Shubert Internship Program
2024 Internship Program
An Introduction to Theatre Careers Beyond the Curtain
SHUBERT ORGANIZATION PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Application Period Open Now
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024
Program Dates are July 8 – August 16, 2024
We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Internship Program from The Shubert Organization. The program offers serious theater students an opportunity to engage in the industry from beyond the stage. Emphasis is given to BIPOC students although open to all motivated, enthusiastic, and committed high school seniors and graduating students this summer.
With a focus on the industry from the theatre owner’s perspective, The Shubert Organization Internship Program will provide a general knowledge base of theatre administration and operations and offer hands-on project involvement as the organization prepares for the 2024-2025 theatre season. Part of Shubert’s overall commitment to help achieve greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the Broadway industry is to develop education programs and pathway training for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and historically marginalized students who are looking for careers in non-performance areas of theatre.
The Shubert Organization is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on Broadway. Shubert currently owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres, six off-Broadway venues, and the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. In addition, Shubert’s innovative ticketing solutions offer unparalleled distribution and marketing to the theatre industry and beyond. Its consumer-facing brands—Telecharge for retail ticket sales and Broadway Inbound for ticketing to tour operators and the travel industry—sell millions of tickets each year.
Intern supervision and guidance will be provided by Shubert management and staff. Each student will be assigned a specific project to complete with real-time goals and objectives. Morning check-in meetings with managers will evaluate progress, offer feedback, and provide further instruction. Weekly inter-departmental intern lunches with the coordinators and senior staff will provide community building and expanded learning about career opportunities in theatre management, administration, and operations.
The internship will also introduce students to the scores of professional careers available in the theatre industry beyond the world of performance and help guide them to their natural skill set as they contemplate careers in theatre.
AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS FOR 2024:
- Broadway Inbound
Broadway Inbound is the ticketing home for group buyers, tour operators, and the travel industry. This internship will focus on the importance of Student Groups to Broadway and New York City tourism. It will culminate in attending portions of the annual conference of the Student Youth and Travel Association (SYTA), taking place this year in New York City from August 8-11.
- Broadway Theatre Management
Theatre Management is a collaboration between the Theatre Manager (House Manager) and the staff in the theatre. Staff includes Ushers, Box Office, Stagehands, Cleaners and Facilities. In addition, the Manager works in partnership with staff from the show, including Company (Show) Managers, Stage Managers, and others. The Theatre Manager is responsible for fulfilling the needs of the show as well as the audience.
- Information Technology Services (Based in Shubert’s Glen Rock, NJ offices)
The IT intern will learn about e-commerce website operations, website architecture, and process mapping, which will enhance their overall technical acumen. The candidate will create comprehensive documentation for Shubert’s e-commerce websites’ technical operations, as well as detailed process maps outlining the key workflows including data flow diagrams, content updates, security protocols, server maintenance, and other critical processes involved in website operations.
- Shubert Events
Shubert Events is responsible for booking and executing short term rentals (“events”) in our venues. These can range from meetings and readings to full-scale tech conferences, benefit concerts and upfronts. Shubert Events also plans and executes internal events such as opening night receptions and full company Townhalls. The Shubert Events intern will work closely on the 2024 Shubert Town Hall for employees, from concept to completion.
- Ticketing Operations
Shubert Ticketing and Operations is a division of The Shubert Organization and an official ticket seller for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. We power ticket sales through the Telecharge website and call center, the box office, and online distribution channels. Ticketing supports the organization's software development and infrastructure for sales, communication, and patron management.
- Ticketing Technology
Shubert Ticketing Technology collaborates with our software development team to enhance our STAR (Shubert Ticketing Accounting and Reporting) system and Application Programming Interface (API) services. We work with box offices, production companies, and secondary markets to determine which enhancements will best serve our industry users. We provide event setup and account support to all of our secondary markets which use our API services. This internship is great for students interested in software development and interfacing.
- Tourism Marketing for Broadway
The Broadway Collection (TBC) at The Shubert Organization offers an internship focused on tourism marketing for The Met Opera, NYC Ballet and Broadway. Utilizing AI and IRL editors, TBC develops and distributes content across various platforms, including Broadway Inbound, show sites and travel platforms globally. This internship involves collaborating with our content team and engaging in partnership development.
- Six-Week Program
- Paid Wage: $18/hr., 20 hrs./week
- Weekly Paid Public Transportation
- Focused Internship Projects
- Tours of Shubert’s Theatres
- Access to Broadway Shows and Events
- Program Dates: Internships span 6 consecutive weeks between July 8-August 16, 2024, for 20hrs per week. Interested applicants should be available for the duration of the internship period.
- Eligibility: Students must be graduating High School 12th grade or a first-year college student at an accredited educational institution in the US. (See application for complete eligibility).
- Access: Though the internship aims to provide specific access to students from traditionally underrepresented communities, the opportunity is open to youth of all races, ethnicities, identities, and backgrounds.
HOW TO APPLY:
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Friday, March 15, 2024
Top Photo, L to R: 2023 Interns Lara S., Zeta S., Elizabeth F., Zion R., Ratatosk C., Dylan G. at final Intern Lunch at Sardi’s.
Bottom Left: 2023 Interns getting a behind-the-scenes seminar on the HERE LIES LOVE set and seating design.
Bottom Right: 2023 Interns and Education and Training Co-Chairs Cassandra James and Tammie Ward on the Shubert Theatre stage.