The New York Musical Theatre Festival internship program exposes students and young professionals to the world of non-profit theatre administration.
Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career professionals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All interns receive a $100/month stipend (for full-time, $50/month part-time) after successful completion of their internship. Alternatively, college credit can be arranged in lieu of a stipend.
Our program dates are run by academic semester:
Fall: September to December;
Winter/Spring: January to May;
Summer: May to August.
Full-time candidates are preferred, however part-time positions may be available with a base commitment of 20 hours per week. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are looking for full-time or part-time.
This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to all aspects of fundraising. Interns assist the Director of Development on drafting letters, proposals, and other donor correspondence, managing the online summer auction, and researching potential and existing individual, foundation, corporate and government funders. Candidates should be self-motivated, independent and organized with skills in researching, writing, editing and communication.
Interns support the General Management team with the execution of all programs. Tasks include the verification and review of contracts, volunteer coordination, assisting with event planning and execution, filing, spreadsheet tracking and much more.
*Additional requirements: strong decision-making skills, ability to work well under pressure. Theatre production experience is a plus.
Interns work with the Director of Programming to coordinate and facilitate the mounting of full productions, developmental readings, and special events. Specifically, interns work closely with the shows in the Developmental Reading Series in preparing for their presentations and in collecting and understanding their audience feedback.
Duties include: coordinating all aspects of Developmental Reading Series, scheduling meetings with dramaturgs and writers, creating audience feedback surveys, giving pre-show curtain speeches
*Additional requirements: literary interest, ability to work independently, strong writing and public speaking skills
MARKETING & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Interns assist the Marketing manager with publicity and sponsorship for all NYMF programs. This job is heavy on graphic design and website management. Duties include: writing proposals, outreach, digital/social/mobile media maintenance, as well as collaborating with advertisers and sponsors.
*Additional requirements: excellent knowledge 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.
OPERATIONS (Summer only)
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. Salesforce and OvationTix experience a plus.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT (Summer Only)
Interns act as the liaison between NYMF and Tinc Productions, the production management team that oversees the production of the Festival. Interns work 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. Interns gain experience working with established and up-and-coming designers, directors, writers and production managers from around the globe. Prior experience as a production assistant, stage manager, or theater technician a plus.
TICKETING (Summer Only)
Interns work alongside the Audience Services Manager booking tickets for high-level members and patrons, coordinating ticket sales, implementing changes and updates regarding venues and seating changes, handling and maintaining participant comps, emergency ticket holds, and press ticket requests.
All interns are expected to:
• Have strong time management skills
• Possess the ability to multi-task and prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment
• Serve as a team-player
• Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Have excellent organization skills and attention to detail
• Think creatively and problem solve
HOW TO APPLY:
-Email Resume and Cover Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Please indicate in your cover letter if you are available full-time or part-time.
-Include ‘INTERNSHIP [specify which department]’ in the subject line
-Marketing Applicants: Please include samples of or a link to your portfolio
-Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.
NYMF is an EOE