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Fall Internship at Parsons Dance

Fall Internship at Parsons Dance


Parsons Dance


Parsons Dance
New York, NY


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:59pm daily through July 31, 2017



Parsons Dance

PARSONS DANCE is seeking student professionals for Fall 2017 internships in Development, Marketing, Company Management and Arts Administration. Interns experience the inner workings of a non-profit dance company by assisting with the day-to-day management of the company. 

About the company: 

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of David Parsons, who founded the troupe in 1985. Parsons Dance is known for upbeat, athletic ensemble work. The company has toured more than 30 countries and presents an annual season in its home community of New York City. 

In addition to choreography and performance, Parsons Dance is committed to audience development and arts education for participants of all ages and all levels of artistic experience. 

About the internship:

Interns will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of arts administration, including, but not limited to, grant research, donor files, event management, tour research, assist company manager, use social media platforms for marketing purposes, and aid in day-to-day company operations. This internship will provide an overview and insight into the operations of a non-profit arts organization and is ideal for individuals wishing to pursue a career in arts administration.

Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate ability to multitask, work well in a busy office environment, meet deadlines, be extremely detail oriented, follow through with tasks from beginning to end, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Commitment: Interns must commit to 10-25 hours per week from September 5, 2017 to January 3, 2018. This is an unpaid internship with the option to earn college credit. This internship application is open until all positions are filled. Exact length of internship to be determined in interview. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter outlining internship interests, how your past experiences will help you in an arts administration internship, career goals, and availability to Cameron McKinney. 
Email: cameron@parsonsdance.org
Please include 'Internship Application' in the subject line.
Parsons Dance
229 West 42nd Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036

About Parsons Dance

Our mission: Deliver positive, affirming and life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide, through dance and movement.

Parsons Dance is New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz. The company has toured to more than 383 cities, 22 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.” Parsons continues to pursue its mission to deliver positive, affirming, life enriching experiences to audiences worldwide by maintaining a repertory of over 75 works by David Parsons and producing his new work; inviting established choreographers to re-stage works from the American canon on the company; and commissioning young American choreographers with our newly launched GenerationNOW Fellowship. This year-long mentorship under David Parsons culminates in a commission that premiers as a part of the Parsons’ season at the Joyce Theater and joins the company’s touring repertory for the following season. In addition to choreography and performance, Parsons Dance engages audiences of all ages through education and outreach programs. The company hosts post-show discussions, open rehearsals, studio showcases and open company classes. Parsons Dance offers three weeks of summer workshops in dance and choreography for pre-professional dancers as well as in-school workshops for public school students at PS75 in New York City.

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