New York, NY 10003
Being a well-rounded producer means knowing how every aspect of a production works, and every department’s role in making it happen. With one eye on the long-term big picture and the other on thousands of details, the Producing Intern will work closely with Associate Producer and loosely with every department, learning about and participating in everything that goes into producing theatre at one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway non-profits.
The Producing Intern will be involved in all aspects of producing for a non-profit off-Broadway theatre, from pre-production to reconciliation and everything in between, as well as all readings, workshops, and special events. Focus will include rehearsal prep, artist relations and communication, all aspects of company management, building and cultivating relationships with other producers, AEA guidelines and producing readings, marketing strategies, community engagement via cross-promotion and sponsorships, fundraising strategies, opening and closing night parties, special events, arts education, and more.
The Vineyard’s summer programming will consist of several readings, workshops, and arts-education initiatives, the 2-week REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival, produced in partnership with Developing Artists; and The Vineyard’s members-only reading series.
The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or current undergraduate student, and possesses excellent writing and in-person communication skills, and is a creative-thinker while also able to maintain existing company-wide systems when updating information therein. The Producing Intern must have an eye for detail and be able to follow directions well; must be fluent with the Google Drive suite (Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Forms, etc.), and must be able to use a desktop PC computer. Skills in Adobe InDesign or a similar design platform is a major plus, but not a deal-breaker (please mention it either way in your cover letter).
Interviews will be held immediately, and can be done via video chat if an in-person interview cannot be arranged. The internship will begin at the end of June – spanning, the entirety of our summer programming, and pre-production for our 2019-2020 Season – and will end in August. Candidates must be available for the entire internship period. The rough schedule will be three days a week during regular office hours (most likely 12pm-6pm), with the flexibility to adjust the schedule based on the week's needs (i.e., hours may be different on nights with pre-show events, readings, and for special events). Candidate must have flexibility to adjust hours as needed for some weekday evenings and a few weekends (i.e., opening/closing night). Schedule will be able to accommodate days off for holidays as needed.
Please send a resume, two professional references (including the capacity in which you’ve worked with those references), and a personalized cover letter referencing the qualifications mentioned in this post to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Producing Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The Vineyard is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.