Irondale Ensemble


About the Organization
Irondale is a theatre company – essentially, a performance think tank — that brings together artists who collaborate over long periods of time, who speak a common performance language and who believe that theatre can educate as well as entertain. Our theatre can become a classroom and classrooms we enter can become theatres. Through our performances and programs we ask questions and continually question the answers. We ask our audiences to come with us to unaccustomed, difficult or even uncomfortable places. The journey to those places can range from Brecht to Marx (Groucho, not Karl), from history to myth and from the rigorous disciplines of the artist to the disciplined improvisations of the child.


85 South Oxford St.,

Brooklyn, NY 11217 (by Lafayette Ave.)


About the Program

The Irondale Ensemble Project, a 34-year-old permanent Ensemble, Off-Broadway theater company, and founders and directors of the Irondale Center, (a 5-year-old Arts Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Facilities Assistant. The Irondale Center is a 5,400 square-foot open-space theater with a 26’ foot ceiling; flexible seating; a suspended, chain-winch driven lighting grid; and an up-to-date lighting, projection, and sound equipment inventory. The Irondale Ensemble Project (the resident ensemble), produces 2 original productions each season, and the Center co-produces or hosts up to 30 – 60 additional events, per year. Our season is year-round

The Facilities Assistant will shadow the Facilities Manager and learn the workings of one of New York City’s most exciting and iconoclastic performance spaces. (S)He will become a licensed fire guard (F-O3), and understand the workings of all the theatre’s systems. This person will develop relationships with technical staff, artists from companies presenting in the theater and Front of House personnel. They will assist in keeping the theatre and its equipment in excellent condition. They will, (when onsite) be responsive to the facilities needs of the presenting company. They will learn how to contract with outside presenters and make sure that contracts are strictly followed by the presenter and by Irondale.

Which departments?
Communication, Facilities

Yes; physical requirements vary by internship

Undergraduate, graduate

Unpaid (Facilities: paid)

When it runs?

Communication: 26 weeks (Fall, beginning in September/October; Spring, beginning in March/April), 40 hrs/wk, 5 days/wk; Facilities: 3 months, followed by the potential to be hired


When to apply?

How to apply?

CV, cover letter


Varies by position:



Social Media

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