Do What You Love
The staff of RTKids treats every day as an opportunity to do something incredible.  Read below for more information on current opportunities:

Application deadline: February 9, 2018
The Rosie’s Theater Kids Internship Program provides a paid 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. We also have a strong focus on academic mentorship and pre-college preparation.

RTKids is currently seeking two outstanding interns for its spring semester: Development/Communications and Music Department. RTKids intern program seeks to promote diversity in the field of arts education and leadership; as such, preference will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds. College credit can be arranged. RTKids internships also include meetings and learning opportunities with professionals in the field.

Development and Communications Internship
Intern to assist with general development projects including: event assistance, donor file and donor database organization, social media/website assistance, and general office support.
-Graduate level student at an accredited university preferred. Undergraduates may be considered.
-Graphic Design skills a plus – proficient in Photoshop and/or InDesign and comfortable designing emails and other communication pieces
-Working knowledge of HTML a plus
-Strong office skills required including: knowledge of Excel/Word, basic databases, and the ability to communicate professionally and confidently on the phone, in writing, and in-person.
-Ability to take initiative required.
-Interest in the arts and arts education a plus.
-Interest in a career in fundraising and development preferred.

Music Department Internship
RTKids is looking for a music department intern to work with the music supervisor/music staff in:

-music preparation
-copying and distributing music
-assisting in the classroom
-maintaining an organized music library
-potentially filling in as an accompanist when needed

Preferred candidates would be proficient in Sibelius and/or Finale Music Notation software, have strong organizational skills and ideally (though not required), be a reliable accompanist and sight reader. Candidates should share a love and appreciation for music education in a public school setting.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to, with the subject line reading either “Development/Communications Internship” OR “Music Department Internship”. Deadline for application is Friday, February 9. Start and end dates, as well as hours per week (between 10-20), are flexible and can be negotiated.

Pay: $13/hr.


Teaching Artists
RTKids has no current openings for permanent teaching artists. However, we accept résumés on a rolling basis for consideration at a later date in teaching dance, drama, voice, or a combination of all three. Strong résumés include 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 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 select teaching artists to view RTKids classes during an Open House Week. This allows artists to acquaint themselves 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, we ask a few applicants to take part in RTKids’ teaching artist training. We then place prospective teaching artists on a roster of possible part-time, freelance workers for upcoming projects and activities. Work is not guaranteed after participation in training. We consider artists for full-time employment after they have participated 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 résumé for later consideration, please email your résumé 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 change the lives of underserved students in New York City.

The Rosie’s Theater Kids Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for current college students to gain experience working with public school 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 NYC public school students. The organization also has a strong focus on academics, mentorship and pre-college preparation.
RTKids 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 June 25th 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 public school children in an arts-related capacity.
The RTKids internship program is designed to promote and advance diversity in the field of arts education and thus seeks candidates from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in arts leadership.
*Applications are processed and hired in the order that they are received.
• 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 assist with lunch
• Assist our summer intensive program director with various tasks during the day, including recording attendance and monitoring students as they check in/out, light administrative duties, fitting dancewear, and chaperoning kids during off-site excursions
• 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
• An interest in the performing arts (experience preferred but not necessary)
• An interest in working with a diverse population of children
• Though not a requirement, students with specialized skills such as light board operation, graphic design, or video editing are encouraged to apply
Interns are given the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and mentors. When possible, interns will also be given tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, special events and meet and greets with artists in the field. A week during the internship will be devoted to these special events and workshops hosted by RTKids to give special opportunities and access to specialists and masters from the theater world.
How To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter to
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. We may contact you shortly after we receive your application, 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 $13.00/hour (minimum wage). Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
*Applications are processed and hired in the order that they are received

For more information about our programs, click here. To give a donation in support of Rosie’s Theater Kids, visit our Donations page.