Jobs & Volunteering

Beyond entering the Philly Improv Theater community as a student in our training center, or achieving a spot in our company through our regular auditions, there are also opportunities to work in a growing number of paid or stipend positions at the theater (ranging from running lights/sound, to house managing, or serving in a number of office coordinating positions).

We also offer the ability to earn credits towards free classes in our evening and weekend volunteer program at performances, and internships through PHIT Comedy for college students eligible to earn college credit as part of the experience of serving in various capacities in the theater’s office and behind the scenes at shows. These opportunities are detailed below.

PHIT Comedy is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, including: women, persons of color,  members of the LGBTQ community, differently-abled persons, veterans, persons over age 40, and other minorities.

JOBS & KEY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
PHIT is currently accepting submissions of for the following openings for paid employees or contractors, as well as key volunteer positions, at the theater (please read specific submission requirements for each position in their descriptions below):

  • Festival Producer – Duofest (unpaid, volunteer position)
    We are accepting applications for this volunteer position through 9/30/2017 and anticipate hiring a small number of festival producers for Duofest in 2018. To express interest in this volunteer position please email a cover letter explaining why and how you would like to help with Duofest, and resume to jobs@phillyimprovtheater.com with “Duofest Producer” in the subject line. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement that we are in receipt of their materials. Selected applicants will complete a phone or in person interview. All applicants will receive notification when the Festival Producer positions have been filled, whether they were selected for an interview or not.
  • Kids & Teens Coordinator (paid, stipend position)
    We are accepting applications for this position and interviewing on a rolling basis until this position is filled. Please read the job description for this position before applying to ensure you understand the responsibilities of the position as well as meet the minimum qualifications. To express interest in this position please email a cover letter talking about your experience with managing classes for children and the reasons you believe you would be a good fit for the job, along with and resume to jobs@phillyimprovtheater.com with “Kids & Teens Coordinator” in the subject line. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement that we are in receipt of their materials. Selected applicants will complete a phone or in person interview. Due to the anticipated volume of submissions we will not be able to provide feedback on applications not chosen for interviews.
  • Production Coordinator (paid, stipend position)
    We are accepting applications for this position on a rolling basis through 10/15/2017. Please read the job description for this position before applying to ensure you understand the responsibilities of the position as well as meet the minimum qualifications. To express interest in this position please email a cover letter, professional resume, and a list of two (2) professional references to jobs@phitcomedy.com with “Production Coordinator” in the subject line. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement that we are in receipt of their materials.
  • Tech Operator (paid, independent contractor position)
    We are accepting applications for this position on a rolling basis to be kept on file in anticipation of future hiring needs. Please read the job description for this position before applying to ensure you understand the responsibilities of the position as well as meet the minimum qualifications. To express interest in this position please email a cover letter, professional resume, and a list of two (2) professional references to jobs@phitcomedy.com with “Senior Tech Operator” in the subject line. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement that we are in receipt of their materials.

 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (FOR TRAINING CENTER STUDENTS)
PHIT accepts applications for our volunteer program via an online application for volunteer periods that run January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-November each year. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis with a deadline for each session’s applications approximately two weeks before it starts.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (FOR COLLEGE/GRADUATE SCHOOL STUDENTS)
PHIT’s internship program is designed for currently enrolled college or university students who are eligible to earn credit toward a degree in exchange for their efforts at our office. Full details of the program are available here.