Employment & Internships

Work at the O'Neill

200x200interns2014.jpgThe O'Neill employs 20-30 permanent staff and year-round interns during the academic year.  Additionally, a full complement of Summer Interns, Junior Staff, and Seasonal Staff join each summer, creating the next generation of American theater.

Staff and Interns work alongside industry professionals in the National Puppetry Conference, National Musical Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a theater resume and a straight resume with contact information for at least two references to Jill A. Anderson, General Manager. Email submission preferred for all positions.

    

FULL TIME POSITIONS

    

NTI PROGRAM COORDINATOR - Now Hiring!

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual for the position of Program Coordinator, a key member of the National Theater Institute administration. Founded in 1970 NTI trains college-aged students through six distinct semester-long, credit-earning theater intensives taught by master teachers and industry professionals. The Program Coordinator collaborates with the Artistic Director, Program Administrator, and Schedule and Production Manager on the day-to-day logistics of NTI.

 WE LOOK FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE:

  • Organized, creative, efficient team players with a genuine interest and demonstrated background in theater, higher education, and/or arts management.
  • Jugglers of multiple projects, meeting strict deadlines and working well under pressure.
  • Able to efficiently manage a wide-range of tasks in with accuracy, grace, and humor.
  • Discrete, able to handle sensitive information and situations with reliability, maturity, and confidence.
  • Able to spot opportunities to make a positive difference.
  • Solution-finders, with the ability to calmly and efficiently problem solve or seek assistance.
  • Strong managers of time, with the ability to deftly handle tasks both insane and mundane.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicators and effective collaborators.
  • Upbeat with a “let’s-do-this” attitude regardless of the situation or hours remaining in the day.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, and Google Docs/Drive.

 NTI PROGRAM COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES VARY AND INCLUDE:

  • Primary NTI phone and email communications
  • Student application, interview scheduling, and scholarship processing (up to a 200 year)
  • Leading NTI check-in/check-out days as well as assisting on special events
  • Communication from NTI to other departments ( i.e. catering requests, housekeeping, events)
  • Coordinate the hiring of NTI interns each year with the Artistic Director
  • Gather data for grants and development initiatives
  • Maintain tuition documents and enrollment records in conjunction with the Business Office
  • Visas for international students and MATS program
  • Work with parents and students on admission issues (credits, financial aid, student life, etc.)
  • Create, distribute, and collect student forms, assignments, and handbooks
  • Student health needs (i.e. coordinate doctor’s appointments, pharmacy trips, etc)
  • Communicate with parents and guardians
  • Process grades for submission to Connecticut College
  • Collect student and program evaluations
  • Booking faculty travel and housing
  • Generate, distribute, collect, file faculty letters of agreement and forms
  • Process bi-weekly compensation for NTI faculty
  • Supervise four NTI Interns including conducting daily check-ins
  • Create the on-call schedule for eight interns
  • Share responsibility as an emergency contact for students
  • NTI office supply ordering
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required throughout the semester

Salary competitive and benefits available; EOE.  Interested candidates should forward a resume, detailed cover letter outlining his/her qualifications and professional goals to aritchie@theoneill.org with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Materials are due by January 22, 2016.  

Learn more at www.TheONeill.org and www.NationalTheaterInstitute.org as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram (@ONeill_Center) and (@NTIRiskFailRisk).

IT COORDINATOR/WEBMASTER - Apply by 2/5!

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center seeks IT Coordinator / Webmaster, starting February, 2016.  Part-time or full-time, 20-40 hours/week.  

Position Summary:

IT Coordinator/Webmaster will ensure efficient and reliable operation of O’Neill Information Technology, including setup and maintenance of all O’Neill servers, hardware, software, telephones, document centers, and networking, as well as some maintenance and management of the O’Neill’s website and related online functions. 

