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A few highlights of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust staff on the job.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a not-for-profit arts organization committed to presenting a wide range of quality performing and visual arts, providing comprehensive educational experiences, and stewardship of Pittsburgh's Cultural District as a national model of revitalizations through the arts.

Those interested in applying for open positions, please submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing your qualifications to the following address:

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Attn: Human Resources
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

E-mail: employment@trustarts.org
Fax: 412-456-5945

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Benefits of working at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

In addition to a competitive salary, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust provides full-time employees with an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • Generous employee vacation/leave plan
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • 403(b) employee retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Discounted parking lease plan
  • Access to preferred ticketing for many Trust shows and events

Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Accountant and Accounts Payable Specialist

This full-time, salaried position is responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s daily accounts payable (A/P) functions, including disbursements, vendor relations, and reconciliations, with the goals of increasing A/P efficiency and improving A/P processes while ensuring complete, timely, and accurate records. This position works closely with all members of the Finance Department to support sound payment practices and provide outstanding customer service to internal staff and external vendors. The Accountant/Specialist engages in a multitude of deadline-driven accounting activities including weekly vendor check runs, general ledger entry preparation, monthly financial reporting, and year-end audit preparation. Candidates should have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite with exceptional Excel skills. Familiarity and/or comfort working with accounting software systems is required and knowledge of Sage Intact and Yooz AP Automation is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. This individual should also possess outstanding communication and time management skills. The position requires a minimum of three years’ experience working in accounts payable, accounting, or finance.

Associate’s degree in accounting or finance required, bachelor’s degree preferred. The salary range for this position starts at $40,000.

Qualified applicants should send a current resume with cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No telephone calls please.

Advertising Sales Manager

The Advertising Sales Manager consults with marketing directors, organizational leadership at the Cultural District’s Shared Services organizations and the Shared Services Consultant to establish advertising rates and annual sales goals for print and digital playbill advertising for the seven member organizations: The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Pittsburgh Symphony. This full-time, salaried position requires in depth understanding of all member organizations and the local business and advertising market. The Manager performs outreach to existing and potential advertising clients to develop strong relationships for Cultural District organizations and secure advertising sales. The position may also from time to time work on other joint marketing or promotional projects for the Cultural District.

Candidates should be skilled at asking questions to elicit customer needs with exceptional listening and presentation skills. This individual should be diplomatic, empathetic, financially savvy, and able to manage stakeholder expectations. Understanding and presenting relevant marketing research along with the ability to distill information for audiences of different sophistication levels is essential to success in this role. A key requirement is the ability to work effectively under deadline pressures with strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in corporate advertising sales, sponsorship development, prospecting and sales strategy.

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, advertising, business or related field required. The salary range for this position starts at $55,000.

Qualified applicants should send a current resume with cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No telephone calls please.

Production Manager

The Production Manager consults with internal and external production staff to acquire the technical and production requirements necessary to get a production running on time and on budget at Trust performance venues. This is a full-time, salaried position in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s production department. Key aspects of this position include:

  • Managing the advance process, including communicating with the production company, validating technical rider information, and deciding on staffing and equipment needs.
  • Advising promoters/co-promoters regarding production and labor costs and building cost estimates for production.
  • Building schedules for load in, run of the show, and load out, while also managing labor within union rules and the estimated cost structure.
  • Managing the load-in/load-out process on-site and interpreting union contract language to ensure compliance with labor rules.
  • Providing cost information for show settlements, including stagehand labor costs, stage charges, and rental charges.
  • Processing weekly stagehand payroll and working with finance/HR to ensure accurate reporting of stagehand labor.

Candidates should have at least 2-5 years’ experience in theater arts, stage managing, or related field. Experience with production operations and interpreting labor contracts strongly preferred. The position requires basic understanding of lighting, sound, and production equipment and familiarity with plans and technical terminology used by production crews. Outstanding scheduling/logistical skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and accountable with strong problem-solving orientation. The candidate should also possess a calm demeanor, diplomatic approach, and outstanding time management skills. This individual should have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with different personalities and stakeholders. The Manager must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include evening and weekend work.

Bachelor’s degree in arts management, stage management, production management, theater arts, or related field required. The salary range for this position starts at $50,000. Please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

Program Manager for Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

The Program Manager for Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement works under the supervision of the Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement to develop relationships with community members, strategic organizations, and the artistic community to promote and enhance the Trust’s programming efforts with a particular focus on building bridges between diverse communities and the Trust. This full-time, salaried position will act as a liaison between the Trust and the local arts community. The Program Manager provides logistical and onsite support for events, performs outreach into the community, and nurtures relationships with artists and community groups to promote audience expansion to underserved populations.

Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience in project management, community organization, event planning, or arts management. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders at all sophistication levels. This individual should be passionate about the arts and grass roots efforts to engage audiences. Intellectual curiosity, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and entrepreneurial outlook are essential qualities for this role.

