NYC Theatre Company Literary Assistant


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


400 West 43rd Street, suite 45-ONew York, NY 10036


Theatre Now New York, a non-profit theatre company seeks a Literary Assistant. This is a unpaid volunteer position with a part-time & flexible schedule.

Our mission is to create and develop new plays and musicals that challenge conventions and creates connections through our events and programs which includes our annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-minute musicals (now in its 4th year), workshops and full productions.

The Literary Assistant position offers a great growth opportunity, learning the inner workings of a non-profit theatre company, building skills, gaining knowledge and developing networks. This could be an entry level position or a career transition. Also ideal for someone who wants to be a professional dramaturg, director, producer or eventually run the Literary Department of a theatre company. The Literary Assistant will be working alongside an experienced Literary Director producing the company’s events and productions, reading, workshops and other programming.

The Literary Assistant’s duties include but not limited to reaching out to playwrights, composers, agents & managers, seeing showcases and productions on a regular basis, keeping a database of possible future collaborators, reading and analyzing online theatrical submissions, brainstorming future theatrical projects, be willing to serve as a dramaturg for one of our productions or programs, working on the Sound Bites Festival, keeping a pulse on the industry, collaborating with the Literary Director, and having a voice when developing programming for the theatre company. Individual must be highly creative, motivated and willing to learn.

For more information visit our website at .

Please email your resume, cover letter and any other support materials.


  • Curating
  • Program Management
  • Recruiting
  • Reading / Writing
  • Professional Development
  • Theater Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Part-time & Flexible

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