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Intern at the Circus!

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Finance Internship

Actors Gym seeks a finance intern interested in learning the ins and outs of managing the finances of a medium-sized, non-profit arts organization. This is a unique opportunity to work side by side an experienced finance manager and executive director.

Time Commitment:

Dates: Approximately early July through late August or beyond
Time: 15 hours/week spread across three days during regular office hours, 10 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

Stipend:

$50 per week. Other benefits include one free class per term that you work, complimentary tickets to shows, and networking with industry professionals.

Responsibilities Include Using Accounting Software For:

  • Revenue recording
  • Preparing deposits
  • Collecting on balances due
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned

Successful Candidates Will Possess:

  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A positive outlook, friendly disposition, and professional attitude
  • Data analysis skills
  • Organizational skills
  • The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure
  • The willingness to get hands dirty on some projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail
  • The ability to learn new software programs quickly
  • The ability to work independently on projects
  • A collaborative attitude and ability to work under multiple supervisors
  • The ability to undergo and satisfactorily pass a criminal background investigation

About Actors Gym

The Actors Gymnasium is one of the nation’s premier circus and performing arts centers. Dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre, The Actors Gymnasium:

  1. Teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults;
  2. Produces original, daring works of circus-theatre, often in collaboration;
  3. Serves as a talent resource, providing innovative special event entertainment.

At The Actors Gymnasium people Learn To Fly – physically, emotionally, and creatively. Our core values are creativity, community and courage. We believe that inclusion and equity are fundamental platforms for our mission, vision and programs.

To apply:

Please email your resume with one reference to jobs@actorsgymnasium.org with the subject line “Finance Internship.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 


Year-Round Internship Opportunities

Interested in Non-Profit Arts Administration? Interns at The Actors Gymnasium will develop their skills in Arts Administration while immersing themselves in the world of daring circus performers and students. Our Intern will work directly with the Executive Director, Special Events Manager, Marketing Manager, Education & Administrative Coordinators to gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a mid-sized non-profit arts organization. You’ll take on tasks and learn a broad range of skills in some or all of these areas:

  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Arts Education
  • Marketing
  • Event Entertainment
  • Program Evaluations and Coordination
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Box Office & House Management

We want to hear what YOU’RE interested in. We will do our best to work with you and tailor your experience here to the subjects and departments you are most excited about!

Time Commitment:

  • DATES: Approximately early September through late May
  • TIME: 15 hours/week most likely 10am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday, with a half hour lunch. Candidates who are available to work select evenings to assist with shows will be given preference. Closed on most major holidays.

Stipend:

$50 per week. Other benefits include one free class per session that you work, complimentary tickets to shows, and networking with industry professionals.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • An interest in arts education, arts administration, development/fundraising, marketing, event coordination, and physical theatre
  • The ability to undergo and satisfactorily pass a criminal background investigation
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A positive outlook, friendly disposition, and professional attitude
  • Data analysis skills
  • Organizational skills
  • The ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure
  • The willingness to get hands dirty on some projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail
  • The ability to learn new software programs quickly
  • The ability to work independently on projects
  • A collaborative attitude and ability to work under multiple supervisors

To apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume with 3 references to jobs@actorsgymnasium.org with subject line: Summer Internship. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Departments

Marketing: Our Marketing Interns assist with tasks associated with running a non-profit theater and gain a multi-faceted understanding of the different day-to-day operations of a medium-sized non-profit arts organization. Interns have a hands on comprehensive experience in arts marketing and arts education marketing that provide the skills necessary to be a viable candidate in a highly competitive field.

  • Assist in planning and execution of social media, digital marketing, direct mail and other campaigns
  • Maintain the theater’s WordPress site
  • Compose content for eblasts
  • Maintain press and photo archives
  • Assemble press kits

Events: Interns in our events department gain firsthand experience managing and coordinating performers for high profile event entertainment. Build your skillset through observation and participation in every stage of our event planning – from first lead to the big performance.

  • Build and strengthen client relationships by initiating and following up on leads and requests
  • Setup and administer contracts for performers and clients
  • Serve as onsite contact for local events
  • Attend networking Events as a representative of The Actors Gymnasium
  • Create and organize list of client and talent contact information

Development: Interns in our development department will assist in essential and integral processes in the development, outreach, and growth of the organization.

  • Serve as the communication liaison for crucial development events
  • Compose and edit critical documents for grants, donors, and board members
  • Create content and help drive our social media campaigns
  • Maintain, update, and track donor information in our database
  • Assist Executive Director as needed

Education: Our education department will expose interns to all sides of coordinating and running both onsite and outreach programs with professionals from various backgrounds – from teaching artists and administrators to school principals and program directors.

  • Create and administer contracts for offsite outreach programs
  • Organize and balance schedules for classes, productions, workshops, and other events
  • Compiling reports on enrollment, student demographics, and other data
  • Maintaining databases and mailing lists
  • Registering students for classes