Winter/Spring 2020 Education Internship

Winter/Spring 2020 Education Internship

CATEGORY: Internship

Manhattan Theatre Club
New York, NY 10036

Job Details


Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, invites individuals to apply for the Winter/Spring Education Internship. For nearly 50 years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.

MTC Education awakens minds, ignites imaginations, opens hearts, and changes lives. We work with over 2,000 young people a year in high schools and juvenile detention facilities throughout New York City, in northern New Jersey, and across the country. We promote creative collaboration and thoughtful dialogue in our classrooms and introduce young people to theatre’s miraculous power to transform an audience of diverse individuals into one harmonious whole.

The Education intern is a key member of a four-person team dedicated to turning our aspirations and philosophy into practice in our classrooms and theatres.  This internship will help you refine your administrative and customer service skills (including gaining experience with Tessitura!). You’ll have access to an expert faculty of teaching artists working in our city’s range of high schools with observation opportunities that can be customized based upon your unique interests. You’ll sharpen your project management skills as you assist in the day-to-day operations of TheatreLink, our distance learning theatre-making project connecting high school students across the country, in Europe, and in South America, and as the administrator of Write Now!, our after-school playwriting program for high schoolers, ensuring the program’s success from participant recruitment to final performance. You’ll complete research projects on a variety of topics, including background information on our plays, trends in the arts-education field, and expansion of our reach to NYC’s many communities. By the end of the internship, you’ll have learned the ins and outs of how an education program at a major arts non-profit organization is managed and you’ll be equipped with a skill set that can lead to a variety of careers in the arts.

We are seeking naturally curious, organized, and detail-oriented individuals who believe in the positive impact educational experiences centered on productions of exciting new plays can have on young people. The Education intern communicates regularly with people from many different backgrounds, so individuals with customer service experience should definitely consider this internship. 

This is a full-time internship that runs from January 6-June 12, 2020. The pay is $525.00 per week. There are optional opportunities for evening and weekend work that pays $15.00 per hour.

Our interns:

• Participate in weekly educational seminars led by the industry experts on MTC’s staff
• Receive mentorship from a senior staff member throughout the internship term
• Complete a career development workshop with our Human Resources team
• Go on to work in the industry at major theatre companies producing on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally; in casting offices, production companies, and theatrical advertising agencies; and in allied arts and cultural organizations across the country


Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

A completed application is a single PDF document that includes:

1) A professional work resume that lists: education and training, work history, theatre/arts experience, and computer skills.

2) Cover Letter: Our mission at MTC is to produce innovative theatre of the highest quality by American and International playwrights, with a focus on presenting New York, American, and world premieres. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work both on stage and off. Please write a cover letter of not more than 750 words responding to the questions below: 

    • Why are you interested in each department you selected?
    • What specifically about MTC’s mission and history speaks to you?
    • Given your background and life experiences, how do your ideas and attitudes towards diversity and inclusion inform your aspirations as an arts administrator?
3) Two references (professors, employers, etc.)

You may submit your application by visiting

Manhattan Theatre Club believes that equity, diversity and inclusion should be essential elements of all activity within the organization.  We have made it a priority to create and maintain an environment that is attractive to and supportive of all individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, military or veteran status, etc. MTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


January 6, 2020 - June 12, 2020





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