Tasks:

  • Monitor and manage server functionality, troubleshooting, and web file administration.
  • Managing SQL database for website functionality.
  • Daily management and oversight of O’Neill servers, networks, hardware, software, user accounts and telephone systems.
  • Creation, revision, and maintenance of online applications for O’Neill programs in cooperation with Literary  Manager and other staff, using Google Apps.
  • Work with Literary, National Theater Institute and National Puppetry/Playwrights/Music Theater Conference staff to ensure functionality and security of online submissions and applications.
  • Creation of buttons, static images, etc. as needed to post on the O’Neill website.
  • Management of relationships with hosting provider, Patron Manager, and Submittable.com to ensure accuracy, timeliness and consistency among related sites. 
  • Maintenance including routine preventive maintenance as well as more general repair and replacement of all machines and systems. 
  • Helping all staff become functionally computer-literate, including hands-on training on Google docs/mail/calendars, etc. and telephones.
  • Maintenance of an accurate inventory of computer hardware and software that belongs to the O’Neill. Work to establish an "effective life" for hardware and software, so that hardware and software that is no longer appropriate to use can be removed from service.
  • “Helpdesk” style assistance for staff, faculty, students and guests in dealing with technical issues in order to maintain efficiency and productivity in a fast-paced non-profit environment. 
  • Maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures on equipment for efficient use of maintenance funds.
  • Set up, editing and deleting network and Google user accounts for staff, students and guests as required.
  • Preparation of workstations (including laptops as needed) for all staff and students as required.
  • Serving as primary point of contact with O’Neill IT and technology vendors.
  • Dissemination of technology-related information throughout the O’Neill
  • Development and implementation of plans for the acquisition and maintenance of hardware and software. 
  • Planning should accommodate the needs of each of department/program and should take into consideration current use and availability of equipment to determine if reallocation of equipment will provide more efficiency.
  • Remaining technically competent.  Keep apprised of changes in the technologies available and directions of future technology development.
  • Upholding all O’Neill employment policies. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Skills:

  •  Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

 Attributes:

  • A broad general education and dedication to lifelong learning. Overall intelligence and perseverance; a strong work ethic; high ethical standards; self confidence; good time-management skills; simple budgeting skills. 
  • Technical knowledge in the fields of computer science, and the broad range of technologies used at the O’Neill. 
  • Self-motivated, self-starting individual, able to move forward independently but with an awareness of when a matter needs to be brought to the attention of other staff members.

 To apply, send cover letter / resume / references to Jill A. Anderson, General Manager - generalmanagement at theoneill dot org by February 5, 2016.  Priority given to early applicants.

    

PART TIME POSITIONS 

FACILITIES & GROUNDS ASSISTANT - Now Hiring!

Facilities & Groundskeeping Assistant will work with the Facilities Department to perform duties which include both indoor and outdoor work, in all seasons. Facilities tasks will vary, including light maintenance, event setup and cleanup, janitorial work, and other physical labor. Grounds tasks will include mowing, trimming, raking, snow removal and other related tasks. This is a three-person department during the academic year, with seasonal staff added during the summer.

Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time and are expected to work 20-30 hours per week with 40 hours per week in summer a possibility. Some weekends, rare evenings.

To apply, send cover letter / resume / references to Jill A. Anderson, General Manager at janderson@theoneill.org.

    

    

Summer Internships (Now accepting Applications for 2016)

• Dates vary June - August 
• Fully integrated as part of the staff/crew in each 
  department 
• Opportunities to assist in other departments as schedule 
  allows 
• Most will work 10-16 hour days, six days per week 
• Q&A sessions with conference artists and guest speakers
• Occasional performance and design opportunities 
  possible 
• Vehicles are recommended, but not required 
• If your school offers credit for independent study or 
  financial aid for internships, O’Neill staff will complete the 
  school’s required paperwork for such credit or assistance. 
• A fee of $2,800 is charged for housing/meal costs

Box Office/House Management Internship

Interns will assist in staffing the Box Office, processing ticket and merchandise orders in person and over the phone, and will staff shows as House Manager, Assistant House Manager, or selling merchandise.  Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.  Experience with Patron Manager software is a plus.  Interns work 8-14 hours, six days per week, so an eager and positive attitude and the ability to perform under pressure are vital.    

Dates: Early June - Mid August 

Lighting/Electrics Internship

Interns will work as electricians for each Conference and will have the opportunity to assist designers and program lighting consoles for the National Playwrights Conference and Cabaret & Performance Conference.
Interns will have abundant opportunity to learn from designers, lighting staff, and conference staff regarding design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development. The ideal applicant will have an interest in lighting for the theater and new work development. Basic technical theater skills are preferred, but design experience is not mandatory. A planned career in lighting is not required.
Dates: Mid June-Mid August

Company Management Internship

Intern will assist in staffing Company Management front desk, answering phones, assisting with room changeovers, distributing badges and welcome information to guests, completing supply runs, checking in guests, and data entry. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, have the flexibility to tackle challenges as they arise, and attention to detail. Experience in an office environment and/or customer service experience is a plus. Every member of the Company Management team is vital to keep the office running, so an eager and positive attitude is a must. Company Management Interns work 8-10 hours, six days per week.

Dates Vary: June to August

Literary Internship

A vital member of the Literary Office, the Literary Intern will assist in reproducing and tracking the scripts and revisions that occur during the National Playwrights Conference and the National Music Theater Conference, as well as offering literary support to the other Conferences on the grounds. In addition to working as a team member in the Literary Office, Interns will also have the opportunity to observe rehearsals and readings of the scripts. The Literary Interns will serve as a Literary Representative on at least two weeks of rehearsal. The ideal candidate is interested in dramaturgy, playwriting, or directing. The position requires excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Dates Vary: June to August

Props Internship

Intern will work with National Playwrights Conference Prop Co-ordinator in both organizational and practical aspects of a properties department.  Responsibilities will include assisting in creating props lists and attending design meetings and technical rehearsals for all Conference plays.  Daily responsibilities will include working with Stage Management to provide rehearsal props, and with Scenic Designers to research and provide appropriate props for all workshop performances.  Intern will have the opportunity to work with theatre professionals in all departments, learning about the design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development.  Interns should be willing to work long hours, have the ability to organize multiple shows at once, and have an interest in props craft and construction.  Experience and interest in stage management and technical theatre is preferred, but not required.

Dates Vary: June to August

Scenic Design Internship

Intern will work with National Playwrights Conference Set Designer to help facilitate the staged readings as well as find image research for the plays that are developed at the conference.  Intern must have a passion for design and be willing to work long hours, both in rehearsal as well as in the studio helping to prepare design presentations for multiple shows each week.  Interns will have opportunity to learn from designers and conference staff regarding design process, industry standards, career options, and new work development. The ideal applicant will have an interest in set design for the theater and new work development. Basic technical theater and set design skills are preferred, but design experience is not mandatory.

Dates Vary: June to August

Artistic Director Assistant Internship

This position offers the opportunity to participate in and observe first-hand the overall activities of the National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference. The Intern will attend rehearsals, discussions with the creative artists and public readings of the works in progress over a four- week period.

The Internship requires computer skills in Word, ability to read music, organizational skills, and an eagerness to learn more about the development of new music theater works.

Dates: Mid June-Late July

Monte Cristo Museum/Library Internship

Intern will assist the Executive Assistant in archival projects relating to the O’Neill’s long history in American Theater.  Intern will give tours of the Monte Cristo Cottage, Eugene O’Neill’s former homestead and the setting for his play Long Day’s Journey Into Night.  Intern will also take shifts at the O'Neill Front Desk, answering the main line and directing calls.  Intern may be asked to organize archival materials at the Monte Cristo Cottage.  Applicants should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and a passion for theater.   Familiarity with Eugene O’Neill’s works are a plus.

Dates:  Early June-Mid August

Production Management Internship

The Production Intern will work out of the production office. They will have hands on learning of office operations, while working with the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager. Through this internship, the intern will receive an overall look into the role of a Production Manager and how the O'Neill operates. The PM Intern will be the pinch hitter of the department, working with the lighting, sound, and house management teams, when necessary.  Should be able to lift 75lbs.


Sound Internship

Each Sound Intern will have the opportunity to work with the engineer in constructing, focusing, and maintaining the equipment package as well as serving as an assistant to all designers throughout the course of the summer. Each Intern will also get to participate in production meetings, rehearsals, and performances (both playback and live mixing) for the National Playwrights Conference, The National Musical Theatre Conference, the Summer Gala, and the Cabaret and Performance Conference. Applicants are expected to have a basic knowledge of sound systems (digital and analogue), equipment maintenance, sound manipulation software, and backstage etiquette. Musical knowledge and design experience are very helpful as well. Interns are also expected to bring a laptop computer with basic editing software to assist the designers when needed.  Intern must be able to lift 50lbs over their head.

Dates Vary: June-August

Stage Management Internship

Interns will assist the Production Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers on all aspects of the presentation of the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference and Cabaret & Performance Conference. This Internship offers the opportunity to learn alongside industry professionals and gain a better understanding of Actors Equity Association (LORT contract); tracking blocking; text changes; scene breakdowns; prop tracking; and other overall duties of the Conferences.

Dates: Mid June - Mid August

    

SUMMER JUNIOR STAFF (Now Accepting Applications for 2016)

 

• Dates vary June - August
• O’Neill Intern experience preferred
• Most will work 10-16 hour days, six days per week
• Fully integrated as part of the staff/crew in each department
• Opportunities to assist in other departments as schedule allows
• Positions are unpaid; room & board provided
• Housing is generally double occupancy off-site
• Frequent shuttle service provided to and from campus
• Vehicles recommended, but not required

Information Technology

This position will serve Helpdesk functions for our vibrant campus community of artists, staff, interns, and guests.  Duties will include managing user accounts for a continuously changing company of guest artists and staff and troubleshooting hardware, software, and networking problems.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in working with both Macs and PC's, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Dates:Early June - Mid August

Music Assistants

Music Assistant positions offer intensive time in a developmental rehearsal process, and close collaboration with top-tier composers and music directors. The Music Assistant is responsible for tracking and distribution of changes in the score, working closely with the composer and music director.
Candidate must be proficient in Finale/Sibelius and have compositional piano skills. A proper candidate is likely a student or early-career music theater composer or music director.

Dates: Mid June - Mid July 

Assistant Master Electrician

The AME will work on the National Puppetry Conference, National Musical Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, the summer Theatermakers program, National Theater Institute, and the Cabaret & Performance Conference. The AME will assist with paperwork, scheduling, and ensuring the safety and functionality of lighting rigs for four spaces and the annual summer gala. Additionally, the AME will help to oversee a crew of 5-7 lighting interns. Applicants should be proficient in LightWright 5, drafting and reading light plots, and using drawings to create a working system. Must be friendly, able to troubleshoot, work with ETC consoles, have strong leadership skills, and work well in a fast-paced environment. An interest in new work development is a plus.

Assistant Technical Director

Duties of this position entail set-up and up-keep of multiple theater spaces, events coordination, and special projects. ATD will not be building scenery in a rep environment, but will be working with designers and others in the production of staged readings of new work with small budgets and less than a week of rehearsal. Candidates should be interested in the technical side of theater (carpentry, run crew, etc.) and able to lift 75 lbs. The ideal candidate works well in a team environment, but also on their own - motivated, bright, able to perform under pressure and come up with non-standard solutions to just about any kind of problem.

Dates: Early June-Mid August 

Assistant Audio Supervisor

The Assistant Audio Supervisor reports to the Audio Supervisor. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with paperwork and scheduling of the sound department;
  • Ensuring the safety and functionality of the sound systems for the two outdoor and two indoor performance spaces as well as the annual summer gala;
  • Occasionally supervising, training, and mentoring a team of two interns.

Ideal candidates:

  • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail;
  • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in new work development is a plus;
  • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team.
Bartenders

Bartenders will work in a fast paced and high volume bar experience, serving drinks and cocktails to patrons, performers, and staff at Blue Gene's Pub on the O'Neill campus.  Responsibilities include receiving and stocking beer and liquor shipments, tending bar during regular pub hours, staffing special events throughout the summer, and performing general pub maintenance and cleaning. Candidates must be clean, friendly, high energy, and outgoing.

Bartenders work six days a week, which may include day shifts as well as 5pm - 2am. 

