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Early Career Professional Training Program - Development: Special Events

CATEGORY: Administrative

Manhattan Theatre Club
New York, NY

Job Details


Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre, invites individuals to apply for 2022-23 Early Career Professional Training positions. This branch of MTC’s Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program offers full-time, season-long positions to early career professionals seeking to hone their existing administrative skills within one area of theatre management.

The Early Career Professional Training Program provides a unique opportunity to learn about producing not-for-profit theatre both on and off-Broadway through intensive on-the-job training throughout the length of our season.

Program participants will:

· Take on projects and responsibilities that contribute to the day-to-day running of the company

· Build relationships with their supervisor and staff members across the organization, ensuring that they are not only gaining valuable skills but also receiving continuous support and feedback

· Work with a mentor throughout the season, who will offer them professional development and career guidance.

· Participate in a series of educational workshops and seminars led by the industry experts on MTC’s staff, as well as career development coaching with our human resources team

· Network with emerging professionals in the industry

· Have access to affinity spaces

· Receive complimentary tickets to productions at MTC and at other arts organizations

Alumni of the Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program go on to work in the industry at theatre companies producing on Broadway, off Broadway, and regionally; in casting offices, production companies, and theatrical advertising agencies; and, in allied arts and cultural organizations across the country.

Special Events Trainee

As a Special Events Trainee, you will gain valuable, real-world experience while reporting to the Special Events Assistant and Special Events Manager. By working closely and in depth “behind the scenes” for each event, the trainee will become an integral member of the special events team and learn how a season of fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events come together.

In conjunction with the Special Events Manager and the Special Events Assistant this position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Manhattan Theatre Club’s special events which include but are not limited to Opening Night Performances & Parties, Patron Dinners, ADC Cocktail Receptions, Fall Benefit and Spring Gala Fundraising events.

The Special Events Trainee will assist the team by processing RSVPs, completing event confirmation calls, prepping and organizing all event materials in addition to general administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, open-minded and detail-oriented team-player. This role requires excellent customer service skills, an ability to problem solve, along with strong attention to detail and positive attitude. Interest in fundraising, events, marketing, and theatre are a HUGE plus!

Applications for the Special Events role will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All components of the application must be combined into one PDF document and received by this deadline in order for the application to be considered complete.

A completed application includes:

A professional work résumé that may include: education and training, work history, relevant theatre/arts experience (excluding performance), and computer skills.

Personal Statement: Our mission at MTC is to produce innovative theatre of the highest quality by American and International playwrights, with a focus on presenting New York, American, and world premieres. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work both on stage and off. Please write a personal statement of not more than 750 words responding to the questions below:

○ Why are you interested in the department(s) you selected? What skills do you hope to further develop as a result of on-the-job training at MTC?

○ What specifically about MTC’s mission and history speaks to you and why?

○ Given your background and life experiences, how do your ideas and attitudes towards equity, diversity, and inclusion inform your aspirations as an arts administrator?

Two references (professors, employers, etc.)

To submit an application, please visit https://form.jotform.com/221725368444156

Please, no phone calls.

Manhattan Theatre Club believes that equity, diversity and inclusion should be essential elements of all activity within the organization. We have made it a priority to create and maintain an environment that is attractive to and supportive of all individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital

For more about MTC, please visit https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com


Sep 6, 2022 - May 26, 2023







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