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.

General Management Internship – The Foundry Theatre

WHO: The Foundry Theatre

SEEKING: General Management
intern, position available immediately

REQUIREMENTS: Strong organizational and communication skills, reliability, attention
to detail, familiarity with Microsoft computer programs, and a strong
desire to learn about arts administration in a team-oriented atmosphere.

ABOUT: This is a non-paid position offering substantial work experience, an
introduction to the Off-Broadway theater scene and a flexible schedule
(15+ hours/week).

APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references via
email to:

Allison Lyman

Associate Producer


Meet my interns! And we’re looking for more.

I’ve got a great group of interns this season, and I thought they all deserved a shout-out.

So here is the DTE Fall Semester Class of ’09.

Matt Fried

http://www.theproducersperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/my_weblog/6a00e54ef2e21b88330120a64f1796970b.jpg Matt came to New York straight
out of college in 2006 to be an actor, and quickly found out that he wanted to
write and produce. Since then, he’s written scripts for ABC/TV and produces his own talk show, The Matt Fried Hour. Working at Davenport has been an
invaluable experience for Matt. 


Marie Gossman

http://www.theproducersperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/my_weblog/6a00e54ef2e21b88330120a6a48ef9970c.jpg Marie Gossman is excited to be part of Davenport Theatrical. She is a native of Pensacola, FL and a graduate of the University of West Florida. She is a recent addition to the Big Apple and immediately fell in love with the world of theater. She is now pursuing a career in company management and possibly production. Other interests include seeing the world, new experiences, and winning games of Boggle.


Emily McGill

Emily Emily McGill has a long-standing passion for performing arts.  When her brother’s first Broadway show closed, Emily shifted focus from performing to producing.  Fox Theatricals, (…Charlie Brown; …Millie; Caroline, or Change; Legally Blonde) provided her introduction to producing, and she has been hooked since.  Co-founder of M/E Theatricals with Nick Eilerman, M/E looks to produce commercially viable theater while cultivating new artists and audiences.

Will Norris

http://www.theproducersperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/my_weblog/6a00e54ef2e21b88330120a64f5426970b.jpgWill hails from Griffin, Georgia and recently from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.  While in school, he assisted with public relations and management for the VSU Theatre season and Peach State Summer Theatre, the university’s resident professional theatre.  Will has written for the Peach State Summer Theatre newsletter, “The Peach Buzz” and contributed to BackStage.  

Danielle Sacks

http://www.theproducersperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/my_weblog/6a00e54ef2e21b88330120a6a4d022970c.jpg Danielle is currently pursuing a BFA in Drama at
Playwrights Horizons, NYU. Her acting credits have included As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Song’s for a New World, Vote!, Rocky Horror Picture
and The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. She also
sings in The Point and Swing Big Band. She is very excited to be working with
Davenport Enterprises and learning all parts of producing theater!



If you’re interested in being a part of the Winter/Spring Semester Class of ’10, here’s the scoop:

We are seeking interns in all areas of our office:
General Management, Marketing and Group Sales, Internet Marketing and Design, and Company Management.

The upcoming Winter/Spring internships will be from January
through April, 2010.

You must be willing to commit to at least 20 hours a week
(weekdays and weekends are available). A $500 stipend is paid upon successful
completion of the internship program.

If you’re interested, please send a resume and cover letter to my assistant, Melissa Heller, who may not have gotten a shout-out here, but certainly gets shouted AT every day:  melissa@davenporttheatrical.com.