Premiere Stages at Kean University (www.premierestagesatkean.com) is currently seeking a Literary Associate to help administer the submission process for the annual Premiere Play Festival from September 2019 through March 2020.
Specific duties include:
Track submissions and correspondence.
Read submissions (synopses and full scripts) and provide script coverage.
Send scripts to readers and panelists.
Correspond with agents, playwrights, graduate programs, and other theatrical organizations about Play Festival submissions and opportunities.
Assist with rejection letters (Premiere Stages is committed to providing feedback to those who request it) and semi-finalist and finalist notifications.
Help organize and support the Spring Reading Series in March, featuring four professional readings of four finalists selected from a pool of hundreds of submissions (659 in 2019).
The Literary Associate will be supported by a paid Literary Assistant for the project.
The Literary Associate will also be considered for additional projects throughout the year, including serving as a dramaturg on Premiere’s Equity productions and/or assisting with the coordination and submission processes for Premiere’s Liberty Live commissioning project and the Bauer Boucher Awards.
Experience working for a professional theatre in a literary office is required.
The fee for the project is negotiable and will be determined based on the experience of the selected candidate. Estimated start date: July 1, 2019.
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
Open until filled
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Literary Associate.