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Interns, Volunteers and Ushers

Intern with Theatre Exile!

Arts Administration Intern The Arts Administration Intern is expected to help Exile staff members in all areas of the management of a small theatre company. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in planning and management of special events.
  • Work with the General Manager to organize and maintain contracts across departments.
  • Aid in the maintenance of vendor files and financial information.
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable entry
  • Assist in annual audit preparation
  • Create and update social media campaigns
  • Create e-blasts
  • Distribute marketing collateral
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Archive press and marketing materials
  • Assemble press kits
  • Assist in updating the website
  • Participate in creating marketing collateral
  • Assist in audience surveys
  • Assist in group sales outreach and management
  • Assist in grassroots outreach efforts
  • Participate in planning and management of special events.
  • Reading scripts; organizing received scripts.
  • Working with the Casting Director to audition and hire actors for Theatre Exile’s season and/or new play reading series; serve as monitor or reader for auditions and callbacks.
  • Casting database maintenance; receiving and filing casting submissions.

Additionally, all interns are expected to complete the following duties:

  • Basic box office responsibilities
  • Processing donations
  • Office organization
  • Updating contact & calendar information
  • Updating patron and vendor listings

Other opportunities

  • Attend and document first rehearsal
  • Participate in photocalls

The intern will be expected to assist in the execution of special events such as our annual fundraiser and opening night parties and will participate with Theatre Exile staff at these events when available. The intern may be asked to help in other departments as needed. Applicants should have strong communication skills (oral and written), directing, dramaturgy, and/or playwriting experience, basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, and a positive attitude and collaborative spirit. Interns will be asked to work no less than 10 hours per week and no more than 30 hours per week and while the schedule can be flexible, advance notice of any prior commitments or conflicts is greatly appreciated. Theatre Exile is an equal opportunity employer and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to genmgr@theatreexile.org. Please indicate your interests as a potential intern in your cover letter—what are you aiming to get out of an internship? Applicants should indicate when they are available in both a date range and in terms of hours during the days of the week. Please be as specific as possible, but if you have a degree of flexibility, you may indicate that as well.

Theatre Exile
1340 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Help out Theatre Exile and see a show for free! By volunteering in our office or ushering for one of our productions, you can see Theatre Exile’s shows for free.

*All performances take place at Theatre Exile (1340 S. 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)

Fill out the form below or access the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/LXMjVJtWXZde8yWD3. If you have any questions, please email our Front of House Coordinator at randi@theatreexile.org.