INTERNS AT MTC:
- Full-time interns receive $455 per week (effective January 1, 2018). Part-time interns receive $13/hr.
- Have optional opportunities for evening and weekend work that pay $13/hr (effective January 1, 2018)
- Have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of living allowances to be used as a supplement to weekly compensation (READ MORE)
- Have their own desk, computer, phone and email account
- Are given intensive training as well as specific duties and projects in one department under the guidance of experienced supervisors
- Attend weekly educational seminars taught by MTC Department Heads and guests from the MTC extended creative family
- Receive free tickets to all MTC productions
- Receive free and discounted tickets to other Broadway and Off-Broadway performances
- All MTC internships, with the exception of the Education internship and Friedman positions, are full time. MTC’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am – 6pm. The Friedman Intern work hours correspond with the performance schedule (i.e. evenings, weekends and Wednesday matinees).
Unless otherwise noted, the following internships are available during the Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer Semesters.
Interns provide administrative support in the Artistic Director’s and Artistic Production offices. Both offices are responsible for programming and producing all MTC shows. The Artistic Intern provides the highest level of support to MTC’s Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Producer and Line Producer. The position is ideal for someone who is looking to gain experience in theatre administration as well as get an inside look into the mechanics of season programming and the artistic production process for both new plays and revivals at a major NYC institutional theater. Strong communication, telephone, organizational, and writing skills are a must. Attention to detail is essential, as is a good attitude and an ability to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Ideally this person would have some previous administrative experience, and a working knowledge of the New York theatre landscape. Must be proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, and Outlook. Understanding of Microsoft Access a plus.
First Name: Max
Hometown: Houston, TX
College Attended/Degree Earned: Conservatory of Theatre Arts @ Webster University – BA in Directing (Class of 2017)
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Eager, Enthusiastic, Empathetic
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Artistic Intern – New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, General Production Intern – Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park.
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? To gain the necessary tools and experience to bridge the divide between college theatre and professional theatre with an eye towards working to becoming an Artistic Director one day.
Career Goal: To be an Artistic Director of a non-profit theatre that produces interdisciplinary work for diverse audiences.
Interns are integral to the theatre’s day-to-day fiscal operation. The intern interfaces with all departments, gaining a broad overview of the entire organization. Specific tasks include the daily processing of accounts payable, preparation of box office statements, recording entries for subscription and single-ticket income, assisting with bank reconciliations, assisting with payroll and other human resources projects, and light office management/upkeep. Great opportunity to learn the business processes relevant to today’s non-profits. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel a must.
First Name: Sylvie
Hometown: NY, NY
College Attended/Degree Earned: Colorado College/BA
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Efficient, Organized, Friendly
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Danspace Project, Bank of America
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? Because the MTC has one of the best theater internships out there.
Career Goal: Producer
Interns assist in the administrative process of casting for MTC productions, special events, and in-house readings. Duties include heavy phone work with agents and managers, assisting at auditions, reading scripts, responding to submissions, and viewing productions throughout the New York City area. Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office Suite is required.
First Name: Agatha
Hometown: Weston, Florida (but really, Caracas, Venezuela)
College Attended/Degree Earned: University of California, San Diego/ Linguistics and Theatre
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Adaptable, Attentive, Proactive
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Prior to this position, I worked in wardrobe at the La Jolla Playhouse and as a casting assistant for Amazon’s Transparent Season 4 in Los Angeles.
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? This internship is one of the few legitimate casting internships in theatre that you can apply to even after you graduate and I moved to New York to do exactly that.
Career Goal: Casting Director and Producer; on the front lines of diversity and inclusion
Interns gain insight into the details of theatrical management on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Responsibilities include assisting the company managers with the drafting and execution of actor contracts, coordination of show/actor-related travel needs (transportation, housing, etc.), and opening night planning. Interns also work closely with box office staff handling house seat orders and arranging all Tony Voter tickets for productions at the Friedman. Interns may gain experience assisting company managers at the theatre, for which occasional evening hours would be required. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are essential.
First Name: Daniella
Hometown: McAllen, Texas
College Attended/Degree Earned: Sarah Lawrence College, BA ; Brooklyn College, MFA Performing Arts Management
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Goal-oriented, Resourceful, Diplomatic
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (Programming Assistant), AWA Partners (Booking Assistant), The Lark (General Management), Ars Nova (Box Office Manager)
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I was excited to work for an organization who, while staying true to their artist driven mission statement, manages to create a diverse season of productions across three stages, including a Broadway venue.
