Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This thesis is a report on an administrative internship that was conducted at Zeitgeist Theater Experiments, Inc. from June to October of 1997. The internship fulfilled a requirement for the degree of Master of Arts Administration. Arts administration issues that are covered within the text are: fiscal management, marketing, fundraising. Board development, budget planning, and volunteer coordination. The nature of the internship, its specific tasks and responsibilities, are described in the report. The essay reviews the history of Zeitgeist as an organization and analyzes managerial problems occurring within the organization at the time of the internship .Explicit recommendations as to how the problems can be corrected and the steps required to implement the recommendations are laid out within the paper. The report concludes with the intern's expectations for the short term and long term effects of the work she conducted during the internship.