Work With Us

Thank you for your interest in working at 59E59 Theaters! 

Owned and operated by Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation—a not-for-profit operating foundation—59E59 Theaters is a lively venue with a 195-seat theater, a 99-seat theater and a 40-60 seat flexible theater. We present a year-round curated program of about 34 Off-Broadway productions that are nurtured and supported through highly subsidized rental rates that include: technical, ticketing, FOH, marketing & advertising, facilities, and press services.

59E59 Theaters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC applicants and candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants 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.

59E59 Theaters Staff Agreement


Usher (Part-Time)

The Part-Time Usher is the first point of contact for our audience members so a welcoming and helpful energy is required.

In alignment with our Community Agreement, The Part-Time Usher will uphold 59E59’s mission and our dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) in the workplace, and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Reports to: Theater Manager 

Hours: 16 to 20 hours a week based on availability, Evenings & Weekends

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directing Patrons to appropriate theater spaces.
  • Providing information to patrons in regards to memberships and shows currently playing in the theater.
  • Coordinate all customer complaints to FOH assistants, House Manager or Theater Manager.
  • Operate Elevator to assist the control of people traffic.
  • Escorting patrons to their assigned seats.
  • Perform pre-show theater checks to ensure theater is in a respectable manner to allow patrons in.
  • Monitor audience actions and report any disturbances that might occur during a show.
  • Report all lost and found items.
  • Assist the E:Bar bartenders in stocking the bar.
  • Responsible for taking tickets and reporting the House Count in the House Report.
  • Assist the Theater Manager or House Manager with any outstanding duties or responsibilities.
  • Participate in Annual 360 Performance Review Process


  • Excellent customer service skills and able to stay calm in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Knowledge and/or interest in theater preferred but not required

Salary: $17.10/hour

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Shannon Smith, Theater Manager at   

Please include Part-Time Usher in the subject line.  In the cover letter, please include why this position at 59E59 interests you and how your previous experience enables you to be successful in this role.  

If you do not meet all the criteria listed above but know you have what it takes to do this job, we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself and your transferable skills in your cover letter.

Production Crew

If you would like to be added to the production crew call list, email with a cover letter and resume. Please put Production Crew in the subject line of the email and be specific as to the departments or roles that you feel you would be most qualified to fulfill. 

Pictured: Danny Bernardy, Donald Corren, Alex J. Gould, Danté Jeanfelix, Zakiya Iman Markland, Olivia McGiff, Elisha Mudly, Cristina Pitter, Richard Saudek, and Ellen Tamaki in BALLS (2018) by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery, and directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint. Presented by One Year Lease Theater Company and Stage Repertory Theatre. Photo by Russ Rowland.