Literary Associate

Literary Associate

CATEGORY: Administrative

Premiere Stages at Kean University
Union, NJ 07083

Job Details


Premiere Stages at Kean University ( is currently seeking a Literary Associate to help administer the submission process for the annual Premiere Play Festival from September 2019 through March 2020. Specific duties include:

·         Track submissions and correspondence.

·         Read submissions (synopses and full scripts) and provide script coverage.

·         Send scripts to readers and panelists.

·         Correspond with agents, playwrights, graduate programs, and other theatrical organizations about Play Festival submissions and opportunities.

·         Assist with rejection letters (Premiere Stages is committed to providing feedback to those who request it) and semi-finalist and finalist notifications.

·         Help organize and support the Spring Reading Series in March, featuring four professional readings of four finalists selected from a pool of hundreds of submissions (659 in 2019).


The Literary Associate will be supported by a paid Literary Assistant for the project.


The Literary Associate will also be considered for additional projects throughout the year, including serving as a dramaturg on Premiere’s Equity productions and/or assisting with the coordination and submission processes for Premiere’s Liberty Live commissioning project and the Bauer Boucher Awards.


Experience working for a professional theatre in a literary office is required.


The fee for the project is negotiable and will be determined based on the experience of the selected candidate. Estimated start date: July 1, 2019.


Please send cover letter and resume to with the subject line Literary Associate.


July 1, 2019 -



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