“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
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.
Learn more about BSC’s Professional Internship Program:
Summer 2014 Internships
Seeking interns from May 23 – August 24, 2014 (some internships may be extended until Aug. 31) in carpentry, lights, sound, scenic painting, costumes, wardrobe, development, marketing, arts administration, education, stage management, house management, company management, and box office. Housing is provided along with a weekly stipend of $90. To apply, send a resume and cover letter specifying area of interest (as one PDF file) to Corinne Miller, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants interested in scenic painting, lights, and sound internships, please also include a link to a portfolio.
Interns are required to complete the entire summer season. Start and end dates vary by position, but all interns must arrive by May 23, 2014 and most internships end in late August. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the program, as well as during the duration of the program. Housing is provided, along with a weekly stipend of $90. Housing is shared and typically located within a ten-minute drive of the theatre. College credit may be available: check with your school for further details.
BSC begins accepting applications January 1 and continues until all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.
Arts Management Internships
Box Office: Responsibilities include working 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: Responsibilities include working with the Director of Development on fundraising, coordinating donor cultivation efforts and special events. Must have excellent communications and computer skills.
Marketing & Videography: Responsibilities include filming and editing interviews, behind-the-scenes video, and performance footage; managing BSC’s innovative iCritic® booth; and assisting with promotional and grassroots marketing efforts as needed.
Education: Responsibilities include providing support to the Education Department, assistant directing KidsAct!, BSC’s musical theatre summer camp for kids ages 8-15, and participating in community outreach programming and activities as assigned.
Arts Management: Responsibilities include providing support to the office of the Managing Director with the opportunity to learn first-hand how a professional arts organization operates, managing the administrative needs of the office including answering the office phone, greeting all visitors, and assisting other departments with tasks as assigned.
Company Management: Responsibilities include working as part of the company management team in welcoming top-level artists from across the country and helping them to feel at home, coordinating special events such as opening night parties and other festivities, and overseeing company hospitality needs.
House Management: Responsibilities include running the 114-seat St. Germain Stage and 99-seat Mr. Finn’s Cabaret.
Technical Theatre Internships
Electrics: Responsibilities include participating in hang and focus calls and running followspot on shows as needed. Includes opportunities to assist professional designers and to design lights for the youth theater production. Design portfolio required.
General Technical (Scenic): Responsibilities include assisting the scenic department: building sets and props, painting and possible electrics work (e.g., wiring practicals).
General Technical (Lighting and Sound): Responsibilities include participating in hang and focus calls, sound checks and installations. Also, sound mixing and light board operation in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret.
Artisan: Responsibilities include assisting Properties Master and Paint Charge with construction and painting of properties and scenery as well as some purchasing. Design portfolio required.
Sound: Responsibilities include assisting Sound Engineer and Assistant Technician with load in/load out and production sound needs. Run crew as needed. Opportunity to design sound for the youth theater production. Design portfolio required.
Carpentry: Responsibilities include assisting the Set Shop staff in the execution, build and maintenance, load ins and strike of the sets. Run crew as needed.
Assistant Stage Management (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage): Responsibilities will include tracking and running props and scene changes and assisting Stage Management and Production staff during rehearsals and production.
Costume Shop: Responsibilities include working with professional designers in the building and maintenance of costumes, including stitching. Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager as necessary. Wardrobe crew as needed.
Wardrobe: Responsibilities include wardrobe for Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and St. Germain Stage shows including costume maintenance, dressing, stitching and laundry. Costume Shop work as needed.