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Internships

Professional Internship Program

“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 2010-2013

2013 Interns and Apprentices

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 52,000 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.

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Summer 2014 Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2014. We encourage you to apply next year for the Summer 2015 Professional Internship Program.

Internships are offered in musical direction, 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, complimentary gym membership, and invitations to company parties and special events.

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Interns are required to complete the entire summer season. Start and end dates vary by position, but all interns must arrive by May 24, 2014 and most internships end in late August.  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.

Arts Management Internships

Box Office: The four 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. Prior customer service experience preferred; positive attitude a must.

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 $1.24 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 (cultivation events, Opening Night Parties and 20th Anniversary Celebration), 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 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.

GalaInternsMarketing/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. Manage BSC’s innovative iCritic® booth, an in-lobby video booth where patrons record feedback to a performance. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Marketing Department with simple design and social media projects, photographing rehearsals and other special events, and assisting with promotional and grassroots marketing activities. BSC seeks a highly outgoing and personable candidate who has excellent video editing and oral/written communication skills. Requirements: Final Cut Pro (preferable) or iMovie video editing platforms; familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Flickr); Adobe Photoshop and InDesign experience is helpful but not required. Car not required but highly recommended.

Education: The Education Intern works closely with the Director of Education supporting BSC’s many educational programs. The Education Intern will serve as the assistant director of KidsAct!, BSC’s musical theatre summer camp for kids ages 8-15, and participate in community outreach programming and activities 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, 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.

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. Ideal candidate will be organized and hard-working with impeccable customer service skills.

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 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 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.

IMG_0593Electrics: 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 a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs.

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 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 50lbs.

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 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 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 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 a must. Must be comfortable working at heights, spending extended time standing and/or moving and must be able to lift 50lbs.

Gen Tech (Lighting and Sound): Learn alongside a professional staff and designers in both the audio and lighting departments, for an 8-show summer season. Run followspot for the musical, assist in hang and focus calls, sound checks and installations, sound mixing, and light board operation in a fast-paced, professional environment. Ideal candidate will have interest in both departments and experience in at least one. Positive attitude 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 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 50lbs.