Playwrights Foundation (PF), a center for new play development in San Francisco, is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, and resourceful Intern Assistant to the Artistic Director (AAD) to assist with company-wide projects, the Resident Playwrights Initiative, the Rough Reading Series, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), and events through April 2017. PF is part of an extensive national creative community, with a strong presence in the Bay Area theater scene. Learn more about our 40-year history and work at playwrightsfoundation.org.
The AAD internship/fellowship is designed for an early career theater artist with an interest in the inner workings of a nonprofit playwright accelerator. Assignments may include (but are not limited to) casting assistance, general correspondence with theater professionals, donors, vendors and others, copy writing, assisting with the rehearsal and presentation of monthly readings, special event planning, scheduling, front of house, and other daily office tasks. This position requires a creative, thoughtful and extremely proactive individual for whom no task is too small or too large, and who is willing to learn and stretch.
A background and/or education in theater is mandatory; a passion for new plays and playwrights is preferred. Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months, and will require a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.
This is an unpaid position, reporting to the Artistic Director.Skills and Qualifications
- For Internship: Enrolled at a college or university, and in "good academic standing" as defined by your campus policy.
- For Fellowship: Graduation from a four-year college preferred, with references.
- Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite programs & Google Apps and Docs. Experience with databases a plus.
- Strong communication skills, including demonstrated and effective writing and speaking.
- Completes assignments/projects accurately and in a timely manner, as set by deadlines.
- Experience with online research, analyzing and organizing information desirable.
- A fine attention to detail.
- Knowledge of how to perform calculations and basic analysis.
- Reliable. Interns are responsible for getting themselves to and from work on time.
- Strong organizational skills and a commonsense approach to problem solving.
Hours/Duration: ongoing - flexible 10-15 hours a week, expanding to more during the BAPF. Some nights and weekends. A schedule will be discussed in the interview process, based on intern availability and Foundation needs.
Location: Playwrights Foundation, 1616 16th St, Suite 350, San Francisco CA 94103
Program Benefits include:
- Admission to all Playwrights Foundation events.
- Recommendation letters (upon request).
- The applicant must seek academic credit with their program advisor or dean. We will endeavor to provide documentation and evaluation to satisfy requirements for credit. All university requirements and paperwork must be presented on the first day of the internship.
- Modest travel stipend.
- Participation in the lively Bay Area theater community
- Program Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Verbal / Written Communication
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Theater Arts
- Arts Administration
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15 hours per week; more during July festival
- To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample