Artistic Administration & Production Intern - Summer 2018

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Artistic Administration & Production Intern - Summer 2018


Organization Name
Society for the Performing Arts

Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts,  615 Louisiana Street, Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77002


The mission of Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is to enrich the cultural life of Houston in an affordable way by presenting the world’s best in multi-discipline performing arts and by providing the most comprehensive education and community engagement of its kind in the city.

Internship Overview
This internship will provide hands-on, practical experience in various aspects artistic and arts administration in a presenting organization. Through a structured learning experience, the intern will gain a broader understanding of the performing arts industry and nonprofit management. The intern will also gain first-hand experience in communicating with vendors and partners for production services. Skills gained in this internship will translate to a variety of endeavors and interns can expect to interface with and gain experience in areas related to board governance, strategic planning, and contracts. Additionally, interns will participate in cohort activities designed to introduce a broad range of career opportunities within the non-profit arts field.

Key Relationships
The summer artistic administration & production intern will report directly to the Executive Assistant, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Production. The intern can expect to interface with other key staff members across departments, including (but not limited to) education, marketing, public relations, and development. The intern will also work with volunteers and other interns.

Dates, Hours & Expectations
This position is an 8-week unpaid, part-time internship. The intern is expected to work approximately 20-30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with an agreed upon flexible schedule. Intern should have a reliable form of transportation, as some local travel may be expected.

This internship is unpaid. Complimentary parking will be provided and business-related expenses will be reimbursed.

Primary Responsibilities
The intern’s responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Update and archive board files
  • Catalogue, sort, and archive CEO’s files
  • Review and organize various documents for production-related information
  • Manage artist contract status for 2018-2019 season
  • Update Razor’s Edge information
  • Prepare for and attend board meeting
  • Interdepartmental support as needed for activities surrounding SPA mainstage production

Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal intern should have an interest in the arts or arts administration and be pursuing a major or minor in a related field.  Additionally, the ideal intern has strong computer, writing, and communication skills and is self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented with knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office and Excel.

How to Apply
Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Please write Summer Artistic Administration & Production Intern in the subject line.  No phone calls.  Please state if you are applying to more than one internship in the application email.

Society for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job- related disability, or marital status.

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