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Interested in becoming a penguin? FRIGID New York is hiring!

Join our supportive and diverse team and help support our mission of providing both emerging and established artists the opportunity to create and produce original work without limit to content, form, or style, and to amplify their diverse voices. Founded in 1998, the aim was and is to form a structure, allowing multiple artists to focus on creating and staging new work and providing affordable rental space to scores of Independent artists. We operate in the Kraine and Under St Marks Theaters in the east village and consider ourselves a proud part of the arts community here. Now in our third decade we have produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater.

First year working at FRIGID pays minimum wage and it is not expected to be your only commitment, but we do expect you to take it seriously. Working for FRIGID is working for Artists, and these Artists can use all the help you can give them. We will pay you to help them. These are hourly positions with flexible schedules. We are happy to cross-train all employees who have an interest in other aspects of theater management.  FRIGID New York is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who identify as BIPOC, queer, trans, non-binary, candidates with disabilities, or candidates who are parents or immigrants are encouraged to apply.

We take the health and safety of our community very seriously and have been cautious in our Covid policies. We require proof of vaccination required for all staff, audience members, and artists (two weeks past final dose of any FDA-approved vaccine). Masks are currently required for all staff, audience members, and off-stage performers. Both of our performance spaces are newly heavily ventilated and we are seating at limited capacity. Most of our performances are also being streamed to a remote audience, so anyone who is unable to attend in person can watch from home. All staff, audience members, and artists MUST stay home if they are feeling at all unwell. There will be redundancies in staffing so that all involved can comfortably stay home if needed. For the most up-to-date policies, click here.

We are currently looking for help with Stream Management, Social Media, and Front of House/Bar. If you have tech skills we are always looking for help, as we slowly and carefully build back up to capacity

To apply, simply fill out this form with your resume and desired role. Feel free to include a friendly note, but no formal cover letter is required. If you have any questions, emails us at—no phone calls, please.

Front of House/Bar Staff

Front of house and bar staff will ideally all be cross-trained.

Front of House Shifts:

  • Keep front of house space clean
  • Greet audiences, check in reservations from three different platforms
  • Process cash and credit card sales using our POS system (Red61 and Square)
  • Liaise with artists regarding complimentary tickets and other show-specific needs
  • Communicate and enforce COVID protocols to artists and audiences
  • Making pre-show curtain speeches
  • Keep a detailed record of all sales and comps

Bar Shifts:

  • Dealing with cash drawer
  • Organizing and restocking refrigerators
  • General tidiness of the theater before and after performances
  • Post-show cleanup
  • Friendly demeanor with the public
  • Willing to clean bathrooms
  • Organization and separation of trash and recycling
  • Must be 21 or older


  • Responsible and comfortable working with other people’s money
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a crowd
  • Punctual
  • Able to lift up to 36 pounds (the weight of a case of beer)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Fire Guard certification a plus
  • COVID Compliance certification a plus

Stream Manager

In an effort to make our work more accessible (and to encourage potentially sick audience members to stay home), we are now live streaming the majority of our shows. This will be a primarily remote position making sure things go smoothly for our watch-from-home audience members.

Duties will include:

  • Screen managing live performance streams
  • Running preshow and post show ads through
  • Replying to box office emails
  • Receiving box office phone calls remotely around show times
  • Helping audience members log into streams and deal with technical difficulties
  • Communicating technical issues experienced on stream to the tech booth in real time


  • High comfort level with technology
  • Able to provide tech support to people who may not be tech savvy
  • Cool head and quick thinking


Experience in sound and light booth operation needed, ETC family consoles preferred. Special consideration will be given to these special skills, soldering, electronics, networking, video editing, live sound, power tools, etc.

Duties will include:

  • Live sound and lighting op
  • Set/prop storage and maintenance
  • Facilities maintenance
  • General technical support for theater renters
  • Production related support for all FRIGID performances

Design opportunities and renter tech positions available as they come up.

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