Spring Internships at Atlantic

Spring Internships at Atlantic

CATEGORY: Internship

Atlantic Theater Company
New York, NY 10011


Sarah Flamm

Job Details


Atlantic Theater Company is now accepting applications for Spring Internships!
Application Deadline: Friday, November 1st!   


About Atlantic:
At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence.


About our Internships:
The Atlantic Theater Company Internship Program provides aspiring theater professionals the opportunity to learn how a leading Off-Broadway theater and acting school operates. Each semester, we welcome interns to the Atlantic family, providing opportunities for mentorship from Atlantic staff and allowing interns to work closely with each team. In addition to getting to know the ins and outs of your specific department, there are weekly Intern Panels where interns will hear from each staff member to learn what goes into making Atlantic run, and bi-weekly Staff Meetings where interns will be able to hear what’s happening across the organization as well as report on their own work. In addition, interns will be involved in special events at Atlantic, including opening nights.


Internships are generally held by undergraduate and graduate students, or recent college graduates. We offer college credit, tickets to all of the Atlantic Mainstage and Stage 2 performances, and complimentary tickets to certain Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. MetroCards are available for full time interns. Housing cannot be provided. Part time (20 hours/week min.) and full time applicants are welcomed.


Internships are available in the following departments:


The Executive intern reports directly to the Executive Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors. The intern helps manage the day-to-day schedule, correspondence and needs of the leadership of the Atlantic. This internship position is comparable to being a second assistant to the Managing Director and the Artistic Director who oversee all aspects of the Atlantic’s operation. This internship offers a comprehensive look at how a theater company runs from programming to finance to board and ensemble relations. The Executive Intern in addition works with the Executive Assistant to manage the internship program, preparation for opening nights and the Spring Gala, quarterly Board Meetings, and other events as needed. Candidates should be prepared for a fast paced, high volume internship, and a comprehensive look at how an Off-Broadway theater office runs.


General Management and Finance: 
Reporting to the General Management and Finance departments, the intern will assist in the general management activities of the producing season and the business operations of the organization. With General Management, the intern will be involved with maintaining contractual union obligations, box office, front of house management and other tasks related to current and upcoming productions. The intern will also work with the Finance department on administrative tasks, such as vendor management and communication, financial analysis projects, maintaining expense accounts, and the preparation of the annual audit. This internship affords the right candidate an opportunity to participate in multiple aspects of theater management and is ideal for those interested in pursuing company management or arts administration professionally. Superb organizational skills, an excellent attention to detail, and knowledge of Excel are necessary. This internship can be either full or part-time.


The Literary intern works under the Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Development and is involved with reading and evaluating plays, researching the current theatrical landscape, maintaining the script database, assisting with readings, archiving, and other administrative tasks. Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of literary management and dramaturgy. Applicants who are current college students, post-college, or graduate students will be considered.


Development (Individual Giving and Special Events or Institutional Giving): 

The Individual Giving and Special Events Intern works closely with the Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events. Interns assist in planning and execution of Atlantic events, including Opening nights, Patron dinners, and the Spring Gala, and have the opportunity to work on mail campaigns, donor research, and data entry. This position requires excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and an interest in learning about the creative thinking that goes behind fundraising from individuals.


The Institutional Giving Intern works closely with the Director of Institutional Giving to research potential funders and develop proposal language. The intern also participates in weekly funding strategy meetings and takes a lead role in analyzing the impact of Atlantic’s artistic and education initiatives – providing direct insight into the inner workings of a large off-Broadway company. This position requires excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and an interest in learning about the creative thinking that goes behind fundraising from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.


Production Management (Linda Gross Theater and Stage 2):  
The Production Management intern reports directly to the Production Manager. The intern will assist the Production Department in day to day operations of the production office including, but not limited to: researching technical aspects of each production, purchasing and invoicing, pre-production scheduling, and supporting rehearsals as needed. The Production Management intern will have hands on experience working closely with directors, designers, stage managers, and crew of each main stage production. Applicants should be well organized, interested in the coordination and maintenance of all production elements, and ready for a hands on production internship. A strong knowledge of technical theater or production management is required. Applicants must be versed in internet usage, excel and word. This internship is a full time position.


Departmental Production - Costumes, Props, Scenic/TD, Lighting, Sound, etc. (Linda Gross Theater and Stage 2): 
Departmental interns report to the Production Manager and Department head (Costumes, Props, Scenic/TD, Lighting, Sound/Video). Positions are based on the current show's needs and production schedule. The applicants should be well versed in their area of interest and will to be hands on. Intern come on board during the pre-production process through opening. Applicants should be well organized, strong interest in their application, and ready for hands on production internship. Applicants must be versed in internet usage, excel and word.


Stage 2 Design:
The Stage 2 Design intern reports directly to the Production Manager of Stage 2. This position requires the applicant to assist the Stage 2 Production Manager in all tasks related to the design of all Atlantic Acting School Stage 2 shows, including but not limited to: sourcing and building props, assisting the designer wherever they may need help, attending all tech rehearsals and helping with light hangs/focus, and taking notes from designers. Offered during the Spring and Fall semesters.


The Operations Intern works closely with a fast-paced team, reporting directly to the Operations Manager. Responding effectively to the unexpected is a key element of this department. Interns are involved in long and short-term projects related to every aspect of how both the theater company and the school operate. This position brings new challenges every day and offers a broad set of experiences with the inner workings of a theater company. Applicants should have a love of theater, an attention to detail, and willingness to accept any challenge. The ability to think on your feet in an organized and judicial manner is critical to this position. Comfort around tools preferred, computer proficiency required. Part-time or full-time applicants considered.



The Marketing Intern will report to the Marketing & Membership Associate and the School Marketing Manager, and works closely with the Director of Marketing. This intern’s primary role will be to assist the Theater and School’s marketing department with all promotional activity, both institutional and show/program-specific. Responsibilities may include marketing research, press and cross-promotional outreach, membership maintenance, social media marketing, audience development, recruitment and current student engagement efforts, tracking and analytics, and website maintenance. The intern will also be expected to assist with event planning and day-of event needs from both the theater and the school. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver, have a passion for the creative process, strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Events, and Mailchimp a plus. An interest in theater administration either in marketing or advertising is preferred.


Graphic Design: 
The Graphics Intern is responsible for helping with all daily design tasks for Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting School. The intern will report directly to the Graphic Designer and will work closely with the Marketing team for the Theater and the Acting School. Among various responsibilities, the intern will – under supervision of the Graphic Designer – use design templates and company branding guidelines to create web graphics and gifs for productions, programs, and classes; in-house materials such as party passes, signs, and invitations; and elements of brochures, production playbills, and advertisements. The right intern candidate will have fluency in the Adobe suite, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a passion for theater and education, and an interest in learning about the structure and creative thinking involved in in-house design.


School Artistic: 
The intern will report to and assist the Artistic Director and the Associate Producer of the Atlantic Acting School in all aspects of producing a season of student productions including 3-4 full length productions and several evenings of one-act plays performed by students from both the NYU Tisch undergraduate and Conservatory programs. Additionally, this intern will support the school staff in producing the Atlantic for Kids show; a Theater for Young Audiences piece performed as a part of the Atlantic’s Mainstage season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring auditions and assisting in production casting, scheduling and reserving space, and programming for future seasons among other administrative tasks. Duties may also entail drafting faculty and parent correspondence, compiling information for publicity materials and programs, managing ticket reservations, and organizing opening night events. Excellent experience for those interested in producing positions within upstart performing arts organizations. This position is well suited for an individual who would like exposure to many differing facets of production and who feels comfortable multi-tasking and managing several projects simultaneously. Offered during the Spring and Fall semesters.


School Education: 
Work closely with the Education team at Atlantic in a variety of programs. Responsibilities are specific to each program assignment. In Staging Success (https://atlantictheater.org/education-at-atlantic/staging-success/), interns assist and trail Teaching Artists, helping to facilitate the on-site administrative needs of our partner schools and teaching team. In the student matinee series (https://atlantictheater.org/education-at-atlantic/student-matinees/), interns assist in the research, development, and editing of our study guides, trail teaching artists on in-school pre-theater visits, and assist in day-of student matinee logistics. The School Education Intern assists our afterschool and weekend classes, as well as summer camp Teaching Artists in preparing rosters, performance materials, classroom supplies, and supports in-class activities. Ideal for an organized, upbeat personality with a sense of play who is detail-oriented and can go with the flow. Solid computer and social networking skills desired. Offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.


School Administration: 
Work closely with the school directors to assist with administration for our undergrad NYU, Professional Conservatory and part-time programming. Gain hands on experience in the practical and curricular elements of a theater school’s development, marketing, recruitment and administration. Responsibilities include doing research, preparing material for faculty meetings and orientations, organizing student evaluations and grade-collecting software, maintaining student database, reaching out to alumni, assisting with guest classes and end-of-term receptions and preparing content for website. Ideal for a sharp, extremely organized, detail-oriented person who can go with the flow and has a passion for arts education administration. Solid computer (especially Excel and Google Documents) and social networking skills desired. Offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.


More information can be found on our website at www.atlantictheater.org/work-with-us


To apply:

Please send a completed application form (found here: www.atlantictheater.org/work-with-us), cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation to atlanticintern@atlantictheater.org. Deadline is Friday, November 1st.



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