Applications for Winter/Spring 2020 Are Now Closed
Those who are passionate about theatre and coming from communities that have been historically underrepresented in mainstream American theatre are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation.
Alongside the Literary and Artistic departments, the Artistic/Literary Intern will learn about season planning, production dramaturgy, development readings/workshops, supplemental programming, and the production of Signature’s publications and lobby displays. Interns will gain exposure to play and production coverage, the playwright selection process, Signature’s touchscreens, dramaturgical research, talkbacks, panel discussions, Signature Book Club, and more. The intern will also interact directly with Signature playwrights and artists.
The Artistic Programs Intern will support the Director of Artistic Programs in building and implementing exciting new programs for Signature that create opportunities for Signature artists, new artists, and new communities. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented and reliable in completing tasks; as well as enthusiastic, creative and pro-active. Strong reading and writing skills, plus a passion for new plays/musicals, are required. Day-to-day tasks include researching and organizing the details of projects/artists/ideas, participating in brainstorming sessions, working collaboratively with other Signature departments, assisting in planning and implementing the programs, tracking productions/readings in and around NYC, and regular meetings with the Director of Artistic Programs. If interested, there are also opportunities to read new scripts, develop script coverage skills, attend productions/readings, sit in on artist meetings, and network with others at Signature and elsewhere in the theatre community. This is a great opportunity to learn about and get experience in the building of new artistic programs within an Off-Broadway theatre.
The Business Management intern will learn alongside the Finance department which oversees Signature’s entity-wide financial and human resource operations. Major responsibilities of the Finance Department include managing and analyzing short-term and long-term organizational budgets, performing daily financial and office operations, drafting and implementing organization-wide policies and procedures, including all employment policies, and managing the human resource function for the organization. The Business Management intern will have opportunities to learn about these areas and interact regularly with internal and external resources, including other departments and vendors. A background in finance is preferred but not required, as the intern will be trained on our accounting software and daily business practices.
The General Management/Company Management Intern will learn alongside the General Management Department as they draft contracts, generate union reports, take care of the show companies, facilitate staff and company ticketing, plan events, coordinate company housing and travel needs, and track weekly ticket sales.
The Costume Intern will learn alongside the Costume Shop as they work to build and acquire costumes for two productions each cycle. The intern will have an opportunity to be under the guidance of the Costume Shop Manager and in association with professional costume designers, drapers and stitchers. There will also be opportunities to interact with and learn from directors, designers and stage managers as well as seeing many aspects of the costume and wardrobe departments. The ideal applicant should possess a strong desire to pursue a career in theatre and Costuming.
The Development/Special Events Intern will learn alongside the Development Department as they work to fundraise for current and upcoming seasons and the Signature Ticket Initiative. This internship is very involved in the Spring Gala and Opening Night events for all of Signature’s productions. Interns will primarily focus on individual giving/donor relations but will also be exposed to all the areas of fundraising including institutional giving and capital support and board relations.
The Facilities Intern will learn alongside the Facilities Department which manages the strategic and tactical building operations and building infrastructure maintenance. The Facilities Department also supports the production and events management teams by ensuring any facilities functions are coordinated effectively into the performance and events schedule. The Facilities Intern will have opportunities to learn about major facility systems and their maintenance, coordination and scheduling of a multi-venue facility, and vendor analysis and selection.
The Marketing Intern will work alongside all team members of the Marketing Department, which directs the advertising efforts of Signature Theatre through both printed and digital mediums. This content includes video trailers, marketing e-blasts, website content, printed ads, video interviews, and other collateral. The Marketing Department also coordinates Signature’s social media presence, press relations, the Signature Bookstore, and the Signature Café + Bar. The Marketing Department works alongside Audience Services and Ticket Services in supporting sales efforts and developing the audience experience. The Marketing intern will have visibility to all marketing operations, and will interact regularly with internal and external resources to learn about Signature’s marketing, ticketing, and audience services efforts.
The Production Management intern will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced theatre professionals in production management, technical direction, lighting, costumes, and sound and video. The intern will learn about creating and maintaining production schedules and budgets and have the opportunity to see a production from the design inception through to the realization of the production on stage. There will also be opportunities to interact with and learn from directors, designers and stage managers. The ideal applicant should possess a strong desire to pursue a career in theatre and production management.