Job title: Development Intern
Responsible to: Development Coordinator
The National Theatre
The National Theatre of Great Britain (NT) is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London, the NT stages up to 30 productions each year, ranging from re-imagined classics – such as Greek tragedy and Shakespeare – to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers. The National's work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres. Popular shows transfer to the West End and to Broadway, and through the National Theatre Live program, the NT broadcasts live performances to 2,000 cinemas in 50 countries around the world.
American Associates of the National Theatre
The American Associates of the National Theatre (AANT) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, based in New York, that promotes and supports the work of the National Theatre in both Great Britain and the United States. Since 2005, the AANT has granted more than $20 million to the National Theatre, providing essential funding which supports the NT’s mission to develop world-class productions with affordable ticket prices, while reaching out to artists and audiences of the future through extensive education programs. The office includes four full-time staff members who are supported by a Board of Trustees and Honorary Council, as well as the National Theatre team in London. Further information about the AANT can be found at
The AANT is seeking a full or part-time intern with a strong background in theatre and arts administration. Applicants should have an interest in development, including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, institutional giving, and special events. 20+ hours per week preferred, though specific days are flexible. The term of the internship will be a minimum of three months, with specific start and end dates tailored to individual availability.
Interns will gain valuable, hands on experience in fundraising and transatlantic cultural organizations, working closely with British and American staff, and interacting with the National Theatre’s London Development Team, AANT board members, and the National Theatre’s New York producing office.
Responsibilities and projects may include:
- Donor and prospect research
- Foundation research
- Maintaining accurate donor records on Tessitura
- Assisting with the planning and implementation of special events
- Assisting with mailings and donor correspondence (tax receipts, membership renewal reminders)
- Other projects TBD depending on organizational activities and student/individual interest
- Experience in theatre/performing arts
- Interest in development, particularly individual giving
- Interest in/knowledge of British theatre and transatlantic exchange preferred
- Coursework in arts administration, theatre, or related fields preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Computer literate - good use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Free admission to National Theatre Live screenings in New York, and other events
- Small stipend and MTA card or school credit and MTA card
- One-to-one meetings with development staff
To apply, please submit a resume and completed application to . Interviews are required, and will take place at the AANT office in New York. If applicants are unable to travel to New York, Skype or telephone interviews can be arranged. If accepted, interns must be able to arrange housing and transportation in New York.