In some exciting news Jessica Ross, PHIT’s Variety Producer, has made plans to leave us and move to LA in the spring. Those of you who have been to our theater and enjoyed any of our variety show offerings (DTF, Atomic Cinema Vault, People of Interest, House of Black, etc.) have seen the unique and popular projects that Jess has helped bring to our stage through her own connections and the great work she did last year in creating Sweeps Weeks – PHIT’s program to help comics develop variety show ideas.
With Jess’ departure, PHIT will look to fill her position on the Artistic Team and bring on board a new Variety Producer. The Variety Producer reports to the Artistic Director and supervises any show hosts or one-off shows that do not fall under the category of sketch or improv comedy. They are responsible for selecting the unusual, highly alternative programming to fill space on the calendar as directed by the Artistic Director, sending performance offers and tracking acceptance of those offers and seeing the shows they book to offer feedback to actors and crew of the performances. The Variety Booker consults with the Artistic Director, other Producers (improv & sketch), Executive Director, and performers. A more detailed explanation of the position is available in the Variety Producer Job Description.
Submissions for the new variety producer are being accepted beginning immediately through Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.. We ask that any interested applicants send the following in an email to contact<at>phillyimprovtheater.com with the subject line “Variety Producer”:
- a resume
- a one-page letter explaining your comedy philosophy and why you would be a great Variety Producer for PHIT
Interviews for qualified candidates will take place during day and evening on Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 30th. A final decision will be announced on April 1st (no joke).