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Position Descriptions

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).

 

POSITIONS OFFERED / CURRENT INTERN PROFILES

Unless otherwise noted, the following internships are available during the Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer Semesters.


  • ARTISTIC

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Lindsay Warnick

    First Name: Lindsay
    Hometown: Frankfort, Kentucky
    College Attended/Degree Earned: University of Kentucky (B.A. Theatre); University of Iowa (M.F.A. Stage Management, May 2018)
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Enthusiastic, Dedicated, Thoughtful
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: General Management Intern, UTR Ticket Coordinator, House Seats Coordinator at The Public Theater; Freelance Stage Manager
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? To continue working with and learning from the best of the best.
    Career Goal: A little bit of this, a little bit of that; to be a happy & healthy professional theatre artist.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Naomi Horibe

    First Name: Naomi
    Hometown: Chiba, Japan
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Monroe College/MBA
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Friendly, Organized, Deatail-Oriented
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Ars Nova (General Management Intern); Social Construct (Marketing Intern), OCCAM; Special Consultative Status NGO of the United Nations ECOSOC and DPI (Intern); Longrun Planning Corporation (Event Ticket Sales Coordinator & Print Operator)
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? Because MTC produces artistic and edgy productions, such as Heisenberg and August Wilson’s Jitney.
    Career Goal: Business/General Management

  • CASTING

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Danielle King

    First Name: Danielle
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Howard University, BFA Acting
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Compassionate; Courageous; Thoughtful
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Previously interned for Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. as well as acted professionally. Most recent credit being Sounds of a Soulful Christmas at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, TX.
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I wanted an internship that would give me the tools to transition from the acting world to casting. I felt MTC wouldn’t try to put me in a box, but instead help me to open boxes for future artists.
    Career Goal: I will own an acting coaching and casting agency for children and young adult actors.

  • COMPANY MANAGEMENT

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    James Collins

    First Name: James
    Hometown: Farmingville, NY
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Wagner College, BS Arts Administration (concentration in Theatre)
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Passionate, Analytical, Empathetic
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Management/Artistic Intern at Roundabout Theatre Company; Administrative Intern at ATG’s Lyric Theatre
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? To continue my journey in educating myself in theatrical management and to work with one of the leading not-for-profit theatre organizations that produces both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.
    Career Goal: General Manager / Producer; Stage Manager

  • 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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Madeline Landin

    First Name:  Madeline
    Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Bachelors in Business Administration in Arts and Entertainment Management with a minor in Nonprofit Studies
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Creative, Responsible, Organized
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Development Apprentice for New Victory Theater/New 42nd Street Inc., Development Intern for Primary Stages, Freelance Grants Consultant, Box Office Associate for Times Scare, Freelance Swim Instructor/Coach
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? This internship will provide a platform for the next steps of my career within the arts administration field while building on my previous didactic and practical experiences.
    Career Goal: Executive Director for a Nonprofit Arts Organization

  • 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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Miranda Hanson

    First Name: Miranda
    Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Williams College/BA in Comparative Literature
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Passionate, Dedicated, Meticulous
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Development Intern at Ars Nova, Deputy Technical Manager for C Venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Costume Shop Assistant at Williams College, Teaching Assistant for theater course at Williams College, Company Member at Williams College Summer Theater Lab, Hair and Makeup Crew at Bard Summerscape
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I enjoyed working in Development at Ars Nova and wanted to learn more, specifically in the areas of grant writing, corporate sponsorship, and how larger institutions operate.
    Career Goal: To make and support theater however best I can.

