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The Young Producer program is Electric Eye's unique version of an internship program. We are still accepting applications for the event production track this fall. If you have any questions, please email our Managing Director, Julia Corrigan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electric Eye Ensemble is a small, three-year-old theater company that values inclusivity, empowerment, and collaboration, and those values are evident in all areas of our work. Everyone who works with Electric Eye is encouraged and able to work in areas that interest them outside of their individual job description.
Please fill out the application form and note that you will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume to complete the application process. Your cover letter should be addressed to Julia Corrigan, Managing Director, and answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to work with Electric Eye Ensemble?
- What qualities and skills will you bring to your work with Electric Eye Ensemble?
- How will the Young Producer program fit into your career goals?
Right from the beginning of my work with Electric Eye Ensemble, I felt that it was a different kind of theater company than I was used to seeing. While my main focus was social media at the time, I was still invited to come to planning meetings and give my thoughts on upcoming projects and shows. With a small theater company like Electric Eye, all voices are heard. Even though I was a 19-year-old working with college graduates, I felt like my thoughts mattered. The whole process was very collaborative.
I was never given a list of tasks and then left on my own. There was always a discussion about everyone’s ideas. As I worked with Electric Eye more, my role continued to grow. I was brought on to help with bigger projects, including as a producer on Artist Gym Showcase. As a junior in college, getting the chance to take a leadership role in anything is an amazing opportunity, and I got to produce the entire show!
I worked closely with the Artistic Director and Managing Director on all steps from dates, venues, performers, rehearsals, and marketing. At the end of it all, I got to see months of hard work pay off in a great show, and can say that I helped produce a show in New York City.
Working with Electric Eye Ensemble as opposed to a larger organization really allowed my voice to be heard. Instead of photocopying something, like I’d do for an internship at a larger theater, I’m asked questions about my thoughts on upcoming events and ways to improve them.
The most incredible part about Electric Eye Ensemble to me is that everyone involved really cares about and believes in the work we are creating. It is truly an ensemble of working actors, teachers, designers, musicians, and administrators, all working together and creating art. A lot of larger theaters have what they do down to a science, but Electric Eye is still finding their way and thats what is amazing. There is so much room for growth, new ideas, and outreach. Every year has brought bigger projects, shows, and a growing community. I think it is rare to be part of company that truly values everyone and sees the time you spend putting in the work.
–Jeffrey Morse, YP alum
We offer two distinct tracks for our Young Producers: theatrical production and event production. Young Producers will be involved in all facets of their chosen track, including the administrative and marketing work that goes into theatrical and event production.
- Young Producers are unpaid and are generally undergraduate students who receive college credit
- We offer educational conversations with the company’s leadership
- Young Producers receive free admission to Electric Eye events during the duration of the program
- The program spans from mid-September through December and is part-time, with no more than 15 hours of work per week
- Hours per week and schedule are specific to the Young Producer and their production timeline
All Young Producers will have the opportunity to work directly with our Artistic Director and Managing Director, as well as Electric Eye’s diverse pool of company members and associated artists. We partner with each Young Producer to establish a semester that will encourage growth in areas specific to their skills and career goals. The Young Producer program is unique in that it looks to hone the leadership and production skills of participants, providing YPs with opportunities that may not be available at larger theaters. We look for interns who are self-directed, independent, interested in growing as well-rounded producers, and have their own artistic and entrepreneurial aspirations.
EVENT PRODUCTION TRACK
Focus on producing workshops and events for a small theater company by designing and following your own production timeline.
- Workshop and fundraising event location scouting
- Acting as a liaison with the venue, including knowing Electric Eye’s contractual obligations, finding out what equipment the venue offers for Electric Eye to use based on the event’s needs, etc.
- Serving on the Artist Gym Committee and working with the AGC to produce monthly Artist Gym workshops
- Assisting with gathering and bringing day-of materials for event
- Communicating production information to the company members and associated artists involved with the event
- Creating marketing collateral, email blasts, promotional videos, and social media posts
- Assigning roles for volunteers and creating a script for events
- Tracking ticket sales or RSVPs as needed
- Tracking expenses against budgets
- Other duties as assigned
THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TRACK
Focus on producing a one-off show or long-term production for a small company by designing and following your own production timeline.
- Performance and rehearsal location scouting
- Acting as a liaison with the venue, including knowing Electric Eye’s contractual obligations, finding out what equipment the venue offers for Electric Eye to use based on the ensemble’s needs, etc.
- Assisting with props and other production materials in the rehearsal room as available
- Communicating production information to the ensemble and artists
- Creating marketing collateral, email blasts, promotional videos, social media posts
- Creating a program for the show or production as needed
- Tracking ticket sales
- Tracking expenses against budgets
- Other duties as assigned