Programming & Communications Intern - New Jersey Theatre Alliance
At New Jersey Theatre Alliance, diversity and inclusion are core values. We continue to build a more inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our staff and membership. Diversity of experience fuels our creativity and connects us closer to our members and the audiences we serve. The Alliance supports equal employment opportunity in hiring, development, and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other status protected by law.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance is looking for a part-time intern for the Fall 2019, and/or Spring 2020 semesters. The Alliance is a nonprofit arts service organization, assisting the state’s professional theatres through a variety of programs and services. We will work with motivated individuals on specifics of the role so that the internship closely relates to his/her academic and professional interests.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain real-life experience in developing arts-related programming, learning the operations of a nonprofit organization, and strategic planning. This position is ideal for anyone interested in a career in program management, event management, community engagement, communications strategy, arts administration, or nonprofit administration.
Candidates are encouraged to look at our programs and consider how they can contribute:
- Stages Festival
- Stage Exchange
- Cultural Access Network
- Combined Auditions
This is not an opportunity to work in or directly for the theatres themselves. We will work sponsoring colleges or universities to meet the criteria for academic credit. The Alliance offers a $100/week travel stipend to support the commute to our office in Morristown. Travel may be required to various theatre venues throughout the state as part of the internship responsibilities. Travel expenses outside your ordinary commute will be compensated at 50 cents per mile or full reimbursement for public transportation. Flexible scheduling up to 20 hours a week is negotiable.
A NJTA intern's duties involve a wide variety of tasks and require an enthusiasm to work and to learn. Our interns leave with a clear understanding of how an arts service organization operates, from real-world experience in a number of capacities using a wide range of skills.
Interns may assist with the following:
- The promotion of our programs and services to member theatres and constituents
- Scheduling and attending meetings with leadership of member theatres
- Website content development
- The planning and promotion of our theatre festival in March 2020, and our CulturalAccess Network Project Awards in June 2020
- Support for Alliance events produced in partnership with member theatres such as Healing Voices: Caregivers Stories and NJ Stage Exchange Readings
- Assisting with program assessment and participant surveys, including data input
- Administrative tasks such as needed.
- Motivation to work in a professional environment, and proactively contribute to the team.
- Preferred: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student or is a recent graduate.
- Experience with Social Media (especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Survey Monkey is helpful, a desire and willingness to learn new software is necessary;
- Interest in events management, theatre arts, or arts administration.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Ability to travel to and from our office, and willingness to travel occasionally to events in Northern and Central NJ.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to Deonté Griffin-Quick, Manager of Programs and Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls.