The National Theatre The National Theatre of Great Britain (NT) is probably the busiest theatre in the English-speaking world. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London the NT presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics from the world repertoire. The National endeavors to maintain and re-energize the great traditions of the stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. Since its first performances in 1963 the National has staged well over 700 productions and currently has seven or eight productions in repertory at any one time.
American Associates of the National Theatre The American Associates of the National Theatre (AANT) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, based in New York, that promotes and supports the work of the National Theatre in both Great Britain and the United States. Since 2005, the AANT has granted more than $16 million dollars to the National Theatre, providing essential funding which supports the NT’s mission to develop world-class productions with affordable ticket prices, while reaching out to artists and audiences of the future through extensive education programs. The intern will learn from and support the AANT’s three full-time staff members, who are supported by a Board of Trustees, Honorary Council and US Corporate Advisory Board, as well as the National Theatre team in London. Further information about the AANT can be found at www.aarnt.org.
The AANT is seeking a full or part-time intern with a strong background in theatre and arts administration. Applicants should have an interest in development, including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, institutional giving, and special events. 20+ hours per week preferred, though specific days are flexible. The term of the internship will be a minimum of three months, with specific start and end dates tailored to individual availability.
Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in fundraising and transatlantic cultural organizations, working closely with British and American staff, and interacting with the National Theatre’s London Development Team, AANT board members, and the National Theatre’s New York producing office.
Responsibilities and projects may include: - Donor and prospect research - Foundation research - Maintaining accurate donor records on Tessitura - Assisting with the planning and implementation of special events - Assisting with mailings and donor correspondence (tax receipts, membership renewal reminders) - Other projects TBD depending on organizational activities and student/individual interest
Qualifications - Experience in theatre/performing arts - Interest in development, particularly individual giving - Interest in/knowledge of British theatre and transatlantic exchange preferred - Coursework in arts administration, theatre, or related fields preferred - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail - Computer literate (good use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook)
Benefits - Free admission to National Theatre Live screenings in New York, and other events - Small stipend ($10/day) and unlimited monthly MTA card / or school credit and MTA card - One-on-one meetings with development staff
To apply, please submit a resume AND cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews are required, and will take place at the AANT office in New York. If applicants are unable to travel to New York, Skype or telephone interviews can be arranged. If accepted, interns must be able to arrange housing and transportation in New York.