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

Administrative Staff
New Repertory Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

New Repertory Theatre (New Rep) is seeking a Sales Representative to secure sales for New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company (CRC) and for Group Sales associated with all New Rep programming including mainstage and black box productions.

Sales for Classic Repertory Company (CRC), New Rep’s flagship Educational program, will focus on outreach to schools (middle and high school) as well as senior centers, colleges (departments and student groups), religious organizations, and community centers, working to ensure CRC sales goals are met or exceeded.  The Sales Representative will work in conjunction with New Rep artistic and production staff to provide targeted schools and organizations with available dates.   They will maintain and update CRC sales database, attend meetings/events to cultivate CRC sales and work with the Marketing Department on the creation of electronic advertising and promotional materials as well as the maintenance of the website as it pertains to CRC sales.

Group Sales for New Rep programs will include selling subscriptions and/or single tickets to groups which may include senior groups, school groups for student matinees, and other affinity groups pertaining to New Rep’s production show themes.  The Sales Representative will maintain and update the Group Sales database, attend meetings/events to cultivate Group Sales and work with the Marketing Department on the creation of promotional materials, including electronic advertising, and website maintenance as it pertains to Group Sales.


Responsible for all sales activities for New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company and Group Sales for all programming produced by New Repertory Theatre. Manage quality and consistency of product communication and customer service delivery.


  1. Represent and sell New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company and Group Sales to all New Rep shows and services to current and potential clients.
  2. Prepare action plans and schedules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made.
  3. Research new leads for CRC and Group sales, with specific attention to expanding CRC beyond Eastern Massachusetts into all of New England.
  4. Follow up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity and research.
  5. Identify sales prospects and contact these and other accounts as assigned.
  6. Prepare presentation, proposals and sales contracts for potential buyers.
  7. Working with Marketing Department, develop and maintain CRC and Group Sales materials.
  8. Establish and maintain current and potential client relationships.
  9. Prepare paperwork to activate and maintain contract services.
  10. Manage account services through quality checks and other follow-up.
  11. Identify and resolve client concerns.
  12. Prepare a variety of status reports, including sales activity, daily call logs, closings, follow-up, and adherence to goals.
  13. Communicate new sales and service opportunities, special developments, information, or feedback gathered through field activity to appropriate staff.
  14. Coordinate with necessary staff to accomplish the work required to close sales.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Participate in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, and cultivation events.
  2. Follow-up for collection of payment.
  3. Coordinate delivery of services with appropriate CRC staff and box office staff.
  4. Act as Liaison for all Group Sales; be present when groups attend the performance.
  5. Create a sales team, and provide on-the-job training to new sales associates.


  1. Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Customer Service; Meeting sales goals; Closing skills; Territory management; Prospecting skills; Negotiation; Self confidence; Knowledgeable about theatre arts and arts education; Ability to persuade and influence others; Ability to develop and deliver presentations; Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Knowledge of advertising and sales promotion techniques. This is normally acquired through a combination of the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of sales or marketing experience.
  3. Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.
  4. Work requires some local travel to current and potential clients. This requires the possession of a valid state driver’s license and a car.
  5. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional evening and weekend events.


Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires some local travel and may require occasional weekend and/or evening hours.

This is a part-time hourly position with commission, and bonus incentives for exceeding goals.  This is the perfect position for someone looking to be a part of a team and organization whose mission is to create theatre emphasizing lifelong learning and arts education for all ages.

Please email cover letter and resume to Harriet Sheets, Managing Director, harrietsheets@newrep.org or by mail, 200 Dexter Ave., Watertown, MA  02472.

No phone calls please.

Communications Director

Communications Director

Job Description:

New Rep is seeking to hire an outstanding person to work as part of the Marketing and Communications Team as the Communications Director. The position will oversee all aspects of audience development and retention, brand management, earned ticket sales and box office services, and be in charge of day-to-day marketing operations to ensure deadlines and departmental goals are on target throughout the year. The Communications Director position will also manage the full-time Creative Services/Marketing Associate, a part-time Group Sales Associate, and oversee Box Office operations.

Essential Roles of the Communications Director:

  • Focus on growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. Through effective communication of the mission, vision and programming activities, the Communications Director develops and executes strategies to generate all earned ticket revenues for the theatre.
  • Develop innovative and leading edge audience development and retention initiatives which will ensure New Rep has an audience as diverse as the programming on its stages.
  • Play a leading role in the Theatre’s strategic planning initiatives which currently include research into potential audiences in the local market, analysis of pricing strategies, branding and more.
  • Shape public perception of the theatre through execution of brand identity through print communications, publication electronic media, media relations, public events and physical spaces.
  • Develop community ties and serve on committees to further develop the profile of arts within the city and state.
  • Lead initiatives to achieve goals defined in the Theatre’s strategic plan, and further develop long-range audience development goals and strategies.
  • Collaborate with other internal departments to improve the patrons’ experience of the Theatre.
  • Collaborate with the Development Department to integrate organization strategy and customer relationship management in marketing and fundraising efforts, and with the Box Office to increase sales and ensure excellent customer service.
  • Serve as staff liaison and collaborate with the Outreach Committee of the Board.


Essential functions include (but not limited to):

  • Mastermind and supervise the planning and implementation of all marketing, public relations, and sales programs to secure nearly $1.2 million in earned income through subscriptions, single tickets, and educational outreach efforts.
  • Create and maintain relationships with media outlets both local and national as New Rep’s public relations specialist.
  • Supervise New Rep’s sales projections and corresponding pricing and inventory strategies to maximize revenue and motivate sales team while maintaining fiscal health of annual operation
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate.
  • Put communication vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities.
  • Monitor and lead Creative Services/Marketing Associate responsible for New Rep’s website administration and coordination, social media initiatives and graphic design.
  • Create and execute innovative stakeholder communication strategies to educate and inform current supporters about activities and accomplishments.
  • Support the development of community engagement and access initiatives of the theatre to expand and diversify New Rep’s audience.
  • Cultivate a risk-taking work environment that enables innovation and growth in new technology and marketing practices to ensure New Rep’s vitality.
  • Mobilize the communications team to “get the plan off the page” with efficiency and flexibility – measuring results and adjusting the plan to reach aggressive goals.



  • Highly collaborative, “working as a team” approach and style.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to establish strong relationships via email, phone, and in person.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently in a fast paced environment.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 4 years of related experience.
  • A strong work ethic. Someone who leads by example and can work effectively in a creative non-profit environment.
  • Experience in a performing arts or cultural institution a plus.
  • Must be available to work and participate in events, including performances, audience engagement initiatives, and meetings that take place early mornings, evenings, and on weekends.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of New Repertory Theatre.


Send resume and cover letter to:

Harriet Sheets, Managing Director


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