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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 12:06 AM


What We Do: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) partners with communities facing discrimination to inspire transformative action through theatre.

How It Works:
Through partnerships with social service organizations, advocacy groups and city agencies, TONYC creates theatre troupes with community members who face pressing social, economic, health, and human rights issues. The troupes create and perform plays based on real-life struggles, engaging diverse audiences in theatrical brainstorming - or Forum Theatre - to creatively challenge systems of oppression. TONYC audiences also include elected officials and policy-makers, leading to policy proposals generated through a creative, community-based process, or Legislative Theatre. Through our partnerships, we activate communities and creatively challenge systems of oppression.

Work With Us: TONYC is seeking a Community Engagement Intern for Winter-Spring 2017! This position works in collaboration with the Program & Communications Associate and the administrative team, as well as volunteers, to assist with communications and partnership building through outreach and web content creation, volunteer coordination and assistance with programs, as well as daily administrative tasks.

In 2017, our 6th year, TONYC's priorities include formalizing pipelines for leadership opportunities throughout the organization, and strengthening our non-arts partnerships to amplify the impact of ongoing movements in NYC. TONYC seeks to reflect the politics and ethics of our programs throughout every aspect of our organization including strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, evaluation and governance. Join a team that values social action, creative problem-solving, leadership development and a lively work environment.

Responsibilities include:

Communications and Partnership Building

Social media content creation
Blog content creation
Attending partnership building meetings with the Program & Communications Associate
Outreach to community partners about event engagement and participation
Assisting with marketing for shows and events


Assisting with volunteer coordination for shows and events
Organizing props and costumes for our theatre troupes
Observing rehearsals and compiling content for our blog and social media
Compiling media samples for grant applications and reports


Mailing list data entry on our online database, Nationbuilder
Logging evaluations and interventions
Tracking show dates and venues
Tracking actor agreements and photo releases

Skills and Experience:


Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks ­
Experience working independently and in collaboration with a team ­
Creative problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills ­
Proficiency in, or desire to learn, Google Drive programs
Availability on evenings and weekends as needed
Must be able to attend TONYC's Legislative Theatre Festival and its lead-up events in the spring


Interest in or experience with theatre or performance
Interest in cultural organizing and/or using creative tools for activism
Prior experience with similar arts and social change work, innovative activism, community-engaged arts organizations, etc

Email Devyn Mañibo at with a single PDF that includes cover letter, resume and short writing sample (blog post, press release, memo etc), with Community Engagement Intern in your subject line.

Be sure to mention:

Available Dates from January to May
Weekday Availability
Whether you will be requesting college credit
Any work/volunteering experience involving communications and partnership building, program assistance and volunteer coordination, and administrative work
What excites you about Theatre of the Oppressed NYC?
What do you hope to contribute and what do you want to learn in your internship?
How does this internship fit in with your professional goals?
Tell us about a time you solved a problem creatively
Application deadline January 9, 2017

• Location: Brooklyn

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