The Woolly Mammoth Internship Program is designed for students and recent graduates who are interested in a broad education in a fast paced, nationally acclaimed non-profit arts organization. Interns are assigned to one of the following departments where they will focus on the specific functions of that department within the larger institution. Each intern will be given the chance to work cross departmentally as well as experience seminars provided by department heads that will illustrate the workings of each department. These posts are part-time, semester based opportunities (unless otherwise posted). Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including a statement of purpose and the desired semester for which you would like to be considered. Candidates may apply for more than one post and more than one semester. Travel reimbursement of $50/ wk is provided. These positions are also eligible for college credit.
All application materials must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org according to the specifications listed below and in the application. Woolly is not responsible for formatting errors or incomplete applications. Applications received in hardcopy via mail or fax will not be accepted (but will be recycled).
Cover letter indicating your desired position, describing your interest in Woolly, summarizing your prior experience and/or qualifications, and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for your desired internship. Cover letters should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Cover Letter”
A professional work résumé that lists: education & training, work history, theater/arts experience, and computer skills. Résumés should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Resume”
Applications will not be processed until all materials have been received.
All application materials must be submitted together in one single email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified once a complete application is received (please allow for approximately one week).
Direct all questions to our Internships & Fellowships Email: email@example.com. No phone calls please or direct inquiries to Woolly staff members.
Woolly Mammoth is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all ethnicities, identities, and backgrounds to apply.
Artistic Office Intern
Under the guidance of the Artistic Assistant, the Artistic Office Intern will have an inside look at the inner-workings of the Artistic Director’s office. They will be given the opportunity to learn about scheduling and coordinating logistics for the Artistic Director, assist in planning events for the Company of Artists, and communicate with staff in other departments on behalf of the Artistic Office. They will work closely with the Development staff and be expected to attend weekly meetings between the Artistic Director and Development, update donor information, and keep track of communication between the Artistic Director and external constituents. They will also assist in the daily operational functions of the Artistic Office.
Supervisor: Joel Garcia, Technical Director
The Technical Intern will work closely with the Properties Director, Technical Director and Master Electrician to gain a broad understanding of the day to day operations of a production department. The Technical Intern will participate in various projects involving the design, construction, and execution for Woolly Mammoth productions. They will also gain valuable skills regarding communication with designers and technical staff. The Technical Intern will be expected to attend all production and design meetings and to participate in technical rehearsals as assigned.
Supervisor: Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director
The purpose of Woolly’s innovative Connectivity program, which combines elements of community engagement, audience engagement, civic dramaturgy, and education, is to deepen the civic conversation around the plays we produce by creating opportunities for dialogue and understanding. Connectivity is also one of the means through which we express Woolly’s core value of radical inclusion, by forming multifaceted and mutually beneficial partnerships with a range of artist collectives, arts and culture organizations, frontline service nonprofits, academic institutions, and advocacy groups among others.
The Connectivity intern will provide the Connectivity Director with a wide range of administrative, logistical, and programmatic support. The intern will conduct research on community organizations and local artists, participate in show-specific brainstorms about programming, attend partner and event producing meetings, staff Connectivity events, and attend community events and performances. They will support audience engagement activities by assisting with the design and implementation of our interactive lobby experiences and gallery spaces, and writing copy for the website, lobby signage, event one-pagers, and bi-weekly connectivity email about upcoming show-related events and lobby installations. The Connectivity intern will also support the day-to-day administrative functioning of the department, to include: creating and updating tessitura accounts, reconciling credit card statements, keeping files and records current and organized, organizing department materials, researching and drafting presentational materials for the Director, and other administrative duties as assigned. They may be asked to take on additional tasks and duties related to the Connectivity Core Partner program, and Ambassador program, as assigned.
Graphic Design Intern
Supervisor: Creative Content Developer, Amanda Blythe
The Graphic Design Intern will learn all aspects of the visual design needs required for a performing arts organization with a specific focus on email and social graphics. The Intern will learn about email marketing, social media content creation, creation of marketing collateral, and how to support a brand through design. The Graphic Design Intern will gain valuable experience in practical application of art direction requests, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing work from multiple departments. They will have access to all department meetings.