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The Theater Offensive
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Seeking motivated, dedicated, activists and/or business-oriented interns at New Englands premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) theater, The Theater Offensive.

Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director - assist Executive Artistic Director by networking with sister organizations, reviewing script submissions, communicating with the Board of Directors, assisting with special events, donor cultivation, assisting with grant submissions, communicating with foundations and general office administration

The Theater Offensive is looking for interns to assist the Executive Artistic Director in company development, fundraising, new play development, and production planning. Duties may include reading, reviewing, and responding to new script submissions; communicating with board members, foundations and major donors; networking with sister organizations and local businesses; database maintenance; assist with planning of our outrageous events, house parties and donor appreciation perks; researching foundations; assisting with grant proposals; and performing basic office administration tasks. Other projects include assisting with Pride planning in May & June.

A successful candidate will be attentive to detail, skilled in interpersonal communication, and interested in the behind-the-scenes work of a theater or non-profit. Requires multitasking, excellent time management, organizational ability, and good writing skills. Computer, phone, and/or theater experience helpful, but not required. Previous experience with database (FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access) or fundraising interest a plus but not required. If you are interested in starting your own theater company one day this internship is for you!

True Colors Intern - assist with True Colors: Out Youth Theater artistically onsite at rehearsals and performances, as well as administratively in the office

True Colors seeks a candidate who is interested in contributing to the development of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth programming in the Boston area. Some responsibilities may include: Working with educational materials about GLBT youth issues geared towards secondary school students and specific community organizations; providing support in all artistic aspects of creating a performance, including working as an assistant director, writer, acting coach, or understudy ready to perform in case youth troupe members are unable to attend scheduled gigs; and leading workshops. Interns will also provide administrative support, including but not limited to: touring, marketing/publicity, documentation, office administration, and assistance with recruitment events, auditions, rehearsals and performances as needed. Total 10-20 hrs per week. Four-month minimum commitment required during the academic calendar (September-May). Two-month commitment required during the summer (May-August). Evening hours may also be required. This internship may be done for academic credit, career exploration or community-service learning. Undergrads, graduates and working professionals welcome to apply.

Development/Events Intern - assist Development Manager and/or Development Associate with fundraising, major donor development and appreciation, auctions, donation solicitation, committee management, and/or special events administration: Full time (40hrs/week) OR Part time (20 hrs/week)

The Theater Offensive seeks a super-organized, detail oriented, outgoing communicator with an interest in learning how to manage a non-profit development strategy. The intern will assist the Development Manager and/or Development Associate with fundraising and planning of our outrageous events, house parties and donor appreciation perks. Responsibilities include internet research; creating power point presentations; data sorting; communicating with committee members; and assisting with auctions, food, and donor database management. Additionally, interns will assist with corporate tasks, providing support to our grant writer, and assisting the Development team with general administration tasks. Previous experience with database (FileMaker Pro or DonorPro) or fundraising interest a plus but not required. This position guarantees a deep knowledge of behind-the-scenes event planning and strives to be fun in addition to administrative.

To apply: (1) visit http://www.thetheateroffensive.org/?page_id=150, (2) download an internship application and (3) email your completed application. Email questions, applications, cover letters and resumes to: intern@thetheateroffensive.org. Rolling deadline, positions year-round.

BENEFITS: Internships are unpaid but interns receive academic credit if desired and are eligible for free tickets to area shows, as well as invitations to cast parties, artist receptions and visiting artist workshops. Interns may also qualify for one-of-a-kind job/school recommendations, professional referrals, community networking and organizational resources.


Experience with lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and racially diverse urban communities a plus. LGBTQ people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Internships are geared to undergrad, graduate and mature-aged students and non-students of all ages and experience levels.



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10/30/13, December

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