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ESPA Student Services Associate (Part-Time)
Primary Stages


Primary Stages seeks a dynamic, energetic, and dedicated professional for the part-time position of Student Services Associate for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA). The position will assist in day-to-day operations of ESPA, including class registration and payment plans, data management, and student services. Since our founding, Primary Stages has endeavored to be a home for staff, artists, and audiences alike. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are paramount to how we create an environment where our community can continually return and feel
welcome. We also are collectively committed to a constant expansion and reimagining of who we are as an organization, how we work, and what we can become. We look forward to welcoming a new collaborator who will join us on our mission of being a radically welcoming home in sharing, supporting, and inspiring the art of playwriting.

Major Responsibilities:
 Provides administrative support to ESPA, including processing all class registrations
and confirmations, payment processing, payment plans, payment reconciliation, faculty
contracts, audition scheduling, waitlist management, and other administrative duties.

 Provide Student Support Services, including answering general inquiry emails and
calls, new semester communications, and customer service issues. Additionally, this
person will be the liaison to work study participants and our student body as a whole.

 Assist with all ESPA events and collaborative programs (such as Detention, ESPA
Drills, and ESPAfest) and with Primary Stages events (such as Opening Nights and

 Provides support for the management of our rehearsal studios and conference room to
ensure that we maximize our class schedules and rental opportunities.

 Maintains the ESPA database.

Desirable Attributes and Interests:
 An innovative administrator who can take initiative, be flexible, and work well
independently and with a team

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 Experience with databases is a plus.

 A collaborative spirit with excellent interpersonal skills.

 Experience with NYC theater, Off-Broadway, and theater in general is preferred, but
not required.

 Ideal hours are 1pm-7pm Monday through Thursday; however, this can be discussed
and adjusted for the right candidate.

 Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree, or commensurate experience.

Physical Ability:
Work is performed in an office environment and is mainly sedentary in nature. The job will include talking, sitting, hearing, and repetitive movement associated with keyboarding. Occasional evening and weekend hours to support education and institutional events, which happen at our office and off-site, are required.

Primary Stages
Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 135 new plays and have garnered numerous awards and nominations. We have developed and produced work by A.R. Gurney, Theresa Rebeck,
Kate Hamill, Billy Porter, Charles Busch, Tanya Saracho, Sharon Washington, Horton Foote (including the Tony nominated Dividing the Estate), David Ives, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, and produced the original productions of In Transit (James Allen-Ford, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth), which transferred to Broadway in 2016, and Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter’s In the Continuum, which went on to tour the U.S., Africa, and Scotland. Beyond our productions, Primary Stages supports playwrights and develops new works
through commissions, workshops, readings, and our education, access, and training programs such as the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the Primary Plus Developmental reading series, the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), Teenwrights, our Free Student Matinee Program, the Internship Program, TixTeen, PS35, and the Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project. Primary Stages ESPA is a school for emerging and established playwrights, actors, and directors. We offer classes in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, and our faculty is
made up of professional artists working in the field. Our focus is on nurturing, advocating, and honoring emerging artists by providing them developmental opportunities, space to write and rehearse, and a family of collaborators. Since our inception 11 years ago, we have been a home to over 3,000 artists.

This is a part-time, hourly position (approx. 20-25 hours per week), hourly rate
commensurate with experience.

This position is available immediately.
To apply, please send your resume and a letter that outlines your qualifications for the
position, including relevant experience, preferred work hours, and salary requirements,
to Please put “ESPA Student Services Associate” in the email
subject line.

Primary Stages is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity in accordance
with local, city, state, and Federal law. Primary Stages does not discriminate in the
terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, veteran status, national origin,
citizenship, disability, or differences in abilities unrelated to job performance. We
encourage those from groups that are under-represented in the theater field to apply for
this position.

Date posted:

June 7th, 2019

Expire date


Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable