Jobs and Internships
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Seeking interns to join our team! 

Astoria Performing Arts Center was founded in 2001, and is devoted to providing award-winning professional theater to audiences in Western Queens, in addition to annual community performance programs for students and seniors. We produce two mainstage productions yearly under the Equity Showcase Code, and have been hailed by the New York Times for providing “adventurous theatre in Astoria.” Our professional productions often include revivals of rarely seen musicals and world premiere plays; our annual community programs include Playmaking, an afterschool playwriting program; Summer Stars, a free performance program for Queens residents ages 8-13; and Senior Stars, a performance program for Queens residents ages 60 and above. Our offices are located in Kaufman Astoria Studios, in the heart of Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, and our theatre is located in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

An internship at APAC is designed by the intern and the executive director and is based on the intern’s interests and career goals.  Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support the Executive Director in various areas of theater administration.
  • Assist with company management duties and be present at select rehearsals and performances of mainstage productions.
  • Assist with the production of community programs such as Playmaking, Senior Stars, or Summer Stars.
  • Drafting of social media content such as tweets, Facebook updates, and blog entries.
  • Assist with maintenance of our audience database.
  • Literary management.
  • Research prospects for foundation, corporate, and individual giving opportunities.
  • Attend strategy meetings.
  • Draft and proofread written materials such as marketing collateral, correspondence, or contracts.
  • Assist with physical production of mainstage shows.
  • Other projects as they arise based on intern interests


  • Passion for theater and the performing arts.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in theatre production or arts administration.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Graduate or undergraduate student in theater or related field.

Internships are unpaid, but we will work with you to help secure college credit.  To apply, please send resume and cover letter indicating area(s) of interest to


  1. James Allen
    Oct 17, 2014

    I am very interested in working with you all here at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. I would be applying for the Box Office manager position. This is a position i have held before while interning at the annual Southampton Stony Brook graduate writers conference. I have sent out and responded to many emails regarding a large variety of issues that theatre patrons might have. If this position is already filled I would be interested in any available stage hand positions. I also have acquired experience at the same internship (and a few small theatre gigs along the way) in backstage wrok, and some minor work on the sound board.

  2. Anna Winter
    Feb 18, 2016

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Thank you for providing our community with culture and entertainment! If you find a need for a costumer, I’d love to be a part of it all!

    Anna Winter

  3. Sasha Toro
    Mar 12, 2017


    My name is Sasha Toro & did some research on Astoria Preforming Arts Center and I would love to be a part of the family. I was wondering if there were any job openings available. I have been doing theatre since I was 5 years old. I graduated in 2013 with my BFA in Theatre Arts. If there is any jobs available please let me know!

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    973 703 7476

    Thank you!

  4. Diego B Garcia
    Mar 29, 2017


    I am a high School junior and am interested in finding out if you offer summer internships.

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