    

SUMMER STAFF (Now Accepting Applications for 2016)

 

• Requires relevant professional or educational experience
• Dates vary June - August
• Most will work 12-18 hour days, six days per week
• May supervise Junior Staff and Interns
• Housing, Meals & Stipend are provided
• Housing may be in offsite facilities
• Frequent shuttle service is provided to and from campus
• Vehicles encouraged, but not required

Audio Supervisor

The Audio Supervisor reports to the Production Manager. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the rental of the summer sound equipment package with the Production Manager;
  • Installing sound systems in the O’Neill’s two indoor and two outdoor performance spaces;
  • Supervising, training and mentoring a team of an Assistant Audio Supervisor and two interns;
  • Working efficiently while also adhering to all rules and safety guidelines;
  • Maintaining house equipment in performance spaces and in the on-site Pub;
  • Coordinating with Master Electrician and Production Manager to set a daily working schedule;
  • Supervising load in and run of the O’Neill’s summer gala;
  • Working with designers and artistic staff from each of the O’Neill’s four summer Conferences;
  • Creating and maintaining sound department bible and paperwork.

Ideal candidate:

  • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail;
  • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience in selecting a rental package is a plus;
  • Interest in new work development is a plus;
  • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team.
Master Electrician

The Master Electrician reports to the Production Manager. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the rental of the summer lighting equipment package with the Production Manager;
  • Installing lighting systems in the O’Neill’s two indoor and two outdoor performance spaces;
  • Supervising, training and mentoring a team of an Assistant Master Electrician and 5-8 interns;
  • Working efficiently while also adhering to all rules and safety guidelines;
  • Maintaining house equipment in performance spaces and in the onsite bar Blue Gene’s Pub;
  • Coordinating with Audio Supervisor and Production Manager to set a daily working schedule;
  • Supervising load in and run of the O’Neill’s summer gala;
  • Working with designers and artistic staff from each of the O’Neill’s four summer conferences;
  • Creating and maintaining lighting department bible and paperwork.

Ideal candidate:

  • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail;
  • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must be proficient in LightWright5, drafting and reading light plots and using drawings to create a working system;
  • Must have experience with load calculations;
  • Experience in selecting a rental package is a plus;
  • Interest in new work development is a plus;
  • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team.

 

Company Management Associate

The Company Management Associate will be in charge of in-town transportation. They will work with the Assistant Company Manager in charge of travel on daily dispatch of shuttles, arrange van schedules, routes, and driver schedules with Company Manager, and manage logistics for Sail Fest and bike race weekends. CoMa Associate will be responsible for overseeing the daily airport/train station pick-ups and drops offs, coordinating the drivers, vehicle maintenance and will function as a driver whenever the full time drivers are not available.

The Company Management Associate must be over 21, have a valid driver's license, keen attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, strong communication skills, and a positive customer service attitude. Company Management staff generally work 10-12 hours, six days per week and share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals/emergencies.

Dates: Memorial day –  August 16

 
Assistant Production Manager

The Assistant Production Manager will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the O’Neill Theater Center.  Duties will include assisting on the upkeep of internal calendars for the Summer Conferences, National Theater Institute, and special events; helping to coordinate the flow of information within the Production Department; expediting support requests from production departments and artistic staff; liaising for the Production Department with all other departments; and providing support in the planning, coordination, and set-up of all rehearsal rooms, stages, offices, and meeting rooms.  Assistant Production Manager will also work closely with House Management staff to provide support in preparing spaces for performances.   Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and work well both in a team environment and independently.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a high attention to detail, strong ability to multi-task, and a positive attitude.  

Dates Vary: June to August

Assistant Company Manager

The Assistant Company Manager coordinates all travel and housing for visiting guests and artistic residents. The ACM is responsible for reserving train/plane travel and tracking travel expenses, submitting mileage reimbursement requests to the business office, completing housing audits, and communicating with housekeeping to manage daily room changeovers. The ACM manages the office in the Company Managers absence and helps with pick-ups and drop-offs for guest arrivals and departures.

The Assistant Company Manager must have excellent communication skills, strict attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and leadership skills in a team environment. Company Management staff generally work 10-12 hours, six days per week and share on-call duties for after-hours arrivals/emergencies.

