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•  Chief Financial Officer
•  Marketing/PR Intern
•  Graphic Design Intern
•  Development Intern
•  Education Intern 
•  Programming/Production Intern
•  Operations Intern
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick (“The Theatre”) seeks a self-directed, results-oriented chief financial officer accountable for the financial management and operations of The Theatre. The CFO is responsible for managing all finance, accounting, and human resources functions of a growing organization having an $11 million annual operating budget.

As chief financial officer, directs the overall financial plans and accounting practices of the organization. Oversees treasury, accounting, budget, tax, and audit activities of the Theatre. Oversees financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for management and/or Board use. Directs budget and cost controls, financial analysis, accounting practices, and reports.  Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance. including: contributed and earned revenue; accounts payable and accounts receivable; cash flow management; federal, state and local tax requirements; vendor management; bank accounts, investment and endowment accounts; fixed assets and debt/equity financing; and financial reports.

Oversees human resources functions of the organization. Promotes and implements human resources values and objectives by planning and managing human resources programs, including the Theatre’s fringe benefits.  

Forming part of the senior executive management team, the CFO reports to the President/CEO and works closely with all department heads and the Board of Trustees. Candidates should have: a degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience; 10+ years of progressively responsible experience; extensive experience in partnering with an executive team; and a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance or Accounting or who holds the Certified Public Accountant designation.  Salary is competitive with benefits including health, dental and 403(b). Start date is immediate. The State Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please email or mail cover letter, resume with salary history, and three references to CFO Job Search at 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  08901 or email.

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MARKETING/PR INTERNSHIP
The Marketing/PR intern will work closely with staff to implement marketing, promotions, public relations, and audience development initiatives. Tasks include writing, editing, and proofing press releases, blogs, website copy, e-blasts, and program copy; flyer distribution; working with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube; and other projects as needed. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm).

Internships are unpaid, however, students may arrange to receive college credit.


To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:

Kelly Blithe, Director of Communications
email

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GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
The State Theatre is seeking an innovative graphic design intern to design and produce marketing materials for the State Theatre in a Mac-based environment. The paid internship requires a minimum of 20 hours anytime between Mon-Fri (9-5:30pm).

Responsibilities:

  •  Design and produce promotional materials such as posters, flyers, advertisements, etc.

  •  Design web graphics for the State Theatre website and internet advertising
  •  Various administrative duties such as cutting flyers, hanging posters, preparing items for distribution
  •  Assist the Art & Web Director with the creative workload


Requirements:

  •    High proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Strong typographic skills and a
       keen eye for aesthetics.

  •    Knowledge of InDesign, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, Flash, and HTML a plus

There is one paid internship available and students may arrange to receive college credit.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Tracy Furr
Art Director
State Theatre
11 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
or email (If you email, please include a few samples of your work)
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DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
The State Theatre seeks an energetic and self-motivated college student with strong writing and interpersonal skills for an internship (2-3 days per week) with the development department of the State Theatre.

Responsibilities and duties include assistance in:

  •  Writing letters of inquiry, gift acknowledgements, and proposals
  •  Researching individual, corporate, and foundation prospects and donors
  •  Coordinating various projects
  •  Maintaining and updating contact lists
 
Qualified candidates include those with a major in English, communications, public relations, marketing or related fields (although all majors interested in work experience may apply) and in good academic standing. Candidates must possess strong writing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet is required.
 
Internships are unpaid, however, students may arrange to receive college credit. Additionally, interns will be compensated for expenses related to off-site responsibilities.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Leah Anglum, Development Associate for Donor Relations
email

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EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Internships may focus on theater education management and/or assisting with the State Theatre’s programs for schools. Interns will be able to acquire practical theater education experience at one of the premiere non-profit theaters in the region.

Specific Responsibilities May Include:

  •  Provide administrative support as well as support for special events, workshops, and school shows
  •  Contribute to the development of the curriculum both in-house and in the schools
  •  Opportunities to research possible grant/funding opportunities for theater education work
 
Requirements:
  •  Strong commitment to theater and education 
  •  Enjoy working with others—interns need to interact successfully with a wide range of personalities including staff, artists, volunteers, and the general public; on the phone and in person 
  •  Demonstrate computer skills: familiarity with word processing, databases, and spreadsheets is preferable
  •  Commit to a consistent schedule for a minimum of one month

Internships are unpaid, however, students may arrange to receive college credit.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Cunha, Education Associate
email

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PROGRAMMING/PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP
The Programming/Production intern will work with both the Vice President of Programming and the Director of Production. Internship will include working with artist contracts, online research, database entry, artist hospitality, and other projects as needed. The internship requires a minimum of 8 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), plus some nights and weekends based on the theater’s show schedule.

Internships are unpaid, however, students may arrange to receive college credit.

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Brian O'Boyle, Vice President of Programming
email

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OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP
The State Theatre is seeking an Operations Intern to assist the Director of Operations of the State Theatre. The internship will give special insight to the day-to-day operations of a major performing arts center. The internship requires 12 to 15 hours anytime between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm).  

Responsibilities:  
•  Assist Director of Operations with correspondences between the State Theatre and outside constituents  
•  Update historical data  
•  Special projects
 
Requirements:  
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
•    Microsoft Office  

Internships are unpaid, however, students may arrange to receive college credit.  

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Dave Hartkern, Director of Operations
email


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