We’re looking for a few good . . . interns

The fall class of interns are getting close to their graduation date, which means we’re looking for a new crew of responsible, hard-working and hungry folks for our spring semester.

If you or anybody you know is interested, check out the intern positing in the classified section of the blog for info on how to apply.  It’s right here.  (There is also a permanent link to the CLASSIFIEDS on the home page of the blog.)

Our interns work hard and have a lot of responsibility, so don’t apply, or send people our way, unless you know that the applicant is willing to get their hands filthy.

But remember how when you were a kid, playing in the mud was fun?  Well, that’s what we strive for.

We also pride ourselves on having a very successful post-internship job placement program.  I’ve promoted 10 interns to full-time positions over the last few years.  And recommended many more.

We think our interns learn a lot, too.  What specifically do they learn?  Well, I’m glad I asked!  I thought it would be interesting for my full-time staff members to find out what our current interns learned this year, so I asked the interns.  When I saw their responses, I thought you might find them interesting as well.

So . . . here are a few of our Intern Takeaways!

Jonny:  I learned the value of working as a team.

Andrew:  I learned how to get a show from rehearsal into its run and make it seem (to the audience, press, general public) like it was effortlessly smooth – and ensure that no one had a nervous breakdown behind the scenes, either.

Jaki:  I learned that networking and job hunting aren’t about what you are looking to do for other people, but about listening to what they need from you, and finding the balance that keeps you wanting to show up and them wanting you there.

Veronica:  I learned the value of seizing opportunities.

For more details on the internship program, click here.

And  if you are looking for a job in any category (acting, technical, admin), make sure you check out our classifieds!  New jobs go up daily.

And Employers?  My readers are just plain awesome.  Smart, motivated, and ready to take your company to another level.  Post your job with us.  Why?  Because it’s free.  We don’t charge.  We want you to find the best people, because only then can the entire theatrical industry improve.

To post a classified for free, click here.

Need a job? Look no further.

Earlier this week I talked about how we get a lot of script submissions, workshop invitations, and so on, sent to our site, which is why we started our reading series.  Well, the 2nd most popular inquiry at The Producer’s Perspective is about how to get a job in the Broadway or Off-Broadway arena.

Getting a job in the Broadway or Off-Broadway theater world ain’t easy.  It’s not that it requires the skills of a surgeon, it’s just that it’s a very closed-door community that likes to hire from within.  So, sometimes it’s hard to pry that door open.

The good news?

Once you do get that door open and get inside (and you will), that door usually slams shut and we never let you out.

But where do you find those jobs?

Right here!

Introducing the Classifieds on ProducersPerspective.com!

As a response to the many of you that are looking for opportunities in the theater job market, and since it’s 10:1 bet that people reading theater blogs are probably the most qualified group of applicants out there, I thought I’d house a place on the site where those with the jobs can reach those of you looking for jobs.

There are categories in the Classifieds for all different types of gigs. We’ll even be including some auditions for the actors that I know read the blog.

In the future, we’ll be expanding the Classifieds to include all sorts of stuff that creators of theater are looking for, from space rental to writing partners to a live boa constrictor for that Adam ‘N Eve musical you’re working on.

We’re hoping to be the Match.com of the producing world.

Here’s the page.

Check back often, because it will be constantly updated.  Or add it to you RSS and get constantly updated.   And we’ll have a signpost on the home page of the site reminding you as well.

Here’s to seeing what’s behind the door in 2010.

Employers looking for the best set of theater applicants on the web can learn how to post their job by emailing classifieds@theproducersperspective.com.