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Roundabout provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and aspiring arts professionals interested in theatre administration careers through full-time season-long apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships at a Glance

  • Season-long Apprenticeships are nine months long, please see each department's position for specific start and end dates.
  • Apprentices are paid the hourly rate of minimum wage. Successful apprenticeship candidates have generally completed an internship or two or have comparable work experience. 
  • Apprenticeships are available in the following administrative departments: Artistic, Development & Special Events, Education, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, and Marketing. More information about each department's position and job requirements can be found below.

Applications for season-long 2021-22 apprenticeships are now open! Applications are due by Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applications will only be considered if they are submitted via the online form. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

As part of our application process, we ask that candidates consider completing a survey. This is voluntary and survey information will be anonymous and kept separate from application materials. If completing this survey, please enter the code APP2021.

ARTISTIC

Artistic Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Read new play submissions and attend external staged readings of new work 
  • Write script coverage 
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of Roundabout’s readings and workshops
  • Assist in the maintenance of Roundabout’s literary database 
  • Complete dramaturgical research for each production and write articles for Roundabout’s UPSTAGE Guides 
  • Help with the planning and organization of Roundabout’s Opening Nights 
  • Complete administrative tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the Artistic Department 

What You Bring to the Artistic Department:

  • An interest in pursuing a career in arts administration 
  • A passion for supporting new play development processes 
  • A desire to learn about the inner workings of an artistic department within a large nonprofit institution 
  • Strong communication skills, with an emphasis on the areas of writing, research, phone, and organizational 
  • Keen attention to detail and an instinct for taking initiative 
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs., as the job requires the transport of materials to and from training and work sites 
  • Previous administrative and/or leadership experience 
  • Prior work experience in or academic study of the performing arts or related fields 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Senior Producer, Artistic Development and the Artistic Assistant 
  • 40-hour work week from September/October 2021 through June 2022; may include overtime for events (will be compensated and given advance notice) 
  • $15/hour, plus benefits 
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists 
  • Inter-department mentorship program 
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry 
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Development & Special Events Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Research prospective individual, institutional, and corporate funders 
  • Provide support to the Development Department and Special Events team, including but not limited to: organizing mailings and drafting correspondence; maintaining accounts in Tessitura Database; maintain Development files; transport necessary materials to and from event venues; provide gift entry support to the Development Operations team; etc. 
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of all special events, including Gala fundraisers, opening night parties, donor dinners, institutional events, and play readings 
  • Manage volunteers for opening nights and annual Gala fundraiser 
  • Coordinate the online auction for the annual Gala fundraiser 
  • Carry out special projects as needed, including direct assistance to the Development Associate and the Special Events Manager 

What You Bring to the Development & Special Events Department:

  • Willingness to complete all task as directed including learning new software as it pertains to job responsibilities 
  • Detail-Oriented 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Problem solving, solution-based mindset 
  • Comfort engaging with colleagues, donors, and external vendors (via email, phone, and in-person) 
  • Flexibility and patience 
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed  

What to Expect:

  • You will report to both the Development Associate and Special Events Manager. 
  • 40-hour work week from September/October 2021 through June 2022; may include overtime for events (will be compensated and given advance notice) 
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists 
  • Inter-department mentorship program 
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry 
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

EDUCATION

Education Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teaching & Learning staff’s delivery of education programs including school partnershipsprofessional development, and Roundabout Youth Ensemble 
  • Attend and take notes at Education department meetings and school partner meetings 
  • Collect, organize, and disseminate workshop materials and work toward autonomous coordination of workshops.  
  • Observe teaching artists in workshops & school residencies 
  • Coordinate documentation of Teaching & Learning programs through photography, video and written updates 
  • Disseminate and collect surveys and other assessments for Teaching & Learning programming 
  • Work closely with Education staff and teen company to produce the Roundabout Youth Ensemble summer production 
  • Participate in internal professional development events & activities including monthly arts education trainings and biannual staff retreats 
  • Participate in sponsored external professional development events and activities including attendance at annual New York City Arts in Education Roundtable Face to Face conference. 
  • Provide event support, as needed 

What You Bring to the Education Department:

  • A desire to learn more about the NYC Department of Education and its students, teachers, and administrators 
  • An interest in developing theatre curriculum 
  • An interest in facilitating theatrical skill building and experiences with young people aged 12-18 
  • Willingness to learn new software as it pertains to job responsibilities 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with multiple full time staff members and part time Teaching Artists 
  • The ability to navigate the NYC transit system 
  • The ability to work on two projects at once and prioritize tasks accordingly 
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Education Program Manager, Teaching & Learning 
  • 40-hour work week from January through August 2022*; may include overtime for events (will be compensated and given advance notice)   
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists  
  • Inter-department mentorship program  
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry  
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

*Please note the later start date for this position

FINANCE

Finance Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Accountant, Finance Administrator, Payroll Managers, as well as the Finance Director 
  •  Learn and use applicable software including, but not limited to, Financial Edge (Accounting software), Tessitura and Star (Ticketing software) 
  • Create daily wraps (ticket sales reports) and projections for outside productions 
  • Process incoming mail, invoices, payment requests and related receipts for Accounts Payable 
  • Assist payroll with projects and the handing out of checks 
  • Assist with the audit, pulling and organizing files as needed  
  • Assist with the annual stale dated check project, including mail merging documents and reaching out to payees 
  • Create and maintain files, spreadsheets, and various reports, including maintenance of digital files 
  • Complete various financial projects and providing overall administrative support to the finance office 

