Administrative Internships

Sharpen your skills through collaboration.

Administrative Interns are offered the opportunity to sharpen their skills through collaboration and mentorship as part of a skilled arts management team that facilitates HVSF's year-round operations. Over the course of their intensive residencies, interns are engaged in both short and long-term projects for their respective departments.

Start and end dates for administrative internships vary by department. Please see the below descriptions for more details. Housing and transportation is not provided for Administrative Interns.

 

Internships are offered in:


DEVELOPMENT

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Development Team works directly with individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies and other community partners as we raise $1.5M annually in contributed revenue to directly support the theater’s operations. The Development Intern will gain first-hand experience in all aspects of fundraising and special events, including: researching individual and institutional donor prospects, helping with direct appeals, tracking data, researching funding sources, drafting correspondence, assisting with our Festival Circles and Saints & Poets Society donor programs, and executing our Annual Gala, which attracts more than 300 guests and raises more than $350,000.

DURATION: April 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017
COMMITMENT: 20 hours per week with specific weeks that may require additional time
TO APPLY: P
lease e-mail your resume and cover letter by February 24, 2017 to jobs@hvshakespeare.org. Your cover letter should detail any previous experience in non-profit arts management. Please include DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP in the subject line of your e-mail.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

The HVSF Education and Outreach intern will have the opportunity to learn the process of developing and implementing a wide variety of education and outreach events. The intern will be an integral part of a small team dedicated to creating engaging and educational workshops, discussions and programs that make Shakespeare and theater accessible to our audience and community. These programs include our Friday Night Prologue series, Family Night Workshops, Teachers’ Shakespeare Institute, and Shakespeare Summer Camp Program in addition to other programs such as our Monday Night MadLibs and Tuesday Trivia. The intern will work both at our administrative office and at our performance site and will assist with researching content, managing events, and engaging directly with our patrons. The experience will provide a solid foundation in arts-education management. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is capable of working in a fast-paced environment with a passion for arts-education and is comfortable interacting with people of all ages.

DURATION: May 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017
COMMITMENT: 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: 
To apply for the Education & Outreach Internship, please e-mail your cover letter and resume by March 30, 2017 to jobs@hvshakespeare.org. Your cover letter should detail your previous experience in non-profit, arts education. Please include EDUCATION & OUTREACH INTERNSHIP in the subject line of your e-mail.

MARKETING

The HVSF Marketing intern will learn the processes and tactics of promoting individual productions while assisting with HVSF's broader institutional advancement. In addition to promoting single tickets sales, group sales, and special event attendance, the Marketing Intern will assist with on-site promotions, digital communications, campaign management, publicity management, and more. The Marketing Intern will have the chance to develop a special project of their choosing that relates to the 2017 Summer Season and builds on their personal goals/strenghts. The experience will provide a solid foundation in marketing and promoting non-profit theater. 

DURATION: May 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017 (flexible)
COMMITMENT: 20 hours per week with specific weeks that may require additional time
TO APPLY: T
o apply for the Marketing Internship, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and writing and/or creative sample by February 24, 2017 to jobs@hvshakespeare.org. Your cover letter should detail any previous experience in marketing for the non-profit arts or live performance industries. Please include MARKETING INTERNSHIP in the subject line of your e-mail.