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 while representing the organization at both the HVSF administrative office and the HVSF Theater Tent. Administrative Interns receive a weekly stipend. Housing and transportation are not provided.
The HVSF 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, planning and executing opening night parties, and assisting with our Annual Gala on June 2, 2018, which attracts more than 300 guests and raises more than $350,000.
Duration: May 1, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Commitment: 20 hours per week with specific weeks in June that may require additional time.
To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume by February 28, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP. Your cover letter should detail your previous experience in non-profit arts.
The Education & 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, in addition to other programs such as our Monday Night MadLibs and Tuesday Trivia. The intern will work both at our administrative office and our performance site and will assist with researching content, managing events, and engaging directly with 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, who is comfortable interacting with people of all ages.
Duration: May 21, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Commitment: 40 hours per week
To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume by February 28, 2018 to email@example.com with subject line EDUCATION & OUTREACH INTERNSHIP. Your cover letter should detail your previous experience in non-profit arts education.
The Marketing Intern will learn the ins and outs of marketing a summer theater season while assisting with HVSF's broader institutional advancement. In addition to promoting single tickets sales and special event attendance, the Marketing Intern will assist with digital communications, social media, website management, photo/video management, publicity, and more. The intern will work at our administrative office, performance site, and occasional off-site events throughout the season, representing one of the Hudson Valley’s most iconic cultural institutions to audiences, donors, and the general public. The intern will have the opportunity to develop a special project of their choosing that relates to the summer season and builds on their personal goals and strengths. The experience will provide a solid foundation in marketing and promoting for the non-profit arts sector. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented multi-tasker with graphic design and/or creative writing skills who is comfortable interacting with people from all backgrounds. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
Duration: April 16, 2018 – September 3, 2018 (flexible)
Commitment: 20 hours per week, some nights/weekends
To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and three (3) graphic design OR creative writing samples by February 28, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line MARKETING INTERNSHIP. Your cover letter should detail any previous experience in non-profit arts.