  • 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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Dani O'Callahan

    First Name: Dani
    Hometown: Marlton, NJ
    College Attended/Degree Earned: BA in Theater from Temple University, Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration from The University of Connecticut
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Tenacious, detail-oriented, passionate
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Assistant Stage Manager at Utah Festival Opera, Assistant Stage Manager at The Eagle Theatre, Artistic Intern at Arden Theatre Company, Production Intern at Barter Theatre
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I have admired MTC and its work for years and always knew I wanted to work here. This is one of the top administrative programs in the country so I figured it would be the perfect place to transition my career from production to administration. The people are passionate and value in my contribution to the company; they are invested in my success and I couldn’t ask for a better work environment.
    Career Goal: Development Director of a LORT theater

  • 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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Alan Mendez

    First Name: Alan
    Hometown: Allentown, PA
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Muhlenberg College, B.A. in Theatre, B.S. in Physics
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Organized, Creative, Dedicated
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Concessions Manager at Irish Repertory Theatre; Classroom Actor with Philadelphia Young Playwrights; Music Intern at the State Theatre Summer Acting Camp in Easton
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I wanted to engage in hands-on learning in a demanding and exciting work environment of professional theatre.
    Career Goal: Actor/Composer

  • FRIEDMAN THEATRE

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Tori Matos

    First Name: Tori
    Hometown: Queens, NY
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Currently attending NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Drama
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Friendly, detailed, and inquisitive
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Wardrobe intern at Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? As an actor, I wanted to be able to get an in-depth understanding of how a theatre operates on a daily basis and where my place is in the sometimes confusing order of things. You do eventually get a hang of it!
    Career Goal: Be a successful working artist.

  • LITERARY

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Sophia Itkin

    First Name: Sophia
    Hometown: New York City
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Sarah Lawrence College / BA in theatre, literature, and psychology
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Passionate, ambitious, and enthusiastic
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Atlantic Theater Company literary intern, and Multi-faceted theatre maker.
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I have always been an admirer of the work being produced by MTC, and felt as though it would be a great fit for the type of theatre I wish to be a part of creating.
    Career Goal: To be a part of the theatre community that helps to produce work that is important, impactful, diverse, and accessible to all audiences.

  • MARKETING

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Ross Yoder

    First Name: Ross
    Hometown: Hartford, CT
    College Attended/Degree Earned: BFA in Musical Theatre, The University of Michigan
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Creative, Organized, Ambitious
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Marketing Intern — Ars Nova; Musical Theatre Apprentice — Barrington Stage Company
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I applied for the opportunity to gain new experiences through working for a theatre company as well-respected as MTC, while learning from everyone who helps to maintain this organization’s exciting array of programming.
    Career Goal: To produce relevant, impactful, and (most importantly) accessible art, and bring it to communities outside of New York.

  • MARKETING ANALYTICS

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Rachel Dansky

    First Name: Rachel
    Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Georgetown University, BA in Business Administration
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Diligent, Passionate, Adaptable
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Branding Intern, Spectrum Reach – Marketing Coordinator, Georgetown Superfood A Cappella – Social Media Intern, Quarter for Your Crisis – Outreach Coordinator, Georgetown Best Buddies
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I admired how strongly MTC emphasized mentorship. I wanted to begin my career in arts administration learning from those who knew it best and were willing to share that expertise.
    Career Goal: I want to be able to use my marketing and business abilities to increase access to theatre all over the country.

  • PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

    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.

    CURRENT INTERN PROFILE

    Gabrielle Munoz

    First Name: Gabrielle
    Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL
    College Attended/Degree Earned: Illinois State University – BA, Theatre Studies with a concentration in Theater Management
    Three Words You Would Use to Describe Yourself as an Arts Administration Professional: Dedicated, Efficient, Adaptable
    Previous Internships and Work Experience: Production Management Intern at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Assistant Company Manager at Illinois Shakespeare Festival
    Why did you apply for this internship at MTC? I wanted to learn as much as I could and immerse myself in New York City theater upon starting my professional career.  I did a lot of looking and MTC was the perfect fit – it’s an incredibly well established theater with a strong mission dedicated to ideals I feel strongly about as well.
    Career Goal: The dream would be to work in production or stage management within a New York theater dedicated to creating art that makes people think critically about our times and the human condition.

  • 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.