It is hard to imagine an internship that provides greater access to the theater industry than NYMF.  I’m grateful to have spent a summer working alongside such established theater professionals whose mentorship has made me more prepared to pursue a career in theater. My NYMF internship was a motivating opportunity to supplement my academic coursework with real world experience in the heart of New York City.

Kevin O'Hora, Master in Arts Management Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University   .
Photo: Sophie Thomason


The award-winning New York Musical Festival is seeking interns to help as preparations begin for the 2018 Festival. Positions are available in the Executive, General Management, Programming, Marketing and Audience Services departments. 

The internship program exposes young professionals to the world of non-profit theater administration and production. Interns are active participants in the day-to-day operations of all facets of the company. Our interns not only gain valuable skills in the industry but also receive support and feedback from their supervisors and fellow staff, as well as exposure to a diverse array of non-profit and commercial theater organizations and professionals.

NYMF interns are independent, organized, and comfortable under pressure. They also have strong writing, research, and communication skills.

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career professionals. All interns receive a monthly travel stipend after successful completion of their internship. Alternatively, college credit can be arranged in lieu of a stipend.

Applications are now open for the Summer of 2018 



The Production Management intern will support NYMF’s Production Management company, Tinc Productions.  The Production Management team facilitates all production-related discussions between NYMF, its staff, the venues, equipment vendors, and Festival shows.  They also maintain all technical paperwork for at least 30 shows and ensure continued functionality and safety.during load-in and performances in multiple venues.

Responsibilities may include:

Tracking of rented equipment, tracking staff hours, organizing load-in schedules, monitoring budgets, attending production meetings, communication with vendors, and coordination with all Festival show representatives.

Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 lbs.

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with scheduling and tracking staff

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and G-Suite

  • Good attitude and sense of humor

  • An interest in learning about technical elements and departments of live theater

  • Background in technical theater or stage management

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in Production Management, Stage Management, General Management, or Company Management.



The Programming Intern is instrumental in making artistic decisions at NYMF. From selecting productions for the Festival to working with creative teams at every step of the process to organizing public and private events throughout the year, the Programming team is consistently taking on new projects. The Programming Intern reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, the ability to work independently, and both literary and theatrical interests.

Responsibilities may include:

Evaluation and management of script submissions, attendance at readings and performances, interfacing with creative teams, managing the Festival Judges for our NYMF Awards for Excellence, and overall assistance to the Producing Artistic Director for all aspects of the Programming Department.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience reading, analyzing, and evaluating scripts

  •  Comfortable with high volume tracking and artist interfacing

  •  Dramaturgical experience and musical knowledge are a plus

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in Theatrical Programming, Creative Producing, Literary Management, Dramaturgy, Playwriting and/or Theatrical Composition, or Artistic Direction.



 Our Marketing team uses their communication skills to let the world know that "Musicals Live Here" at NYMF. This team plays a critical role in coordinating a unified voice for all communications and help to sustain our fun and festive image in an ever-changing theatrical landscape. The Marketing Intern reports directly to the Director of Marketing. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with an interest in marketing or related fields and have a great passion for musical theater. Light graphic design experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign is preferred.

Responsibilities may include:

Brand strategy, advertising, promotions, press, partnerships, graphic design, social media, analyzing consumer data, insights, website maintenance, research, sales and market developments

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of advertising on social media platforms
  • Experience using and creating engaging content for a variety of social media platforms
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience with MailChimp or other marketing platforms
  • Light graphic design work with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Wide knowledge of current Broadway and musical landscape

Ideal for:

Those majoring in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, Advertising, Sales, Business, or Creative Problem Solving



Each member of the General Management team works to contract and execute all programs related to the Festival. Through daily correspondence with representatives from each Festival show, along with venues, unions, and other theatrical organizations, the GM team ensures the continued functionality and viability of the Festival. The ideal candidate will be an organized, independent worker with an interest in any field of theatrical management or administration, along with a special place in their heart for musical theater.

Responsibilities may include:

Review, tracking, and management of contracts, vendor communication and tracking, event coordination, production logistics, and coordination with all Festival show representatives.

Preferred Experience:

  • Leadership position in the theater (i.e director, producer, stage manager, etc) for a college level or higher production
  • Experience with reading and drafting contracts is a plus
  • Comfortable with formatting and maintaining complex spreadsheets
  • Theater and event production experience is a plus

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in General Management, Company Management, Event Coordination, Theatre Administration, or Producing.



Working directly with the Executive Director of the Festival, the Executive Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects and departments of the Festival. The ideal candidate will be independent, organized, highly proficient in researching, writing, and editing, and will also have a love of musical theater.

Responsibilities may include:

Extensive communication with major donors and board members, liaising with high-level industry, fiscal sponsorship correspondence, and administrative support to the Executive Director.

Preferred Experience:

  • Wide knowledge of current Broadway shows and musical landscape
  • Leadership position in the theater (i.e director, producer, stage manager, etc) for a college level or higher production
  • Proficient in both Windows and Mac

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in Producing, Development, or Theatrical or Non-Profit Administration.



The Audience Services team is responsible for all aspects of ticketing for the Festival. Through daily communication, the Audience Services team provides excellent customer service to Festival shows, Patrons, Passholders, and audience members. The Audience Services Intern will also assist in managing discounts and ticketing analytics. 

Responsibilities may include:
Communication with Patrons, Passholders, and show producers coordinating press and VIP reservations, setup of ticketing software, booking comps and discounted seats, placing and releasing holds, and daily reporting of income and seat inventory. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Customer service or Front of House experience 
  • Comfortable with formatting and maintaining complex spreadsheets 
  • Theater and event production experience is a plus 

Ideal for:
Those pursuing careers in Company Management, Box Office Management, or House Management.


How to apply:

o    Fill out the application form HERE

o    Make sure to attach your resume and cover letter

o    Please include 2 professional references in your cover letter

o    Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview

o    NYMF is an EOE

For additional questions, please e-mail



Here’s what past NYMF interns have to say:

“Interning at the New York Musical Festival reminded me why I love musicals so much and why the theater community as a whole is so great. You become really entrenched in the whole industry for the internship and meet all of these people who are going to drastically change the theatrical landscape in the near future as well as some crazy talented people who already have. There's no better or more immersive way to learn about the theater industry and get involved in it in a real way.”

– Isabel Schwartzberg, former Executive Intern; current Sophomore at Occidental College

“My NYMF internship was my first introduction to the world of professional, non-profit NY theater. As a student actor at a Southern liberal arts university, I'd had little to no exposure to most aspects of professional production aside from performance, but had always had a desire to learn — and what better way than to dive headfirst into a theater festival of NYMF's scope and reach? I got to brush up against both new faces and established voices in the industry hugely expanded my repertoire of marketable knowledge and skills and made lasting friendships and professional relationships. It also led to my current adventure in the start-up theater arm of a major motion picture studio. An internship with NYMF is an incredible springboard if you're willing to make the leap.”

- Connor Brockmeier, former Production Management Intern; current Assistant to the Creative Director, Fox Stage Productions

"My internship experience at NYMF was a remarkably personal one. All of the supervisors truly care about what YOU hope to get out of your time at NYMF and they will ensure the nourishment of your personal interests, such as conducting intern sessions with experts from all areas of theater that are entirely based on your interests."

– Alex Blankman, former Producing Intern; current Senior at Boston University  

"Interning at NYMF has truly been a life-changing experience for me. I went into this internship thinking I would get a few new connections and some experience in the field and I got so much more than I could have imagined. The staff at NYMF truly cared about me as a person and as a professional. They provided me with meaningful tasks and projects along with several "intern-education" panels that helped me learn about so many other facets of this field. I feel so lucky that my first official internship was with NYMF because everyone I encountered played an essential role in my development as a professional in this field.”

- Darby Adler, former Management Intern; current Sophomore at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"The NYMF Intern experience has been an invaluable mechanism for growing as a theater professional. Not only have I learned about processes and skills that are useful in the field, but I have also built relationships with many people currently working in the industry. In addition, The New York Musical Festival has allowed me to pursue work in aspects of the theater world that I would never have thought to explore."

- Erica Schnitzer, former Management Intern; current Junior at Skidmore College

 Where are they now?