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Get Involved - Opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved at Theatre Horizon! Each season we look for the region's finest actors (both equity and non-equity) to work on our shows, administrative and production interns to assist in our daily operations, and qualified teaching artists to work at our education programs.

We are also looking to recruit ushers/volunteers to assist at the theater/offices and there are ocassionally production and/or administrative vacancies.

Actors

To be considered for an upcoming role, mail your headshot and resume to: Theatre Horizon; Attn: Rebecca May Flowers; 401 DeKalb St; Norristown, PA 19401.

Emailed headshots/resumes will not be considered unless specifically requested.

Interns

The Theatre Horizon internship program offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students, graduates, and young professionals who are actively pursuing careers in professional theater.

Theatre Horizon Interns Receive:

  • Complimentary tickets to Theatre Horizon productions
  • $100 travel stipend
  • College credit, as arranged with your individual college or university.

While Interning at Theatre Horizon You Can:

  • Bridge the gap between your collegiate work and your professional life by working in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
  • Build a professional network with the relationships you establish during your internship. These relationships often lead to future jobs in the industry, professional associations and even life-long friendships.
  • Experience the inner-workings of a small professional theatre company that is spear-heading a revitalization effort in a diverse community.

To Apply:
Email your current resume, a cover letter expressing your interest, your available dates, level of commitment, and two letters of academic/professional reference to Leigh Mallonee, Education Director at Leigh@TheatreHorizon.org.


Theatre Administration Internship

The theatre administration internship at Theatre Horizon offers general insight into the non-profit arts world. Interns will work side-by-side with artists, administrators, and technicians, assisting with a broad range of administrative and production tasks. Department heads will give interns challenges that will provide direct support to the day-to-day activities running a non-profit professional theatre company that produces challenging dramas and inspiring musicals in an intimate 125-seat theatre.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research local foundations and potential grant opportunities.
  • Assist with distribution of marketing and development materials.
  • Assist with subscriber, annual giving, and donor mailings.
  • Pursue audience engagement opportunities in the community.
  • Assist with planning and executing cultivation parties and opening nights.
  • Assist with drama clubs, camps, autism outreach classes, the development of future programs.
  • Participate in production meetings.
  • Assist designers as needed in the implementation of their designs.
  • Observe (and assist where needed) the rehearsal process of a professional theatre company.
  • Develop and maintain casting database and help setup/monitor auditions.
  • Provide house management and box office support.

Time Commitment:
6-12 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. The program is flexible enough to meet the scheduling and academic needs of all intern candidates. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Desired Experience:
Ideal candidate will be pursing a degree in theatre management, communications, arts administration, and/or a related field and professional experience. Applicants should have strong communication skills, basic computer knowledge and a positive attitude with the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.


Production Internship

The production internship at Theatre Horizon provides hands-on experience in working directly with the production manager, technical director, and designers in a non-profit professional theatre company that produces challenging dramas and inspiring musicals in an intimate 123-seat theatre.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Observe the planning and technical management of a year-round season that includes world premieres, new interpretations of well-known works, and co-productions;
  • Conduct research for specific productions;
  • Assist stage management as needed;
  • Attend production meetings;
  • Budgeting and resource management;
  • Assist with routine clerical tasks and special projects;

Time Commitment:
6-12 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. The program is flexible enough to meet the scheduling and academic needs of all intern candidates. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Desired Experience:
The ability to lift, push, or maneuver 50 - 70 lbs (either alone or with assistance from others) is required as is a strong familiarity with tools. Organizational and multi-tasking skills are essential, as are communication skills and a practical knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in one or more areas of production is desirable. Candidates should possess the ability to work both independently as well as with a team.


Assistant to the Artistic Director

Theatre Horizon seeks an early career theatre artist or college student for internship as Assistant to the Artistic Director, Erin Reilly. The Artistic Assistant will work directly with Ms. Reilly, and be on the front lines of casting, season selection, marketing, community outreach, producing, fundraising, and managing a brand new theater space for the community of Norristown. In addition, intern will work side-by-side with artists, administrators, and technicians, assisting with a broad range of administrative and production tasks.

Time Commitment:
6-12 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. The program is flexible enough to meet the scheduling and academic needs of all intern candidates. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Desired Experience:
Because the Artistic Assistant will support Theatre Horizon during a period of immense growth, he/she must take personal responsibility for essential tasks and be fiercely dedicated to achieving excellence. Ideal candidate seeks to someday lead a cultural organization. Qualifications include:

  • Excellent record-keeping and attention to detail
  • Team player and self-starter
  • Superb communication skills
  • Can-do, positive attitude
  • Professional demeanor
  • Flexible schedule
  • Reliable transportation to attend offsite meetings with Ms. Reilly.

Teaching Artists

We are always looking for enthusiastic, experienced, fun-loving teachers to bring drama to children's lives. We have year-round drama programs, a variety of summer drama camps, and a autism drama outreach program.

For more information on the programs click here.

To be considered for a teaching position, please send your resume to our education coordinator, Leigh Mallonee, Leigh@TheatreHorizon.org.

Ushers/Volunteers

Usher for one of our shows or donate your time to a special event/administration. Send an email Info@TheatreHorizon.org to become an usher or a volunteer. Ushers/volunteers are able to attend a performance for free and usually do not have to work for more than a few hours.

Vacancies

Development Assistant

Commitment: 15-20 hours per week, flexible, with some nights and weekends required.

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience.

Job Reports to: Development Director

Start date: July 1, 2015

Vision:

We seek someone passionate about sustaining art in an underserved suburban community. While previous experience fundraising for the arts is not essential, we are looking for an enthusiastic ambassador who can help tell our stories compellingly and concisely.

About Theatre Horizon:

Theatre Horizon is an award-winning company that brings Philadelphia's finest actors to Norristown, PA, staging a three-show season of contemporary plays and musicals, and teaching drama to over 700 children per year through classes, and through our pioneering Autism Drama Program. Theatre Horizon is dedicated to the revitalization of Norristown. In October 2012, we completed a $1 million capital campaign, and opened our new home: a 123-seat black box theater.

Our mission states: through theatre, we create a community of artists, students and audiences in which each member is encouraged to grow. In carrying out our mission, we stage stories that illuminate the full range of human experience, bring people together, connect students with theatre artists, and contribute to the revitalization of our underserved town.

Job Duties:

Theatre Horizon seeks a Development Assistant to provide vital, year-round support to the development team and participate in all fundraising activities and events, including donor relations, direct mail appeals, donor cultivation events, and other special events. Responsibilities include management of the development calendar, gift management and stewardship, cultivation, solicitations, and some grantwriting. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing administrative support to the development team.
  • Processing donations and preparing acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Maintaining foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
  • Managing the development calendar.
  • Continually updating and correcting database records.
  • Conducting research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
  • Coordinating production and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
  • Preparing proposals packets for foundations.
  • Writing grant proposals as needed.
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of development events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field or three years’ experience in performing arts management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Database management experience
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Availability and willingness to work on occasional nights and weekends
  • Understanding of the confidential nature of fundraising efforts and donor information
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment with limited resources
  • Interest in the arts & culture sector
  • Organization, dedication and drive to succeed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with donor databases, especially PatronManager
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples to Jennifer Pratt Johnson, Development Director, at jenny@theatrehorizon.org. Please include "Development Assistant" in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE.

Application Deadline: June 18, 2015