Assistant to The Nora Artistic Director

Please note: This internship is not available Summer 2018.

The Nora Theatre Company is looking for the next generation of creative, dedicated, and highly innovative theatre artists poised to jump-start their careers.

The Nora’s Assistant to the Artistic Director internships are designed for college students, recent college graduates and early-career professionals seeking greater understanding and deeper knowledge of artistic, production, or administrative areas of a professional theatre company.  The length and daily schedule of the Internship will be agreed upon by the Intern and the Artistic Director, for not shorter than 3 months or less than 15 hours a week.

As an Assistant to the Artistic Director at The Nora, you will do a lot of stuff, including, but not limited to:

  • Work intimately with The Nora’s leadership, staff and production personnel.
  • Meet with the Artistic Director to structure a schedule and list of specific duties.
  • Attend auditions and co-ordinate the casting of the 18/19 season. This includes Actors’ Equity Auditions, open and invited auditions for The Nora.
  • Read and respond to play submissions.  Advise the Artistic Director on potential new work.
  • Interact with The Nora staff, board and visiting artists, as well as members of the dynamic theatre community in the Boston/Cambridge area.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Receive free tickets to all CST productions for the season.
  • Attend special events at The Nora including opening and closing night parties as well as the Central Conversations and Symposiums.
  • Assist in coordinating the That’s What She Said reading series.
  • Assist in coordinating The Nora Studio Education programs.
  • Participate in budgeting and accounting for individual productions.
  • Work with contracts for all union and non-union artists and artisans.
  • Attend design meetings and technical rehearsals as able.
  • Work with marketing, development and connectivity to ensure a cross-collaboration and smooth integration with each production including communicating with playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Christopher Hampton and Joyce Van Dyke.
  • Additional duties may include literary and dramaturgical support such as reading and evaluating scripts, attend readings and productions; researching and providing dramaturgical support for current and upcoming seasons; maintaining the script database, corresponding with artists and agents.

If you’re still with us – we strive to match each intern to areas of interest with the understanding we all do the boring stuff, too. This schedule requires flexibility based around the season’s production schedule.  Late night, weekend and holiday hours may be required, and can be counted against monthly hourly totals.

Qualifications and random information.

  • Excellent organizational, managerial and communication skills.
  • Ability to work calmly under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Basic software skills and familiarity with G-Suite and Google.
  • A sense of humor.
  • You will be provided with a Central Square Theater email.
  • You will need to provide your own laptop or device.