Second Stage Theater is seeking energetic, dedicated individuals for part-time work in telesales and telefundraising. This is a perfect position for artists looking to supplement their income, students, and anyone interested in earning a bit extra doing something meaningful and worthwhile. If this sounds like you, call (212) 787-8302 Ext. 205 and leave a BRIEF message with your name, number, and a concise description of your qualifications for the job.
Second Stage Theater seeks an Associate Production Manager to join the company during an exciting time of growth. The Associate Production Manager will assist the Production Manager with all elements of production over the theater's three spaces.
Second Stage Theater produces an adventurous range of premieres, musicals, bold new interpretations of contemporary plays, and unique theatrical experiences from America's most dynamic writers of the 21st century. Through the discovery of emerging talent, the commissioning of new work, and the creation of a training base for directors, Second Stage reflects the diverse city and the world we live in today and reaches an ever‐growing audience through its Broadway runs, national tours and regional productions. Second Stage is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and strongly encourages all interested parties to apply.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Attend all production meetings during pre‐production, rehearsals, tech, and preview performances as determined by the Production Manager.
• Work with and set expectations for Designers and Director to achieve the artistic goals of productions while maintaining the budget set by the Production Manager.
• Create technical specifications from design drawings and bid out scenery build packages to shops.
• Bid out lighting and sound rental packages for Broadway and Off‐Broadway packages to shops.
• Review and approve all working drawings and equipment lists submitted by shops and Designers.
• Supervise work calls and attend Technical rehearsals as needed. Schedule to be determined by Production Manager.
• Purchase materials for load in, tech, and run of show needs.
• Assist the Production Manager in creating detailed production calendars.
• Assist with hiring of all production crew for load in, strike, and run of show.
• Maintain a safe working environment in the theaters.
• Supervise production needs for all rentals, readings and other events taking place at the theaters.
• Assist with the development and maintenance of a current and accurate equipment inventory.
• Assist Production Manager with tracking capital needs and improvements for production areas.
• Represent the Production Manager during any absence including being first on‐call for emergencies.
• Attend all staff meetings and report on production department activity.
• Other duties as assigned by Production Manager or General Manager.
• Interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Creative and Technical problem‐solving
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to set and meet deadlines
• General computer skills with a solid understanding of MS Excel and CAD drawing. MS Access/Filemaker experience a plus.
• BA/BFA in Theater
• Minimum 4 years experience in Production Management
• Experience with LORT theater and/or Collected Bargaining Agreements
• AutoCAD or VectorWorks knowledge
• Background in multiple areas of technical theater
• Ability to lift 30 lbs
This is a full‐time, salaried position. Generous benefit package including health/dental insurance, paid time off, Summer Fridays, and 401(k) included. For more information on Second Stage, visit www.2st.com.
Second Stage Theater offers internships in both production and administration. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff to receive practical training in administrative management or technical theater. Interns are selected by application and interview. We expect a willingness to work hard and high standards of performance. In return, interns are treated as members of our professional staff and receive intensive hands-on experience. We ask that all interns be reliable, conscientious and energetic.
ACADEMIC CREDIT Second Stage will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of individual schools but all arrangements for credit must be made by the intern.
EVALUATION Interns are evaluated in meetings with their supervisors before leaving Second Stage. These meetings provide a forum for discussion of the intern's progress, future expectations, projects, and goals.
APPLICATIONS: To apply for an internship at Second Stage, please click here and follow the online application instructions. Your application must include an electronic submission of a resume, two letters of recommendation (professional or academic), and a brief personal statement (i.e., what you expect to gain from an internship). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Due to the high volume of applications, applicants will only be contacted if they have been selected to interview.
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTIONS:
General Management: Primarily serves as company management/concierge support for our 2ST uptown series. Intern will also assist with processing artists' contracts, maintaining management files, general ledger maintenance, and financial projects. Candidates should have a warm personality, good communication skills, excellent organizational and time-management skills, discretion, a great sense of humor, and the ability to roll with the punches. This role will focus less on long term projects and more on the day-to-day “fires” of theater production (artist relationship building, ticket requests, contracting).
Development: The Development intern will maintain donor database and files; follow-up on donor benefits; research funding sources; assist with mailings and special events. Intern actively participates in all fundraising activities, including the annual direct mail and telefunding campaigns, special events, funding research, special projects, and day-to-day booking and acknowledgement of gifts. Intern should be detail-oriented and self-motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills; basic familiarity with computers; the ability to work cooperatively; the ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
Marketing: Intern assists in market research, subscription and single ticket promotions; distributes marketing materials; assists in writing copy for newsletters and other promotional materials; assists coordinating receptions and openings, single ticket and subscription audience development through direct mail, print, and telemarketing; promotion through special events and outreach efforts. Candidates should have strong writing, verbal, and computer skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines.
Literary Management: Intern works with the Associate Artistic Director on the reading and evaluation of new scripts; dramaturgical research; assisting with directing fellowships; attending rehearsals; and providing administrative support for various literary projects. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a strong background in dramatic literature and practical theater.
Production: Interns assist in all aspects of creating sets, props, sound, and lighting for Second Stage productions. Duties may include carpentry, metal work, load in/out, set strikes, sewing, rigging, hanging and focusing lights, running shows, maintaining and installing equipment, and shadowing designers. Internships may be tailored to the specific interests and abilities of the intern.
Stage Management: Interns work with Equity stage managers, directors, and actors, and are involved in the entire rehearsal and performance process of an off-Broadway production. Duties may include keeping track of props; pre-show and post-show duties; assisting at rehearsals and performances; and maintaining production paperwork. This internship has limited availability and requires commitment of 40 hours per week and is tied directly to productions. Previous production experience required. Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented. An outgoing and assertive personality is a plus.