Now accepting applications for our 2017 Season!

“I’ve grown more in three months, than all of last year. My experience at BSC has both helped me further develop my skills and allowed me to make crucial connections for my future.” –Madison Lusby, SM Intern 2016

From scenic painting to stage management to the Box Office, our interns played a vital role in the success of our 2016 Season. Check out highlights from the summer, including some of their amazing work on The Pirates of Penzance, Camping with Henry and Tom, and Presto Change-O:

Professional Internship Program

Professional Internships are available for undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre. Interns have the opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals while spending a summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires, just a few hours from Boston and New York. Participants are chosen through a competitive application process to train and gain professional experience in various facets of Equity theatre. Barrington Stage interns have gone on to MFA programs and to professional theatre careers throughout the U.S., including many who have chosen to return to work at BSC.

Barrington Stage Company has become the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting more than 55,600 patrons each year, and gaining national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming. BSC’s reputation for award-winning excellence is hard-earned; schedules are rigorous, providing the experience needed to become well-rounded theatre professionals. Applicants must show a strong interest in furthering their professional development and a commitment to working as part of a team in a top notch theatre setting.

Housing is provided along with a weekly stipend of $90. Additional benefits include free tickets to BSC productions, complimentary gym membership, professional development seminars, and invitations to company parties and special events.

Interns must provide their own transportation to and from the program, as well as during the duration of the program. Housing is shared and typically located within a ten-minute drive of the theatre. Candidates must be 18 or older and have completed at least one year of college-level training. College credit may be available: check with your school for further details. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting January 1 and continuing until all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.

“This program nurtures the creative spirit in all the interns and instead of only allowing them to watch from the sidelines, Barrington Stage encourages everyone to participate in the process.”
~Rachael Silvano, BSC House Management Intern 2008, BSC Teaching Artist 2010-2014

The following positions are available for administrative internships:

Artistic/Literary: The Artistic/Literary Intern will assist and support the Director of New Play Development/Artistic Associate on all Stage 2, Cabaret, and Musical Theatre Conservatory productions. Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to) evaluating new scripts, maintaining the literary database, and helping produce the Cabaret series and special concerts. Must be incredibly organized to manage multiple schedules and be a superb communicator among departments.

Development: The Development Intern will assist with fundraising goals and priorities. Position expectations include assisting with gift accounting and acknowledgment, donor/patron research, hosting board members and major donors in our private lounge, assisting with large and small event management including planning, RSVP tracking, event set-up, clean-up and follow-up.

Marketing: The Marketing Intern assists with proofing and editing bios and archiving reviews throughout the Season, assisting with Opening Night parties including RSVP and seating organization, light graphic design work, and gathering content for social media. The marketing intern also assists with promotional marketing activities and events, and other duties as assigned. Requirements: familiarity with Adobe Suite; familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.). Valid driver’s license required.

Education:  The Education Intern will serve as the assistant director of KidsAct!, BSC’s theatre summer camp for kids ages 7-14, provide administrative support to the Education Department and participate in community outreach programming as assigned. Ideal candidate will have experience facilitating theater programming with youth and a strong interest in educational theater.

Company Management: As a member of the company management team the Company Management Intern will be responsible for welcoming top-level artists from across the country and helping them to feel at home at BSC. Additional opportunities may include coordinating special events such as opening night parties and other festivities, maintenance of company housing and helping to oversee company hospitality needs. Car and valid driver’s license required.

Box Office: Box Office Interns work closely with the Box Office Manager to learn all facets of box office management, from selling single tickets, group sales and season subscriptions to managing patrons’ requests and providing outstanding customer service.

Arts Management: The Arts Management Intern provides support to the office of the Managing Director with the opportunity to learn first-hand how a professional arts organization operates. Responsibilities include managing the administrative needs of the office, answering the office phone, greeting all visitors, and assisting other departments with tasks as assigned.

