Employment Opportunities

Technical Director - Playwrights Downtown


Playwrights Downtown includes Playwrights Horizons Theater School that operates in conjunction with NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a space rental business. The Theater School trains nearly 200 undergraduate students each year in a four-year interdisciplinary program, and when not in use by the Theater School, the Rehearsal Studios rents rehearsal rooms and theater space to a broad cross-section of the not-for-profit arts community.

Reports to

Administrative Director, Playwrights Downtown

About the Position

The Technical Director will have a broad understanding of all aspects of technical theater including basic carpentry, lighting, sound, and projections, an ability to troubleshoot and maintain theatrical equipment, and a desire to work with undergraduate students in a mentoring capacity.

Salary and Benefits

Paid time off; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending plan; and 403b with employer match after one year of service. This is an exempt positon.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and references to with Technical Director- PHDT in the subject line.

At Playwrights Horizons, we believe that a broad spectrum of voices enriches the quality and vitality of our work.  Playwrights Horizons is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in its staffing, and to equitable and inclusive practices. The organization is interested in receiving applications from people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, classes, religions, and ability.  All Playwrights Horizons facilities are fully accessible and ADA compliant.