What You Bring to the Finance Department:

  • Willingness to learn new software as it pertains to job responsibilities 
  • Organization and the ability to stay on top of deadlines 
  • The ability to work on both collaborative and independent projects 
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to follow up with staff members and vendors 
  • The ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects at once 
  • Advanced knowledge of excel and basic formulas, other Microsoft office skills a plus 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 
  • Exposure to accounting and/or other finance-related subjects either through the pursuit of a degree or comparable experience 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Senior Accountant and Finance Administrator 
  • 40-hour work week from September/October 2021 through June 2022; Overtime is rarely required. If overtime is worked you will be compensated and given advanced notice.  
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists  
  • Inter-department mentorship program  
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry  
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

General Management Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining artist contracts 
  • Drafting correspondence with agents, unions, and other collaborators 
  • 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, company managers and various production and facility personnel 

What You Bring to the General Management Department:

  • An interest in theatrical management/arts administration are imperative  
  • Willingness to learn new software as it pertains to job responsibilities 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 
  • Strong phone and organizational skills 
  • A self-starter attitude with the ability to multitask and a desire to learn 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and time management skills 
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Associate General Manager and Administration Associate 
  • 40-hour work week from Mid-September 2021 through June 2022; may include overtime for events (will be compensated and given advance notice)  
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists  
  • Inter-department mentorship program  
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry 
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resources Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Process new hires and terminations in ADP Workforce Now and other vendors 
  • Managing voluntary identification/ EEO information in ADP  
  • Prepare and review new hire and orientation paperwork 
  • Perform various HR reporting 
  • Run background checks on new administrative staff 
  • HR file maintenance: update I9 database, keep employee files current, and organize files to be sent to storage 
  • Coordinate with Company Managers to ensure employee paperwork is up to date 
  • Organize staff committee meetings, attend and participate in these meetings 
  • Maintain sexual harassment training completion list for both administrative and production staff 
  • Work on various short and long-term HR projects 
  • Complete Employment Verification 
  • Assist with processing unemployment and worker’s compensation claims and assist with management of claims 

What You Bring to the HR Department:

  • Personable; ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization 
  • Computer savvy – proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word  
  • Willingness to learn new software as it pertains to job responsibilities, including but not limited to ADP Workforce Now, LinkedIn Learning, and Microsoft Access  
  • The ability to work autonomously and under pressure 
  • Attention to detail, organization, and time management  
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Opportunity for some overtime at various events  
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 
  • Experience providing administrative support and/or exposure to HR related subjects through schoolwork or comparable experience 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Director of Human Resources and Human Resources Associate 
  • 40-hour work week from Mid-September 2021 through June 2022; Overtime is rarely required. If overtime is worked, you will be compensated and given advanced notice. 
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists  
  • Inter-department mentorship program  
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry 
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

MARKETING

Marketing Apprentice Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage projects related to subscription campaigns, advertising, and direct mail 
  • Prepare for and help to execute pre- and post-show Marketing events 
  • Complete marketing and sales reporting using Microsoft Excel and Tessitura 
  • Route internal and external advertising materials to various departments and communicate with outside creative agencies 
  • Represent Roundabout at promotional events (ex: BroadwayCon, Broadway Flea Market, etc. when applicable) 
  • Independently plan and execute Hiptix events for young professionals program 
  • Maintain press and advertising files 
  • Coordinate strategic outreach for show campaigns 
  • Take part in advertising and marketing meetings 
  • Support Digital Team by assisting with content creation and social media monitoring 
  • Additional projects as assigned 

What You Bring to the Marketing Department:

  • A self-starter attitude with the ability to multitask and a desire to learn 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and time management skills 
  • Willingness to learn new software as it pertains to job responsibilities 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel a must, experience with Tessitura database, Google Suite, online email deployment programs, and the Adobe Creative Suites a plus 
  • The ability to work some weekday nights and weekends for events 
  • The ability to work remotely with internet access; laptop would be provided if needed 
  • Prior work experience in marketing, communications, or events 

What to Expect:

  • You will report to the Marketing Manager  
  • 40-hour work week from mid-August/early-September through June 2022; may include overtime for events (will be compensated and given advance notice)  
  • $15/hour, plus benefits  
  • In-person/online work, details to be determined 
  • Weekly career-building seminars with senior staff, apprentice alumni, and teaching artists  
  • Inter-department mentorship program  
  • Networking opportunities with interns/apprentices/fellows across the arts administration industry 
  • Invitation to serve on Roundabout internal staff committees (EDI Taskforce, Staff Programming Committee, Internal Communications Committee, Green Committee) 
  • Invitation to participate in Roundabout identity-based affinity groups 
  • Invitation to participate in personal and companywide volunteer opportunities (includes Roundabout related events: opening nights and annual gala; and non-Roundabout volunteer opportunities to support organizations of your choice) 

Applications are due by Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applications will only be considered if they are submitted via the online form. Emailed applications will not be accepted.


As part of our application process, we ask that candidates consider completing a survey. This is voluntary and survey information will be anonymous and kept separate from application materials. If completing this survey, please enter the code APP2021.

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Questions may be sent via email to internships@roundabouttheatre.org. No phone calls, please.

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.