Artistic and Business Internships

Manhattan Theatre Club
New York, NY 10036

Job Details


Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to producing innovative theatre of the highest quality by American and international playwrights, with a focus on presenting New York, American, and world premieres, invites individuals to apply for Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program full-time winter/spring internships. For almost 50 years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and off-Broadway at the historic New York City Center complex. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work both on and off the stage.

The Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program is an intensive internship that provides a unique opportunity to learn about producing not-for-profit theatre both on and off-Broadway. Manhattan Theatre Club winter/spring interns will work on productions including Choir Boy, The Cake, and Ink.


·         Full-time interns receive $525 per week.  Part-time interns receive $15/hr.

·         Have optional opportunities for evening and weekend work that pay $15/hr

·         Have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of living allowances to be used as a supplement to weekly compensation (READ MORE)

·         Have their own desk, computer, phone and email account

·         Are given intensive training as well as specific duties and projects in one department under the guidance of experienced supervisors

·         Attend weekly educational seminars taught by MTC Department Heads and guests from the MTC extended creative family

·         Receive free tickets to all MTC productions

·         Receive free and discounted tickets to other Broadway and Off-Broadway performances

·         All MTC internships, with the exception of the Education internship and Friedman positions, are full time. MTC’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am – 6pm.  The Friedman Intern work hours correspond with the performance schedule (i.e. evenings, weekends and Wednesday matinees).


The Artistic Office is the hub of all artistic, and much administrative, activity at Manhattan Theatre Club.

The Artistic Intern plays an important role as a member of the artistic team, providing administrative support to the Artistic Director, Director of Artistic Operations, Line Producer, Associate Artistic Producer, Assistant to the Artistic Director / Artistic Associate and Artistic Office Assistant. The Artistic internship provides a unique opportunity to observe every aspect of how MTC’s Artistic Office operates and to be exposed to a tremendous amount of activity related to programming upcoming seasons; all aspects of the artistic producing of our shows; producing the content for our special events; staff interactions with the press, audiences and donors; and much more.

This position has no set daily routine, as the intern fields a wide variety of requests as they come up. These tasks include, but are not limited to, research projects, phone and email correspondence, scheduling, and errands.

This role is ideal for someone who is looking to broaden his or her understanding of how a major institutional theatre works, while gaining specific experience on the artistic side of theatre administration.

Strong written and oral communication, telephone, organizational, and writing skills are required. Attention to detail is essential, as is a good attitude and an ability to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Ideally, a successful candidate would have some previous administrative experience and a working knowledge of the New York theatre landscape. The best candidates will be excited to be a part of making MTC’s work possible and will be happy to join a fast-moving and much-experienced artistic team. 

Previous Artistic Interns have gone on to artistic staff and leadership positions at other NYC non-profits and regional theatres, freelance directing careers, and positions in other areas of the industry.  This is a full-time position.

This intern position runs from March 2019 to May 2019 with the possibility to extend into summer.



Interns are integral to the theatre’s day-to-day fiscal operation. The intern interfaces with all departments, gaining a broad overview of the entire organization. Specific tasks include the daily processing of accounts payable, preparation of box office statements, recording entries for subscription and single-ticket income, assisting with bank reconciliations, assisting with payroll and other human resources projects, and light office management/upkeep. Great opportunity to learn the business processes relevant to today’s non-profits. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel a must. This is a part-time position.

This intern position is for immediate hire until May 2019.

To apply, please email interns with the subject line: Winter/Spring 2019 (Artistic or Business) Internship



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