ACT provides professional development opportunities within several departments at different times during the year: Development and Fundraising, Board Relations, Marketing and Communications, Education, Production, Artistic and Literary, Events, and Finance and Administration. ACT has multiple internships that become available throughout the year, so please check back for more opportunities.

ACT is currently searching for the following internship positions (position decriptions are spelled out below):

  • Gala Internship, now accepting applications (nine-month internship or three-month internship)
  • Marketing Internship, now accepting applications (June-December)
  • Public Relations Internship, now accepting applications (June-December)
  • Lucia Neare Internship, now accepting applications (six-month commitment)

To apply for an internship at ACT, please email a cover letter and resume, titling the subject line with your last name and the internship you are interested in (Last Name, Position) to ACTinterns@acttheatre.org. No phone calls please.


Intern with Lucia Neare

ACT is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging theatre artists and arts administrators to gain professional experience. Interns will work alongside acclaimed artist Lucia Neare, currently in residence at ACT, as she researches the intersections of live theatre, play, and tech culture in 2016.

Department: Artistic
Reports to: Lucia Neare, Artist-in-Residence
Hours: 5 hours weekly; six-month commitment
Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2016

About this Opportunity:
Lucia Neare is a 21st-century pioneer of larger-than-life theatre in public spaces. Her company is Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders; its mission is as much social and political as artistic: to confront urban dilemmas with the power of free theatre, and nurture community by inspiring radical joy in the public realm. In 2014, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation bestowed one of its inaugural Impact Awards on Neare for her groundbreaking large-scale, ephemeral public works. Neare has received awards, commissions, and honors from organizations such as: Seattle Art Museum, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle City Light, among many others. In 2012 she received Seattle’s Mayor’s Arts Award. The same year, she was appointed Artist-in-Residence for both Seattle and the city of Redmond.

Neare is in residence at ACT in 2016-2017 to participate in the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s “Building Demand for the Arts” program. Together, Neare and ACT are critically exploring the intersection of live theatre and tech/geek culture in Seattle. At the project’s conclusion, Neare will create a plan for ACT to increase demand for live theatre performance among Millennials employed in the high-tech industry.

Key tasks/responsibilities:

  • Participate in outreach efforts to local tech-sector corporations and organizations
  • Attend events with Neare
  • Help organize and facilitate monthly salons with Neare at ACT
  • Provide basic administrative support.
  • Significant opportunities for brainstorming and creative input to help shape the design and outcome of Neare’s research project.

Qualifications:

  • As interns will represent Neare and ACT in the public sphere, successful applicants:
  • Must possess a high degree of social acumen and professionalism
  • Are able to network with new people
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Please have a passion for theatre, gaming, innovative technology, geek culture, cultivating a vibrant and engaged civic community—or any combination thereof.

To Apply:
Please submit a resume (no more than 2 pages) and statement (no more than 1 page) answering the following questions to: lucia.neare@acttheatre.org  by May 2, 2016.

Application Questionnaire:

  1. Please describe your interest in this internship and this project; what do you hope to learn or explore?
  2. How would you describe your communication skills? (Consider relating any past experience in networking, building relationships between organizations, or public speaking.)
  3. What unique skills or interests would you bring to this opportunity?
  4. There is some flexibility in the timing of this internship; please briefly describe when you could begin, and for how many months of 2016 you could commit to a 5-hour-weekly internship.

Gala Intern
Department: Development
Reports to: Development Associate, Director of Development
Hours: Nine-month internship, 2-4 hour weekly minimum. Three-month internship, 5-10 hour weekly minimum.

The gala intern will work closely with ACT's development team to provide support for the 2016 Gala (scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2016) in the following ways: research and outreach for auction procurement opportunities, special events planning and implementation, sponsorship research, and other gala-related work on event materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and manage auction procurement outreach and acquisition
  • Help to establish event goals and objectives with the development staff
  • Maintain gala records to preserve and establish better institutional knowledge
  • Manage gala volunteer recruitment and retention for various tasks throughout the event planning process
  • Work directly with the Gala Chair and Procurement Committee to follow up on leads for the event
  • Assist with copy for gala print, web updates, and e-communications to ensure accurate and current communication on all platforms
  • General development support as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take initiative, show good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Procurement experience preferred
  • Interest in a career in special events, communications, or fundraising
  • Interns should be available for at least 3-5 hours per week

Benefits:

  • Great introduction and experience in nonprofit development and fundraising events, copywriting, cultivation and stewardship management, database training, and other aspects of fundraising in the arts
  • ACTPass Membership for one year (applicable only for nine-month internship)
  • Class or Practicum credit (if applicable)
  • Resume builder

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities are a match for this position, and any professional recommendations to development@acttheatre.org.

 


Marketing Intern
Department: Marketing and Sales
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Hours: 10-20 hours per week, six-month internship

The marketing intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing, Communication, and Sales Department in implementing ACT’s overall marketing plan to build awareness about ACT within the community, and to increase attendance and ticket sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of promotional campaigns and communications
  • Research promotional opportunities to gain additional exposure to target audiences
  • Assist with the distribution of ACT promotional materials in the community and in the building
  • Manage the ticket donation request program and coordinate ticket giveaways to social service and community groups that encourage cultural participation while also driving ticket sales
  • Maintain department archive files (PR, advertising, promotions, photos, audience comments, etc)
  • Manage event listings on external calendars
  • Assist with the production of Mainstage Encore programs
  • Assist with web updates and e-communications to ensure accurate and current communication on all platforms
  • General marketing support as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take initiative, show good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Interns should be available for at least 20 hours a week

Benefits:

  • Great introduction and experience in marketing and communications, advertising and copywriting, cultivation and relationship management, and other aspects of marketing and the theatre industry
  • ACTPass Membership for one year
  • Class credit (if applicable)
  • Resume builder

Public Relations Intern
Department: Marketing and Sales
Reports to: Public Relations and Communications Manager
Hours: 10-20 hours per week, June-December, 2016

The marketing team at ACT is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of the marketing and communications field, with special emphasis on public relations and social media. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. 

Responsibilities:

  • Research media and updating press list
  • Assist with social media projects
  • Scan and format printed and online press coverage
  • Create system to keep track of press coverage using Tessitura
  • Participate in media events
  • Prepare press packets
  • Assist with drafting talking points for upcoming interviews
  • Assist with creating one-sheets about productions to help organization talk about shows more effectively
  • Updating external calendar listings
  • Other tasks and duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Photoshop, Tessitura, and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Knowledge of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Positive and professional attitude 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and independently 

Benefits:

  • Great introduction and experience in marketing and communications, advertising and copywriting, cultivation and relationship management, and other aspects of marketing and the theatre industry
  • ACTPass Membership for one year
  • Class credit (if applicable)
  • Resume builder