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•  Ticket Concierge and Sales Associate
•  Marketing/PR Intern
•  Graphic Design Intern
•  Development Intern
•  Education Intern 
•  Programming/Production Intern
•  Operations Intern
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TICKET CONCIERGE AND SALES ASSOCIATE
The Ticketing Concierge and Sales Associate provides outstanding customer service to State Theatre patrons, corporate partners, donors, and advertisers. They provide ticket concierge services to select individuals and organizations, solicit group sales, and sell advertising opportunities in order to maximize revenue and maintain relationships with State Theatre partners.

Reports to: Ticket Office Manager

Ticketing Concierge
•  Provide an exceptionally high level of “white glove” customer service related to ticket purchases for donors, board members, and VIP patrons
•  Get to know a patron’s personal programming tastes and preferences and proactively communicate with them, based on their preferences, in order to effectively advertise added programming
•  Provide immediate attention to a patron’s needs regarding exchanges, ticket reprints, and will call name requests
•  Enhance the patron’s experience by providing suggestions and options regarding transportation, parking, dining, and hotel options
•  Follow up with patrons after the performance to gain insight on their opinions and feedback

Corporate Communications
•  Work closely with development team to identify local corporations and mid-size businesses, especially those that already support the State Theatre philanthropically, to develop a ticket selling partnership
• Identify the right contacts within these companies to help deliver messages year-round about ticket discounts and other partnership benefits through various corporate communications channels
• Coordinate communications with corporate partners and sponsors to result in increased group sales and individual ticket sales
• Maintain State Theatre webpage content and other sales communication tools for corporate partners and sponsors

Advertising Sales
• Market and close advertising sales with local small and mid-size businesses
• Create partnerships with local restaurants to offer dining/ticket packages and other promotional opportunities
• Market advertising opportunities, including but not limited to: playbill, video Screens, eBlasts, website, ticket envelopes, ticket stuffers, flyers, rack cards, posters, etc.Group Sales
• Use patron database to remarket group sales to previous buyers
• Communicate regularly with corporate partners and donors to solicit group sales
• Utilize lead generation services to prospect new potential buyers
• Develop a marketing plan to advertise

Group Sales
• Effectively Communicate benefits to purchasing Group Sales
• Other tasks as needed.Required Skills, Strengths, and Experience:
• Exceptionally high level of customer service
• Ability to strongly engage potential advertisers and patrons, and close sales
• Excellent communication skills
• A basic knowledge of artists/shows in music, Broadway, classical, dance, theater, comedy
• Creative, proactive, self-motivated
• ability to work as part of a high energy, high volume sales/marketing team
• Proficient in Microsoft Office; knowledge of Tessitura and Ticketmaster ticketing systems a plus
• At least 5 years’ sales/marketing experience

To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@statetheatrenj.org

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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:
Lian Farrer, Vice President of Education
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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