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Master Cutter/Draper

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DEPARTMENT: Playhouse

REPORTS TO: Costumer Shop Manager

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the field; minimum 3 years practical experience as a Cutter/Draper in a professional setting; minimum 5 years of professional garment construction experience or equivalent; and a thorough knowledge of garment construction techniques, work-room industry standards and safety protocol.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Creates the patterns and supervises construction of garments as designed by the Costume Designer. Fits and oversees alterations and reworking of built, rented and pulled garments, as assigned. Maintain quality control and work-room industry standards and safety protocol. Mentor students in all aspects of garment construction, quality control, industry standards and safety protocol.

DUTIES:

  1. Sets the standards for garment construction in the workroom, and oversees quality control and consistency of construction while maintaining a safe work environment.
  2. Creates and/or oversees the creation of patterns by draping or flat patterning for individual garments.
  3. Supervises and participates in the cutting, mock up, stitching and fitting of all costumes.
  4. Supervises and advises students on methodologies for made-to-order garments and alterations with clear and specific instructions.
  5. Assists Costume Studio Manager with the evaluation of students' strengths and level of experience to help in the development of educational growth.
  6. Works closely with the Costume Shop Manager to estimate time and materials needed for each project while developing methods and techniques to achieve goals and adhere to deadlines.
  7. In consultation with the Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager discusses costumes and how they are to be constructed.
  8. Researches the period, style and techniques necessary to complete the costumes, working with the Costume Designer and the Designer's renderings.
  9. Maintain operational knowledge for multiple studio machines (sewing, industrial sewing, cover-lock, over-lock, walking foot, blind hem) tools, (scissors, rotary cutter, electronic sheers, distressing equipment, etc.) and equipment (dye vat, distressing tumbler, industrial iron and steam generator).
  10. Attend fittings.
  11. Informs Costume Shop Manager of needed supplies and equipment maintenance and repair in a timely manner.
  12. Basic working knowledge of painting and dyeing techniques as it relates to fabric and stage garments for the theatre.
  13. Working knowledge of millinery, leather work, cobbling, jewelry techniques, corsetry, and distressing techniques as needed.
  14. Follows tech protocol.
  15. Attend technical rehearsals as needed.
  16. Attend production meetings as needed.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager.

Working Environment:  Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.

Physical Demands:  Job requires repetitively lifting weight objects where frequent bending or stooping alternates with lighter activities; frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions; mobility within office.  Ability to walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs.  Ability to use hands and fingers to handle office equipment, records, files.  Required to reach with arms and hands, and to stoop, kneel or crouch.  Vision abilities read documents.  Ability to talk and hear.  Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Scenic Charge

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Scenic Charge

DEPARTMENT: Playhouse

REPORTS TO: Production Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Scenic Charge (SC) for the Pittsburgh Playhouse is a 10 month (August thru May) position responsible for accomplishing, supervising and coordinating the scenic paint and treatments for the Pittsburgh Playhouse and GRW in support of Playhouse events and productions. The SC ensures safe and proper use and maintenance of all theatrical painting and application materials. The SC works in conjunction with the Production Manager and other production heads to develop production schedules, over hire and staffing needs, budget needs, and advance work with designers, directors, and artists’ representatives for a wide variety of performances and events. The SC mentors students and supervises full-time, part-time, and over-hire production staff within the paint department. This position may teach as an overload consistent with Point Park University policies

REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with a minimum 3 year related professional work experience as a theatre artisan in a producing theatre or performing arts facility. Skilled at painting techniques and applications, mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools. Supervisory skills and the ability to read and interpret ground plans required. Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to instruct on material relevant to scenic applications is required. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the artistic integrity of all paint and surface applications for all playhouse productions & events to the satisfaction of designers and production manager.

Oversees and mentors students enrolled in theatre practicum including apprentice, federal work studies and production students by instructing and supervising them in the technical aspects and safety procedures of the scenic paint department. Assigning tasks to student assistants and crews, supervising students in the operation of various technical theatre assignments.

Oversee and maintain facility areas and support all events within Playhouse production as it relates to the scenic paint department.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working Environment: Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.

Physical Demands: Job requires repetitively lifting average weight objects with repetitive bending and stooping. Frequently lifts heavy objects but alternating with lighter activities. Job may require physical exertion such as long periods of standing. Job may require above-average agility and dexterity. Frequent work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions. Mobility within the office. Ability to walk, sit, stand and climb stairs. Ability to use hands and fingers. Required to reach with arms and hands, and to kneel, stoop or crouch. Vision abilities required by this job. Ability to talk and hear. Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

https://www.pointpark.edu/careersatpointpark/employmentlistings/staffandadministrativepositions/sceniccharge

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of Individual Giving

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Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an experienced, energetic, driven and creative leader to spearhead its individual giving programs with a focus on building one-to-one relationships with The Public’s highest value patrons. The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategy, planning, management and implementation of all aspects of The Public’s individual giving initiatives with the goal of significantly increasing giving from this sector. The Director also manages a portfolio of individual prospects. The position requires someone who is highly proactive and goal-driven.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 5+ years related experience; proven track record in securing new donors and upgrading existing donors; exceptional interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; flexibility and an affinity for working in fast-paced environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience, Tessitura preferred; passion for the arts

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Group Sales Manager

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Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an outgoing and results-driven Group Sales Manager to help usher in the next era of success for the organization's 45th Anniversary season and beyond. The ideal candidate will be a goal-oriented individual who will thrive on both outbound efforts and administrative management. The Group Sales Manager will lead the charge on planning and executing events, parties, tours, and pre- and post-show programming designed to increase ticket sales. This will include supervising Front of House staff, caterers, and other vendors as they relate to these programming efforts. This position will work directly with the Director of Marketing on strategizing and implementing campaigns to boost sales and audience diversity, and with the Director of Education and Engagement on Student Matinees and community engagement programming. The Group Sales Manager will also work with Development staff to coordinate joint initiatives and fulfill corporate sponsor benefits. This position will assist with general marketing initiatives and events, and serve as a social media liaison as needed

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Sales experience with a proven track record is required as are exceptional interpersonal skills, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must be computer-savvy, and able to understand basic website management of Group Sales web pages. Microsoft Office proficiency required, and basic graphic design experience preferred. Strong candidates will have a passion for the arts. Salary is a base salary plus commission. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to pkyle@ppt.org. Please include Group Sales Manager in the subject line. No phone calls.

 

Director of Individual Giving

Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an experienced, energetic, driven and creative leader to spearhead its individual giving programs with a focus on building one-to-one relationships with The Public’s highest value patrons. The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategy, planning, management and implementation of all aspects of The Public’s individual giving initiatives with the goal of significantly increasing giving from this sector. The Director also manages a portfolio of individual prospects. The position requires someone who is highly proactive and goal-driven.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 5+ years related experience; proven track record in securing new donors and upgrading existing donors; exceptional interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; flexibility and an affinity for working in fast-paced environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience, Tessitura preferred; passion for the arts.

 

 

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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