Professional Internship Program 2018-02-15T11:41:47+00:00

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

“BSC is such a special company and I’ve learned so much here, I’ve done so much here. I’ve made a lot of friends and connections and I can feel myself closer to my dream career.”
Paige Stefanski, Marketing Intern, 2017
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Professional Internship Program

Who are we:

  • The fastest growing arts venue in the Berkshires attracting 58,500 patrons per year
  • Nationally recognized for superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming

Who are our interns:

  • Undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre showing a strong interest in furthering their professional development
  • Committed to working as part of a team in a top notch Equity theatre setting

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals
  • Spend the summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires
  • Housing along with a weekly stipend of $100
  • Tickets to all productions
  • Professional development seminars
  • Gym membership

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.

The following positions are available for administrative internships:

Artistic/Literary Fellow:

  • Assist in dramaturgy and research for productions
  • Scout for and read plays for consideration for 2019 season, development and reading series
  • Assist in our new Archive project
  • Research articles and videos to share with patrons in preparation to attend productions
  • Attend rehearsals and performances with the Artistic Team.  
  • Maintain literary database
  • *Please note: The Artistic/Literary Fellow is an advanced internship position and we ask that candidates be at least 20 years old, in their final year of undergrad or currently in grad school, and have experience in script analysis.  The Artistic/Literary Fellow will be paid $150/week.

Producing Intern:

  • Assist Artistic Producer and Line Producer on all mainstage and second stage shows; which includes attending meetings, show coverage, communicating with design teams, arranging production needs.  
  • Line Produce the Youth Theatre Production, MTC Performances and other presentations as discussed
  • Assist Line Producer and eventually lead the producing of the Cabaret series, which includes arranging needs and schedule for talent and coordinating with production departments.
  • Act as Host/ess and talent liaison for all Cabaret performances

Development Intern:

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
  • Responsibilities will include prospect research and using donor software to identify potential grantors

Marketing Intern: 

Assist with the marketing goals and prioities

Position expectations include:

  • Proofing and editing bios and archiving reviews throughout the Season
  • Assisting with Opening Night parties including RSVP and seating organization
  • Light graphic design work
  • Gathering content for social media
  • Assisting 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 Intern: 

Serve as the assistant director of KidsAct!, BSC’s theatre summer camp for kids ages 7-14.

Position expectations include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Education Department
  • Participating in community outreach programming as assigned

Ideal candidate will have experience facilitating theatre programming with youth and a strong interest in educational theatre.

Company Management Intern:

Assist in 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 Intern: 

Assist with all facets of box office management:

  • Selling single tickets
  • Group sales
  • Season subscriptions  
  • Managing patrons’ requests and providing outstanding customer service

Arts Management Intern (This position has been filled):

Assists the office of the General Manager 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
  • Assisting other departments with tasks as assigned

House Management Intern: 

Assist with the management of BSC’s 521-seat Mainstage or the 114-seat St. Germain Stage.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of the volunteer ushers
  • Managing audience services
  • Ensuring prompt curtain times
  • Maintaining the condition of the theatre

The following positions are available for technical internships for an 9 show season spanning three theatres and the Cabaret. 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 50 lbs. Unless noted, a vehicle is highly recommended (although not required). 

Production Management/Business Admin Intern: 

  • Assist the Director of Production and Director of Finance in budget management, tracking expenses and the day to day planning and execution of the season and special events.
  • Take minutes at all production meetings and email copies of the minutes to appropriate staff and creative team.
  • Strong theatre and computer skills, arts admin experience, understanding of production and design process and interpersonal skills required.

Technical Direction Intern:

  • Assist the Technical Direction team with day to day operations; drafting, book-keeping, problem solving with challenging scenic elements.
  • Ideal candidate has experience creating technical/construction drawings for theatre using AutoCAD; has a strong understanding of theatrical construction methods (wood and steel); and a basic understanding of theatrical rigging.

Scenic Carpentry Intern: 

  • Assist and work alongside staff during the construction, maintenance, installation and strike of all scenic elements for the season
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in carpentry and a strong desire to hone his or her skills
  • Basic skills required:
    • Accurately create and execute a cut list from a construction drawing
    • Comfortable using a chop saw and table saw
    • Able to lift 70lbs repeatedly with assistance if needed
    • Comfortable learning new tools and construction methods

Properties Intern: 

  • Assist in the construction, purchase, and maintenance of props for the season
  • Learn prop construction, carpentry and painting techniques
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in properties construction and is comfortable handling projects independently as assigned

Electrics Intern: 

  • Assist and work alongside staff hanging, focusing, and maintaining lights, as well as working the run of theatrical productions.
  • Ideal candidate will have prior experience in electrics work

Audio Intern (This position has been filled): 

  • Assist and work alongside staff for the installation and execution of audio systems in three theatrical spaces
  • Learn how to mic tech/A2 in a fast-paced, professional environment.

Wardrobe Intern: 

  • Assist alongside a professional staff, assisting in dressing, quick changes, maintenance, stitching and laundry
  • 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
  • Must be comfortable spending extended time standing and/or moving

General Technical Interns (several):

  • Work alongside a professional staff assisting in all aspects of production
  • Interns will rotate between scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes and stage crew depending on crew needs and applicant’s skill set
  • Ideal candidates will have prior production and backstage experience

Scenic Painting Intern: 

  • Assist and work alongside staff during the preparation and painting of scenic elements
  • Learn a variety of painting techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment
  • Ideal candidate will have prior experience in painting

Stage Management Interns (six in total, 5 of these positions have been filled): 

  • Assist 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

Costumes Intern: 

  • Assist alongside a professional staff and designers building, shopping, altering and maintaining costumes
  • Learn sewing and crafting techniques in a fast-paced, professional environment
  • Ideal candidate will have prior sewing experience

Costume Shop Management Intern: 

  • Assist alongside a professional management staff and top notch designers
  • 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
  • Assist during technical/dress rehearsals

Click to fill out the application.

Questions? Contact Tim Paré, Director of Education, at education@barringtonstageco.org.