*All prospective Candidates, Please apply on our website at JOIN THE TEAM — THE OFFICE performing arts + film (theofficearts.com)*
About THE OFFICE performing arts + film
THE OFFICE performing arts + film is transforming the scope of the arts world. We are an independent performing arts & film curator and production company based in New York City. We create cultural programming that is unique and mission-specific while working with artists across all disciplines who strive in their practice to illuminate and advance causes that move them. We also partner with presenting organizations that bring meaningful (and fun!) work to the public. Our goal in all this is to create spaces for art to do the things it’s so good at doing: to uplift and inspire, to explain and reveal, to entertain, to challenge and hold to account, and to act as a catalyst for change. Social justice and equity, race, gender, sustainability, and democratic ideals are common threads in the projects we help put out into the world. We have a special focus on making art happen that has a positive impact on society.
Key Learning Areas and Assignments include, but are not limited to
● Work with lead and associate producers to curate programs for partner institutions and other organizations.
● Research specific music and dance artists, companies, and genres.
● Develop pitch materials and deal memos
● Track projects in organizational software
● Take meeting minutes and coordinate electronic filing system
● Participate in all-team meetings, programming meetings and project-specific meetings
● Additional duties as assigned by lead producer(s)
● Proof of legal eligibility for employment in the U.S. Foreign nationals must have a valid visa.
● Must be available to commit 20-25 hours per week during the duration of the program.
● Strong Google Suite skills needed. Experience with Slack and Monday.com is a plus.
● An interest in the performing and visual arts field and getting a “behind the scenes” experience.
● Flexible work style; able to demonstrate attention to detail and ability to multitask while working in an ever-changing fast-paced environment.
● High level of diplomacy, judgment, and accountability.
● Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and a variety of levels inside and outside of the organization.
● Confidence to work independently, and communicate effectively when assistance is needed.
● Strong organizational and time management skills.
● Responsible and positive work attitude with the ability to deal with challenging tasks.
● Experience in a theatrical setting, with a background/interest in arts, exhibition planning, live performance, or similar is a plus.
● Special consideration for applicants who are based within the five boroughs of New York during the duration of the internship.
We will provide compensation according to New York Minimum wage laws ($15/hour). We will also provide any documentation needed to secure college credit, if requested.
● Experience multiple work spaces–in the field and in the office.
● Company holidays and personal days provided.
● Joyful, fun, resume-building experience!
● Work alongside professional teams.
● Career mentoring during internship and post-internship.
All interested candidates are required to submit the following in one PDF via THE OFFICE website: ● Current resume
● One page Cover letter reflecting your interest in the internship opportunity.
● 3 names/contact information of professional/personal references (include name, relationship, phone number, and email address)
Due to the high volume of applicants, we will notify only those applicants who are selected for first-round interviews.
We prioritize the health and safety of our staff and associates. In light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our team be fully vaccinated. In some cases, testing may also be required (we will provide test kits). Exceptions are considered for those who need accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
THE OFFICE performing arts + film is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.