STREB, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Elizabeth Streb, is devoted to realizing the power of extreme action through performances by the STREB Extreme Action Company and education and community engagement programs locally and worldwide.
The STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), the company’s home in Brooklyn, NY is the invention lab and performance venue for the company; the educational lab for students of all ages and backgrounds with the STREB PopAction School and the España-Streb Trapeze Academy; the incubator and training facility for emerging circus artists; and a unifying community space with a commitment to open access and engagement.
For more than 40 years, the members of STREB EXTREME ACTION, have combined virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. From theaters large and small to the world’s top art museums to public streets, buildings, bridges and architectural structures, STREB has scaled – literally and metaphorically – from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting edge of popular entertainment. Whether they are dancing down the exterior of London’s City Hall, performing with Cirque du Soleil in front of 250,000 people on the streets of Montreal, premiering new work at Lincoln Center or breaking ground for the Whitney Museum of American Arts groundbreaking, STREB inspires, delights and empowers.
Each year, STREB typically welcomes more than 10,000 people come to SLAM: over 5,000 audience members, almost 1,000 students weekly from toddlers to adults, 3,000 children come from NYC public schools and community organization constituents, including at risk youth, more than 200 working artists who rent space at SLAM to create and present work, teach or take a class.
STREB would benefit from sponsoring a Princeton intern as we are a small organization with many programs and activities to juggle - remote and (hopefully) in person. During the summer, we typically run classes and camps and there will hopefully be a lot of planning and season advancing for the 22-23 season performances and classes. The intern would also be involved in the continued research, processing and organization of Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company’s 40+ years of videos, images, performances, events, drawings and writings. We would benefit from fresh eyes, energy and ideas in assessing existing programs and materials, having additional assistance in running summer programming, and operational and planning assistance for the future company engagements or remote events. Since we are a small organization, our intern would have the opportunity to work in a variety of functions like marketing, fundraising, programming, operations, and business planning, and would work closely with leadership.
- Assist with the implementation of the organization’s marketing and fundraising strategies. This may include helping to create, compile and organize copy, messaging and content; drafting graphics, videos and social media posts; contributing to conversations about strategy, and database management
- Assist with logistics and operations for the upcoming season. This may include compiling and preparing program information, descriptions and budgets for any upcoming rehearsals, classes, events and performances.
- Assist with the continued research, processing and organization of Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company’s 40+ years of videos, images, performances, events, drawings and writings.
- Assist in execution of summer programs
- Researching possibilities for adjacent business opportunities
- Other projects that are tailored to the interns interests, goals and skills
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NYC has several options for summer intern housing. We recommend checking out:
- Summer Intern housing by Outpost, Williamsburg House - Very close to Streb and looks to be well appointed: https://interns.nyc/the-williamsburg-house
- The New School - In Manhattan, but convenient to the train and in a vibrant location: https://www.newschool.edu/housing/summer/
- 92Y - Further away, but with nice programming perks: https://www.92y.org/residence
The ideal candidate will have:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to work comfortably and effectively with a wide and diverse group of artistic and administrative individuals.
Additional qualifications may include:
- Fluency with GSuite and Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite or photo and video editing with comparable software
- Knowledge of social media management and strategy
- Database management experience
- Strong interest and appreciation of dance, dance history, dance education, performance art, visual art, design, and/or preservation
- Specific knowledge of STREB
Writing Sample Required
- Background check