Career Goal: General Manager / Producer
DEVELOPMENT - INDIVIDUAL GIVING
Understanding how to raise funds and please donors is essential to anyone pursuing a career in arts administration. Former interns and staff from this department have gone on to become managing directors at some off NYC most prestigious theatre companies. If you have customer service, box office, and/or front of house experience, and are a “people person” with a passionate interest in theatre, the individual giving internship may be a good match for you. The Individual Giving Intern is an essential part of a dynamic, five-person team that is responsible for the highly successful Patron Program, which raises a quarter of MTC’s annual budget. Responsibilities include: providing backup and support to our full time Patron ticketing agent; scheduling and maintenance of Patron Lounges at MTC’s Broadway and off-Broadway theatres; supporting Patron cultivation events; general marketing and promotion of Individual Giving programs; and researching prospective donors. Strong communication, telephone, and organizational skills; attention to detail; a good attitude; and an ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment a must.
First Name: Taylor
Hometown: Merrick, NY
College Attended/Degree Earned: SUNY Oneonta/Mass Communications
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Responsible, Practical, Ambitious
Previous Internships and Work Experience: The Stable (Special Education Program in High school), Host at Outback Steakhouse, Caller for DCM at Manhattan Theater Club, Associate Producer/Co-founder of Loop Troupe (Production Company)
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? To learn as much about the professional theatrical universe as possible.
Career Goal: To work professionally in Theater.
DEVELOPMENT - INSTITUTIONAL GIVING
Interns gain practical knowledge of how MTC cultivates prospective donors, sustains current partnerships, and increases current giving levels with foundation, corporate, and government funders. Duties include, maintaining written correspondence with contributors, drafting grant proposals and reports, completing online corporate and government applications, researching prospective donors and updating institutional databases. Institutional giving interns receive a thorough understanding of theatre company structure, budgets, and fundraising strategies.
First Name: Kyle
Hometown: Washington, DC
College Attended/Degree Earned: Boston Conservatory/BFA in Musical Theatre, emphasis in Dance
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Inquisitive, Green, Helpful
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Sales Associate/Representative at MICABeauty Cosmetics, Freelance Choreographer, Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia, A.R.T. at Harvard
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? It was important for me as an artist to learn the different ways in which art is funded and cultivated.
Career Goal: Create art.
DEVELOPMENT - SPECIAL EVENTS
Interns assist the department with the daily tasks associated with all of MTC’s fundraising/cultivation events, including Patron dinners, receptions, meetings, opening night parties, and the annual Winter Benefit and Spring Gala. Responsibilities include: maintaining guest list spreadsheets; making confirmation calls; Internet research; assisting with seating for and ticketing of events; conducting large-and-small scale mailings; drafting correspondence; general office duties.
First Name: Jenna
Hometown: Ardsley, NY
College Attended/Degree Earned: Muhlenberg College, B.A. in Theatre
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Eager, efficient, hardworking
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Stage Manager/Camp Counselor at Urban Stages, Assistant Stage Manager at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Student Worker at Muhlenberg Academic Resource Center
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I wanted to begin my New York theatre career with a position that would allow me to combine my theatre experience with my administrative experience in a professional setting.
Career Goal: Ultimately, my goal is to work professionally as a stage manager, but I would love to continue gaining experience on the administrative side, as well. I am especially passionate about working with children in theatre and working to increase the representation of historically marginalized groups on and off stage.
EDUCATION (FALL AND SPRING ONLY)
Interns work with the Education staff in administering classroom residencies, student matinees, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include coordinating our after-school playwriting residency, interacting with our classroom teachers and teaching artists, and taking reservations for our various programs. In addition, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills a must; previous office experience a plus.
First Name: Allison
Hometown: Aspen, Colorado
College Attended/Degree Earned: Syracuse University, BFA: Acting
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Optimistic, Passionate, Dedicated.
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Education Intern: The New Group, 52nd Street Project, TADA!
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? It is the most competitive internship in New York City for theatre education.
Career Goal: Education Director in New York City, or having my own Youth Theatre Troupe in a smaller state.
Two part-time interns assist in Theatre Management at the Friedman with performance-related activities from pre-show to final curtain including: general theatre operations; customer service; patron and subscriber service support; preparation of performance reports; and coordinating, maintaining, and operating the gift shop. Hours are scheduled according to the Friedman performance schedule.
