Employment Opportunities

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About TDF

TDF is the oldest not-for-profit performing arts service organizations in the country. While we are perhaps best known for our TKTS Booths in Times Square, we have been dedicated to bringing the arts to everyone for over 50 years through a variety of programs and initiatives:

Expanding Access
For people who would love to experience the arts, but think it’s not for them, we’re removing barriers - distance, cultural, physical, financial, age, opportunity.

Cultivating Communities 
We reinforce the spread of live theatre and dance beyond Broadway in neighborhoods and schools all over the five boroughs. We engage, educate and encourage people to make the performing arts a vital part of their lives; creating not just more audiences, but more diverse ones.

Supporting the Makers
We actively enable the creators, players and storytellers, offering and integrating our extensive research insights.

When a position becomes available, the job posting will be noted below. 

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.


Open Positions

TKTS Patron Services Representative

TKTS Patron Services Representatives are the official face of TDF at our TKTS Booths. They assist patrons at the Booths with their questions and are primarily tasked with discussing the current theatrical offerings with potential ticket buyers. The goal of a Patron Services Representative is not to "push" certain shows or seats, but rather to help our patrons make informed decisions for themselves and get all of the information they need about shows. Representatives also assist in managing the lines, including moving the stanchions, directing patrons toward open windows and ensuring no one cuts the line. Representatives should be well informed, kind and passionate about theatre in order to help our patrons' understanding of the Booths, our offerings and improve our patrons' overall TKTS experience. Fluency in Japanese, French, Portuguese and/or Spanish is a major plus. This position is part-time, offering between 15 and 25 hours per week on average depending on availability, and is flexible for auditions and other work. $16.75/hr with the potential for raises.

Representatives are expected to:

  • Work year-round at the TKTS Booths, mostly outdoors
  • Possess extensive knowledge of current Broadway shows, theatre locations and any other shows we may be offering
  • Be able to effectively communicate information about each show in an unbiased way
  • Assist in patrons' understanding of the TKTS Booths' operations, rules and functions
  • Assist in the function of the Booths as required by the Supervisors, including line management
  • Attend meetings every other month with the entire Patron Services team
  • Participate occasionally in special projects at the request of the Manager, such as handing out promotional flyers or creating social media content
  • Maintain a positive and upbeat atmosphere at the TKTS Booths, and endeavor to make all of our patrons' experiences with TKTS as positive as possible

To apply, please e-mail your work resume and cover letter to SamanthaD@tdf.org with the subject line: "TKTS Application (your name)." No calls please.