About Our Internship Program
The Artizen Company offers unpaid and stipend-paid internships in theater and film arts. Our experimental and trailblazing company is run by a small group of artists who work as a team to run the organization. The work involves arts management, administration, marketing, tech/set work, costume & props, design, youth programming, event planning, community relations, and stage management. In most cases, applicants are asked to volunteer prior to being accepted.
Because our full-time staff is small and doesn’t always have time to respond to every email rapidly, we encourage applicants to bring their information directly to The Artizen Company during shows, workshops and events in order to meet staff and get to better know the company and our work. Before applying, applicants should read all related info on our website to get an idea of how we work and if our mission fits with your goals. Our company, mission, and intern program are different from most programs and applicants need to decide if the environment seems fitting. The best way to do that is to come for workshops, see shows, talk to the artists, and volunteer. To get postings on these events please subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page. Our program is fun and challenging and provides a wealth of opportunities. Come get interactive with us!
For serious film & theater students and pre/post professionals:
The Artizen Company is seeking individuals to join our mentor/mentee program as volunteers, interns, or apprentices with potential for creating paid employment through individual planning for the following positions:
We’re an all-artist-run business and we are looking for someone with a love for theater and film, but also who knows various accounting software and has some experience with accounting for a small business or non-profit. This person will assist our General Business Manager/Bookkeeper. The job is flexible and requires 8-12 hours per week, between home and office.
Assist with marketing, fundraising, workshop coordination, donor relations, grant writing, box office, bookkeeping, planning, and productions. The position is flexible and requires 8-12 hours per week, between home and office.
Duties include maintaining accounts for small business and Non-Profits, light filing, managing accounts payable/receivable, payroll (including taxes and reporting), budget creation and tracking with cash flow projections, and monthly, quarterly, and end-of-year reconciliation and reporting of accounts.
Box office Management
Box office management usually takes about an hour during the day, and about 3 hours per performance in the evenings. Ultimately, we are looking for someone to manage this area and supervise a team. This position is also a great way to meet the artists and get involved in larger projects.
This position will assist staff with fundraisers and research, writing, proofing, and submission of foundation, corporate, and government grants.
Duties include light reception (phone lines, email, mail), light accounts maintenance, stocking facility and office supplies, coordinating use of space with other staff and artists, maintaining online calendar, coordination of Front of House for shows and events. Front of house may include Box and Concessions Management, or this may be a separate position, depending on the applicant(s).
Front of House
Duties include training and staffing Box Office and Concessions staff, organization of space before shows and events, maintaining attendance and income tracking.
Box office duties include organizing the lobby before events, overseeing tickets sales and reservations, including phone reservations, online tickets (currently through tix.com and third-party vendors), walk ups, gift certificates and season passes, working with staff to print programs, set pricing, and finalize show listings, and running or staffing box office for events.
Concessions duties include stocking the concessions and supplies, organizing the concessions area before events, managing concessions inventory and tabs, maintaining licensing, and running or staffing bar for events.
Graphic Design & Illustration
Help create our flyers, posters & email blasts. This position is a flexible, work-from-home job that will take only a few hours per month and to help us more creatively announce our upcoming projects.
Managing Artistic Director Assistant
This new position will be a 4, 9 or 12 month contract, depending on experience and schedule flexibility. Hours will be flexible (roughly 6-12 per week, depending on availability). Duties will vary but will generally fall under arts administration, production, marketing, youth program, administration, fundraising and development. Experience preferred but training will be provided. Must be reliable, have personal access to a computer with internet, and, at times, be able to work independently. This is an unpaid internship; however a small travel stipend may be available depending on need and experience level. This is a great opportunity for students seeking real-world experience in the arts and business of running a small business or non-profit. The job is also ideal for connection to other opportunities in the arts.
Help spread the word about our variety of services and programs. This position will assist staff in the implementation of a new marketing plan and will include coordinating with local businesses, generation of PSAs, press releases, front of house displays, social media strategy, etc. The job is flexible and requires 8-12 hours per week, between home and office.
Help out with the shows! Hours vary and depend on production. See our happenings page for more information.
Duties include managing The Artizen Company equipment rental emails and rental voice mails, managing rental proposals, contracts, and accounts, training and staffing for all rentals, tracking rental income, marketing rental equipment, including maintaining online listings on The Artizen Company website and others, following up on rental leads, updating contracts and documents as necessary, and equipment coordination for showings and rentals.
Youth Program Assistant
Starts in late August, and last 8 – 12 months. During the school year months the job will primarily be assisting during the The Artizen Company after school workshops and excursions, Thursdays, 4:30pm – 7:30pm and 2nd Saturdays 11am – 4;30pm. The weeks or so leading up to the new session of workshops (roughly 5-8 hours of administration) will also be required (about our youth program). Training will be provided. Experience with youth a plus. Must be reliable, able to take direction from Artistic Directors, have a desire to learn about working with youth and about our particular program.
Starts in late May, and ends near the end of July. During the months of June and July the job will primarily be assisting during the The Artizen Company Summer Camps, Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 3:30pm. The week or so leading up to the camps (roughly 5-8 hours of administration) will also be required (about our youth program). Training will be provided. Experience with youth a plus. Must be reliable, able to take direction from Artistic Directors, have a desire to learn about working with youth and about our particular program.
Website and Online Management
Update and maintain WordPress website. work with Marketing assistant to implement social media strategies and maintain Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media presence.
All jobs have the potential to lead to paid positions. Experience is a plus, but training will be provided for the right candidate. Familiarity with the work of The Artizen Company is a plus.
Please first read our mission and artist pages. Then fill out application at The Artizen Company Intern Application; send a letter of intent (no longer than 250 words) which should include your goals, and why the position might be a good fit for you; your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.