Dates: Late May – Mid August 

Box Office & House Manager

The Box Office & House Manager reports to the General Manager. Responsible for all day-to-day box office and front of house duties which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising, training, and mentoring a team of 2-4 Box Office & House Management interns;
  • Managing ticket sales online, over the phone and in person;
  • Staffing and scheduling box office and house management assignments;
  • Maintaining inventory and selling O’Neill merchandise;
  • Generating daily and weekly sales reports;
  • Serving as House Manager for public performances;
  • Collaborating with Production for the upkeep of the O’Neill’s two outdoor and two indoor performance spaces;
  • Monitoring and ensuring patron safety and relations before, during and after performances;
  • Working with the Development and Marketing departments;
  • Managing membership relations;
  • Ensuring programs are prepped each night with inserts.

Ideal candidates:

  • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail;
  • Excited about the opportunity to mentor interns;
  • Provide exceptional customer service to patrons;
  • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to multitask;
  • Familiarity with Patron Manager is appreciated, but not required;
  • Experienced with supervising others or leading a team. 
Pub Manager

The Pub Manager reports to the General Manager. This person is responsible for all day-to-day operations of Blue Gene’s Pub—The O’Neill’s on-site seasonal pub. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening and shut down of the Pub at the beginning and end of season;
  • Maintaining inventory and stocking;
  • Providing daily financial reports and other financial data in conjunction with the Business Office;
  • Working with distributors, ordering, and receiving shipments;
  • Supervising and scheduling a team of 3-4 bartenders;
  • Tending the bar during regular Pub hours in a fast paced and high volume environment serving drinks and cocktails to patrons, performers, and staff;
  • Staffing and setting up special events throughout the summer;
  • Performing general Pub maintenance and cleaning;
  • Working with Box Office staff during performances to best serve patrons.

Ideal candidates:

  • Clean, friendly and energetic;
  • Familiarity with Shopkeep is appreciated, but not required;
  • Experience in a bar or restaurant is a plus;
  • Organized, flexible, and responsible with an attention to detail;
  • Exceptional customer service skills;
  • Possess excellent communications skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to multitask;
  • Experienced in supervising others or leading a team.
Facilities Staff

Facilities staff will work under the direction of the Facilities Manager to assist in the care of the grounds, buildings, and  public facilities before performances.  Staff will also be expected to work with the Company Management office to ensure housing needs are met.  Applicants should be comfortable using power tools and mechanical equipment able to work on their feet for long periods of time, and capable of lifting 50lbs over their head.  Staff are expected to work 5-6 days per week including weekends and second shift.  

Dates Vary: June to August

Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping staff will work with both the Company Management Department and Faciliites Department to perform duities which include room changeovers, weekly linen service, and routine cleaning of housing and office facilities. Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time and are expected to work 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule.

Dates Vary: June to August  

Kitchen Assistants

Kitchen assistants will be responsible for prep work associated with three meals each day in the O’Neill’s cafeteria, as well as for some special events throughout the summer.  Assistants will also be responsible for stocking and preparation of salad bar and desserts, cleaning and maintaining kitchen areas, and cleaning dining areas for meals.  Kitchen assistants will work varying shifts five to six days each week for the summer conference season.

Dates Vary: June to August

Van Drivers

Van drivers will drive regular shuttles routes between the O’Neill Theater Center and the local universities where conference participants are housed.  Shuttles run in the early morning, in the evening, and late at night.  Drivers work frequent nights and weekends and may occasionally be required to drive shuttles for special events or to airports/train stations during the Summer Conference Season.  Candidates must have a clean driving record and feel comfortable driving a van in Manhattan. Candidates must be 22 years of age or older and/or have a Commercial Driver’s License.  The ideal candidate will be personable, responsible, and outgoing.

Dates Vary: June to August

    

YEAR ROUND INTERNSHIPS (as of 12/23/2015)

    

  • Comprehensive on-the-job training
  • Housing, Meals, and a small salary provided
  • Full integration with O'Neill staff
  • Opportunities to assist in other departments as schedule allows
  • Most will work 10-16 hour days, 6 days per week
  • Vehicles recommended, but not required
  • Some positions can lead to further employment 
MEDIA INTERNSHIP 2016 - Now Hiring!

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual for the position of Media Intern. A skilled visual content generator, the Media Intern will work as part of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Marketing Department supporting the O’Neill Center’s many programs, including the National Theater Institute.

