The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), a Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Theatre Company for Young Audiences, is dedicated to the empowerment and educational advancement of children and young adults. SEA creates educational theater and arts programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational and social issues affecting our communities. Additionally, SEA produces multicultural events and festivals each year for the community celebrating culture and art!
Art Administration & Operations
Administrative and Operations Interns will assist the SEA staff with marketing, press, development and event/performance coordination responsibilities as well as other tasks related to the current educational and community programming. Interns will gain first-hand experience in making arts and theater programs available to schools and families throughout NYC. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Administrative tasks surrounding educational arts and theater programs in NYC schools and at our home-base theater, Teatro SEA
Press, marketing and community outreach efforts for our arts-in-education programs and events/programs for general audiences
Assisting with the planning of special events for the community
Assist with social media efforts including writing content, scheduling posts, organizing photos, etc. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Other administrative duties including database management, printing of performance tickets and programs, printing of Teacher Resource Guides, answering phones, etc.
Schedule: Flexible. Anywhere between 8 – 20 hours per week, between the hours of Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Start Date: ASAP
Production Assistant Interns will have an opportunity to gain insight into the many aspects of the production process. Interns will assist SEA’s Technical and Production Coordinator with our Tour of Children’s Theater in NYC and performances at our home-base theater, Teatro SEA. Additionally, interns will support the Technical staff with the coordination and preparation for theater rentals and our Technical Training Program.
Interns may receive some training in theatrical lighting, sound and carpentry. Interns will also get hands on experience organizing and maintaining a scene shop. Overall responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring the condition of equipment and supporting in the maintenance of theatrical equipment and SEA’s home-base theater facilities
Scene shop organization
Assisting with load-ins and load-outs of production set and equipment
Putting up sets for upcoming performances and events
Traveling to NYC schools and other venues to assist Technical staff with performances (if schedule permits)
Coordination of rentals and the Technical Training Program
Supporting the Technical staff and shadow Head of Production to complete any necessary assignments as needed
Requirements: This is a physically active position including walking, standing, lifting, reaching, bending and lifting. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Schedule: 8 – 30 hours per week. Hours vary based on performance schedule.
Start Date: ASAP
Theater Usher & Stagehand/Maintenance
Interns will assist the staff at general audience performances, which generally take place on Saturdays at 11am or 3pm (Nov. – June). Various Sunday afternoon and Friday evening performances are scheduled as well. Some office work/administrative duties may be necessary. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
Assisting the Box Office Attendant in ticket and concession sales
Greeting audience members and ushering guests to seats
Update/gather mailing lists
Prepare show programs for audience members
Assist technical staff with maintenance/cleanliness of theater and facilities
Schedule: Saturdays 9am – 2pm or 12pm – 5pm (depending on performance time). Some Sunday afternoons and/or Friday evenings.
Start Date: November 2018.
Graphic Design Interns will assist the Art Director in the marketing and promotion of our educational arts and theater programs as well as our community events and theater performance schedule for general audiences. Responsibilities are listed below, but may include additional tasks as needed. Interns will:
Design new promotional materials for educational and community theater performances, art projects and special events (post cards, flyers, brochures, banners, etc.)
Adapt current promotional materials with relevant information
Revamp and upgrade design of educational materials
Perform other duties as assigned, including the printing of programs and educational materials for performances, supporting staff in social media efforts, etc.
Must be knowledgeable in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Knowledge in WordPress and the ability to read/write in Spanish is a plus, but not required.
SEA is seeking qualified interns to accurately translate various literary and theatrical documents, including but not limited to; a dissertation, children’s books and theater production scripts. The dissertation and children’s books are intended for publication. Interns are also responsible for correcting grammatical errors in addition to translating the text. Translation will be done from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Requirements include:
Proficient in Spanish and English written Language. Native language speakers preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of Latin American colloquialisms and culture, most specifically of Puerto Rico
Exceptional grammar and writing skills to relay clear and error-free text
The ability to accurately convey the style and tone of the original language while also maintaining the text’s original ideas/messages/facts
Translation experience preferred, but not required
A translation test will be administered at the interview (from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.)
Interns will support the Operations & Program Director and Managing Director with current fundraising and grant writing efforts as well as identify prospective grants to which we may submit applications seeking support of our arts, cultural and educational programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
supporting the staff in submitting proposals for funding by gathering information/data and updating key files for current funding opportunities/grants
oversee grants calendar and deadlines
research, identify and pursue additional prospective grants, foundations and other avenues through which we may seek funding
assist staff in the organization of cultivation/fundraising events
update and maintain information of individual donors
schedule and/or attend meetings with current funders and/or potential funders
provide general administrative support for senior staff surrounding development, etc.
Schedule: Flexible. Anywhere from 8 – 25 hours per week, between the hours of Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Start Date: ASAP
All interns should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Google Applications. We are looking for interns who are motivated, flexible, committed, and have an interest in the arts, arts administration and/or the non-profit industry.
Interns must be able to multi-task, prioritize tasks, communicate efficiently and work well in fast-paced, high pressure environments. A positive, enthusiastic attitude is a must. Spanish-speaking is a plus, but not mandatory.
Interns will create their schedule with the Operations & Program Director and/or Production & Technical Coordinator.
A Teatro SEA internship offers a comprehensive introduction to the non-profit art world and can provide meaningful professional development to a committed and motivated individual. Teatro SEA will work with you to complete paper work for school credit, if so desired. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced, non-profit arts-in-education organization serving children, youth and families throughout New York City.