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Davenport Theatrical is not currently seeking candidates for full-time employment.
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
DTE’s Creative Development Scouts consider scripts, see readings on behalf of the company and report to the Director of Creative Development through written feedback. Other duties include assisting with artistic networking events and classes, as well as researching talent, venues, and shows. Applicants should have a strong background in writing and theatrical critique and interest/knowledge of contemporary theatre. This position is mostly independent and work can be done remotely, although preference may be shown to candidates based in Los Angeles, Chicago, or DC. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We currently do not need any candidates in NYC, but please check back at a later date.
Positions available: Multiple, part-time candidates.
DAVENPORT THEATRICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is always looking for qualified candidates for our Internship Program. Internships are available for:
Summer (Mid May – late August). Application deadline for all office internships is March 31st.
Fall (early September – late December). Application deadline for all office internships is July 15th.
Spring (early January – mid-May). Application deadline for all office internships is November 15th.
You must be willing to commit to at least 20 hours a week (both weekdays and weekends are available), however, preference is given to candidates who can commit to full-time internships.
The Producing Intern works with Ken Davenport’s Executive Assistant, Associate Producer, and Ken Davenport himself. Responsibilities include copy editing/proofreading Ken’s blog, The Producer’s Perspective, answering phones, managing investor and company data, research projects and maintaining the general upkeep of the office space. Responsibilities will also occur with all upcoming productions, including creative marketing duties, assisting with Opening Night parties, and labs. The Producing Intern must have strong verbal and written communication skills, friendly phone demeanor, be attentive to detail, a creative mind, and must be knowledgeable about the theater industry and Broadway community. Opportunities will be available to attend readings, seminars, and other office events, as well as assist in creative development. Knowledge of HTML, Microsoft Office, and WordPress is a plus. Applicants should be eager to learn, able to take initiative, and ready to jump in wherever needed. Perks for this position include free tickets to Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, previews, readings, and industry events, when available. A monthly subway pass is provided.
Positions available: One full time.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT INTERN
The General Management Intern at DTE MANAGEMENT will have a front row seat to the development, rehearsal, and production of a Broadway show. They will assist in the General and Company Management operations of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions managed by DTE MANAGEMENT (Including Avenue Q). Duties include box office reporting, organizing and filing show-related paperwork, running reports, processing house seat and other ticket requests, shadowing and covering the company manager at shows and any other projects as they arise, such as reviewing/proofreading contracts and other documents, data entry, etc. Throughout the internship, the intern will get an overview of the Telecharge ticketing system and may work with financial, banking and accounting software systems including Quickbooks and TellerScan.
The ideal candidate is interested in a career in company or general management and is proficient in Microsoft Excel. Occasional weekend and evening availability might be required. Perks for this position include free tickets to Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, previews, readings, and industry events, when available. A monthly subway pass is provided.
Positions available: One full time. Some weekend and evening availability preferred.
The Marketing Intern reports directly to Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport’s Marketing Team. The Marketing Intern will be actively involved with marketing efforts for Ken Davenport, The Producer’s Perspective, and other confidential projects, both internal and external. Candidates can expect to gain skills in a variety of areas under the marketing sector of DTE. The intern’s responsibilities will include website maintenance, research, and outreach through cold calling and email correspondence, assistance at industry events, execution of marketing/promotional duties including copywriting and social media content creation.
The ideal candidate is a passionate, creative go-getter with a love for theatre and the arts. The ability to multitask without compromising precise attention to detail is a must. Above all else, professionalism and a positive attitude are required. Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop is a plus. Perks for this position include free tickets to Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, previews, readings, and industry events, when available. A monthly subway pass is provided.
Positions available: Summer position has been filled. Applications for the fall will open in early June.
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT INTERN
The Producer’s Perspective PRO is seeking a Community Management Intern to act as a valuable resource in helping get our member’s shows from page to stage. The Producer’s Perspective is on a mission to help get 5,000 shows produced by the year 2025. As a part of the PRO team, the Community Management Intern will be an integral part of seeing that mission through. The Community Management Intern will be actively involved with the day to day management of Ken Davenport’s PRO membership community of theatre-makers. Candidates can expect to gain skills in a variety of areas under the marketing and community management departments of DTE. Responsibilities will include website maintenance, research, correspondence with members and industry professionals, assistance at industry events, execution of direct mailing initiatives, and other marketing/promotional duties, including copywriting and content creation. Perks for this position include free tickets to Broadway/Off-Broadway productions, previews, readings, and industry events, when available. A monthly subway pass is provided.
The ideal candidate is a passionate, creative, go-getter with a love for theatre and the arts. The ability to multitask without compromising attention to detail is a must. Above all else, professionalism and a positive attitude are required. Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Adobe creative suite are a plus.
Positions available: Position filled through 2019. Applications for Winter 2020 will open in early October.
RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL INTERNS
The Rave Festival Interns will work mainly with our Marketing Team and Managing Director but will coordinate with all departments to ensure festival operations run smoothly. Both interns will be responsible for general office support and assistance on the ground during the festival. Ideal candidates will have a solid customer service background, as well as strong communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants should be eager to learn, able to take initiative, ready to jump into any project, and comfortable under pressure. Technical skills and comfort with basic tools is a plus.
The Rave Marketing Intern will support our Marketing Director and our Manager of Events and Partnerships by creating content for Rave’s social media, coordinating with sponsors and partners, conducting sales outreach (including cold calls and mailings), and planning social events.
The Rave Operations Intern will support our Managing Director by assisting the front-of-house and box office staffs, coordinating with Rave’s venue, sponsors, and partners, organizing and maintaining contracts and spreadsheets, assisting the office on special tasks and projects, and acting as a liaison between the festival and productions.
Ideal start time is mid-May and both candidates must be able to work for the full duration of the festival (August 9-25th, including some weekends). Interns can expect to gain experience and insight into producing, marketing, and technical aspects of theater and production coordination. Opportunities will be available to attend readings, seminars, and other office events. A monthly subway pass is provided.
Positions available: Applications have been filled for Summer 2019.
“Working with Davenport, I had opportunities I’ve never thought I’d have, including helping backstage with our shows, meeting important people in the industry, and being invited to exclusive performances and readings. How many college students can say that they’ve worked on Broadway show?! I will always treasure what I have learned at Davenport Theatrical–It was the perfect place to being my budding career. – Rachel Kaufman, Former Marketing Intern
“As the Executive Intern, I was lucky to have the opportunity to interact with Ken Davenport on a daily basis and to get an inside look into the production of both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. I’d come to work each day with a new skill to master, theatre professional to meet, or task to accomplish – from running the Godspell Open Call, researching court cases, to emailing Congressmen. In addition to the knowledge I acquired, I’m also grateful for the access to free tickets to various performances throughout New York, readings, master classes, and even a Tony Awards Party!” – Jenny Gorelick, Former Executive Intern
“I feel so fortunate that I was able to take my internship at Davenport Theatrical and turn it into a career. The thing that sets an internship with DTE apart from so many others is that you get an unprecedented amount of hands-on experience in so many areas. I can’t think of a better place to take your passion for theater and turn it into a career.” – Ben Skinner, Former Marketing Intern
“Interning at Davenport Theatrical was my first step into the world of theater. What I saw as a first step turned out to be a giant leap! My first week consisted of a Broadway show opening, delivering packages to every stage door in the Theater District, and learning how Internet marketing and web design contribute to the success of a show. This is an amazing office, a creative environment, and a wonderful place to learn about all aspects of theater.” – Marie Gossman, Former Online Marketing Intern