The Literary Department reviews over 1,200 scripts annually to program a season of productions. Interns are involved with all aspects of departmental activities, including script evaluation, season programming, and production coverage. Duties include clerical support, database upkeep, and attendance at in-house and out-of-house readings. Knowledge of Windows and MS Office Suite strongly recommended.
First Name: Gloria
Hometown: Dodoma, Tanzania
College Attended/Degree Earned: Cornell University; BA double major in Performing and Media Arts & Spanish
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Creative, Determined, Ambitious
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Writing Tutor, Program Assistant, Hispanic Theatre Production
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I was intrigued by the theatre’s New Play Development program and wanted to learn more about the process of producing new scripts.
Career Goal: Writer/Director
The Marketing Intern is a varied position requiring excellent organization, communication and design skills. Primary responsibilities include managing departmental approvals for Playbill programs and select marketing materials, creating email blasts, website and social media admin, resizing artwork/photography, and designing promotional graphics. Additional responsibilities include creating bespoke office signage, maintaining front of house displays and flyer stock at our three theatres, staffing opening nights, press events and gala nights, calendar management, and providing general office support to the department. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is preferred but not required.
First Name: Gretchen
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
College Attended/Degree Earned: Northern Kentucky University- BFA Musical Theatre, Marketing Minor
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Reliable • Humorous • Genuine
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Marketing Intern- Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Acting Intern- The Barn Theatre; Wig Master- The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati; Salon Coordinator Intern- J Michael’s Spa & Salon
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? MTC carries a reputation for not only great theatre, but for great mentorships that can start laying the building blocks for your career in the arts.
Career Goal: I would love to find a successful balance of creative and administrative work—whatever that may lead to!
The Marketing Analytics intern is specifically responsible for coding invoices and assisting with departmental budget maintenance, serving as the first point of contact for all group sale and 30 under 30 inquiries and providing reporting and analytical support. The Marketing Analytics intern is also responsible for production-specific sales research and providing support at opening nights, press events, gala nights and any other MTC ancillary events. The Marketing Analytics intern will oversee maintenance of departmental and institutional archives, and provide general support to the full-time marketing staff. Knowledge of Windows and MS Office Suite (especially Excel) are preferred but not required.
First Name: George
Hometown: New York City
College Attended/Degree Earned: Old Dominion University
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Thoughtful, Thorough, Patient.
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Company Manager Berkshire Opera Festival, Restaurant General Manager (Chanterelle) Restaurant Owner élan.
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? It’s reputation as the best internship program in the country.
Career Goal: Company Manager
Interns will play an active role in supporting the production staff and the needs of MTC. As the production intern, you will be afforded the opportunity to take part in the “behind the scenes” work of Manhattan Theatre Club. Interns will be involved in the creation of schedules and budgets, assisting the department with the technical needs of productions and coordinating the needs of designers. Interns will also play a supportive role within the MTC offices, offering general office support and maintaining the needs of studios. Applicants should have a desire to learn more about the aspects of production management or be pursuing a career in theatre. Excellent organizational skills and comprehension will be needed to serve in this fast-paced office.
First Name: Jasen
Hometown: Whitehouse Station, NJ
College Attended/Degree Earned: BA in Drama, BA in Psychology from Vassar College
Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Forward-thinking, Eager, Focused
Previous Internships and Work Experience: Research Assistant in the Drama Department at Vassar College, Executive Assistant at Solberg Airport, Assistant Production Manager at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? It was the best way for me to get fully immersed in New York theater, both on and off Broadway, for the first few months of moving to the city.
Career Goal: Artistic Director/Director/Actor
STARGATE THEATRE INTERN (SUMMER ONLY)
Each summer, MTC Education runs Stargate Theatre, a workforce readiness and theatre-making program for court-involved teens. The Stargate Theatre intern serves as a rehearsal assistant, supporting the artistic leadership team and company members throughout the writing, devising, and production phases. Additionally, the intern works with the project administrator on all administrative aspects of the program including company member recruitment, budget tracking, scheduling, and line production of the final performance. The position is ideal for someone looking to gain hands-on experience learning how to manage a creative project at the intersection of theatre and positive youth justice. Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential. This internship runs from early June through early September. The hours generally are 1:30-8:30pm during the week with some weekends required.