We are currently seeking interns for January 2020 and beyond
Interested in working side by side with us? Want a sneak peek into the process?
Whether you’re a college student, a theater professional, or something in between, internships are available throughout the year and customized to your interests and the needs of the company. No experience required, but applicants must have a passion for experimental theatre, flexibility, a sense of humor, resourcefulness, and an eagerness to learn and have fun!
Interns are key to the successful functioning of our weekly show, The Infinite Wrench. The primary job of every intern is to assist the current ensemble and staff of the show. This means everything from sourcing props to crafting set pieces, as well as basic set-up and clean up in the theater.
Interns are asked to be available to assist and observe rehearsal and the show on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (7 on Tuesdays, 7:30 on Fridays, and 8:30 on Saturdays), as well as 1-2 weekdays of administrative assistance from 1-5 on days that can be coordinated with the schedule of the intern. Interns weekly work the show either as a Show Intern or House Manager, unless otherwise scheduled with the internship coordinator.
Additional work varies depending on the needs of the New York Neo-Futurists and the talents and skills of each intern.
Internships may also include projects and participation in: Primetime Productions, Community Outreach, Company Management, Development, House Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Special Events, Technical Theatre (Lights, Sound, Stage Management), Website Management, or anything else you’re interested in about the New York Neo-Futurists.
It is important to everyone that the internship be a mutually rewarding experience. Interns have the chance to observe NYNF rehearsals and explore archived material. Sometimes, relationships that are formed during the internship program continue for years and evolve into lasting friendships and professional relationships with the NYNF ensemble.
An optional (but highly recommended!) element of each internship is a bi-weekly, intern-only workshop in Neo-Futurist writing and performance. Led by active ensemble members, this workshop allows our interns to utilize the skills learned while observing rehearsals to create their own plays in the Neo-Futurist aesthetic. At the end of the semester, participants will have the opportunity to present their work in a personally curated showcase. All company interns in a given semester are invited to participate.
How To Apply
If you are interested in an internship, please send us a brief, 100-word essay that addresses the following questions:
- Why are you interested in working with the Neo-Futurists?
- What would you like to learn?
- When are you available? (Please be specific with start-date as well as dates and hours per week you are available.)
The format and structure of your essay are up to you. We encourage you to be creative in the content, structure, and presentation of your essay as it will help us learn more about you. Additionally, we request that applicants submit a more standard and professional cover letter outlining your intent and what about you will make you the best intern ever.
If possible, we suggest for all applicants to see one of our shows, ideally The Infinite Wrench. Chat with one of the Neos after the show and find out more what it is all about. But don’t sweat it if you’re in Hawaii or something, you can see some of our show videos on Youtube or Facebook.
NYNF accepts applications on a rolling basis.
Please send PDFs of your resume, cover letter, and your personal essay to the head of the intern program: yoshi. Thanks for your interest!