House Management: The House Management Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the management of BSC’s 521-seat Mainstage or the 114-seat St. Germain Stage. House Management interns work closely with the box office and Production staff supervising the volunteer ushers, managing audience services, ensuring prompt curtain times, and maintaining the condition of the theater.

The following positions are available for technical internships:

Production Management Fellow: Barrington Stage Company an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks a Production Management Fellow to assist the Director of Production in the planning, scheduling, budgeting and execution of an 8 show summer season and special events. Strong technical theatre and computer skills, understanding of production and design process and interpersonal skills required. Vehicle necessary.

Production Management/Business Admin Intern: Barrington Stage Company an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks a Production Management/Business Admin Intern to assist the Director of Production and Director of Finance in the planning, budget management and execution of an 8 show summer season and special events. Strong theatre and computer skills, arts admin experience, understanding of production and design process and interpersonal skills required.

Scenic Carpentry Intern: Barrington Stage Company an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks scenic carpentry interns to learn alongside a professional staff, assisting in the construction, maintenance, installation and strike of all scenic elements for an 8-show summer season. Learn construction and rigging techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have experience in carpentry and a strong desire to hone his or her skills. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. 

Properties Intern: Barrington Stage Company an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks a properties intern to learn alongside a professional staff, assisting in the construction, purchase, and maintenance of props for an 8-show summer season. Learn prop construction, carpentry and painting techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have experience in properties construction. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended. 

Electrics Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks an electrics intern to learn alongside a professional staff, hanging, focusing, maintaining and operating as necessary for an 8-show summer season. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in electrics work. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended. 

Audio Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks an audio intern to learn alongside a professional staff, assisting in the installation and execution of audio systems in three theaters for an 8-show summer season. Learn how to mic tech/A2 in a fast-paced, professional environment. Opportunity to design and live mix youth theater musical. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in sound, especially live mixing. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended. 

Wardrobe Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks wardrobe interns to learn alongside a professional staff, assisting in dressing, quick changes, maintenance, stitching and laundry for an 8-show summer season. Learn best practices for backstage changes, repairs and wig styling and maintenance in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have prior sewing experience. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended. 

General Technical Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks several gen tech interns to learn alongside a professional staff assisting in all aspects of production for an 8-show summer season. Interns will rotate between scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes and stage crew depending on crew needs and applicants skill set. Ideal candidates will have prior production and backstage experience. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.

Scenic Painting Intern: Barrington Stage Company an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks a scenic painting intern to learn alongside a professional staff, assisting in the preparation and painting of scenery and properties for an 8-show summer season. Learn a variety of painting techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment. Opportunity to paint charge youth theater show. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in painting. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.

Stage Management Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, seeks four stage management interns to learn alongside a professional staff tracking and running props and scenery changes in rehearsals and production for 3 Mainstage shows. Ideal candidate will have prior stage management and backstage experience. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.

Stage Management Fellow: BSC seeks two Stage Management Fellows to work and learn alongside a professional staff tracking and running props and scenery changes in rehearsals and production for four Stage 2 shows. This position is intended to launch a professional career in stage management. Positive attitude a must. Prior stage management experience necessary. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving. Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.

Costumes Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, BSC seeks a costume intern to learn alongside a professional staff and designers building, shopping, altering and maintaining costumes for an 8-show summer season. Learn sewing and crafting techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have prior sewing experience. Positive attitude a must. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.

Costume Shop Management Intern: Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, BSC seeks a costume shop management intern to learn alongside a professional management staff and top notch designers for an 8-show summer season. This position will assist with coordinating rental costumes, perform online and in store shopping and returns, assist guest costume designers when they are in residence, assist with paperwork, budgeting and other computer related projects, work with stage management to coordinate rehearsal needs, and assist during technical rehearsals.  This position requires strong computer skills.  Positive and professional attitude a must.  Must have a car.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter specifying area of interest (as one PDF file) to Tim Paré, Director of Education at education@barringtonstageco.org. Applicants interested in scenic painting and properties internships, please also include a few examples of prior work.