Interns & Apprentices

Available Apprenticeships

 

Apprenticeship application deadline: March 1, 2019


Successful apprenticeship candidates have generally completed an internship or two and have graduated college or have comparable work experience.

ARTISTIC/LITERARY APPRENTICE 
Roundabout Theatre Company is seeking a motivated, passionate, and creative individual to assist with all aspects of the Artistic Department.
 
Artistic responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of all Opening Nights throughout the season
  • Facilitating Tony Voter attendance for all Broadway shows, which includes communication with the Broadway League on behalf of Roundabout, direct contact with Tony Voters, coordination with box office managers on seat assignments, and development of strategies to maximize attendance for each production
  • Completing administrative tasks that support the work of the Artistic Director and the Artistic Office 
Literary responsibilities include:
  • Reading new play submissions, attending external readings and workshops of new works, and writing coverage
  • Maintaining the literary database, facilitating literary meetings, managing a group of script readers, and drafting literary correspondence for the department
  • Assisting with the preparation and execution of play readings
  • Completing research projects for each production and writing articles for Roundabout’s dramaturgical Upstage Guides for each show
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably with theatre/literary background. Previous administrative experience preferred. Strong writing and phone skills are imperative.
 
AUDIENCE SERVICES APPRENTICE
Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with data entry, order fulfillment, and ticket mailings
  • Providing customer service via phone and email
  • Working closely with our Customer Care Unit on certain projects and events
  • Assisting our Operations Department with various projects
  • Coordinating with apprentices from other departments on special events, e.g. opening nights
  • Delivering materials to our theatres on occasion
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask are required.
 
DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE
Responsibilities include supporting all areas of Roundabout's fundraising efforts. The apprentice is given staff-level responsibilities and will take ownership of several projects, working closely with the staff to:
  • Research prospective individual and institutional funders
  • Assist with grant proposals and reports
  • Maintain development files
  • Carry out other special projects as needed, including direct assistance to the director of development
  • Work on special events with premium volunteer opportunities for the annual gala and opening night performances and parties
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Candidates must be detail-oriented with strong writing and communication skills. They must be poised and sophisticated over the phone and in person as they will regularly speak with donors. The ideal candidate is able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and is interested in fundraising or not-for-profit management. Experience with Tessitura database, internet research applications and mail merges a plus.
 
EDUCATION APPRENTICE FOR COMMUNITY AND AUDIENCE PROGRAMS
Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in programming of Community Partners events
  • Assisting with pre- and post-show talk logistics for Theatre Plus programming
  • Preparing the majority of the content for the publication of Upstage Guides
  • Transcribing and editing interviews for the Upstage Guides as well as the Lecture Series
  • Supervising the department’s high school intern
  • Coordinating workshop materials and working toward being the on-site person for workshops
  • Contributing to engagement and development of new community partnerships
  • Research and awareness of RTC’s current community partnerships
  • Shadowing a teaching artist in a community partnerships programming and working toward co-facilitating opportunities
  • Assisting in the coordination of various on-site programs including student matinees, on-site workshops, and various education events
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, have strong organizational skills, and an interest in education and community partnerships.
 
EDUCATION APPRENTICE FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in the coordination of various education programs, including classroom residencies, student matinees and professional development workshops for teachers and administratorsAssisting in the facilitation of Roundabout’s afterschool program: Roundabout Youth Ensemble
  • Attending and taking notes at meetings with school partners
  • Maintaining the calendar of teaching artist visits at partner schools
  • Coordinating workshop materials and working toward coordinating workshops
  • Shadow a teaching artist in a residency and working toward co-teaching opportunities
  • Coordinating documentation for school programs and documenting at school performances
  • Conducting dissemination and collection of teacher and student surveys for school programming 
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, have strong organizational skills and an interest in education.


FACILITIES/HOUSE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
The Facilities/House Management Apprentice will work closely with the Director of Facilities Operations, House Managers, and Facility Rentals Manager in the day-to-day operation of Roundabout’s theatres, rehearsal studios, and administrative offices. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Director of Facilities Operations with coordinating and scheduling repairs
  • Assisting Director of Facilities Operations with purchasing and tracking of facility requests
  • Providing administrative support including maintaining extensive filing system of facilities, processing of invoices, and drafting of correspondence
  • Planning and coordinating capital projects
  • Working with other departments on facility requests and needs
  • Working with Facility Rentals Manager on preparation and coordination rental agreements
  • Training with House Managers at each of Roundabout’s theatres
  • Completing special projects such as research for equipment
Qualifications: Experience with Microsoft Office, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and an interest in arts administration/house or production management are imperative.
 
