Producers’ Development Initiative 2015

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Basement

Are you a producer looking to develop your skill set in a high-capacity, low-risk environment? Well then, The Basement would like to hear from you! We’re now accepting applications for the Producer’s Development Initiative 2015.

What is it?

The Producer’s Development Initiative is an internship program born out of the idea that immersive engagement is the best way for a producer to develop his or her skill set and gain professional experience in the field. PDI interns will assist in the production of all shows on at The Basement with two top industry mentors providing support throughout the yearlong residency.

How is it structured?

The Basement and mentors will collaborate together to structure the intern’s itinerary for the first six months of the internship. During this initial period focus will be placed on Publicity and Marketing and Budgets & Funding Proposals. The mentors will also help the intern master Relationship Management and Creative Collaboration during this period.

The second six months of the internship will be structured around the production of two major events at the Basement: Young and Hungry Auckland and The Basement Christmas Show. The intern will assist an experienced independent producer as a line producer on Young and Hungry Auckland and then take the reins as the lead producer for The Basement Christmas Show. In short, the intern will work on a wide range of projects; build key relationships within the emerging arts sector; and have the opportunity to dedicate themselves full time to the development of their production skills. They will truly be meeting their industry head-on.

Who we’re looking for?

Anyone who has produced at least one professional show will be eligible. Those with a proven track record will be given preference. Applicants should note that the PDI internship is a salaried, full-time position with a commitment of one year.

How do I apply?

Applicants should send a CV and an Expression of Interest to Sophie Henderson at More information on the position and the application process can be found here: The Basement Producer’s Development Initiative Callout 2015 Good luck!