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Seeking Paid Interns for 2021-2022!

Waterwell is a group of artists, educators and producers dedicated to telling engrossing stories in unexpected ways. We create productions that are creatively daring and emotionally potent to cultivate connections across real and perceived divides. We train young artists, and educators, to create work with an artist-as-citizen ethos as the foundation of their creative process.

Waterwell is committed to making sure that every intern has a rich and valuable educational experience. In each department, interns will work closely with the leadership of the organization – Artistic Director and two-time Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation), Managing Director Adam J. Frank, Director of Education Heather Lanza and Waterwell co-founder and Tony Nominee Arian Moayed (Succession). Our goal is for interns to gain invaluable hands-on experience with a wide range of tasks that will prepare them to enter the field as entrepreneurial, artistic-minded leaders.

We are looking for self-starters who are great communicators and passionate art-makers. We value kindness and generosity as fundamental aspects of our collaborative, team-driven office and producing culture. A working knowledge of G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite is a major plus.

POSITIONS AND TIMELINES

Artistic & General Management Intern

September 15, 2021 – June 15, 2022 (flexible)
Deadline: accepting applications now until position is filled
Work closely with Managing Director Adam Frank on tasks related to the management of Waterwell and its productions, providing a survey of and experience in many aspects of theatrical management, including producing, fundraising, marketing, contracts, budgeting, business writing, human resources, and systems management

Specifically this year, the intern will work closely on Waterwell’s social media, email marketing, and website throughout the year. An interest in communications within a broader desire to learn about how a values-driven nonprofit theater runs is a plus.
Work intermittently with Artistic Director Lee Sunday Evans on the development and production of new projects in the 21-22 season, including research, reading scripts, supporting the casting and design/production process.

Education Intern

September 15, 2021 – June 15, 2022. 
Deadline: accepting applications now until position is filled
Work closely with Director of Education Heather Lanza and Program Manager Christina Gonzalez on curriculum development, preparation for the 9-show season, research related to the expansion of our programs, and program management.
Work as the line producer for one show in the 2nd half of the school season, directly supporting the artists and production process.
Serve as Teaching Assistant for the senior Devising class at the Professional Performing Arts School alongside Heather Lanza as lead teacher

SCHEDULE

We generally ask for a 15 hours/week commitment, but whenever possible we will customize an internship’s weekly schedule, including start and end dates, to fit the needs of an applicant.

COMPENSATION

We offer compensation of $16/hour, as well as class credit if applicable.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send an email to jobs@waterwell.org with your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest, skills, experience, and availability.

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MORE ABOUT WATERWELL

Waterwell’s most recent theater production, The Courtroom, was a verbatim re-enactment of one woman’s deportation proceedings. Called “theater as civic meditation” and named “Best Theater of 2019” by The New York Times, it was performed in active legal spaces, including the seat of the Second Circuit at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. In May 2019, Waterwell launched Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival for military service members and their families. During the pandemic, Waterwell produced screenings of videos from our project The Flores Exhibits (www.flores-exhibits.org) with 18 different partner organizations in 6 states around the country. We also produced a short documentary, Se Lo Que Es Pandemia / I Know What Pandemic Means in collaboration with Documented, a non-profit journalism outlet that focuses solely on immigration in New York and New Jersey (pandemia.nyc/)

Waterwell Education trains young artists and educators to create work with an artist-as-citizen ethos as the foundation of their creative process. Our central program, the Waterwell Drama Program (WDP), teaches 200+ public school students each year, delivering 1.5-2 hours of daily in-class, conservatory-style instruction and rigorous after-school performance projects. This training culminates in the New Works Lab, a commission of a professional playwright to write an original play for the WDP senior class. Waterwell makes this world-class theater education available to a racially diverse student body from a wide range of economic backgrounds through our partnership of 10+ years with NYC’s Professional Performing Arts School.