New York Stage and Film
New York, NY 10001
New York Stage and Film offers internships in ARTS ADMINISTRATION (Development, General Management, Marketing, Producing), CARPENTRY, COMPANY MANAGEMENT, COSTUME, LIGHTING, MUSIC, PAINT, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, PROPS, SOUND, and STAGE MANAGEMENT for the 2019 Powerhouse Season. (June 9 - Aug 3, 2019).
Arts Administration Interns will support the company in all administrative responsibilities. Ideal candidates must have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; the ability to prioritize and multitask; and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Interns will specialize in one or a few of the following—you will be able to state your preference in the application:
Development: Assist the Executive Director and Development & Communications Manager with grant applications, drafting outreach and acknowledgement letters, board correspondence, planning and executing donor events, and other fundraising services. Ideal for candidates with an interest in development and fundraising.
General Management: Assist the Executive Director and General Manager with generating contracts, reporting to unions, tracking budgets and expenses, processing payments, petty cash, payroll, and other producing duties. GM intern will also assist with house seat management, daily sales reports, supporting house management for all Powerhouse venues, and other audience services. Ideal for candidates with an interest in arts administration and general management.
Marketing: Support the Executive Director and Development & Communications Manager in coordinating external communications for the Powerhouse Season. Responsibilities include cross-promotional outreach, program layouts, proofreading and editorial work, social network and website updates, light video/photo editing, and graphic design. Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning about day-to-day promotion of a small non-profit theater company. Candidates must have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; the ability to prioritize and multitask, and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Video and Photography experience a plus. Please include a link to a graphic design portfolio, if applicable
Producing: Assist the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director with all line producing duties, such as coordinating casting, supporting stage managers with logistics, organizational projects, drafting correspondence and program material, press tracking and artist hospitality, etc. Ideal for candidates with an interest in arts administration and producing.
Company Management Interns support the Company Manager and Assistant Company Managers in coordinating transportation, housing, special events, hospitality, and all day-to-day company needs for 350+ professional artists in residence. Company Management is a fast-paced department that is responsible for creating a welcoming environment for our artists and staff. Candidates must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a "roll up your sleeves" attitude. Work experience in event production, artist relations, or other fast-paced environments a plus. Must have valid Driver’s License and be able to work on their feet.
Lighting Interns assist the Lighting Department during tech and production, loading-in, changing over, hanging and focusing of all electrics, maintaining equipment, striking and operating the lighting board. Lighting interns will get the chance to work and learn from a team of high caliber and professionally established lighting designers throughout the Powerhouse season.
Music Interns assist professional music directors on Powerhouse musical workshops and readings. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is organized; interested in music direction, orchestrations, and/or arranging; passionate and knowledgeable about musical theater. Candidates must be proficient with piano and sight reading; composition and orchestration experience a plus.
Production Management Interns assist the Production Manager and the Assistant Production Manager in all general management responsibilities, including vendor negotiations, budget tracking, rehearsal/presentation room set-up, technical supervision, and other Production responsibilities. The perfect opportunity for someone who is organized, possesses strong interpersonal skills, passionate and knowledgeable about the technical side of theater production, and has some strong administrative experience.
Sound Interns assist Sound Department during tech and production including loading in, changing over, maintaining equipment, mixing, and sound board operation. Sound interns will get the chance to work and learn from a team of high caliber and professionally established sound designers throughout the Powerhouse season.
Stage Management Interns assist Equity Stage Managers on Powerhouse productions and workshops. Stage management interns might also be asked to stage manage a reading for the reading series. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is organized, possesses strong interpersonal skills, passionate and knowledgeable about the technical side of theater production, and has a desire to get hands on experience working with an experienced stage manager.
NYSAF internships provide the next generation of theater artists with an unparalleled opportunity to live, work, and train alongside top professionals. Staff and interns form a close community within the company’s stimulating and supportive environment and engage in extraordinary collaborations with other skilled professionals and world-class artists.
Summer Interns will contribute to the Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency and partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where each summer more than three hundred and fifty professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers as well as close to fifty student apprentices live and work together. During the Powerhouse Season, NYSAF Season supports 2 fully-produced mainstage productions, 3 musical workshops, 2 play workshops, 10 readings, and a few residency projects in a flexible environment tailored to meet each project’s developmental needs, all of which are open to the public. Stipend, free on-campus housing, and transportation between NYC and Poughkeepsie at the beginning and end of the season are provided, as well as access to campus resources such as the gym and library. Positions begin early June and run through early August.
NYSAF is a vital incubator for a diverse array of artists, and a catalyst for new stories that go on to major theaters. From its NYC base, NYSAF produces year-round artistic programming for projects at all stages of development. The annual Powerhouse Season is an eight-week summer residency in partnership with Vassar College, through which NYSAF brings together 350+ professional playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and student apprentices to live and work in a collaborative artistic environment. Nearly 30 projects developed by NYSAF have had or will have major productions including 2016’s Tony winner for Best Musical ("Hamilton") and Best Play (“The Humans”), “Alice by Heart” by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson, and the upcoming Broadway run of “Hadestown.”