Roulette offers a wide range of professional opportunities to join our administrative and technical staff. Our employees come from various backgrounds and fields and work collaboratively to accomplish mission-based projects and objectives.
To apply for any of the opportunities below, please send your cover letter, resume/CV, and a note about how you learned about the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your name and the name of the position in the subject line.
Due to a heavy volume of applications, only those candidates being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Roulette is an equal opportunity employer. Our roles are filled without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. All are encouraged to apply.
Front of House / Box Office Staff
Roulette is currently seeking well-tuned individuals for immediate employment as Front of House / Box Office Staff. This position will involve 2-3 evenings on average per week during our Winter, Spring, and Fall seasons.
The position responsibilities include:
- Selling tickets to patrons at concerts using PatronManager (a Salesforce App)
- Encouraging and promoting Roulette’s membership program
- Accurate accounting and record keeping
- Maintaining an engaging and hospitable presence at the front of house
- Operating the bar (optional)
Ideal candidates will have:
- Outstanding customer service skills
- Regular evening availability (4 days/week on average)
- Significant experience working with Salesforce or related patron-management software
- Experience with arts non-profit organizations and membership programs
- Self-directed, detail oriented, and able to troubleshoot basic computer and printer functions
- Engagement on some level with experimental music, dance, performance, etc
- NYC Food Protection Certificate and / or F-03 FDNY certificate of fitness is a plus (if you do not have these certifications, you will be asked to obtain them upon acceptance of employment)
Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and musicians.
Roulette operates with a small staff and our interns will interact with all departments on a regular basis. Responsibilities will range from event production to press and public relations to administrative tasks. Intern candidates must possess a strong command of the English language, excellent communication and writing skills, as well the ability to work and function in a dynamic and creative environment.
Interns work a minimum of two days per week for a full trimester on a voluntary basis. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with evening and weekend programs, special events and other Roulette projects. The internship may be used to fulfill academic credits or requirements. Sorry, Roulette is unable to provide intern candidates with visas or stipends.
Audio Engineering & Archiving
An immersive introduction into all aspects of audio engineering and recording with hands-on experience with live sound performances. Interns will assist the Production Manager and crew with set-up and breakdown of equipment, organizing inventory, and editing audio files for archival purposes.
For interns interested in the historical origins of Roulette Intermedium and experimental music, there are opportunities to work in audio archiving and database management. This position requires superior organizational skills and familiarity with computer-based audio programs.
Marketing & Online Communication
An internship with Roulette’s marketing department is an excellent opportunity to learn more about public and media relations, online communication, and graphic design. Interested applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Web editing and design.
Non-Profit Administration Interns gain insight into the administration of a non-profit music venue, which includes event production, outreach and community partnerships, as well as educational initiatives for Roulette Kids. Applicants should be enthusiastic about interacting with the public and engaging Roulette’s diverse audience. This position may require working some weekends and occasional weekends, as needed.
Development and Fundraising Interns
This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the fundraising process, from cultivation to stewardship. This department requires interns who have experience or education in donor handling and research, membership, grants, and other aspects of non-profit development.
Roulette TV is an on-going innovative video series, which presents unique contemporary music in compelling and engaging performances given by the creators themselves. Interns selected to work with Roulette TV are involved in all aspects of the creative process of video production, from interviewing artists and composers to editing episodes. Candidates must have knowledge of video editing software.
Applications due dates:
Fall – (September-December)
Applications due by August 1st
Spring – (January-May)
Applications due by December 1st
Summer – (June-August)
Applications due by May 1st
*In special cases, applications are also considered on a rolling basis.
Volunteer at Roulette
Roulette is supported by an amazing group of volunteers. Volunteer at Roulette for an incredible and rewarding opportunity to learn, grown, connect, and contribute to our operations and our art.
All volunteers receive free admission to Roulette events and gain a behind-the-scenes look into a world-class community of artists and performing arts professionals. Volunteers are also eligible for a number of additional benefits including tote bags, memberships, neighborhood restaurant discounts and exclusive offers from our friends at local arts organizations.
Roulette offers an open call for performance proposals and submissions once per year, closing on May 1st. At this time, we are unable to accept proposals for dance performances.
Please note that in order to complete the application you will need to include 3 to 5 Work Samples representative of your proposed performance. Music files must be mp3 format ONLY and must not exceed 10mb each. You may provide links to video and Intermedia work. Current press reviews or clippings are not required, but are highly encouraged.
All applications are reviewed after the May 1st deadline. Due to a heavy volume of applications, only those applicants being considered for performances will be contacted. No phone calls please.