We do not have any open positions at this time.


The Civilians is looking for creative, inquisitive individuals to join our Field Research Team (FRT). The FRT will work with our company for the 2016/2017 season and contribute directly to the Civilians shows and artistic programs. FRT members have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on training in the Civilians' investigative method.

The FRT will perform research, conduct interviews and assist in the development of performances and other projects. For the upcoming season, FRT members will primarily be collecting material for our Let Me Ascertain You cabaret series, in addition to possible research for works in development. They also will have the opportunity to pitch submissions to Extended Play, our online platform documenting investigative performance from around the world.

Artistic Director Steve Cosson, along with the Civilians' artistic team, will train FRT members in the company's interviewing techniques. Interviews will be held in June, and training will begin for selected applicants in July.

Ideal candidates will be open-minded and naturally curious. They should have experience in researching and interviewing. Academics, journalists and artists are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a volunteer opportunity to become a part of the Civilians' artistic community. It requires a season-long commitment (6-10 months). Schedule is flexible. Must be in NY or able to commute easily.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to ,, with the subject line "Field Research Team Application" by June 3, 2016. In your cover letter, please note any experience you have as an interviewer or theater artist.


Applications for internships are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by the following deadlines:

April 1 for all summer internships
August 1 for all fall internships
December 1 for all spring internships

We currently have openings for an Artistic Intern, Arts Management Intern, and Editorial Intern. Each position carries a commitment of 3 to 6 months, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. School credit and a travel stipend are available for all three positions. See below for specific requirements.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and a completed application form to


The Artistic Intern will work directly with the Artistic Director and Artistic Associate on current and upcoming artistic projects and with the Literary Associate on research projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Artistic Director in preparation for upcoming productions.

  • Organize interview and artistic databases.

  • Act as a liaison between the Artistic Director and other artists working with the company.

  • Help organize readings and workshops.

  • Provide general office support to the Artistic Staff.

  • Occasional research.

  • Ideal candidates will be extremely detail oriented, an independent worker, and confident in taking initiative.


    The Arts Management Intern will support the Managing Director and Development and Communications Manager on day-to-day management and administration. Responsibilities include:

  • Support all development initiatives, both individual and institutional, encompassing donor relations, organizing and executing fundraising appeals, researching and editing grant proposals, and special events.

  • Enhance communications initiatives through the creation of content for social media and blogs, the organization of mailing lists, and long-term communications planning.

  • Offer general administrative support to staff.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (or comparable) and understanding of current social media platforms is required.
    Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, video editing, and knowledge of html is preferred, but not required.

    Ideal candidates will work well independently, possess an exceptional attention to detail and outstanding communication skills, and have a passion for the arts with a direct interest in learning about all facets of arts management and administration.


    The Editorial Intern will work with the Editorial and Artistic Associates to support the Civilians' digital platform Extended Play.

    The Civilians' Extended Play is an online platform for creative and critical discourse emerging from investigative theater and performance. It features documentation, interviews, essays, video, and audio about artists - both American and international - who work at the dynamic intersection of art and life. With content that explores creative process, community, and new innovations in storytelling, Extended Play seeks to provide richer, more in-depth interaction that goes beyond the theater.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Support the creation and editing of content for the site, from start to finish.

  • Assist in responding to pitches and submissions.

  • Fact-check content.

  • Assist in publicity for web articles.

  • Build opportunities for online discussion and community engagement.

  • Ideal candidates will possess excellent writing and editing skills, excellent organizational skills, and be knowledgeable about and active on social media platforms.

    Experience in journalism or related field and/or theater, knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice, experience with Word Press, and video/audio editing skills are preferred, but not required.


    We are also always seeking qualified volunteers, so if you have any interest in helping out, please send your resume and cover letter to KC Luce, Development and Communications Manager at