Company/Organization: Bergen Performing Arts Center
Mentor(s):Nina Bachrach and Kaetyln Diekhaus
Topic of Internship
Education, Devlopment, Programming & Marketing
The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is northern New Jersey’s busiest not-for-profit, performing arts center – a home to hundreds of world class performances at affordable prices reaching audiences of over 250,000 each year. The bergenPAC embraces the spectrum of the arts from Rock to Classical to Dance to Comedy, with nearly 150 events each year, the arts are well represented. However, the soul of bergenPAC can best be seen in our efforts to provide a home for innovative arts and educational programs that reach out to thousands of families via our Beyond Education programs.
Summary of Internship
Interning at the BergenPAC gives students the opportunity to see what happens around the office and learn new things. When you walk in, you go to see your mentor so that he/she can give you your instructions for the day. The tasks for interns range from stuffing, sealing and stamping envelopes in the Box Office to documenting press mentions of the BergenPAC in newspapers in an Excel document. Sometimes the mentor asks you to go out on Palisade Avenue to go into some stores to tell them about upcoming shows at the BergenPAC. Some of the most important information doesn’t even come from the work that interns are given; it comes from observing your surroundings. For example, by listening to some conversations in the office, you can learn about all the components of making it possible for shows to take place at the BergenPAC. Overall, interning at the BergenPAC is a very rewarding and educational experience.
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