Internship Fall 2019

Golden Thread is seeking two highly organized and motivated individuals for our ReOrient 2019 Festival of Short Plays. This internship will provide hands-on experience in theater production, marketing and community engagement, and conference planning.

ReOrient Festival – Rehearsals begin September 18. Performances at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and at 3pm on Sundays, from November 15 to December 10.
ReOrient Forum – October 27th and November 3rd
National Convening of Middle Eastern & North African theatre artists – November 9 & 10
Dates: September 10 to December 10, excluding Thanksgiving week.
Commitment: 5-10 hours per week.
Stipend: $500 for transportation.

Under the direct supervision of Golden Thread’s staff, the intern responsibilities will include:

  • Production/Rehearsal Assistant
    • Support rehearsals, help load in and paint scenery and props, load-in costumes; assist designers; support Tech rehearsal; help with strike.
  • Publicity, Outreach & Community Engagement – Responsibilities will include:
    • Twitter & Instagram Jockey – Be the festival’s ambassador on Twitter & Instagram. Post festival news, photos & videos, rehearsal updates and audience testimonials from performances.
    • Online Event Posting – Use your online communication skills to promote the festival on all social media platforms and community calendars.
    • Poster/Postcard Distribution – Hang posters and drop off festival postcards at bookstores, cafes, libraries, and any other high traffic public spaces.
    • Community Engagement – Help staff develop and implement community engagement activities and events.
  • MENA Convening & Event Coordination
    • Travel & Housing Logistics – Coordinate visiting artist logistics such as event guide, housing, travel, and local information.
    • Event Coordination & Support – Help organize and execute artist and community events throughout the festival.
    • Sponsorships/Hospitality – Procure in-kind donations of food, refreshments, and gift certificates from local businesses and Golden Thread supporters.

Position Requirements:

These positions require excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a variety of people. The ideal candidate will be politically aware and sensitive to the plurality of thought and culture within the Middle East and its world-wide diaspora. Theatre experience preferable but not required.

Position Location:

Golden Thread Productions and/or Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Some tasks may be done remotely.

Apply Now

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and availability in the body of an email to information@goldenthread.org.

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