FINANCE APPRENTICE
Responsibilities include assisting the Accounts Payable, Accountant, and Payroll Managers, as well as the Finance Director, with the following responsibilities:
  • Creating daily wraps (ticket sales reports), performance statements, and projections for our Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres
  • Processing incoming mail, invoices, check requests and related receipts
  • Maintaining daily contact with vendors and RTC staff
  • Creating and maintaining files, spreadsheets and various reports
  • Submitting credit applications and tax exemptions to vendors
  • Completing various financial projects and providing overall administrative support to the finance office
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, preferably with coursework in accounting and/or other finance-related subjects. Experience in accounting/finance positions is a plus. The ideal candidate will have the ability to meet deadlines, multitask and handle a large volume of work, and have excellent people skills. The following computer skills are helpful: Microsoft Office, Excel and accounting software.
 
HUMAN RESOURCES APPRENTICE
Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with new hire and termination processes in ADP Workforce Now and other vendors; preparing and reviewing new hire and orientation paperwork
  • Communicating with staff to maintain company-wide staff list and act as editor of Roundabout’s employee newsletter
  • HR file maintenance including updating I9 database and administering Paid-Time Off Requests  
  • Assisting with implementation of performance appraisal system
  • Resolving issues with employee documentation
  • Researching and collecting data for various HR initiatives
  • Working on various short and long-term HR projects
  • Observing interview process and shadowing HR Director in day to day activities
IT APPRENTICE
Responsibilities include assisting the IT Support Team with the following:
  • Providing technical support in-person and over the phone
  • Basic troubleshooting of office technology utilizing Help Desk software
  • Deploying, upgrading, and repairing computers, printers, phones, and peripherals
  • Maintaining documentation surrounding daily tasks and major issues
  • Assisting in-house Application Administrator and Web Administrator as needed
MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
The Management Apprentice will have the opportunity to work closely with all members of the Management Department as they prepare for the upcoming season. The Apprentice will aid in both production-specific and long-term institutional management projects. Responsibilities include:
 
  • Maintaining artist contracts
  • Drafting correspondence with agents, unions, and other collaborators
  • Answering and redirecting phone calls
  • Maintaining an extensive filing system
  • Tracking Broadway grosses and industry trends, and other special projects
  • Filling house seat requests
  • Completing special projects such as preparing research for various production and administration needs.
  • Providing support to the administration staff, general managers, and various production and facility personnel
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Experience with Microsoft Office, strong phone and organizational skills, and an interest in theatrical management/arts administration are imperative.
 
MARKETING APPRENTICE
Note: Two apprenticeships are available in the Marketing department.
 
Marketing Apprentices will have the opportunity to independently manage projects related to subscription campaigns, advertising, direct mail, and audience surveys. Apprentices also prepare for and help to execute numerous pre- and post-show Marketing events. Responsibilities include:
  • Marketing and sales reporting
  • Routing internal and external advertising materials to various departments
  • Coordinating pre and post show Marketing events
  • Relaying edits of materials to the outside creative agencies
  • Maintaining press and advertising files
  • Coordinating strategic outreach for show campaigns
  • Taking part in advertising and marketing meetings
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. The ideal candidate for this position will be an outgoing self-starter with the ability to multitask. Experience with Microsoft Excel a must; experience with Tessitura database, online email deployment programs and the Adobe Creative Suites a plus.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE 
The Special Events Apprentice will work toward taking RSVPs for events, organizing volunteers, and coordinating the online auction for the annual Gala fundraiser. The apprenticeship will culminate with the experience of being the main point person for a Roundabout play reading. Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of all special events, including Gala fundraisers, opening night parties, donor dinners, institutional events, and play readings.
  • Organizing mailings
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Updating records and inventory
  • Creation of event timelines
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. The ideal candidate for this position will be an outgoing, incredibly detail-oriented individual with the ability to multitask. Strong computer and phone skills are a must. Previous experience with Tessitura, event execution, and mail merges, a plus.
 
STEINBERG CENTER MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
The Steinberg Center Management apprentice will work towards assisting the General Manager and Company Manager of the Steinberg Center in all day-to-day operations of the building and Roundabout productions that take place in the theatre. Responsibilities include:
  • Providing support to the Steinberg Center General Manager, Company Manager, and House Manager
  • Assisting in coordination of ground transportation and ticketing for celebrity artists and out of town actors
  • Helping to organize and provide all pertinent Production information to the Press Office, primarily for Playbill printing, including weekly proofing of Playbill for corrections/revisions
  • Assisting Company Manger in tracking production expenses
  • Assisting General Manager and Company Manager with executing all Opening Night events in conjunction with Artistic and Development personnel
  • Assisting House Manager in pre-show, front of house procedures
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or working towards a Bachelor's degree. Experience in the field will be taken into consideration if candidate is not degreed or pursuing a degree. Experience with Microsoft Office, strong phone and organizational skills, and an interest in theatrical management/arts administration are imperative.
 
Apprenticeship application deadline: March 1, 2019
 
Note: Roundabout does not offer apprenticeships in acting or directing.
 
Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.