Employment and Volunteer Opportunities




The Drama League of New York seeks an Artistic Line Producer to join its artistic team, supporting its mission as a life-long home for stage directors and a platform for dialogue with audiences.  Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the Artistic Line Producer will facilitate and oversee the mainstage productions of The Drama League's annual festival, DirectorFest, as well as the artistic components of its two major fundraising events, the Benefit Gala and the Drama League Awards. This position will also provide producorial support for readings, workshops, conversation events, and other artistic programming as assigned. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- the successful execution of pre-production planning, budgeting, scheduling, hiring, and casting;
- active production oversight, coordination, and execution, including creative team meetings, production meetings, and rehearsals;
- effective management of festival/event performances; financial oversight and accountability;
- and frequent, direct communication with artistic, event, marketing, and production personnel. 

The Artistic Line Producer will ensure that artists have the resources they need, and that productions and events are delivered on time and within allotted budgets.   

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in supervising professional theatrical projects under union contracts; previous experience in producing multi-project festivals and/or special event performances is preferred.  Strong leadership skills, multitasking prowess, creative instincts, and successful collaboration abilities are essential.   

The Drama League is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.  All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.   

This position is a full-time position with generous healthcare benefits, paid time off (PTO), and other benefits.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references who can speak to your production abilities to opportunities@dramaleague.org.  This position is open until filled.  No phone calls, please.



The Drama League depends on dozens of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with special performances, office tasks, theater outings, and event management.  These volunteers are part of our “Backstage Crew,” a dedicated support and social group.

The Drama League Backstage Crew is a select set of individuals who assist on the annual Benefit Gala, the legendary Drama League Awards, the city-wide festival showcasing new artists, DirectorFest, and dozens of other industry events.  Backstage Crew members receive advance notice, industry perks, private get-togethers, and an opportunity to network with other theatre professionals and advocates.

To become a part of the Backstage Crew or for more information, please contact us at backstagecrew@dramaleague.org.



























The Drama League of New York, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in fellowship and residency artist selection, selection of volunteers, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment for any employee, program recipient, volunteer or job applicant on the bases of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.