Administrative Intern: BDT

Boston Dance Theater (BDT) seeks an Administrative Intern to the Director (AID) for the 2019-2020 season.

Working closely with BDT’s Executive Director (ED), Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, the AID will be responsible for the upkeep of key organizational operations including but not limited to: schedule management, bookings, donor communications, artist liaison, and fundraising follow up. A successful AID will be a detail oriented, self-starter, prepared to work within the intensive start-up environment of our rapidly growing contemporary dance company. This is a part-time position with variable weekly hours dictated by administrative workload. Flexibility and excellent time management skills are essential. If accepted, applicants must be available to begin the intern experience in the spring of 2019. The AID position runs for 6 months, renewable at the discretion of Executive Director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett.


  • Research, compile, and report on data for a variety of departmental projects.
  • Manage personal calendar for Artistic Director and Executive Director
  • Schedule meetings
  • Contact potential performance partners and secure dates for upcoming events
  • Hold regular phone conferences with appropriate members of administrative team
  • Organize artist calendar and send weekly updates to dancers regarding the following week’s rehearsal times and locations
  • Document project procedures
  • Collaborate with administrative team on special events.
  • Assist administrative team in assigned planning, organizational, and professional tasks
  • Optimize email, communicate with stakeholders, maintain database of online communications
  • Keep BDT’s online presence current via social media content, website updates, and engagement with relevant online communities


The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
  • Has the capacity to take on a multi-project task load in an intensive environment
  • Comes with experience using marketing and design tools including but not limited to: WIX, Canva, Photoshop, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Works confidently and cohesively in 1:1 relationship with supervisor
  • Feels passionate about grassroots operations and is excited about working in a nonprofit start up
  • Has completed undergraduate/graduate study in the areas of business or arts management
  • Has own means of transportation and possesses a valid driver’s license
  • Exhibits competency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Calendar) or equivalent programs.
  • Experience with additional project management software a plus
  • Adapts quickly to variable schedules. This not a typical 9-5 position and is best suited to candidates with entrepreneurial drive. The AID may be called upon on outside business hours at any time between the hours of 7am and midnight and must be ready to take on tasks with quick turnaround times.


Click here to access online application.

Please Note – additional materials will only be considered during round 2 interviews. Please DO NOT submit a resume or cover letter for round 1.


Unpaid. All interns are invited to participate in company class two days per week as well as receive comp tickets for all eligible BDT events and attend Immersion Projects.

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Image Credit: BDT Director Jessie Stinnett at Jacob’s Pillow, August 2018. Photograph: Victoria Awkward.