Employment & Internships

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As of 5/11/20, New Repertory Theatre is hiring a Director of Development:

The Director of Development creates and manages a fund development plan to support a nearly $2 million operating budget, oversees donor initiatives with an emphasis on major gifts, and directly supervises development staff and contractors. The Director of Development works in close collaboration with the Artistic Director, staff, board members, third-party fundraisers, and volunteers. The Director of Development must be an effective communicator and administrator with the ability to champion and share the values, mission, services, and impact of New Rep with all stakeholders of the organization.

 Leadership and Planning

  • Work closely with Artistic Director and Senior Management Team to establish an organizational understanding of mission-driven fund development and its importance to the stability of New Rep.
  • Analyzes and reports on development efforts, including monthly fundraising progress reports for staff and board. Conducts detailed cost/benefit analysis on fundraising activities. Analyzes fundraising trends/results over multiple years. Provides extensive and accurate data to inform key business decisions.
  • Participate in the budget process with Artistic Director and senior management team and administer the budget for the Development Department.
  • Manage day-to-day activities of Development Department and associated staff.
  • Lead development team, and monitor and report on the team’s progress weekly, monthly, and annually to ensure that all financial goals are achieved.
  • Actively contribute to a positive, professional and respectful work environment, supporting New Rep’s team members in personal and professional manner.
  • Assess New Rep’s current development program, make recommendations and implement plans to grow the organization.
  • Assist in the full range of activities required to expand and strengthen fund raising and public relations of the institute.

Fund Development

  • Develop, implement, evaluate comprehensive annual fundraising program, which includes annual fund, seasonal appeals, major gifts, corporate/foundation giving, special events, and third-party fundraisers.
  • Implement development plan and appropriately assess goals, timelines, and resources and modify plan to achieve future goals.
  • Successfully and proactively solicit and close gifts with an emphasis on maximizing the philanthropic potential of each donor.
  • Develop and execute timely cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to motivate donors and maintain a high level of constituency satisfaction.
  • Manage a pipeline process for new gift prospects this includes new prospect identification.
  • Oversee the donation process by overseeing daily gift entry, the transmittal of payments and payment information to Finance, and the processing of acknowledgment letters by staff using industry best practices.
  • Partners with the Finance department to ensure accurate gift coding and monthly reconciliations. Reconciles payments, pledge balances and annual fund revenue on a monthly basis.

Special Events

  • Lead the planning of all special events in partnership with Artistic Director, Development staff, special events committees, volunteers and other New Rep staff.
  • Lead, oversee the coordination of vendors, contracts, and maintain accurate records of expenses and check requests for events.
  • Coordinate all cultivation and stewardship opportunities including, but not limited to First rehearsals, Tech desserts, VIP Openings, Pop Up Lounges, meals/coffees, donor newsletters, etc.

External Communications

  • Maintain positive and appropriate relationships with current and past contributors; ensure cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs are developed and implemented effectively
  • Work collaboratively with Artistic Director and other staff to develop clear, consistent and impactful messaging in fundraising, marketing, and communications efforts.

Board Relations

  • Contribute meaningful input to Board of Directors meetings and reports, keeping them apprised of fundraising goals and outcomes.
  • Work with committees and collaborate with members to develop, implement, identify and cultivate donors.


  • Supervise Development Associate, PT Grant Writer, volunteers and interns.
  • Develop regular Development Reports
  • Attend Board Meetings
  • Serve as member of the Management Team, guiding and monitoring the plans and goals of the organization, in order to ensure that the Development Department is included in and informed about organizational issues that affect it.
  • Support the organizations efforts advance race equity and inclusivity, expand audience, build brand awareness, grow contributed revenue and stabilize financials
  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, able to show initiative and work independently;
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented with exceptional time-management skills;
  • Love of Theatre/Performing Arts, a plus;
How To Apply:
Please submit to us anything you would like, in any format (email, drop off, snail mail) to let us know why you want this job. Submissions should be sent to Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director (michaeljbobbitt@newrep.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Apply by:
May 31, 2020

As of 5/11/20, New Rep is hiring a part-time Grant Writer:

The award-winning New Repertory Theatre seeks a PT Grant Writer to write coherent, organized and compelling grant proposals for foundations, corporations, and government. Contractor will work with Development Director and Development Associate and other staff on grant material requirements grant calendars, deadlines and reports. The Grant Writer is responsible for increasing revenue from current and new foundation and corporate donors through research and proposal preparation and submission, as well as identification of new prospects.

