Purpose of Internship: To provide the opportunity to be exposed to the overall artistic and programming activities of a non-profit performing arts department, focusing on dramaturgy. Main activities will include tasks related to season programming, researching new plays and projects for potential programming, day-of event support for resident artists, and coordination of post-performance dialogues for resident artists.
- Gain experience evaluating scripts and live performance.
- Learn about programming live performance.
- Learn event production skills, post-performance dialogue coordination, and program coordination.
- Learn how to manage the administrative process surrounding successful programming and event production.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist Associate Producer with the research and organization of prospective projects for upcoming seasons.
- Assist Associate Producer and Artist Services Coordinator with coordinating show coverage calendars and corresponding with artists.
- Assist with the planning and implementation of post-performance artist/audience dialogs for resident artists.
- Work with BRIC staff to oversee day-of event coordination.
- Attend play readings and workshop productions of new work and help Associate Producer with documentation of department activities.
- Strong general knowledge of performing arts landscape of New York City and Brooklyn in particular.
- Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to problem solve and use good judgment during events.
- Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on artists, performances, and progress on various projects.
- Knowledge of PC computers, Google Docs, and Office.
- Background in theater, dance, performance art, dramaturgy, or dramatic criticism, and a desire to work with unconventional, multi-disciplinary performance material.
20 hours per week; availability to cover life performance events which are primarily evenings and weekends is essential. Some office hours will be required and can be based on applicant schedules. College credit may be arranged.
How to Apply
Email email@example.com with subject line: Artistic/Literary Intern. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.
BRIC’s performing arts programs present emerging and established artists in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance to broad audiences from Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and support the development of new work. Signature programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which presents more than 25 free performances each summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell, and our multi-genre commissioning and residency programs.