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.
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, 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 the evaluation of hundreds of submissions received each year as part of the Next Link Project. Duties include: submission tracking and script evaluation.
*Additional requirements: literary interest, ability to work independently, strong writing skills.
Reporting to the Director of Development, this position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to all aspects of fundraising. Candidates should be self-motivated, independent and organized with highly proficient skills in researching, writing, editing and communication. Must also have strong computer skills. An interest in special events and/or Institutional Giving coupled with an easy ability to learn new software (Salesforce, HTML, OvationTix, etc.) is preferred. Please include with your cover letter and resume a short (no more than one page) writing sample as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.
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. Prior Salesforce experience a plus.
Production Management: Summer Only
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. Prior experience as a production assistant, stage manager, or theater technician a plus.
Ticketing: Summer Only
Intern works alongside the Audience Services Manager booking tickets for high level members and patrons, coordinate ticket sales, implement changes and updates regarding venues and seating changes, handle and maintain participant comps, insider ticket requests, emergency ticket holds, and press ticket requests. Prior experience with OvationTix or any ticketing system a plus.
All interns are expected to possess:
• Strong time management skills
• 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
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
• Ability to think creatively and problem solve
HOW TO APPLY:
- Email Resume and Cover Letter to: email@example.com
- Please include ‘INTERNSHIP [specify which department]’ in the subject line
- Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.
NYMF is an EOE