; distributes marketing materials; assists in writing copy for newsletters and other promotional materials; assists coordinating receptions and openings, single ticket and subscription audience development through direct mail, print, and telemarketing; promotion through special events and outreach efforts. Candidates should have strong writing, verbal, and computer skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines.

Literary Management: Intern works with the Associate Artistic Director on the reading and evaluation of new scripts; dramaturgical research; assisting with directing fellowships; attending rehearsals; and providing administrative support for various literary projects. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a strong background in dramatic literature and practical theater.

Production: Interns assist in all aspects of creating sets, props, sound, and lighting for Second Stage productions. Duties may include carpentry, metal work, load in/out, set strikes, sewing, rigging, hanging and focusing lights, running shows, maintaining and installing equipment, and shadowing designers. Internships may be tailored to the specific interests and abilities of the intern.

Stage Management: Interns work with Equity stage managers, directors, and actors, and are involved in the entire rehearsal and performance process of an off-Broadway production. Duties may include keeping track of props; pre-show and post-show duties; assisting at rehearsals and performances; and maintaining production paperwork. This internship has limited availability and requires commitment of 40 hours per week and is tied directly to productions. Previous production experience required. Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented. An outgoing and assertive personality is a plus.