Associate Artistic Director

The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) is seeking someone to join our team as Associate Artistic Director.

The AAD works closely with the Artistic Director with a focus on programming an eclectic schedule and cultivating community.

Duties include:

  • Working with the AD to program shows for The PIT’s three stages: The PIT Striker Mainstage, The PIT Underground, and The PIT Loft.
  • Managing internal and external calendars.
  • Casting and overseeing The PIT’s Improv House Teams with the AD and Ensemble Committee.
  • Attending and evaluating performances across The PIT’s three stages.
  • Working with with the AD to head hunt and develop comics, acts and shows.
  • Overseeing administrative assistants and interns.
  • Producing the NYC Improv Festival, NYC Sketch Festival, QueerCom and SoloCom in association with the AD.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

    • Minimum 2 years experience in producing, either independently, as a part of a theater/comedy theater, or in comparable field (event management, etc.).
    • Attention to detail a must.
    • Strong communication/interpersonal skills, with a big emphasis on cultivating strong relationships with performers, producers, and patrons.
    • Fielding correspondence from show producers and performers.
    • Experience with multitasking and problem solving under pressure.
    • Passionate about comedy and emerging artists: improv, sketch, stand up, storytelling, solo shows, variety, musicals, parody, satire, farce, theater, commedia dell’arte, etc.
    • Experience producing festivals or large programming is a big plus.
    • Skilled with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Drive. MS Office. Photoshop a plus.
    • Basic working knowledge of tech equipment: light boards, soundboards, QLab a plus.

If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter and resume to: submit@thepit-nyc.com. Subject line: Associate Artistic Director Application.

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full time position.