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Internships

Internships are available at the Dreamland year-round! We are dedicated to making the internship experience both professional and educational.   All work will take place at the Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St., Nantucket.


Marketing Internship

The Dreamland seeks a part-time intern to assist with the weekly management of the successful promotion of the Dreamland theater. Summer and year-round internships available.

The Marketing intern will become part of an exciting team at the island’s only nonprofit film and cultural center. Part-time (a minimum five hours a week), unpaid, with a small stipend as an incentive for the successful candidate.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to coordinate film and special event programming promotions on our website, newsletter and social media outlets.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to coordinate ad creation for print and online publications.
  • Submit movie and event schedule to various calendars, weekly.
  • Assist with documentation of special events for social media, website and internal records.
  • Distribute materials to various venues both in and out of town.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Current student majoring in marketing, advertising, communication, public relations, graphic design or other similarly related field.
  • Successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize information and materials.
  • Effective, clear and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to walk more than a mile.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Willingness to work with a team.
Application Process:

Please submit via email to Josh Gray, Director of Marketing & Communications (josh@nantucketdreamland.org):

  • A cover letter stating your specific interest(s) and dates of availability
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of academic or professional reference
  • If you wish to receive college credit, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and internship site (Dreamland: Film & Cultural Center)
Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be available (please check with your undergraduate advisor).

Eligibility:

This position is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017, and will not graduate before December 2017.  Candidates are welcome from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts.


Technical Theater Intern:

The ideal candidate for this internship will have, in addition to experience and skill, a desire to work with key staff to produce Dreamland partnerships and events.

Technical Theater Interns will work closely with industry professionals in all technical aspects of Nantucket Dreamland productions, from working with artists, to mounting and running a show. The Intern(s) will play a critical role in the production and will gain valuable firsthand experience that will help to bridge the gap from academia to real world by taking part in and observing the process of creating our shows. The intern will assist staff and industry professionals in the general production of the audio, lighting, set construction, and stage management for our productions.

This is a great opportunity to broaden and hone skills across the technical theater disciplines and gain valuable knowledge and experience to help create desirable, flexible, and proficient theatrical technicians.

Internship Responsibilities Include:
  • Mic’ing and unmic’ing artists
  • Assisting Technical Supervisor with rehearsal/performance space changeover
  • Operating lighting and/or audio consoles (training provided)
  • Assisting in scenic construction and set dressing
  • Climbing and hanging lighting instruments
  • Assisting with other tasks – as assigned
  • 8 week minimum commitment
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 1 year of undergraduate education
  • Basic knowledge of standard theatrical lighting equipment
  • Knowledge of ETC lighting consoles, and Yamaha digital audio consoles a plus (not required)
  • Comfortable working at height on ladders
  • Proficient using basic hand tools and limited power tools
  • Effective and clear communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to learn and work as part of a team
Application Process:

Please submit via email to Danny Harrison, Technical Supervisor (danny@nantucketdreamland.org):

  • A cover letter stating your specific interest(s) and dates of availability
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of academic or professional reference
  • If you wish to receive college credit, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and internship site (Dreamland: film and performing arts center)
Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be available (please check with your undergraduate advisor).

Eligibility:

This position is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017, and will not graduate before December 2017.  Candidates are welcome from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts.


Development (Fundraising) Internship

Dreamland Film & Cultural Center is seeking an outgoing, organized Development (Fundraising) Intern to assist the Development Department with fundraising efforts through written solicitations, research of prospective donors, grant compliance,  and fundraising event assistance.

Responsibilities include:

The Development Intern will assist with the fundraising efforts, specifically:

  • Generate gift acknowledgements.
  • Data entry and donations.
  • Follow-up with donors via letter and phone.
  • Grant compliance.
  • Researching prospective donors.
  • Fundraising event assistance.

The Development Intern will research, write and submit a grant, taking the grant writing process from beginning to end.

In addition to administrative duties, the Development Intern may have front-of-house duties at performances (evenings and weekends) such as:

  • Staffing reserved seating area and interacting directly with patrons
  • Assistance in setting up for special events for patrons after performances.
  • Brochure and program distribution.
Qualifications:
  • Intern must be available to work evenings and weekends for special events.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential.
  • Excellent internet research skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Photoshop a plus.
Application Process:

Please submit via email to Grace Hull, Director of Development (grace@nantucketdreamland.org):

  • A cover letter stating your specific interest(s) and dates of availability
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of academic or professional reference
  • If you wish to receive college credit, please include an outline of your school’s requirements for both the intern (you) and internship site (Dreamland: Film & Cultural Center)
Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be available (please check with your undergraduate advisor).

Eligibility:

This position is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017, and will not graduate before December 2017.  Candidates are welcome from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts.

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