Do What You Love
The staff of RTKids treats every day as an opportunity to do something incredible. RTKids is currently hiring a Grants Manager and Summer Interns. Teaching artists are welcome to submit resumes for future consideration. Read below for more information on each!

Grants Manager (Application Deadline: March 1, 2017)
RTKids Development Department is seeking an experienced grantwriter and excellent communicator to fill the role of Grants Manager. The role supports the Development and fundraising efforts of Rosie’s Theater Kids as a whole, but the primary work is researching and writing grants for foundation, corporate, and government funding.

• Lead all grantwriting for public, private, corporate, and government funding opportunities, including but not limited to composing, editing, and final submission of proposals, application forms, letters of interest, reports, thank you notes, and correspondence
• Ongoing research and identification of potential institutional funding opportunities
• Cultivate and steward existing and potential public, private, corporate, and government funding relationships in concert with the Director of Advancement
• Create and maintain up-to-date attachments for grant proposals, including but not limited to budgets and documents that display organizational/program statistics and facts
• Assist Director of Advancement and Artistic and Executive Director in composing internal and external communications, generating copy for published materials (including special event materials and an end of year appeal), and articles for website and other venues
• Occasionally lead and/or attend site visits with clients and visitors
• Occasionally assist in maintenance of social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), helping to generate regular and targeted content
• Maintain updated press kits, particularly press and media
• Attend training and enrichment seminars for professional development
• Manage donor database maintenance (Salesforce), maintaining comprehensive tracking notes regarding process with each proposal submission, recent drafts submitted, letters received, phone calls made, and monies received, as well as generating acknowledgments
• Assist in planning and execution of special events for donor cultivation and fundraising, attending regular Gala meetings, providing input, and acting as an additional contact for backstage, onstage, and house logistics

• Belief in the mission of the organization
• 3-5 years experience in grantwriting and building relationships with institutional funders at a non-profit organization
• Relevant Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
• Superior verbal and writing skills
• Strong organizational skills, coupled with a strict attention to deadlines and instructions
• Excellent computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel, and Adobe, with Photoshop experience a plus
• Professional experience working with Customer Relations Management (CRM) software, Salesforce preferred
• Respect and love of children
• Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds
• Ability to both collaborate and work independently
• Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts
• Professional appearance and demeanor, along with a healthy sense of humor

RTKids offers competitive compensation package, including generous benefits and paid time off. RTKids is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, uniformed service, protected activity (i.e., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in proceedings covered by the anti-discrimination statutes) or any other characteristic protected by law. To this end, all employment-related decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis and in full compliance with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. RTKids also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, or when made aware of such a need.

RTKids recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace generally, and at RTKids in particular. It is the policy of RTKids to encourage and promote the recruitment of women, people of color and other under-represented groups. The intent of this policy is to broaden the pool of applicants for all positions, entry level and advanced, so that people from under-represented groups are made aware that these opportunities exist and that the workplace at RTKids is welcoming and inclusive.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (ideally a grant or other solicitation of funds) to Lindsay Miserandino. . .

Teaching Artists
RTKids has no current openings for permanent teaching artists. However, we accept resumes on a rolling basis for consideration at a later date in teaching dance, drama, voice, or a combination of all three. Strong resumes include those with professional training and experience in their craft along with significant work with children.

RTKids employs a staff of full-time teaching artists as well as part-time, freelance artists. Given the high standards that we strive to maintain in our programs, teaching artist hiring is a highly competitive, thoughtful, and multi-step process.

Résumés are first reviewed by RTKids senior staff. From those résumés, each semester, we invite a handful of teaching artists to view RTKids classes during an Open House Week. This allows each artist to become acquainted with the RTKids style and format, and also gives our staff the chance to become acquainted with each applicant. After the initial meeting, artists may be contacted to visit a second or third class. Applicants are encouraged, at this point, to participate in the workshops and ask questions.

By the end of the school year, a few applicants are asked to take part in RTKids’ teaching artist training. Then, prospective teaching artists are placed on a roster of possible part-time, freelance workers for upcoming projects and activities. Work is not guaranteed after participation in training. After participating in part-time work or an apprenticeship period, artists are considered for full-time employment.

Given a more immediate need for a teaching artist, RTKids will post openings here as well as on popular arts employment pages like Playbill, ARTSEARCH, and NYFA. In this case, the process is typically more direct, with an interview, class visit, and demonstration of teaching skills.

To submit a resume for later consideration, please email your resume and a cover letter to Thecla Harris. . .

Policy for giving employment references
RTKids does not provide references for former and/or current employees. All requests for verification of employment, confirming dates and duties of an RTKids employee, should be addressed to Lindsay Miserandino, Director of Advancement.


Amazing careers can begin with an RTKids internship. As an intern, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and help us change the lives of underserved students in New York City.

*We are accepting applications for our Summer 2017 Internship from January 15th through March 15th.*

The Rosie’s Theater Kids Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for current college students to gain experience working with underserved children at an influential arts-education nonprofit in New York City. Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids) offers drama, dance, vocal, and musical theater training to low-income NYC students. The organization also has a strong focus on academic mentorship and pre-college preparation.

Rosie’s Theater Kids is currently accepting applications for summer interns. Interns will be expected to assist with our summer intensive program for students aged 10-17. The program runs from late June to mid-August. Interns work 7-hour daily shifts from Monday-Friday. Although experience with the arts is helpful, it is not required and interns do not teach artistic classes. The most successful interns will be interested in a career working with underprivileged children in an arts-related capacity.

Manage and engage with large groups of children (25-30) as they prepare for artistic classes and transition between different classes during the day
Set up, monitor, and take down lunch
Assist our summer intensive program director with various tasks during the day, including recording attendance and monitoring students as they check in/out, inputting grade reports, fitting dancewear, and covering front desk reception duties as needed.


    • Experience working with large groups of children, ideally at summer camps or after-school programs.
    • A hardworking attitude and willingness to both follow directions and take initiative.
    • The willingness and ability to lift and carry moderately-heavy objects (such as large folding tables or bins of costumes).
    • An interest in the performing arts (experience preferred but not necessary).
    • An interest in working with economically-disadvantaged populations of children, and a sensitivity to the unique challenges they may face at home.
    • An student who is majoring in education, specifically on the elementary or secondary level.
    • Though not a requirement, students with specialized skills such as lightboard operation, graphic design, or video editing are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to Thecla Harris. . .

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

We will contact you shortly after March 15th 2017, at which time we will arrange an interview if we are interested in pursuing your application. Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing for interns. We are able to provide college credit. Interns are paid New York City minimum wage.