Intern with Us

 
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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is a multi-award winning organization, dedicated to producing new, ambitious plays that provoke conversations in response to the complexities of our culture. Rattlestick is run by a small, dedicated staff of four, and supports over one hundred artists each year. Rattlestick interns will get hands-on experience in their chosen department, and will work directly with one or more supervisors.

Read below for dates, deadlines, and descriptions of the internships Rattlestick has to offer:

ARTISTIC INTERN: (not accepting applications at this time)

The Artistic Intern will work directly with Daniella Topol, and Directing Fellow, Shadi Ghaheri, to support Rattlestick’s Artistic Department. Responsibilities include: supporting Rattlestick’s production work including rehearsals and tech, attending and supporting Rattlestick’s workshops and readings, evaluating script submissions, scouting shows in New York, and building and maintaining Rattlestick’s artistic archive.

All candidates must be well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, creative, possess strong communication skills and be able to multi-task. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.  

DEVELOPMENT INTERN:

The Development Intern will work directly with the Core Team member in charge of development to gain hands-on experience in fundraising for arts non-profits. The Development Intern will assist in grant writing and research, brand maintenance, database management, financial planning and other administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to attend Rattlestick productions and events to better understand and articulate the unique qualities of Rattlestick's work.

All candidates must be well-organized, self-starters who are detail-oriented and possess strong communication skills and ability to multi-task. Proficiency in MS Office a plus. Strong writing and research skills encouraged. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 18 per week. Degree credit may be arranged. 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT INTERN:

The General Management Intern will work closely with Managing Director on financial management, day-to-day operations, and all general management tasks that go along with producing our mainstage and apprentice productions. The GM Intern will be encouraged to develop and contribute strategies and systems for general management within the company and non-profit industry at large. The GM Intern will be encouraged to collaborate with other Rattlestick staff members on fundraising and marketing tasks as well. This internship is an opportunity for aspiring arts management professionals to gain experience in a fast-paced, hands-on organization, focused on producing and general management.

All candidates must be well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills and be able to multi-task. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, & Outlook) is important. Must have a strong interest in theater. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Degree credit may be arranged. 

LITERARY INTERN: (not accepting applications at this time)

The Literary Intern will work directly with the Lit Team to read and evaluate scripts, take notes during Lit Team meetings, and establish systems to keep Rattlestick’s script archive organized and useful to the Lit Team.

All candidates must be well-organized, proactive, detail oriented, and possess the ability to multi-task. Proficiency in MS Office and MailMerge highly encouraged. Must be able to read a minimum of two plays per week. A passion for reading, talking about and writing about plays is crucial. Strong writing skills encouraged. Flexible schedule to be determined by Intern and Supervisor.

MARKETING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN:

The Marketing & Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Director of Community Engagement on community outreach, day-to-day operations, and all marketing plan management tasks (especially social media outreach) that go along with keeping our theatre community engaged throughout the year. The Marketing & Community Engagement Intern will be encouraged to develop and contribute strategies and systems for community outreach within the company and non-profit industry at large. The Marketing & Community Engagement Intern will be encouraged to collaborate with other Rattlestick staff members of fundraising and general management tasks as well. This internship is an opportunity for aspiring arts management professionals and/or arts-based community organizers to gain experience in a fast-paced, hands-on organization, focused on building and maintaining community relationships.

All candidates must be well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills and be able to multi-task. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, & Outlook, in addition to the suite of Google Applications) is important. Knowledge of all social media platforms (particularly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) is required. Must have a strong interest in theater. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Degree credit may be arranged. 
 

Rattlestick accepts interns for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. We accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Fall: Sept. 4th - Dec. 14th

        We will begin reviewing applications July 5th

Spring: January 7th - May 24th

       We will begin reviewing applications November 20th

Summer: June 3rd - August 30th

      We will begin reviewing applications March 1st


If you are interested in applying for an internship, please email a cover letter and resume to interns@rattlestick.org. Please include the term and title of the internship for which you are applying in the subject line of your email (ie. Fall Artistic Intern Application). You may apply for more than one internship position.