Spring 2019 Internships

Academic Credits

Yes

Wage

Monthly Unlimited MetroCard

Hours per week

20 hours/week

Published

10/30/2018

Application Deadline

11/16/2018

Start Date

01/07/2019

End Date

06/28/2019

Address

321 W. 44th Street
Suite 802
New York
NY
10036
United States

Description

Summary:

The Play Company is accepting applications for its Internship Program in the areas of producing, marketing, artistic, and literary. Our internship program is an excellent opportunity for emerging arts professionals to gain practical, hands-on experience in a professional Theatre setting. Through close mentoring with our staff, interns will collaborate on a diverse array of projects, and our goal is to provide interns with the tools & resources to grow into competitive professionals in the field.


We are currently seeking interns in the following areas for Spring 2019:

 

Producing:

This arts management internship focuses on developing skills in the production and general management of producing. This intern will learn valuable skills involved in producing a full scale production including contracts management, researching and securing production materials, union relations, accounting practices and being the primary liaison between artistic, technical, and administrative teams of the production. This intern will also learn skills involved with managing a small Off Broadway company.


Responsibilities include:

·     Assist on producing logistics of our upcoming production of Recent Alien Abductions by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

·     Collect and process all artistic and crew paperwork on productions including contracts, time sheets, deal memos, tax forms, and other required materials.

·     Act as the company liaison during rehearsals.

·     Research and secure production materials as needed by the producing, production, or artistic staff.

·     Generate and submit all reports, payments, dues, and contracts due to the artist unions in a timely fashion.

·     Maintain and organize expenses and receipts of the Director of Producing & Artistic Research.

·     Collect reconciled monthly credit card statements and receipts from each department and enter into Quickbooks.

·     General office management under the direction of the Managing Director, including maintaining office calendar, supplies, and equipment in the office.

·     Assist in processing office accounts payable and accounts receivable.

·     General administrative & office duties.

·     Assist staff as needed.


 

Marketing:


The Play Company Marketing Department develops and executes marketing campaigns for our 2 seasonal productions, maintains the website, manages PlayCo’s social media channels and actively participates in other benefits, workshops, and events throughout the season. The Marketing Intern reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Outreach and plays a pivotal role in the growth of PlayCo’s brand and season success. The Marketing department works in tandem with our Development & Communications Department to grow audiences, awareness, and support of the organization.


Interns will get hands-on experience with all aspects of the Marketing department that will include:


·     Assist the Director of Marketing on all seasonal and production campaigns

·     Research and development of Marketing collateral for the upcoming production cycles.

·     Assist in the management of social media and collateral to ensure the PlayCo brand has a strong presence and accurate representation.

·     Assist in grass roots efforts of production/event marketing.

·     Manage the content of social media platforms under the guidance of the Director of Marketing.

·     Assist the Director of Marketing in devising ticketing strategies.

·     Coordinate website updates.

·     General administrative & office duties.


Artistic:


The Artistic Internship is ideal for students or recent graduates interested in learning about seasonal artistic planning, script analysis, dramaturgy and artistic producing. The Artistic Intern will provide general administrative support to the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning, and the Founding Producer, attend weekly programming and reader meetings, assist with production dramaturgy projects, and collaborate with other PlayCo interns on special events such as our annual gala in the Spring.


Responsibilities include:

·     Assist the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning and Founding Producer on daily administrative and producing tasks. 

·     Schedule and write dramaturgical articles for the website Hub page.

·     Read and evaluate scripts submitted to PlayCo

·     Assist in planning and producing PlayCo's Idea Lab events.

·     Assist PlayCo staff and production staff as needed.



Literary:


The Literary Internship is ideal for students or recent graduates interested in learning about literary management, script analysis, seasonal artistic planning and dramaturgy. The Literary Intern will coordinate and attend weekly programming and reader meetings, assist with production dramaturgy projects, and collaborate with other PlayCo interns on special events such as our annual gala in the Spring.


Responsibilities include:


·     Assist the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning, Founding Producer and Literary Consultant on researching, soliciting and evaluating plays.

·     Maintain the script database.

·     Correspondence with playwrights and agents.

·     Schedule and write dramaturgical articles for the website Hub page.

·     Assist PlayCo staff and production staff as needed.


 

Qualifications for ideal Internship applicants:

·     Knowledge of the performing arts industry.

·     Reliable and detail-oriented.

·     Superior time-management and organizational skills.

·     Excellent writing & communication skills.

·     Ability to think strategically.

·     Ability to both autonomously and as a team player required.

·     Both graduate & undergraduate students encouraged to apply.


About The Play Company:

The Play Company, PlayCo, is an OBIE Award-winning Off Broadway theatre production company. Now in its eighteenth season, PlayCo develops and produces adventurous new plays from the U.S. and around the world, advancing a dynamic global view of contemporary theatre and expanding the American theatre repertoire.


As the only New York theatre regularly producing outstanding contemporary plays from abroad alongside new American work, PlayCo’s distinctive international programming links American theatre with world theatre, American artists with the global creative community, and American audiences with a whole world of plays.




Benefits

Internship Learning Opportunities


PlayCo fosters a positive learning environment for its interns and invests in systems to ensure your experience will garner invaluable experience and skills across all disciplines. We afford interns the following opportunities.

·     Dedicated monthly check ins with your dedicated supervisor to create and assess learning goals, work plans, challenges, successes, and discuss any other aspects of your internship.

·     Dedicated time with all staff members outside your discipline (i.e. marketing intern will sit down with the Director of Producing) to discuss the other disciplines of theatre to create a holistic perspective on creating professional theatre.

·     Most internships will offer training in systems crucial to your discipline. (i.e. the producing internship will learn or bolster their existing skills in Quickbooks).

·     Monthly check ins with the full intern cohort and an intern coordinator to share experiences, troubleshoot challenges, and foster new professional relationships with your peers.

·     Dedicated projects in their discipline to provide a meaningful experience that will bolster their resume for future opportunities.



Time Requirements & Stipend:

The Internship Program will begin at the start of each school semester, including summer. Start and end dates are flexible, and we ask a minimum commitment of 20 hours/week for all internships. Weekly schedules are flexible and able to navigate class schedules and other employment.


PlayCo offers a monthly travel stipend by pre-purchasing an unlimited monthly MetroCard to all interns who commit to a minimum of 20 hours/week. Academic credit is also available for applicable students.


Start and end dates are flexible

How To Apply

rbradshaw@playco.org

To Apply:

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Robert Bradshaw, Managing Director at rbradshaw@playco.org. Please Note: These are four separate internships. Please indicate your preference in your cover letter. Internships will remain available until filled, however applications received by November 7, 2018 will receive priority consideration. No calls please.


The Play Company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. We strongly encourage candidates of color and from under-represented communities to apply.


We are also accepting applications for future semesters for applicants pursuing internships in advance.


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