The Somnambulists


We want to work with you to make sure you get the skills you need and experience that you can use.

THE SOMNAMBULISTS created by MulchHorse, directed by Elizabeth Fetterolf and Collin Knopp-Schwyn (April 2018)


What’s the thing you want to do? We want to help you do that thing!

Our internships allow you to get hands-on, invaluable experience working in the theater. Our interns are a vital part of our operations for the time they work with us, and many end up joining our artistic community soon after their internship is complete. Internships provide a 360 look at what it takes to run a non-profit arts organization in New York City. Our interns get experience with marketing, fundraising, production, reviewing submissions, and much more. While we focus each intern's experience on their particular interests, we do need everybody to be willing and able to dive into a variety of projects.

We ask for 12-20 hours a week, which usually breaks down to about two days in the office AND one required front of house shift per week.

Office hours are 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, and performances happen every day. Internships run January through mid-May, mid-May through early September, and early September through December.


Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter to Rosalind Grush, Co-Artistic Director via the form below. Only submissions that use the words "The Tank" in the body of the cover letter will be considered.


Managing Producer

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form, and to do so in an environment that is inclusive and accessible. We serve over 2,500 artists every year presenting 1,000 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our two-stage theater complex Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We support work at all phases of development, from readings and residencies to fully produced world premieres. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. The Tank’s annual operating budget is around $750,000.

We are hiring a Managing Producer. The responsibilities of the position will include:

- Overseeing with the Artistic Director administration, financial management, artist services
- Managing the staff including the Operations Manager, Technical Manager, Marketing staff and overhire positions
- Supporting and integrating development and community relations with operations and artistic programming
- Reporting to the Board of Directors, and ensuring sustainable and productive oversight and fundraising efforts
- Working with the Artistic Director to curate presented programming, and consult on scope of coproductions
- Maintain and enhance contracting procedure for presented and co-produced artists
- Building annual budgets as well as budgets for individual shows with the Artistic Director, some bookkeeping duties are a part of this position.
- Working with the AD to create a 5 year Strategic Plan for the company.
- Assisting with Event planning and Execution (Annual Spring Benefit, show-specific cultivation events, autumn cultivation event) working with the AD, Board and staff in designing the concept, theme and aesthetic.

About the Position: We are looking for someone who has creative vision and, as importantly, enthusiasm for managing and carrying out the organizational administration and operations of a small but very busy company. Seeking at least a three year commitment. This is a full-time, salaried position at $42,000 per annum. Hours are primarily weekday office hours with some evening and weekend hours required. The Tank will pay for 50% of your health insurance. Flexible paid vacation. Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree or equivalent; has 3-5 years of experience working at a nonprofit arts organization and/or producing live events in New York City; has knowledge of nonprofit producing and presenting models; has knowledge of non-profit theater funding sources; is proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Quickbooks, social media, and uses the internet as a tool for finding information and communicating; works independently to complete tasks (and completes them efficiently and correctly); independently manages her/his/their own work flow; is detail oriented; looking to become a leader of a growing company and will think of the position as a step in their career, not a job. Interest in all major disciplines. Reports to The Board of Directors.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2019.

The start date for the position is June 19.

More About The Tank: Recent Tank-produced work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions ADA/AVA (2016), YOUARENOWHERE (2016), THE PAPER HAT GAME (2017), THE EPHEMERA TRILOGY (2017), and A HUNGER ARTIST (2018), as well as New York Times Critics' Picks THE OFFENDING GESTURE by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since our founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Kyle Jarrow, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others.

The Tank is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. The Tank is committed to building a culturally diverse team and recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or previous incarceration.