Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Internship with Stephen Petronio Company

Stephen Petronio Company in Hardness 10 Photo by Sarah Silver of Stephen Petronio Company


AREAS OF INTEREST: Archiving, Development, Event-Planning, Administration, Social Media

Stephen Petronio Company (SPC) seeks a creative and forward-thinking candidate to work on special projects in our East Village office. SPC is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company with a new residency initiative in upstate New York and a recent commitment to remounting postmodern dance works through the Bloodlines Project.


Interns will have the unique opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit performing arts organization, working closely with a small staff in a flexible environment. All applicants are expected to be independent, computer-literate workers who are passionate about the arts; prior experience in the dance field is not required but is a plus. Related educational or work experience is preferred.


Benefits include complimentary tickets to Stephen Petronio Company performances and events, and ability to sit in on select rehearsals. 

SPECIFICATIONS: 8-12 hours per week.


Supporting donor and patron database management
Helping with the planning and execution of special events

Assisting with social media and marketing

Recording photo and video archival material during rehearsals


Eagerness to advance skills in non-profit administration, archiving, development, and event-planning
Experience working in a professional organization
Computer literacy including MS Office, Excel, CRM management experience a plus
Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills
Self-starter with extreme attention to detail and organizational systems
Ability to manage multiple projects independently
Knowledge of and strong interest in dance, dance history, and art


Schedule and weekly hours are flexible within the M-F, 10AM-6PM time frame. Internships are unpaid and targeted toward those seeking academic credit or entry-level work experience in a fast-paced arts organization. Applicants should be able to house themselves in the NYC metro area.


To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting your strengths and interest, resume and weekly availability to Cassandra Stern at


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