Employment & Internships

Volunteer Positions
New Repertory Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Development Committee Member

Development Committee Member

New Repertory Theatre, the award-winning professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) in Watertown, seeks volunteers to serve on the Development Committee of the Board beginning Fall 2017. Expansion of the Development Committee is designed to advance New Rep’s dynamic mission [http://www.newrep.org/mission/] and implement its recently-developed strategic 2020 Vision.
Successful candidates for the limited number of openings will bring demonstrated:

  • Experience and comfort in the diverse facets of development work (e.g., research, networking, outreach, relationship building, resource identification)
  • Passion for theater and recognition of the friend- and fund-raising necessary for excellence
  • Appreciation for the performing arts as a vital source of community education and enrichment
  • Project management skills, and
  • Success advocating and representing a non-profit organization to the larger community.
How To Apply:
The position requires a minimum of 4-5 hours work per month and can be a springboard to other opportunities in support of New Rep.Interested and qualified individuals are asked to electronically submit by September 30 a brief statement outlining your interest in serving on the Development Committee along with a professional resume. Introductory meetings will begin October 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Send application materials to Jillian Levine at jillian@newrep.org. For more information, please call Sue at 617-923-7060 x8210.
Apply by:
September 30, 2017



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.

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.


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.


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.

Please note: we are currently accepting Artistic Intern applications for the Spring semester.

General Management

Management Interns will work directly with the Management Associate 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.


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.


Description: The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing & PR Director and Marketing & Creative Services Manager in day-to-day operations in New Rep’s marketing department. Responsibilities and duties may include: developing copy, proofreading, archiving, social media, website updates, and scheduling. Intern may be asked to work opening night and other evening events as necessary.

Skill Set: The intern should be versed in any of the following: writing/editing, public relations, research/databases, photography, social media, graphic/web design.

Term: The internship runs on a 3-semester schedule: interns may choose fall, spring, or summer sessions.

Time Commitment: The internship is flexible in terms of number of hours and schedule, but would likely not run less than 10 hours per week.

Take-Away: The intern will benefit by participating in and observing marketing operations in a professional theatre setting. The intern may also earn a written recommendation.

Compensation: The internship is unpaid, but interns may earn course credit and enjoy complimentary tickets to New Repertory Theatre productions (and others as available).

How to Apply

Please send letter of interest and resume via email to mike@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.

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, 2nd 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