Applications for Summer 2015 Internships will be accepted starting in January 2015.
“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
Join Barrington Stage Company’s Professional Internship Program for an exciting opportunity to work with award-winning theatre artists while spending a summer living in residence at a professional theatre company in the cultural capital of the Berkshires, just a few hours outside of Boston and New York.
Internships are available for undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre. BSC interns have the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields and receive training through weekly master classes led by guest artists and Barrington Stage company’s full-time staff. Participants are chosen through a competitive application process to train and gain professional experience in various facets of Equity theatre. Past Barrington Stage interns have gone on to top MFA programs and successful theatre careers throughout the U.S., including many who have chosen to return to work at BSC in a professional capacity.
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 such as Broadway’s latest hit, On the Town. BSC’s reputation for these award-winning shows and educational programming 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.
Learn more about BSC’s Professional Internship Program:
Summer 2015 Internships
Barrington Stage Company is seeking interns from May 24 – August 24, 2015 (some internships may be extended from May 17 until Aug. 31) in the areas of carpentry, lights, sound, scenic painting, properties, costumes, wardrobe, development, arts administration, education, stage management, house management, company management, and box office.
Housing is provided along with a weekly stipend of $90.
Additional benefits include free tickets to BSC productions, ticket exchange offers to other popular Berkshire Cultural Institutions, complimentary gym membership, professional development seminars, and invitations to company parties and special events.
Interns are required to complete the entire summer season. Start and end dates vary by position, but all interns must arrive by May 23, 2015 and most internships end in late August. Interns must provide their own transportation to and from the program, as well as throughout the duration of the summer. 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.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter specifying area of interest (as one PDF file) to Corinne Miller, Director of Education at email@example.com. Applicants interested in scenic painting and properties internships, please also include a few examples of prior work.
Arts Management Internships
Box Office: In search of highly motivated, organized and most importantly, enthusiastic individuals to assist in busy office setting. As a Box Office intern, you would be involved in various aspects of Ticket Operations for BSC’s multiple venues. The Box Office Interns work closely with the Box Office Manager to learn all facets of box office management, from selling single tickets and season subscriptions to managing patrons’ requests and providing outstanding customer service.
Development: The Development Intern works closely with the Development team and directly supports the Director of Development to assist with fundraising goals and priorities. The BSC Development Department is responsible for raising $2.1 million in contributed income through the solicitation of individuals, board members, corporations and grant making foundations. 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. Candidate must possess strong computer skills (database experience preferred) and excellent inter-personnel and verbal communication skills with the ability to act in a mature and professional manner with our top donors and patrons. Administrative support experience in a fast-paced work environment preferred with the ability to set priorities and maintain a positive attitude at times of increased workload.
Marketing/Videography: The Marketing/Videography Intern coordinates with staff and creative teams to film and edit interviews, behind-the-scenes video, and performance footage to promote BSC and its productions. The marketing intern also assists the marketing department with promotional marketing activities and events, as well as other duties as assigned. BSC seeks a highly outgoing and personable candidate who has excellent video editing and oral/written communication skills. Requirements: fluency in Final Cut Pro; familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Flickr); Adobe Creative Suite experience is helpful but not required. Car and valid driver’s license required.
Education: The Education Intern works closely with the Director of Education supporting BSC’s many educational programs including the KidsAct! summer camp, Youth Theatre production and the new Musical Theater Conservatory program. The Education Intern will serve as the assistant director of KidsAct!, BSC’s musical 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. Car and valid driver’s license required.
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.
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, and helping to oversee company hospitality needs. Ideal candidate will be flexible and hardworking with a strong desire to work as a part of a team. Car and valid driver’s license required.
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. House Management Interns also have the opportunity to gain experience working in the Box Office for a minimum of 6 hours each week. Ideal candidate will be organized and hard-working with impeccable customer service skills. Two positions available.
Technical Theatre Internships
Scenic Carpentry: Assist 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 is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs.
Properties: Assist 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 is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs. Although not required, a vehicle is highly recommended.
Electrics: Learn alongside a professional staff, hanging, focusing, maintaining and operating spotlight as necessary for an 8-show summer season. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in electrics work. Positive attitude is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs. Two positions available.
Audio: Assist 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 the youth theater musical. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in sound, especially live mixing. Positive attitude is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs. Two positions available.
Wardrobe: Learn alongside the Wardrobe Supervisor, 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 is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights and spending extended time standing and/or moving.
Costumes: 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 is a must. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving.
Stage Management: Track and run props and scenery changes in rehearsals and in production for 3 mainstage shows. Ideal candidate will have prior stage management and backstage experience. Positive attitude is a must. Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving.
Gen Tech (Scenic): Assist in the building of sets, props and painting for an 8-show summer season. Operate flies for the mainstage musical. Additional show positions may be available. Learn construction and rigging techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have prior carpentry and backstage experience. Positive attitude is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs.
Scenic Painting: Assist 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 the youth theater show. Ideal candidate will have prior experience in painting. Positive attitude is a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs.