THE NEW GROUP

New Group Next Internships

The New Group, one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theaters, is proud to offer a rigorous and competitive internship program in order to develop and empower the next wave of exceptional theater professionals. The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. In addition to producing four productions in our 2019/20 season, the organization’s New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors. The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs that provide opportunities for artistically inclined high school, college and adult students.

 

Benefits
  • Unique cross-departmental exposure in our collaborative office setting

  • Professional development opportunities through roundtable discussions with theatre/entertainment professionals

  • Comp tickets to all New Group shows

  • Access to the creative process of New Group productions

To apply

Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and early career professionals and part-time internships require a commitment of 20 hours per week.

Internships are offered in three cycles: Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring. If candidates are interested in multiple internships, they may apply for more than one opportunity and should indicate on their cover letter which internships they are interested in and their order of preference.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Spring – October 18
Summer – March 1
Fall 2019 – June 1

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in interning with The New Group, a current resume and the contact information of two references all in one PDF with your name as the file name to Internships@TheNewGroup.org. In the subject line of the e-mail, please write the internship for which you are applying. E.O.E. No phone calls, please.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, veterans, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

Internship Descriptions

Development

The Development department provides essential funding for our stage productions, education initiatives and support for artists through gifts made by individuals, and grants made by government agencies, corporations and foundations. The intern will support the Development team by processing and tracking gifts, researching new funding sources, working on the planning and execution of events and providing assistance on grant proposals. The intern will walk away with an understanding of fundraising, event planning and Spektrix (a ticketing and donation database software).

EDUCATION

The New Group’s education programs connect with learners of all ages through opportunities such as: Scene 1, playwriting classes, student matinees and the newly formed partnership with LIU Brooklyn’s BFA in Acting. The intern will assist teaching artists during classes, prepare and collect lesson materials and track the reach and results of programs through student surveys. The intern will learn classroom management, theater instruction techniques, program administration and building relationships with teachers and students. This position is ideal for someone who is self-motivated, has great organizational skills and, most importantly, has an interest in education and working with students.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

The General Management team works closely with all other departments to ensure the administrative oversight and financial health of the organization. They are responsible for negotiating artist contracts, budgeting and tracking all institutional and production-related expenses, and facilitating the production process of four mainstage productions. The General Management intern will be responsible for supporting stage managers throughout rehearsals and performances, drafting and administering union and non-union contracts, and assisting with daily administrative and finance-related tasks. This internship will offer the opportunity to observe the budgeting and producing process from both the broad and detailed perspectives. The intern will gain experience in union contracts, production budgets, Spektrix (a ticketing and donation database software) and Quickbooks (accounting software).

LITERARY

The Literary Intern works with the Associate Artistic Director to support the New Group/New Works play and musical development program, helping to find and recommend plays for development, and to organize and execute readings of new plays and musicals, including in-house readings, Reading Festivals, musical workshops, and the New Group/No Limits readings series.  They will gain experience in evaluating scripts, corresponding with and giving feedback to playwrights and agents, and producing all the activities of the Literary Department. This position also supports and interacts with all the activities of the Artistic team, including mainstage productions.

MARKETING

The Marketing department is responsible for a vast range of communications, all with the goal of connecting The New Group’s work with audiences. The marketing intern will have a hand in working on: printed materials, press, website design, social media content and sales reporting. The intern also helps the team execute marketing plans and assists with ticket sales. The intern will learn to use Spektrix (a ticketing and donation database software), DotDigital (email marketing platform) and Adobe Design Suite (InDesign and Photoshop).