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Theater Creative Production and Programming Internship (Stipend), Play Incubation Collective


Play Incubation Collective is a hub for new play development based in Western Massachusetts. PIC’s mission is two-fold:

  • To provide long-term, process-driven opportunities to develop new plays that challenge the status quo;
  • To build a collaborative network of local theater artists and supporters.

We aim to revolutionize the process of theater-making, as well as the experience of theater-going. It is our belief that the key to doing so is by going local. We are committed to cultivating locally sourced theater created by and for ALL the people in our community. We are invested in the notion that, in order to create a theater landscape that is accessible, sustainable, and equitable, it must be locally sourced and supported.


  • Raising up locally sourced artistry and expertise;
  • Prioritizing scripts centering the voices of diverse identities- including but not limited to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and age;
  • Mirroring that diversity in our company of artists;
  • Elevating BIPOC representation in the New England theater landscape;
  • -Profit sharing in a pay-equity co-op model;
  • Creating a familial environment and network in which risk taking is encouraged and supported
  • Providing parent-friendly organizational practices.


This internship will focus on the following areas:

  • Aiding in literary management/organizing our submission database and contacting playwrights when needed;
  • Assistance in planning rehearsals and presentations;
  • Outreach to partners and attendees;
  • Serving visitors or event attendees as well as general operational support;
  • Interns will work directly with staff and/or appointed members from the organization/business on general internship onboarding, creating a schedule, establishing weekly check-ins, and scheduling timely feedback meetings. Gatherings/events may include readings, workshops, listening sessions, script evaluation meetings, rehearsals, organizational meetings with playwrights and other collective members.

Work may include the following:

  • Help to organize events: researching vendors, developing timelines, and contingency plans.
  • Assist in adapting events to online platforms when/if needed.
  • Applying and managing grants and donations.
  • Assist in maintenance and upkeep of donor database.
  • Learn about outreach and collaboration with partners and teams.
  • Assist in scheduling online meetings.
  • Other duties as necessary.
  • Assistance with marketing via mailchimp and social media.


  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience in Google Drive.
  • Experience with Zoom and or other online meeting platforms.
  • Enthusiasm for the organization's mission.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Creative thinker.

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Experience with social media marketing and/or interest in learning;
  • Experience with Canva and/or interest in learning.

Personality/Style Specifications:

  • A clear interest and understanding of the importance of new play development;
  • Clear communicator;
  • Enjoys or excels at research;
  • Someone who enjoys being a part of team/collaboration and doesn't shy away from sharing ideas
  • A go-getter; someone who can think outside of the box/be forward thinking

Connection to the Connecticut River Valley a plus.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Multiple Semesters/Seasons. 4-10 Hours per week depending on candidates availability. Option for more hours for a summer internship.

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship (stipend). Stipend is dependent on completing a full semester in the internship and will be based on our budget at that time. Will range from $100-$300 depending on available funds at the time and range of hours worked.

LOCATION: Hybrid. Most meetings via zoom. In person attendance encouraged at program events and site visits.


REQUIRED DEGREE/MAJOR: All majors but experience and interested in theater.

CONTACT: Rachel Hirsch, rachel@playincubation.org

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Rachel Hirsch, rachel@playincubation.org. While not a requirement, if you do have a website or other virtual representation of your work, please do include those links in your application.