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ARB Internship Opportunities

Internship -- Part-Time (10-20hrs/week), Unpaid

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) internships are for individuals that want to gain practical experience in the non-profit arts world. Interns are given the opportunity to learn how each department contributes to the whole of ARB by working directly with department heads on various projects necessary to the success of the organization.

ARB is currently seeking interns to work on various initiatives and projects in our Marketing, Development, and Educational Programming departments. Interns will work under the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and PR, the Development Director, and the Director of Educational Programming to develop projects, goals, and timelines best-suited to the organization’s needs and the intern’s skill set.

American Repertory Ballet is a non-profit organization with three main programmatic areas: the professional dance company; the Princeton Ballet School with 1,500 students at three central New Jersey locations; and the Access and Enrichment activities, which include DANCE POWER, an in-school dance education program; On Pointe, a free in-studio enrichment series; and other educational initiatives in the community. 

Sample projects for each department include:

Marketing Internship:

Art/Design:

  • Assist in the production of advertisements, online and print displays, and promotional videos
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and iMovie or equivalent

Public Relations/Communications:

  • Assist in the promotional efforts undertaken by the organization, from social media and online initiatives to press releases for print media
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; understanding and experience of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Skills Required:

  • Interest in and knowledge of ballet
  • Understanding of American Repertory Ballet's organization and mission
  • Attention to detail with ability to multitask
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs especially Excel and Word, online research

Development Internship:

Fundraising:

  • Assist in the fundraising efforts undertaken by the organization, from grant research/writing to specific campaigns
  • Strong oral and written communication skills,

Special Events:

  • Assist in the organization and execution of special events for the organization from the 50th Annual Nutcracker Celebration to the Annual Gala to other smaller cultivation events
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, attention to detail and ability to take on large-scale projects independently; availability to work more hours during certain times - on Thanksgiving weekend, and during February/March; must have own form of transportation

Skills Required:

  • Interest and knowledge of ballet
  • Understanding of American Repertory Ballet's organization and mission
  • Attention to detail with ability to multitask
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs especially Excel and Word, online research

Educational Programming: 

Teaching: 

  • Shadow a teaching artist in our DANCE POWER program and learn how to bring curriculum to life
  • Learn how educators assess the impact and effectiveness of our programs.  
  • Assist in the compilation of data relating to the assessments of our program

Administrative:

  • Research potential community collaborations and engagements
  • Develop materials for ARB’s library of online dance education resources
  • Represent the organization at community events
  • General administrative tasks, as necessary.

Skills required: a passion for dance education; strong writing and research skills; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite); comfort with databases; knowledge and enthusiasm for dance education and curriculum; upbeat personality; deep interest and knowledge of dance; understanding of ARB’s organization and mission.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:
Lisa Beth Vettoso, Director of Educational Programming
P.O. Box 250, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
 
American Repertory Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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