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  • Director of Production
  • Gift Shop Attendant
  • House Usher
  • Marketing/PR Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Education Intern 
  • Programming/Production Intern
  • Operations Intern

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    DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

    Reports to:
    Vice President of Programming

    Responsibilities:

    The Director of Production is responsible for the management of the stage and stage crews to ensure that all shows and performances that take place within the State Theatre are safely and efficiently presented with the highest production values. Moreover, the Director of Production fosters a positive working environment backstage for both guest artists and stage crews and handle s all aspects of the shows advance.

    Specific Duties:
    1.  S/he advances all shows coming to the State Theatre with each show 's Production Manager or Technical Director to ensure load-ins are done in a timely and cost efficient manner; to ensure that logistical arrangement s for housing, meals, transportation, in-theatre hospitality, backline, equipment rentals, and other tech rider specifics are fulfilled; and to coordinate all production needs.  

    2.  S/he shall oversee all backstage operations, production and artist liaison. S/he shall create an advance plan for all shows and mark or direct the appropriate marking of the stage for load-ins/set-ups and shall be present on site for all events.  

    3.  Coordinate on site production coverage for all State Theatre events (presented events, rentals, education events, etc)  

    4.  Along with the IATSE steward, the Director of Production is responsible for making sure all stagehand calls are filled according to his/her advance plan created in association with the  incoming show's production manager. S/he supervises the IATSE Steward and the IATSE stage crews, and shall review the payroll for the stagehands.  

    5.  As the technical liaison between renting organizations and the Theater, s/he is responsible for communicating the technical details of the event to the Theater's staff in a timely fashion, and to offer estimates of expenses to renters.  

    6.  S/he is responsible for trouble shooting problems and settling disputes on stage, and ensures timely expense reporting for all events.  

    7.  S/he shall ensure prompt, accurate communications with internal staff and guest artist production personnel.  

    8.  S/he will create and maintain the production budget.  

    9.  Ensure the cleanliness of all backstage areas, including green room, catering, kitchen, and dressing room.

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

    Brian O'Boyle, Vice President of Programming
    email 

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    GIFT SHOP ATTENDANT (Part-Time)

    Main Function: State Theatre Gift Shop Attendants are expected to offer the highest level of customer service possible. State Theatre Gift Shop Attendants are also expected to carry out any job function management deems as appropriate and within the scope of maintaining the theatre. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to…pre- and post-gift shop tasks, engaging guests and patrons visiting the gift shop in appropriate conversation, light maintenance and cleaning, assisting with Artist Merchandising as per deemed necessary by management and actively up selling and suggesting merchandise to guests.

    To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
    Jessica Trechak, Theatre Manager
    email

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    HOUSE USHER (Part-Time)

    Management is looking for applicants with past experience in direct customer service as well as a wide array of hours of availability including days/nights/weekends/holidays.

    House Ushers are expected to offer the highest level of customer service possible to guests, donors, visiting artists, artist management, patrons, and any other member of the public or administration they may encounter based on the House Ushers Policies and Procedures Handbook. House Ushers are also expected to carry out any job function management deems as appropriate and within the scope of caring and maintaining for the theatre, customer service, audience experience, pre-show prep, post-show breakdown, guest and staff safety/emergency response/security, etc.

    To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
    Jessica Trechak, Theatre Manager
    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 Public Relations
    email

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    GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
    The State Theatre is seeking innovative graphic design interns to design and produce marketing materials for the State Theatre. The internship requires a minimum of 15 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

      •  Assist the Art Director with the creative workload


    Requirements:

      •    Experience using QuarkXPress and Photoshop
      •    Knowledge of Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and HTML a plus
      •    Familiar with a Mac

    Internships are unpaid, however, 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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