The broad responsibilities and duties of Grant Writer include:

  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs
  • Assisting with the execution of development department’s strategy
  • Writing, submitting and managing grant proposals
  • Collaborating with Director of Development on funder stewardship and cultivation, as needed
  • Collaborating with Director of Development to compile annual report
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases
  • Research new funding opportunities through websites, databases, and internet research, with input from the Development Director, members of the Board, and staff
  • Run reports of prospect/funder activity and track progress
  • Collaborate with program staff to incorporate program data into proposals and reports
  • Develop and maintain a broad base of knowledge about topics relevant to New Rep for funding opportunities
  • Help develop an annual calendar of grant opportunities and reports
  • Track grant due dates, submissions, funding decision timelines, and communications with funders
  • Follow up on approved or declined grants, including writing acknowledgement letters to help relationships with foundation and corporate staff


  • Support the organization’s efforts advance race equity and inclusivity, expand audience, build brand awareness, grow contributed revenue and stabilize financials
  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed

  • Highly motivated, flexible, able to show initiative and work independently
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented with exceptional time-management skills
  • Love of Theatre/Performing Arts, a plus
How To Apply:
Please submit to us anything you would like, in any format (email, drop off, snail mail) to let us know why you want this job. Submissions should be sent to Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director (michaeljbobbitt@newrep.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Apply by:
May 31, 2020

Volunteer Positions
New Repertory Theatre is currently seeking applicants to join the Outreach Committee. For more information, please contact jaclyndentino@newrep.org.


Send resume and cover letter to:

Hannah Huling, Production Manager

Intern Applicants

New Repertory Theatre offers Internship opportunities in the following areas:

Box Office/Front of House

Box Office Interns
 will participate in the day-to-day operation of the Box Office.  Interns will be trained on the Box Office ticketing system: OvationTix, and they will sell tickets to customers over the phone and in person at the Box Office window.  Other duties may include filing, helping with paperwork, setting up will call tickets, helping with subscription renewals, ushering, and other activities as needed. There are many shifts available for Box Office interns in the afternoons, evenings, and on weekends. Interested applicants should please contact angelicapotter@newrep.org.

Front of House Interns will help with the coordination of ushers, concessions, and House Management and will help keep our Front of House environmentally and ‘Green’ friendly.  Some Front of House work can be done during the afternoon, but a commitment to evenings and weekends is a must for Front of House Interns.  Both Box Office and Front of House interns are an important part of our customer service team, which is not only ‘the face’ of New Rep that patrons see, but also the part of New Rep that makes the patrons feel like they are a part of the New Rep family. Box Office and Front of House internships are usually combined. Interested applicants should please contact angelicapotter@newrep.org.


Education Interns at New Rep assist the Education Associate with the research for and writing of Study Guide materials for Mainstage and Classic Repertory Company productions; assisting with marketing of Classic Repertory Company; and processing data from teacher and student evaluations for both our Classic Repertory Company and our Student Matinee programs. Interested applicants should please contact sarahmorrisette@newrep.org.


Artistic Interns will work directly with the Associate Artistic Director, largely to read and evaluate new plays that we receive each week.  Interns may also help pull together dramaturgical research for the upcoming season and assist in writing the program notes for all of our Mainstage shows. Interested applicants should please contact sarahmorrisette@newrep.org.

General Management

Management Interns will work directly with the General Manager on day-to-day operations of the theatre.  Duties may include working on program books, assisting with accounts payable, managing ticket donations, maintaining office supplies and upkeep, filing, researching vendor services, database projects, creating comparative spreadsheets, and other activities as needed. Interested applicants should please contact michaeljbobbitt@newrep.org.


Production Internships can be crafted based on an applicant’s interests, goals and skill level. Interns will work directly with the Production Manager and other design and production staff on both production-specific and general projects. Applicants with interest in Scenic Design, Technical Direction, Painting, Props, Costume Design and Construction, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Stage Management are welcome. Run Crew positions may be available to Production interns as well. Interested applicants should please contact hannahhuling@newrep.org.


The Marketing & Communications Interns report to the Communications Director, and will help to increase awareness of New Repertory Theatre and our shows, and to cultivate audiences. Sample tasks include generating social media content, maintaining patron and press lists, distributing marketing collateral, drafting press releases, forming community connections, and brainstorming audience cultivation events. Interested candidates should please  contact jaclyndentino@newrep.org.

Development (foundation, corporate, individual)

Development Interns will help develop community support for New Repertory Theatre’s programming by: conducting research on foundations and creating letters of inquiry/proposals for foundations with a strong potential for supporting our cause; contacting potential corporate supporters for advertising, sponsorships, and in-kind contributions; providing support for special events, including our Gala Fundraiser; supporting direct mail initiatives by organizing materials and volunteers to ensure the timely distribution of our annual appeals, special event invitations, and thank you letters; assisting with the maintenance of our donor database; and providing basic administrative support. Interested applicants should please contact ari@newrep.org.

New Rep’s goal is to tailor its internships to fit both the interests of the intern and the needs of the theatre, and we talk individually with each intern applicant to determine the best placement for them within the organization. As such, our interns often work with more than one department and are generally able to choose a schedule that works best for them. Interns work directly with New Rep’s professional staff, as well as with all of the actors, directors, and designers for our productions. New Rep also offers a convenient location in Watertown, which is easily accessible by car and bus.

The time frame for internships is usually Fall semester, Spring semester, the full academic year, or summer, though start and end dates can be flexible. Internships are unpaid, but credit may be available. We accept High School, College, and Graduate level interns.

To apply for an internship, e-mail, fax, or mail a cover letter and resume to:

New Repertory Theatre
Attn: Internships
400 Talcott Ave
Building 131, 3rd floor
Watertown, MA 02472
617-923-7060 x204 (phone)
617-923-7625 (fax)

Featured Photo: L-R: Ken Cheeseman and Cliff Odle in RACE. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures