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INTERNSHIPS

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2022

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 1ST

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIPS

National Queer Theater is an innovative theater collective dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving our elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes. Our robust queer programming demands a creative and self driven Intern to support our annual mainstage productions, free education programs, and new play development.

 

The Artistic Engagement Intern will assist the Artistic Director and Business Manager with the daily tasks of running the theater, including public programming and community initiatives.

The Education Intern will assist the Artistic Director and Business Manager to support National Queer Theater's various education programs including Write It Out! and Staging Pride.

Both Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work.

DUTIES INCLUDE
  • Support overall marketing strategy by implementing marketing activities such as e-newsletters and social media.

  • Assist in the production of both in-person and online staged readings and productions, including casting, producing, and evaluation of programs.

  • Attend NQT events, fundraisers, meetings, and performances.

  • Assist in organizing activities and community engagement with the Theater’s partners and audiences, and work closely with our body of volunteers.

  • Assist Business Manager implementing fundraising strategy to meet annual goals.

  • Support the Artistic Collective in the selection of plays for the annual theater season.

  • Support marketing and fundraising activities for productions and programs.

  • Coordinate free education and community initiatives with the Artistic Director and Business Manager.

WHY APPLY?
  • Interns will gain skills and mentorship in artistic theater production, literary management, non-profit organizational management, fundraising experience, events management, theater education and applied theater and marketing.

  • Excellent theater industry networking opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. 

  • Interns can obtain school credit for completing this internship.

SKILLS REQUIRED
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  • Google G Suite (docs, drive, gmail), strong writing, communication, and organizational skills, creative acumen, and the ability to work well independently and collaborate with others.

AN IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS...

Artistic Engagement Intern

  • Experience and passion for LGBTQ issues, community organizing, and the performing arts are strongly preferred.

  • Experience with theater production and/or an affinity for theater education and theater-making.

  • Experience utilizing major social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).

Education Intern​

  • Experience and passion for LGBTQ issues, community organizing, and the performing arts are strongly preferred.

  • Experience utilizing major social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).

  • Experience in arts education, and a familiarity with NYC public schools, working with people living with HIV, or direct classroom experience.

Apply for the Fall Semester Internships by submitting a resume and cover letter to info@nationalqueertheater.org. Please specify which internship you are applying for along with your name in the subject line.

Applicants from underrepresented communities, women, and people of the Global Majority are especially encouraged to apply.