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450 King George RoadBasking Ridge, NJ 07920
Farm House


Farmstead Arts seeks highly motivated, hard-working individuals interested in learning about arts management and gaining hands-on experience while assisting the staff during short and long term internships. Interns work closely with the Operations Manager of Farmstead Arts on a variety of projects, including all aspects of funding, planning and producing a full season of concerts, theater, art shows, classes, workshops, and special events. This is a prime opportunity for candidates interested in learning the process of production and administration from within a growing vibrant community arts and historic preservation site.

Positions are unpaid, but interns will receive free admission to performances/events and may enroll in classes at reduced rates at the Farmstead. It will be expected that arts administration/public relations and marketing/grant writing interns will serve a minimum of one 3-hour shift on site per week in addition to time spent off-site in researching, writing, etc. Internships run a minimum of 3 months, and are renewable if mutually agreed upon.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Arts Administration

Focuses on various aspects of arts administration, including planning and producing a full season of concerts, theater, art shows, classes, workshops, and special events. Candidates should have clear and concise writing and excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Public Relations and Marketing

Involves working the various tasks involved in publicizing events and generally getting the word out to the community about Farmstead history and arts programming, classes, tours, etc... This includes writing press releases, posting on marketing websites, updating the Farmstead website, social media, creating and distributing flyers and brochures, making outreach presentations in the community, and more.

Grant Writing/Fundraising

Involves bringing in revenue to the Center through a variety of activities, including researching for potential grants, writing grant proposals, creating and managing fundraising opportunities, promoting sales, etc.

Theater Production Intern

Gain hands-on experience working behind the scenes on all aspects of theatrical production. Work closely with the Lord Stirling Theater Company director while learning skills needed for set design, carpentry, lighting, sound, props, costumes, scenic painting and more. Interns will be needed for Fall (September/October) and Spring (May/June) productions.

Events Intern

Learn about all aspects of events planning and provide behind-the-scenes assistance during Farmstead events (concerts, lectures, theater, special events). Responsibilities will include setting up and breaking down events, selling tickets, and other general support. The Farmstead usually hosts 1 to 3 events per month (with a few exceptions during busy seasons).


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Public Relations
  • Arts Administration
  • Event Management
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours/week

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