Term: Six (6) months (with possibility of extension)
Location: Theatre 20 Office, 66 Lesmill Road, Toronto, ON
Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Start Date: Monday, July 30, 2012
End Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2012
Theatre 20, Toronto’s artist-led, story-driven musical theatre company, is looking for two energetic and exceptionally motivated superstars to help us “behind the scenes” of our inaugural season of production (a.k.a in the office). This exciting internship opportunity will allow two organized, hard-working and passionate individuals to participate in the execution of Theatre 20’s first full productions, BLOODLESS: THE TRIAL OF BURKE AND HARE and COMPANY. As we move towards the fall and production needs grow, we need more support in the administrative office to help with correspondence, scheduling, copywriting, mailings, database management, research, office organization and feeding the office fish, among others.
Working alongside the General Manager to support the management team and in tandem with related needs from Board Committees, the Theatre Administration Intern will gain professional experience in all aspects of day-to-day operations of a nonprofit theatre company/arts charity, including the development, planning, organizing and execution of varied projects and campaigns (fundraising, events, marketing, outreach, artistic).
Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: administrative work including research, copywriting, correspondence, data entry and database administration, scheduling and minute-taking for meetings, and acting as liaison between Theatre 20 and various stakeholders. The Intern will have the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of the running of the company, and will be part of a dynamic creative environment.
The Theatre Administration Intern is expected to work part-time according to a mutually agreed upon schedule (minimum of 8 hours/week). However, the Intern’s full availability will be expected for certain meetings and special events, including some evenings and weekends.
Theatre 20 internships offer immense opportunities for professional growth and development. Throughout their residency, interns receive:
- Professional development in their selected field through hands-on experience
- Networking opportunities (both local and national)
- Access to dedicated mentors within Canada’s theatre community and other industries including, in this case, communications and marketing
- Free tickets and other perks depending on span of internship
- Opportunities to give and receive feedback in an educational and supportive setting
- A letter of reference upon Internship completion
- Interest in Theatre 20’s mission and activities;
- Availability of 1 day/week or 2 mornings/week (8 hours/week)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Current student or graduate in a related post-secondary program;
- Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks
- Excellent organizational and information management skills;
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
- Strong initiative and self-motivation;
- Positive attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Highly developed research skills (both off and online);
- Passion for the performing arts (specifically theatre/musical theatre)
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Keen interest and involvement in social media
- Office experience is an asset
- Previous experience working in a creative/arts environment is an asset
- Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms is an asset
- Rosie Shaw, General Manager, Theatre 20
- Adam Brazier, Artistic Director, Theatre 20
- David Morris, Managing Partner, Vesta Networks (Chair, Theatre 20 Board of Directors)
- Lori Willcox, President, 3 Guineas Business Solutions (Theatre 20 Board of Directors)
Interns will have the opportunity to meet and work with all Directors on Theatre 20’s Board as well as network with other industry leaders.
Theatre 20 is a Toronto-based, artist-led theatre company formed to present story-driven musicals by developing new Canadian works and by re-imagining existing repertoire.
It nurtures the talent of writers and composers and fosters the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs. http://www.theatre20.com
Please submit a letter of interest, CV and two writing samples by Friday, July 20 with the subject line “Theatre Administration Internship”. Applications will be accepted by email only, Attention: Rosie Shaw, General Manager, Theatre 20, email@example.com
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.