Internships

Internship Opportunities During the School Year

ARTFARM welcomes young artists and aspiring arts administrators to join us by creating an internship that will suit your needs, help build your career and expand ARTFARM's ability to bring performing arts and simple living to the Connecticut community. Internships can be custom-built to work with your availability -- 3-4 month residency, one day per week, project-specific, etc, and may focus on developing arts-based, teaching or administrative/marketing skills.
If you are interested in an internship during the school-year please contact ARTFARM to discuss opportunities!

Summer 2017 Internships

ARTFARM is seeking two

Arts Administration Interns


ARTFARM is looking for two talented and energetic individuals who can take initiative, take direction and be self-reliant while working on many administrative, artistic, technical and promotional aspects of Shakespeare in the Grove, 2017.

The Interns will work with the Producer and other production staff and will be deeply involved in the marketing, public relations, technical support and event coordination for a two week outdoor professional run of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

This is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of producing a large-scale theater event, from fundraising to wardrobe, while playing a central role in bringing to life the

12th season of Shakespeare in the Grove.

The Interns will work about thirty hours per week, although the final weeks will require more hours, as opening night gets closer.


May 30 to July 26, 2017

Positions come with a $1000 stipend. 

We are looking for current college students or recent graduates.

Relevant skills and experiences include internet literacy, desktop publishing,

graphic design, event management, set construction and painting,

writing skills, public speaking, marketing, sales, imagination, attention to detail,

and a general willingness to go where the need is most acute and fill the gap.

Scroll down for more specific details about the Internships!

 

ARTFARM is a non-profit organization in Middletown, CT which cultivates high-quality theater with a commitment to simple living, environmental sustainability and social justice.

Send cover letter and resume by March 30, 2017 to:

 

 ARTFARM

119 Highland Ave.

Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 346-4390

info@art-farm.org

www.art-farm.org  


Past Internships

Arts Administration Interns (detailed description)

The Interns will work with the Producer and other production staff and will be deeply involved in the marketing, public relations, technical support and event coordination for Shakespeare in the Grove, our annual outdoor Shakespeare festival.

This is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of producing a large-scale theater event, from fundraising to wardrobe. The Interns will work about thirty hours per week, although some weeks will require more hours, especially as opening night gets closer.

Responsibilities will vary during the nine weeks of the internship. During the first four weeks they may include:
  • Working with the producer to create and carry out a “guerilla marketing” plan, which may include internet research, website development, making and posting lawn signs, social media coordination, personal appearances at events, etc.
  • Developing and managing the ARTFARM database, both mailing and email, and using the database to market the production.
  • Developing a strategy for selling playbill advertisements and spearheading that effort.
  • Coordinating the design, ordering and marketing of the production and ARTFARM merchandise.
  • Writing and distributing calendar notices and press releases to media outlets and following up with them.
  • Assisting the designer and technical director with purchasing and preparing set and design elements, including building, painting and construction.
During the final four weeks responsibilities may include:
  • Distributing posters and flyers by mail and in person .
  • Coordinating the design, assembly and printing of production playbills.
  • Assisting the house manager with volunteer recruitment and coordination, supporting performing artists, and
    daily set up and strike.
  • Assisting designer and technical director with design and technical work as needed.
  • Assisting with post production strike and follow up.
  • A general willingness to go where the need is most acute and fill the gap.
  • Arts Admin Interns are expected to additionally serve in a key backstage production role (i.e. assistant stage manager, board operator, costume assistant, etc, depending on personal interest and experience and production requirements) or assisting with front of house. This is in addition to administrative responsibilities.