PROTOTYPE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

PROTOTYPE Interns 2023 

Term: January 2 – January 18, 2023

PROTOTYPE: Opera|Theatre|Now, the annual Festival of global opera-theatre and music-theatre works, co-produced by HERE and Beth Morrison Projects, is seeking interns to assist with all areas of this world-renowned festival. 

The PROTOTYPE Interns will be assigned to one of the following teams: Producing, Company Management, Operations, General Management, and Development. Duties range from being present at technical rehearsals, theater load-ins and strikes, house and company management/artist relations responsibilities, cultivation event planning, and includes show-specific ASM duties as needed. Interns will also assist with office and Festival administration duties, such as running errands, generating or updating paperwork, etc. A large part of the internship involves interfacing with the public and acting in front of house roles such as box office, ushering, coat check, etc. Interns must be comfortable interacting with artists, audiences, producers, and donors. 

The PROTOTYPE interns will work directly under the Festival Producers, Festival Production staff, or Festival Development staff. With seven events taking place in seven different venues, this paid internship offers a great opportunity for hands-on experience in all areas of performing arts production and management. The intern experience is tailored to suit an individual’s interests and strengths based on availability and experience.

The PROTOTYPE internship takes place from January 2 – January 18, 2023. All interns must have full day availability and flexibility for the 17-day duration. The internship will be a combination of virtual and in-person work, beginning with an in-person onboarding session taking place in mid-late December. The compensation for the internship is $15/hour, in addition to a 17-day unlimited NYC MetroCard.


PROTOTYPE: Opera|Theatre|Now, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, is an annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering contemporary artists from New York City and around the world. The festival is the only one of its kind in the United States – presenting fully produced premieres, national and international presentations, and showings of original genre-bending works by both emerging and career artists from the contemporary classical opera-theatre and music-theatre idiom. Learn more about PROTOTYPE at prototypefestival.org. PROTOTYPE returns for its tenth iteration January 5 – 15, 2023. 


Please send your cover letter and resume to jmendes@prototypefestival.org and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – Festival Intern.” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.”

PROTOTYPE seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of the city in which we live. All positions at PROTOTYPE are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.