Founded in 1964 the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, develops new works and new artists for the stage through the: National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, and National Critics Institute. The flagship educational program of the O’Neill, the National Theater Institute (NTI), trains college-aged students through six distinct semester-long, credit-earning theater intensives.

The Media Intern will archive the numerous productions, classes, and events that take place at the Center through photography and video. Content will be primarily be distributed via print, web, national press outlets, and social media.

 UNMATCHED OPPORTUNITY:

  • The perfect position for aspiring photographers, videographers, marketing professionals, designers, and entrepreneurs.   
  • Incredible portfolio-building experience.
  • As America’s preeminent developmental theater, hundreds of new works for the stage began at the O’Neill including: In The Heights, Fences, Violet, Avenue Q, House of Blue Leaves, The Nether, Wild Party, Nine, Uncommon Women and Others, and [title of show]. Students who have studied with NTI include: Josh Radnor, Rachel Dratch, Adam Bock, Elizabeth Olsen, John Krasinski, Rebecca Taichman, Jennifer Garner, and Jeremy Piven.
  • Live and work in a retreat-like atmosphere on the Connecticut shoreline, steps away from the beach.
  • Interact with staff across departments and gain hands-on experience in arts administration.

 WE LOOK FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE:

  • Interested in theater, event, and journalistic photography, with a flair for visual composition.
  • Organized, creative, efficient team players with a genuine interest and demonstrated background in photography, marketing, social media, performing arts and/or education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicators and effective collaborators.
  • Preferably experienced with photographing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator,Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs/Drive, and iMovie. Experience with basic HTML/CSS is preferred.
  • Experienced with professional use of social media (maintaining institutional voice, scheduling posts, and ad creation).
  • Jugglers of multiple projects, meeting strict deadlines and working well under pressure. Able to efficiently manage a wide-range of tasks in a fast-paced office environment with accuracy, grace, and humor.
  • Discrete, able to handle sensitive information and situations with reliability, maturity, and confidence.
  • Able to spot opportunities to make a positive difference. Upbeat with a “let’s-do-this” attitude regardless of the situation or hours remaining in the day.
  • Driven dreamers, O’Neill interns have big aspirations beyond this role and plan to achieve them by being the best he/she can be, right now in this position.

MEDIA INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES VARY AND INCLUDE:

  • Planning, creating, and distributing engaging content to our audiences.
  • Serving as the official photographer for the O’Neill’s 2016 summer season. Covering rehearsals, productions, cast photos, Theatermakers classes, as well as special events and receptions.
  • Shooting, editing, and archiving photos and videos.
  • Writing articles for the website and social media.
  • Conducting video interviews with artists and staff to be used in publicity and archival formats.
  • Coordinate photo shoot schedules with production manager and/or stage management.
  • Working up to six days a week including evening and weekends.
  • On a rotating basis with eight other interns, the Media Intern will be responsible for “on-call” duties including: transportation of faculty and guests and being available to respond in case of emergencies; answering phone calls and taking messages for the O’Neill’s Executive Assistant lunch break; locking and unlocking the campus buildings; driving large capacity passenger vans (Driver’s License Required).
  • Must uphold all of the O’Neill’s employment policies as well as the student code of conduct, including the zero-tolerance policy for the use of alcohol, drugs, or open flame on campus.

This position supports a Marketing and Communications Associate, and will work closely with the Director of Institutional Development and the head of marketing for the National Theater Institute.

The internship runs February 1 - August 19, 2016. Start date is flexible. The O’Neill provides interns with free housing, three meals daily, a weekly stipend of $150, the opportunity to attend select classes and performances throughout the school year and summer season.

Interested candidates should forward a resume, detailed cover letter outlining his/her qualifications and professional goals, as well as a link to a portfolio (Examples of photography, videos, writing, design, or other relevant work) to aritchie@theoneill.org with “MEDIA INTERNSHIP 2016” in the subject line. Materials are due by January 15, 2016.  Candidates with personal photography equipment during their internship is a plus.

Learn more at www.TheONeill.org and www.NationalTheaterInstitute.org as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram (@ONeill_Center) and (@NTIRiskFailRisk).

General Management Internship - (no longer accepting applications for spring/summer 2016)

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center seeks a General Management Intern for Spring/Summer 2016.   Internship will begin January 5, 2016 and end August 19, 2016.

