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Davenport Theatrical is not currently seeking candidates for full-time employment. Interested candidates may apply year-round for internships available in each of our departments.
DAVENPORT THEATRICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is always looking for qualified candidates for our Internship Program. We are seeking interns in all areas of our office. Internships are available for the Summer (Late May-August), Fall (September-December), and Spring (January-May). You must be willing to commit to at least 20 hours a week (weekdays and weekends are available), however, preference is given to those candidates who can commit to full-time internships. A stipend is paid upon successful completion of the Internship Program and a monthly subway pass is provided.
The Producing Intern works with Ken Davenport’s Executive Assistant, Associate Producer, and Ken Davenport himself. Responsibilities include copy editing/proofreading Ken’s blog, The Producer’s Perspective, answering phones, managing investor and company data, research projects and maintaining the general upkeep of the office space. Responsibilities will also occur with all upcoming productions, including creative marketing duties, assisting with Opening Night parties, and labs. The Producing Intern must have strong verbal and written communication skills, friendly phone demeanor, be attentive to detail, a creative mind, and must be knowledgeable about the theater industry and Broadway community. Opportunities will be available to attend readings, seminars, and other office events, as well as read scripts for the Creative Development department. Knowledge of HTML, Microsoft Office and WordPress is a plus. Applicants should be eager to learn, able to take initiative, and ready to jump in wherever needed.
Positions available: One full time.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT INTERN
The General Management Intern at DTE MANAGEMENT will have a front row seat to the development, rehearsal, and production of a Broadway show. They will assist in the General and Company Management operations of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions managed by DTE MANAGEMENT (Including Avenue Q and Once On This Island). Duties include box office reporting, organizing and filing show-related paperwork, running reports, processing house seat and other ticket requests, shadowing and covering the company manager at shows and any other projects as they arise, such as reviewing/proofreading contracts and other documents, data entry, etc. Throughout the internship, the intern will get an overview of the Telecharge ticketing system and may work with financial, banking and accounting software systems including Quickbooks and TellerScan. The ideal candidate is interested in a career in company or general management and is proficient in Microsoft Excel. Occasional weekend and evening availability might be required.
Positions available: Two part time or one full time. Some weekend and evening availability preferred.
BROADWAY MARKETING INTERN
The Broadway Marketing Intern reports directly to Tony Award winner Ken Davenport’s Marketing Team and Product/Community Manager. The Broadway Marketing Intern will be actively involved with marketing efforts for Ken Davenport, Once On This Island, The Producer’s Perspective, Be A Broadway Star and other confidential projects, both internal and external. Candidates can expect to gain skills in a variety of areas under the marketing and product/community management sector of DTE. The intern’s responsibilities will include website maintenance, research and outreach through cold calling and email correspondence, assistance at industry events, execution of direct mailing initiatives and other marketing/promotional duties including copywriting and social media content creation. The ideal candidate is a passionate, creative go-getter with a love for theatre and the arts. The ability to multitask without compromising precise attention to detail is a must. Above all else, professionalism and a positive attitude are required. Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop is a plus. Perks for this position include free tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway productions, previews, readings and industry events, when available.
Positions available: One part-time or full time.
THEATRE OPERATIONS INTERN
The Theatre Operations Intern works with both the Davenport Theatre House Manager and Operations Manager and will gain a “nuts and bolts” experience of managing an Off Broadway theater. Responsibilities include general office support, answering phones, communicating with employees, patrons, and clients, providing support in preparing the theater for new productions as needed, and assisting house management during performances. The Theatre Operations Intern must have strong customer service and communication skills, solid problem-solving skills, and must be attentive to detail. Technical skills and comfort with basic tools is a plus. Opportunities will be available to attend readings, seminars, and other office events. Applicants should be eager to learn, able to take initiative, and ready to jump into any project.
Positions available: One part-time or full time. Some weekend and evening availability preferred.
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT INTERN
The Creative Development Intern reads scripts and sees readings on behalf of the company and reports to the Director of Creative Development through written feedback coverage. Other duties include assisting with monthly writer’s groups and other artistic networking events and classes, as well as researching talent, venues, and shows. Applicants should have a background in writing and theatrical critique, interest or knowledge in current shows/writers, and strong communication skills.
Positions available: One part-time or full time. Flexible hours are available, including evenings and weekends. This position works independently and off–site.
“As the advertising sales assistant, I was given the opportunity to interact with clients and spearhead projects on my own. Knowing that I was solely responsible for such important business transactions allowed me to feel like an integral part of the Davenport Team. Being able to work directly with members of the staff taught me more about the theater industry and how it operates on a day to day basis than I could have ever imagined. It was truly a pleasure to have worked at Davenport!” – Alex Piechota, Former Ad Sales Intern
“Working with Davenport, I had opportunities I’ve never thought I’d have, including helping backstage with our shows, meeting important people in the industry, and being invited to exclusive performances and readings. How many college students can say that they’ve worked on Broadway show?! I will always treasure what I have learned at Davenport Theatrical–It was the perfect place to being my budding career. – Rachel Kaufman, Former Marketing Intern
“Working as the General Management Intern, I had the awesome opportunity to work with the company and general managers of Davenport Theatrical. Thinking quickly on my feet, trying to solve a problem (especially one involving STAR System), is probably the most important lesson I’ll be taking away from this experience.” – Anna Barth, Former General Management Intern
“As the Executive Intern, I was lucky to have the opportunity to interact with Ken Davenport on a daily basis and to get an inside look into the production of both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. I’d come to work each day with a new skill to master, theatre professional to meet, or task to accomplish – from running the Godspell Open Call, researching court cases, to emailing Congressmen. In addition to the knowledge I acquired, I’m also grateful for the access to free tickets to various performances throughout New York, readings, master classes, and even a Tony Awards Party!” – Jenny Gorelick, Former Executive Intern
“I feel so fortunate that I was able to take my internship at Davenport Theatrical and turn it into a career. The thing that sets an internship with DTE apart from so many others is that you get an unprecedented amount of hands-on experience in so many areas. I can’t think of a better place to take your passion for theater and turn it into a career.” – Ben Skinner, Former Marketing Intern
“Interning at Davenport Theatrical was my first step into the world of theater. What I saw as a first step turned out to be a giant leap! My first week consisted of a Broadway show opening, delivering packages to every stage door in the Theater District, and learning how Internet marketing and web design contribute to the success of a show. This is an amazing office, a creative environment, and a wonderful place to learn about all aspects of theater.” – Marie Gossman, Former Online Marketing Intern