What do volunteers do at PICT Classic Theatre? They help turn great theatre performances into memorable theatre experiences for our guests. PICT volunteers contribute their talents in a variety of ways, and they enjoy the camaraderie and recognition that comes with being a part of a successful and growing theatre company. They help others discover the power of classic theatre, and they help preserve timeless works for future generations.
Start the Journey
PICT Classic Theatre has many opportunities for volunteering based on your talents and interests. If you would like to become involved, please complete this FORM and email it to email@example.com with a short note summarizing why you would like to join PICT Classic Theatre. Our staff will help you determine which volunteer opportunities are best for you.
The Customer Experience
PICT Classic Theatre patrons and donors are important to us. They are part of our theatre family and we are their host. They join us seven or more times a year for plays, special events, lectures and discussions, and they deserve to have an enjoyable experience from start to finish. From greeting and assisting patrons at our theatres, to participating at events, to providing office and logistical support, to assembling thank-you gifts and celebrating special guests, how we perform this work matters. If you would like to learn how you can contribute to the customer experience please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us to discuss at 412-561-6000.
Get to Know Us – Join a Committee
If you are interested in getting more involved, but not sure how, consider committee membership. Committees range from standing board committees such as Development, Finance, Governance, and Marketing and Sales, to ad hoc committees such as UnCommon Pleas and PICT Plays Gala. Committees are a good way to meet the community of staff and leadership that guide the decisions and details of the organization’s activities. We always welcome fresh ideas and a variety of input from our community. Email a completed FORM to email@example.com to get started.
Take the Lead – Start a Guild or Affinity Group
Interested in supporting PICT Classic Theatre but through your own leadership efforts? We have the perfect opportunity for you: Start a guild or affinity group. PICT Classic Theatre is looking for independent, entrepreneurial spirits that enjoy socializing, throwing parties, having discussions or starting something new and unique. Let PICT help you unleash your creativity, and let’s build more theatre tribes. Email a completed FORM to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Dig Deeper – Explore Board of Directors Membership
In addition to the many opportunities listed above, there is a one volunteer position that comes with greater responsibility and commitment: the PICT Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of PICT Classic Theatre and for the proper management of the organization, its programs and its resources. In addition to active fundraising and committee service on behalf of the company, each Board Member is expected to make PICT Classic Theatre one of his or her philanthropic priorities. If you would like to explore board membership, please contact us at email@example.com.
Be a Part of Something
An active and thriving volunteer base at PICT Classic Theatre helps us to expand the organization’s reach, diversity initiatives, and governance so that PICT Classic Theatre can be relevant and reliable for many years to come. Please consider joining us. Start by filling out this FORM or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICT Classic Theatre has many opportunities for volunteering based on your talents and interests. If you would like to become involved, visit HERE for more information.
Please note that PICT does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
PICT Classic Theatre reviews production resumes year round. Submit resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience to the attention of Production Manager. Directors and designers interested in working with PICT Classic Theatre may submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Alan Stanford, Artistic & Executive Director.
PICT Classic Theatre is always seeking qualified interns for the summer, fall, or spring terms. Internships are designed for the mutual benefit of the student and the theatre company. Those interested should send a resume and letter of interest that outlines their goals for a possible internship with PICT Classic Theatre to the attention of Managing Director, Stephanie Riso. Common internships are described below.
General Management internships are ideal for persons interested in the overall workings of a non-profit theatre. The General Management intern interacts with all departments including artistic, production, marketing, fundraising, finance and organization, with direct oversight by the Managing Director. Typical duties include daily business functions, research/analysis, coordinating staff and board committee meetings and special projects aligned with the candidate’s individual focus.
Public Relations/Marketing/Social Media
Public Relations/Marketing interns support the daily operations of PICT’s PR/marketing activities and work directly with the Marketing & Communications Director. Interns may assist in audience development, subscription and single-ticket marketing, news media relations, website maintenance, social media management, research and special projects depending on the needs of the season. Special requirements include strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and social media knowledge and engagement.
Development interns work in all aspects of development for a not-for-profit arts organization, including research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for the individual, corporate, government and foundation donors and special events. Interns work closely with the Development Manager and/or Events Manager. Responsibilities include writing, research, event assistance, and daily office tasks. Successful candidates will have excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication ability. Occasional evening work is required.
Education interns support the implementation of school, community, training and audience enrichment programs. Interns work with education staff and teaching artists for all departmental programming. Typical duties include: scheduling and facilitating pre and post-performance related programs, assisting, with both in-school and out-of- school workshops, classes and residencies, registration and marketing of events, assisting with the preparation of middle school and high school handbooks for teachers in association with PICT’s student matinees, and coordinating daily administrative needs of the Education Department.
Other Seasonal Internship Opportunities Include:
Production (creative) interns support the creative teams, which develop and produce the theatrical performances. Interns work with associates in directing, designing, acting and specialty creative for all theatre performances. Typical duties may include: taking notes, running errands, maintaining schedules and communicating deadlines, actor prep, line running and stand in, observation, and feedback and suggestions upon request. Occasional evening work is required.
Production (technical) interns support the technical teams, which produce and execute the theatrical performances. Interns work with technical staff and production associates for all theatre performances. Typical duties include: directed assistance in lighting, sound and stage management; assistance in the build, construction, painting and acquisition of sets and props; and general assistance, such as taking notes and running errands. Occasional evening work is required.