Duties - This Intern will manage the day-to-day schedule, correspondence and needs of the General Manager and will be involved in summer staffing, union contract administration, preparing payroll, casting and contracting. The General Management office is the liaison between all departments, thus the Intern will have direct contact with every department, from Artistic and Company Management to Facilities and Operations.


All O'Neill interns will work six days per week and share ”on-call" duties for the National Theater Institute and other O’Neill activities.  On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc.  Additionally, all O'Neill interns will be asked to drive company vans and cars locally and regionally.


Qualifications - The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theater administration.  This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, and proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, etc.). Candidates must be able to work independently and handle numerous projects simultaneously, dealing positively and tactfully with a variety of assignments and personalities. Must have valid driver's license with clean record, congenial personality, excellent phone manner, and sense of humor.


Benefits - Intern will receive room and board, in addition to a $150 weekly stipend.  Ample opportunities are available to attend performances and production meetings, watch rehearsals, and attend production related activities.


The O'Neill - The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center advances the American Theater through programs that encourage creative excellence and develop diverse voices and new work. It has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and 2,500 emerging artists since its founding in 1964. Scores of projects developed at the O'Neill have gone on to full productions at other theaters around the world, including Broadway, off-Broadway and major regional theaters, garnering every major award for theatrical excellence. The O'Neill has been honored with two Tony Awards, the Jujamcyn Award for Theater Excellence, the National Opera Award and the Arts and Business Council Encore Award. The O'Neill's programs include the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, National Critics Institute, and the National Theater Institute, which includes semester-long, fully accredited intensive theater-training programs and a six-week accredited summer program, Theatermakers. In addition, the O'Neill owns and operates the Monte Cristo Cottage, a National Historic Landmark and the childhood home of Nobel Prize-winning and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill. For more information, please visit the O'Neill website at www.TheONeill.org.

Business Office Internship (no longer accepting applications for 2015-16)

Responsibilities: 

The Business Office Intern will serve a vital role in the daily operations of the Center’s Business Office. This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the processing of weekly compensation, receiving and reconciling daily deposits from the Box Office, Monte Cristo Cottage, and Pub, monthly reconciliation of bank and investment accounts, and office supply ordering/distribution. The ideal candidate will have a basic knowledge of accounting, as well as strong and data entry skills, excellent communication and problem-solving skills and understands the value of being a team player. 

Interns work up to six days/week and share "on-call" duties for the National Theater Institute. These include, but are not limited to: driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

We offer our interns:
Housing, meals, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to attend select classes of the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe. 

Requirements:
Requires good communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, ability to multi-task, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with Quickbooks is a plus. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for at least 3 references to Jill A. Anderson.  

Literary Internship (no longer accepting applications for 2015-16)

Fall Literary Internship
September 2, 2015 through December 23, 2015

We offer our interns:
Housing, meals, $150/week stipend, the opportunity to attend select classes of the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute, and an invaluable opportunity to work with professional theater artists from around the globe. 

Literary Intern Responsibilities:
The intern will provide assistance in the submission/selection processes for each of the O’Neill’s summer conferences under the direction of the Literary Manager. This includes managing the submission database; serving as a reader for submitted scripts for National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference; and submitting reader coverage to the artistic team. Activities also include constant email communication with readers, authors, artists, educators, and administrators; updating and administering the on-campus libraries; and other administrative duties.

Interns work up to six days/week and share "on-call" duties for the National Theater Institute. These include, but are not limited to: driving responsibilities, attendance at special events, and being on response in case of emergencies. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

Requirements:
Availability from September 2, 2014 through December 23, 2014; a strong background in theater history, an astute interest in contemporary theater; strong leadership skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; a highly organized, curious mind; and ample motivation and stamina. Comfort with computer databases and programs is essential, as are a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office and Google Drive suites and outstanding writing skills. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license.

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter – which includes a personal statement describing your goals for this internship and your aspirations as a theater artist—and writing sample (reader report, critical response, or script analysis; no more than 3 pages) to litoffice@theoneill.org.

Or by mail to:
Literary Office
Eugene O'Neill theater Center
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 1, 2015.