Are you a student interested in the arts field and getting a “behind the scenes” experience in production work? Do you have an interest in working with lead and associate producers to curate programs? Do you have an interest in gaining experience with assisting lead producers in managing tasks for upcoming productions?
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.
We are in search of three dynamic interns to assist our producers in upcoming productions as well as assist in the day to day operations here at THE OFFICE for our summer cohort. The positions we have open are Producing, Programming, and Production Assistant.
All interested candidates are required to submit the following in one PDF:
One page Cover letter reflecting your interest in the internship of your interest.
3 names/contact information of professional/personal references (include name, relationship, phone number, and email address)
Actively enrolled student pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Proof of legal eligibility for employment in the U.S.
Must be available to commit 15-20 hours per week during the duration of the program.
Must be available to travel locally when necessary during working hours.
Able to use discretion when necessary regarding projects in development.
Strong Google Suite skills needed.
Experience with Slack and Monday.com is a plus.
An interest in the arts field and getting a “behind the scenes” experience in production work.
A great communicator and a resourceful problem solver.
Attention to detail and ability to multitask while working in an ever-changing environment is required.
High level of diplomacy, judgment, and accountability.
Can work independently, but comfortable communicating when assistance is needed.
Organization and time management skills are a must.
Responsible and positive work attitude with the ability to deal with challenging tasks.
Additional Salary Information: We will provide compensation in relation to New York Minimum wage laws ($15/hour). We will also provide college credit, if needed. If you would like to use this internship for college credit, you must contact the appropriate authorities at your school, and we will be happy to provide any documentation necessary. The internship is expected to last 3-4 months depending on school commitments.
About THE OFFICE performing arts + film
THE OFFICE performing arts + film develops, produces, and presents art that makes a difference.
We are an independent performing arts and film curator and production company based in New York and London that works in ongoing partnerships with festivals, venues, and institutions to create cultural programming that is unique and mission specific. We produce events locally, nationally, and internationally, and consult on programming with organizations ranging from museums to universities to libraries to performing arts centers to philanthropies. We work in both the non profit and commercial arts worlds, and we have a special focus on making art happen that has a positive impact on society.
THE OFFICE works with artists across all disciplines who strive in their practice to illuminate and advance causes that move them, and we 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, in our individual lives and our collective life in society as a whole: to uplift and inspire, to explain and reveal, to entertain, to challenge and hold to account, and to act as a... catalyst for change.
As creative producers we help artists we love to realize their vision by taking projects through all stages of creation: from concept, creative development, fundraising and commissioning to tour planning, company management, and performance. We are honored to have produced work around the world with William Kentridge, Carrie Mae Weems, Angelique Kidjo, Theater of War, Rithy Pahn, and many others. Social justice and equity, race, gender, sustainability, and democratic ideals are common threads in the projects we help put out into the world.
As curators of performance and film we work in partnerships with all manner of institutions and organizations to create cultural programming that speaks to these partners’ missions and responds to the communities they serve.
We also draw on our experience as producers and curators to help institutions think through or rethink what their cultural platforms look like. We specialize in working with a new institution or venue before it opens to design its artistic program and operational model from the ground up.
As a business, we strive to create a culture that is inclusive and supportive. Everyone on the team has a voice, and our process is highly collaborative; we learn from one another, and we have a lot of fun doing what we do. Part of our project as an office is to develop a young generation of creative producers and curators whose perspectives will help to shape how art functions in society, as we move forward together into the exciting unknown of the future.