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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

Marketing Engagement Manager

The Marketing Engagement Manager is responsible for delivering targeted communications and driving positive engagement with guests of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust by utilizing Customer Relationship Management tools and applying industry best practices. This position oversees the Trust’s email marketing efforts including strategy development, process implementation, analytical reporting, and ongoing optimization of manual and automated campaigns. In addition to managing email marketing efforts that drive revenue and provide exceptional guest service, this individual monitors guest sentiment and provides support for website content management and social media account management functions in the department.

Candidates should be passionate about the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission, including positively impacting quality of life in Pittsburgh and revitalizing the Cultural District through the arts. A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is required (Tessitura preferred) along with strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of website content management systems and social media management tools is preferred. An ideal candidate will also possess basic knowledge of graphic design and multimedia editing tools.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, advertising, digital marketing, or related technical field preferred. This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range starting at $40,000.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive marketing campaigns for assigned Pittsburgh Cultural Trust productions, including a variety of performing and visual arts events. The portfolio for this position may include several of the Trust’s ticketed series and events, visual arts exhibitions and installations, and mission-based community events and festivals. This individual provides internal marketing support to other Trust departments while also working with media representatives, sponsors, and other external community partners.

Candidates should be self-motivated, diplomatic, and organized to succeed in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and informal – are essential. Basic knowledge of graphic design, print production, and multimedia editing tools is highly preferred. An ideal candidate will also possess familiarity with content management systems and social media advertising platforms. A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in entertainment marketing, media buying, budget management, digital marketing, and writing experience is preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, entertainment management, or related field preferred. This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range starting at $40,000.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No phone 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 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 Installer

Gallery installers are key members of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Visual Arts team, responsible for coordinating and assisting with exhibition layout, gallery preparation, handling and installing artworks, while ensuring safe and proper art-handling techniques. Candidates will work methodically and effectively, both with others and independently, providing exceptional customer service standards for guest artists and curators. Installers must receive and carry out instructions within time constraints and deadlines. Applicants should be prompt, reliable, and have excellent communication skills.

All Gallery Installer positions, regardless of specialty, require the ability to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area, and general knowledge of the following:

  • Handling high value artworks
  • Hanging, lighting, and painting
  • Operating power tools
  • Packing, shipping, and storage
  • Overseeing and maintaining supplies, tools, and equipment

All installer positions require some degree of physical stamina, medium to heavy lifting ability, and the ability to work some nights and weekends. The Trust is currently hiring for two gallery installer positions with a focus on different technical skills. Each of the positions described below is a part-time, non-exempt position with a rate of $18/hour.

Gallery Installer, Video and Multimedia focus – candidates must have a background in technology, lighting, video projection, and sound. Experience working with projectors, monitors, computers, playback software, VLC Media Player & Quicktime, as well as knowledge of standard audio/visual cabling, is required. The ability to reformat video content is a plus.

Gallery Installer, Carpentry focus – this position requires the ability to build and frame drywall walls, and construct shelving, partitions, and podiums. Sanding, taping, painting, finishing and an eye for detail are a must, as is dependability. The ability to safely use large scale shop tools and paint sprayer required.

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

Stagehand

This is a part-time, hourly position for a technician in the installation and operation of large touring theatrical road shows (e.g., Broadway tours), rock & roll shows, and other large stage performances such as opera and ballet. This individual should have the ability to follow direction and be an on the job learner. This is a union position with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 3.

The stagehand reports directly to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s House Carpenter and the Trust’s Production Management team. Stagehands must be available to work a flexible schedule (including evenings and weekends), often working long hours to accommodate performance and event requirements. Hours are offered via a hiring hall; stagehands accept calls that work with their schedule and their skill set(s). Union calls are issued based on seniority.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The following are examples but are not limited to the various types of job responsibilities.

  • Load and unload road cases, scenery, and materials from loading dock.
  • Assemble and disassemble scenery, stage equipment, and auxiliary items such as dance flooring.
  • Set up audio and lighting equipment, theatrical equipment, microphones, props, and auxiliary equipment such as orchestral music stands.
  • Move and rearrange furniture, set up risers, and operate scenery-moving machinery.
  • Assist with video, sound, and light production and/or maintenance.
  • Rigging which may include raising motors, lighting, and scenery out into the grid as well as lowering it onto stage.
  • Work with audio engineers, electricians, carpenters, and other backstage personnel.
  • Other backstage duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Skill or ability to learn about stage equipment and various tools used. On the job training is provided.
  • Ability to work from oral requests and well as printed run sheets to achieve desired modifications/installation.
  • Willingness to work long hours, accommodating work schedule to requirements of performance and events.

This position is an I.A.T.S.E Local 3 position, and a part-time position with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, with an hourly rate of $29.06 along with benefits including pension. Please send cover letter and resume to: Todd Nonn at work.with.IATSE3@gmail.com. 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.