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Interns at HERE are at the center of the very busy operation of running a non-profit theatre organization and all producing activities. Although interns must specify an area of interest, they are asked to assist in other areas throughout the internship. Interns are often given the opportunity to work with HERE’s resident artists on their productions. They are also able see any HERE productions free of charge and have access to other perks that are made available to the HERE staff. They are paid $15 an hour.
To apply for internships:
Please send a résumé and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the attention of the Intern Coordinator, HERE 145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10013. You must specify an area of interest.
HERE interns must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week. Internship application deadlines are rolling: Please apply 3 months–6 weeks prior to your desired start date.
Programming Assistant works closely with the Artistic Directors. An ideal candidate is an emerging director interested in becoming an Artistic Director in the future. The assistant is involved in all aspects of the Artistic Director’s working process:
• initial review of artist applications for our HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), HEREArt exhibitions, and Sublet Series
• review and writing up analysis of work samples – video, scripts, live performances
• participate in the panel process for both HARP and HEREart
• assist with programming calendar, scheduling weekly appointments and performances
• communication and coordination with our resident artists
Marketing Assistants are fully integrated into the marketing department, and the promotion of the artists and productions at HERE. They will work primarily with the Marketing Manager and the Marketing Associate. They participate in the conception and launch of all marketing strategies including creating print and web advertisements, social media contests, offers and content development, maintaining the website, distributing postcards, organizing mailing list exchanges, and helping to designing program and lobby displays. They must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and preferably possess some experience with either graphic design software or basic HTML.
General Management/Administration Assistants will assist the General Manager and Assistant General Manager in finance and budget management, box office settlements and reconciliations, drafting contracts for artists and productions, company management duties including hospitality arrangements and comp/house seat coordination, general operations, and other administrative tasks as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to learn how to produce a show from the ground up, including learning about early stage fundraising, development, budgeting and contracting for productions.
Video Production Assistants will assist the marketing department in producing video content for HERE. Interns will help shoot interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and special events, and will also edit the footage for distribution as short online videos. They must have strong Final Cut Pro skills, experience shooting digital video, and a sample of prior editing work in a documentary format (can be short/web-based). 20 hours/week; interns may work 10 hrs/wk from home if they have their own computer and editing software.
Development Assistants. HERE is looking for someone to assist the busy day-to-day operations of a three-member Development Department. Responsibilities will include donor data management and relations, generating donation receipts and funder communications, assisting with individual donor campaigns and special events, and, for the right candidate, grant writing and reporting. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, be detail oriented, be capable of staying focused in a busy environment, and thrive at working independently. This is a great opportunity for those looking to garner experience with non-profit arts fundraising, and to understand the relationship between financial development and season programming. Although the Development Assistant will concentrate on the daily operations of the development department, they may be asked to assist in other areas of HERE’s operations throughout the internship. For this position, you must be available to work 20 hours per week, at least through the end of the year but preferably into early January. School credits are available. To apply , please email email@example.com.
Production Assistants will receive hands-on training in all areas of technical theatre (sound, lighting, carpentry, video, and costumes), in the form of load-ins, strikes, and providing assistance to the shows running in our two theatres. They work primarily with the Production Manager and Technical Director. They also assist with basic office duties, such as running errands, organization and cleaning of office spaces, creating documents, etc. We also accept interns to work solely on a specific production, acting as an assistant to a member of the production staff. Duties for this include being in rehearsals and working backstage for tech and performances. Experience in technical theatre is a plus, but is not necessary. Hours vary .
Performance Technical Assistants will be assigned to a specific show coming into our theatres and work with them from load-in to strike. The HERE production staff will teach them how to work all of the equipment in the theatre, and then they will serve as a board operator for that show. This is a great way to learn the inner workings of a show and allow you to feel more involved with a performance. It also allows the technical assistant to increase their résumé. Hours vary , depending on the tech and performance schedule of each show. Some technical theatre experience required.
HERE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work.
HERE strives to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive home in which all people have fair access to the resources they need to realize their visions. We acknowledge structural inequities that exclude individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and seek to counter those inequities in our work. Through mindful actions on sustainability and regenerative practices, we work toward climate justice, and a safe, livable planet for present and future artmakers and audiences.
BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and differently-abled individuals are strongly urged to apply. We also encourage applications from those who may not have conventional resumes.