Purpose of Internship: The purpose of the Artistic/Literary Internship is to provide an opportunity to be exposed to the overall artistic and programming activities of a non-profit performing arts department. Main activities will include tasks related to season programming, show coverage, supporting the open call process, 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 Senior Producer with the research and organization of prospective projects for upcoming seasons.
- Assist Senior 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 Senior 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 live performance events on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of color and others who are under-represented in the cultural sector. Our application period is open until we have a diverse and qualified pool of candidates.