Winter/Spring 2020 Special Events Internship

Winter/Spring 2020 Special Events 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 Special Events 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’s Special Events team oversees over 60 events annually, including two major galas, eight opening night parties, dozens of donor dinners and receptions, a trip to London, and a multitude of other events. A division of MTC’s Development office, Special Events raises over $2 million of MTC’s contributed income annually.

The Special Events intern completes MTC’s small but mighty three-person events team, supporting a Special Events Associate and the Manager of Special Events. By working closely and in depth “behind the scenes” for each event, you will learn how we make it all happen. From maintaining guest list spreadsheets, to communicating with attendees, to assisting with seating, to spearheading the invitation mailing process, this internship will help you sharpen your office skills and become a natural at ensuring each event runs smoothly. We use a wide variety of databases and systems. While we don’t expect interns to be familiar with Tessitura, Asana, Social Tables, Outlook Scheduling, and mail merge on your way in, you certainly will be a pro on your way out!

We are seeking open-minded, detail-oriented, and focused team players. Leaders and problem solvers to the front. This internship requires both excellent customer service skills and quick, data-minded thinking. Understanding of and experience in a Development office are a plus; a passion for the arts is a must.

This is a full-time internship beginning around January 2, 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. 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.)

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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.





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