The New York Musical Theatre Festival internship program exposes young professionals to the world of non-profit theatre administration. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career professionals. Our program dates are run by academic semester -- Fall, September to December; Winter/Spring, January to April; Summer, May to August. Full-time candidates are preffered, however part-time positions are available with a base commitment of 16 hours per week.
All interns are expected possess strong time management skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize duties, serve as a team-player, as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Areas of Focus
Interns assist the Director of Operations with all logistics pertaining to organizational management. Interns interact and collaborate with the entire staff, and assist as a central point for information and coordination for all departments.
*Additional requirements: Salesforce and Constant Contact experience a plus.
Development: Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer
Interns assist the Director of Development with all phases of institutional fundraising. Interns have regular contact with members and ptarons, assist with planning of development events such as the Annual Gala, assist with proposal writing, as well as database management.
*Additional Requirements: Salesforce experience a plus.
General Management: Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer
Interns support the General Management team with the execution of all programs. Tasks include the verification and review of contracts, assistance with the logistics of production set-up and tear down, website assistance and much more.
*Additional requirements: strong decision-making skills, ability to work well under pressure. Experience with theater production a plus.
Literary: Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer
Interns work alongside the Director of Programming to coordinate the evaluation of hundreds of submissions received each year as part of the Next Link Project. Duties include: script evaluation, submission tracking and assistance with program planning.
*Additional requirements: strong literary and dramaturgical interest and experience, excellect Excel and database management skills
Marketing & Graphic Design: Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer
Interns assist the Marketing staff with publicity and sponsorship for all NYMF programs. Duties include: writing proposals, outreach, digital/social/mobile media maintenance, as well as collaborating with advertisers and sponsors.
*Additional requirements: excellent knoweldge of digital/social/mobile media platforms, experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign-- please include samples of, or link to, portfolio, experience with proposal writing a plus
Production Management: Summer
Intern acts as the liaison between NYMF and Tinc Productions, the production management team that oversees the production of the Festival. Intern works closely with both NYMF and Tinc Productions to oversee the execution of logistics including: load-ins, technical rehearsals, strikes and changeovers. The Festival is incredibly fast-paced and requires staff to work calmly and creatively as a team. The intern gains experience working with established and up-and-coming designers, director, writers and production managers from around the globe.
*Additional Requirements: prior experience as a production assistant, stage manager or theater technician a plus
*Submit the following materials to the Director of Operations at jobs[at]nymf[dot]org. Use the subject line: INTERNSHIP [First Name, Last Name] [Preferred Area].
1. 1 page cover letter. Include available dates and preferred area of focus.
2. Administrative resume. (Do not send performance resume.)
3. Additional materials pertaining to area of focus, as outlined above.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS IN PDF FORM