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July 2023

Operations Manager

Location: Pittsburgh (in-person)
Type: Part-time

Arcade Comedy Theater is seeking applications for a part-time Operations Manager role to be filled as soon as possible.

Arcade Comedy Theater’s Operations Manager is responsible to manage the day to day operations of the Arcade Comedy Theater to ensure that the organization’s programming can occur in a safe, clean environment and that the Box Office and Bar Partnership are functioning to support the retail nature of our work. The Operations Manager is a member of the Administrative Staff team who will collaborate with their colleagues to uphold the mission of the Arcade Comedy Theater.


  • $20.00/hour for 20 hours a week. Position has the potential to grow in hours depending on the theater’s development of private events, bar catering, or external rehearsal spaces.  Operations Manager will have first right of refusal for additional hours and opportunities as they arise.
  • Parking Reimbursement up to $100/month


    Arcade Comedy Theater is seeking candidates for this position that represent Pittsburgh’s diverse population in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply. Arcade celebrates diverse artistic and professional experiences and backgrounds, believing that a welcoming workplace for all is central to fulfilling the theater’s artistic priorities, commitment to inclusion, and upholding its mission, vision and values. Arcade Comedy Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Arcade Comedy Theater was founded in 2013 as the city’s first nonprofit theater exclusively dedicated to comedy, with a mission to elevate and advance the artform and nurture a new community of artists and audiences. Its founders saw the opportunity to create a wider, more accessible platform for the comedic arts in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, by having a space to produce, present, and educate in comedy. Arcade has a vision to foster a safe, inclusive space to explore and play with humor, which allows individuals to find artistic fulfillment, confidence, and healing through the development of their unique comedic voice. Our audiences experience exciting, engaging, and spirit-lifting performances that showcase comedy in its many forms.

    In 2017, the theater successfully expanded from a small storefront to a custom and accessible three-story, two-theater facility in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to serve more artists and audiences with expanded performances and classes. Starting in 2018, Arcade began converting volunteer staff to paid positions in key roles. Arcade now welcomes over 20,000 attendees each year to over 500 unique events ranging from the multiple award-winning children’s improv comedy show Penny Arcade, to game shows, to a robust Academy for comedy education. Arcade has stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, improv comedy, live music, short plays, and themed comedy events. The organization announced its first “theatrical season” in February of 2019, which included four major productions planned throughout the year and its first ever musical “Bubble Boy,” which received honorable mention in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Year in Review.” It has been named “Best Place to See Live Comedy” by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine multiple times, and has been featured in WQED, Yahoo News, and Paste Magazine. In 2020, Arcade was voted 2nd “Best Theater Company” by the readers of Pittsburgh City Paper.

    Arcade Comedy Theater inspires joy and nurtures community-building by connecting artists and audiences with the dynamic artform of comedy. With exceptional performances and educational offerings, Arcade entertains and uplifts Pittsburgh audiences and beyond.

    Arcade will elevate and advance the art of comedy, by fostering a safe, inclusive space to explore and play with humor. In doing so, our community finds artistic fulfillment, confidence, and healing through the development of their unique comedic voice. Our audiences experience exciting, engaging, and spirit-lifting performances that showcase comedy in its many forms.


    1. Inclusivity and safety
    2. Affordability
    3. Variety
    4. Experimentation
    5. Collaboration

    Mission Statement on Inclusion

    Arcade Comedy Theater believes that the best comedy reflects the diverse world in which it is presented. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment to all artists, staff, and audience members who come through our doors. Arcade will take an active role to ensure equitable practices and remedy when there are disparities in our values. We understand that inclusion is a journey, and that while we work to do good today, we must also work to do better tomorrow.

    Hiring process: 

    • Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume of relevant experience to
    • Phone interviews will be scheduled as applications are submitted.
    • The board and staff are motivated to fill this position as soon as possible.

    If you have any questions about the position, or technical difficulties sending us your resume, please don’t hesitate to email