intern

Dixon Place has internship positions available (Technical, Administrative, Artistic, Graphic Design, Marketing, PR, & Events Intern, Development) that provide hands-on experience working with staff members and artists in various environments.

The most important qualifications are a willingness to learn, great interpersonal skills, a somewhat flexible schedule, and the ability to make a commitment for at least 3 months. Technical theater experience is helpful, but we are able to train.

We have several sessions a year for interning: Winter (January-March), Spring (April-June), Summer (June-August), and Fall (September-December).

Our staff provides a friendly and communicative environment that is a good place to learn new skills, and then apply them to diverse situations. Our interns carry significant responsibility, and after training will represent Dixon Place while working.

See below for the list of our internship opportunities. To apply, please email a cover letter of interest and resume to contact@dixonplace.org, with the position & season of interest in the subject line. We’ll be in touch soon!

  • Technical

    Technical interns will work in all aspects of production:  from load-in, to running shows, and load-out. After training, interns will run shows independently:  operating state-of-the-art lighting and sound consoles. Interns will work directly with artists and the production staff, assisting in the technical needs of nightly performances. Hours vary from week to week, but are generally in the afternoons and evenings, totaling approximately 40 hours a week. Responsibilities include working directly with the Technical Director, communicating with artists to understand their technical needs, and running lighting, sound and video for nightly performances. Entertainment Technology experience is suggested, but not required. $100 / week stipend.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to contact@dixonplace.org with “Technical Internship  (season of interest)” in the subject line.

  • Administrative

    Responsibilities include general office management, database maintenance, archiving, communicating with artists and venues, assisting with press, programs, marketing, submission review and distribution of promotional materials. Position also interacts with artists and the public regularly. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm, totaling 40 hours a week. Knowledge of MS Word, MS Outlook and internet navigating required. Strong written and verbal skills a must. We are looking for self-starters. Students interested in pursuing a career in the non-profits sector-this is the place for you! This is a terrific opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes on a daily basis in a unique off-off Broadway theater. $100 / week stipend.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to contact@dixonplace.org, with “Administrative Internship (season of interest)” in the subject line.

  • Artistic

    Working with the Director of Programming, the artistic intern assists in reviewing submissions, corresponding with artists and venues and various creative tasks. Artistic interns also have the opportunity to work with commissioned artists, assisting them in the rehearsal process and production. The schedule is variable, split between day and evening hours, averaging 10-20 hours a week. There is no stipend for this internship. To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to  contact@dixonplace.org   with “Artistic Internship (season of interest)” in the subject line.

  • Graphic Design

    Working with Dixon Place staff and artists, the graphic design intern will have a highly flexible schedule, and may be able to work offsite at least 50% of the time. The graphic design intern will work with DP staff in
    consultations with artists, updating elements within current design templates, and creating new designs. 10-20 hours a week. There is no stipend for this internship.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to contact@dixonplace.org, with “Design Internship (season of interest)” in the subject line.

  • Marketing, PR, & Events Intern

    Get actively involved in working with our artists, our shows, and the entire theater on all levels of promotion, publicity, and events. A creative mind is needed to brainstorm on ideas and pitching stories to the press to create a buzz with the audience as well as creating and managing events for fundraising and publicity. You’ll be in charge of updating and organizing our various press and marketing lists and will be pro-active in contacting various groups in inviting them to our theater. Work directly with marketing director in developing press campaigns and in staying in touch with various online communities (Facebook, blogging, etc.). You’ll also manage events in our brand new bar and will help develop events and ideas to attract business. You’ll manage the distribution of our brochures and flyers and will responsible for for recruiting and managing our volunteers. This is an extremely valuable position that will teach you skills that you can take to many other future positions. Please send resume and cover letter. Minimum of 4 month commitment – 2 or 3 days a week. Stipend TBA.

    You should know basic Photoshop, Excel, Office, and other administrative programs. Additional knowledge of web design, Constant Contact/email newsletters, Filemaker also required. Event creation and management are extremely important.

    To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to contact@dixonplace.org with “Marketing, PR & Events Intern (season of interest)” in the subject line.

  • Development

    Works closely with Executive Director and Development Director on preparation of grant proposals and fundraising initiatives.The schedule is flexible depending on availability and fundraising timelines. Learn firsthand fundraising for not-for profit arts sector. Stipend available according to hours applied.

    To apply, email a resume and cover letter indicating dates and hours of availability to  contact@dixonplace.org with “Development Internship (season of interest)” in the subject line.