Bachelor’s degree required in communications, community development, arts management, or related field. The salary range for this position starts at $40,000.

Qualified applicants should send a current resume with cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No telephone calls please.

Part-Time Employment Opportunities

Box Office Representative/Part-Time Ticketseller

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is seeking part-time box office representatives to process ticket sales, exchanges, subscriptions, and donations in person and by telephone at the Theater Square Box Office location. These individuals should demonstrate excellent customer service skills as they interact with Cultural District patrons, members, and donors. Box Office Representatives will be required to maintain knowledge of performances throughout the Cultural District.

Candidates should be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position requires exceptional customer service orientation, the ability to focus in a fast-paced environment, and proficiency with computers and customer databases. Cash handling experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to work evening, weekend, and holiday shifts and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. This is a part-time, union position with a starting wage of $15.33/hour.

Please send resume and cover letter (including your availability to work the shifts noted above) to: tsmith@trustarts.org or The Box Office at Theater Square, 665 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. No phone calls, please.

Front of House Ambassador

Front of House Ambassadors assist theater patrons and support traffic flow, seating, and facility security at performances scheduled at various Trust facilities. Ambassadors are scheduled to work for the duration of an event, typically between four and six hours. These individuals work cooperatively with House Managers, Floor Managers and other event personnel to ensure guest safety, comfort, and enjoyment while visiting Trust venues and/or attending Trust shows or events.

This is a part-time position working mostly evening and weekend hours. Ambassadors will be rotated with other part-time staff members with no annual guarantee for the number of events worked. Hours will be determined by the needs of the Trust and will coincide with events scheduled at Trust facilities. Parking reimbursement is provided during work shifts.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong customer service orientation with outstanding communication skills. Teamwork, empathy, discretion and professional demeanor are essential for success in this position. Salary for this position is $15/hour.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Volunteer Services and Front of House Guest Experience - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222 OR rieser@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

Gallery Attendant/Ambassador

Gallery Attendants and Ambassadors assist guests and support traffic flow, information sharing, and gallery security at exhibitions scheduled at various Trust galleries. Gallery Attendants/Ambassadors are scheduled to work between four and six hours per shift. These individuals work cooperatively to ensure guest safety, comfort, and enjoyment while visiting Trust galleries and/or attending Trust exhibitions.

This is a part-time position working daytime, evening and weekend hours. Gallery Attendants/Ambassadors will be rotated with other part-time staff members with no annual guarantee for the number of hours or events worked. Hours will be determined by the needs of the Trust and will coincide with events scheduled at Trust galleries.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong customer service orientation with outstanding communication skills. Teamwork, empathy, discretion and professional demeanor are essential for success in this position. Salary for this position is $15/hour.

Please forward cover letter and resume to Maureen Shannon, Director of Human Resources, at shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

House Manager

This individual works in coordination with the Director and Manager of Volunteer Services & Front of House Guest Experience to coordinate all front of house (“FOH”) activities at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s events and venues during Trust performances. This is a part-time position with working hours that will include evenings and weekends as determined by the needs of the Trust. The House Manager will be present during events (performances) and act as the primary on-site supervisor for all regular and volunteer staff members working at a performance. This position requires working cooperatively with individual theater management staff members to ensure guest safety, comfort, and enjoyment while visiting Trust venues and/or attending Trust shows or events.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment required. Experience with event coordination, venue management, theater management, and customer relations preferred. Schedule management and logistics experience preferred. Prior experience managing teams and/or managing a volunteer and part-time workforce preferred.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong customer service orientation with outstanding communication skills. Teamwork, empathy, discretion, and professional demeanor are essential for success in this position. Salary for this position is $22.50/hour.

Please forward cover letter and resume to Maureen Shannon, Director of Human Resources, at shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

Floor Manager

This individual will supervise and oversee volunteer ushers during performances at various Trust venues. The Floor Manager will be required to work 4-6 hours per event. The Floor Manager works cooperatively with the individual theater management staffs and other event personnel to ensure guest safety, comfort, and enjoyment while visiting Trust venues and/or attending Trust shows or events. This part-time position will be rotated with other part-time staff members with no annual guarantee for the number of events worked. Hours will be determined by the needs of the Trust and will require evening and weekend work for events scheduled at Trust facilities.

Prior experience in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment preferred. Experience scheduling and managing teams preferred, as well as managing a volunteer or part-time workforce.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong customer service orientation with outstanding communication skills. Teamwork, empathy, discretion, and professional demeanor are essential for success in this position. Salary for this position is $17/hour.

Please forward cover letter and resume to Maureen Shannon, Director of Human Resources, at shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.


Internships

The Trust offers a range of internship opportunities. Visit our internship program page for more information.


Volunteer

The Trust's broad mission offers a number of opportunities to engage with the organization and the community. Visit our volunteer page for more information.