The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company offers entry level positions to qualified candidates for a summer season lasting from early June to late August or early September. Production department Interns work side-by-side with Playhouse production staff, directors and top New York and regional designers. Informal discussions are scheduled weekly with a variety of Playhouse artists. Interns receive a weekly stipend of $100 and housing is provided.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least two years of study in a qualified college theatre program or equivalent with emphasis in their particular area of interest. All candidates must display maturity and aptitude in theatre production and be willing to work long hours doing a variety of production-related tasks. These positions are physically demanding and often require working long days, doing repetitive tasks. All applicants must be able to lift up to 40 pounds safely. Comfort working at heights (on ladders, in grid, often in tight awkward spaces) is required for some positions.
Interns in specific departments should have basic skills and prior experience at the college level in those areas (e.g. carpentry, sewing, lighting, stage management). ALL INTERNS will also participate in company/campus-wide projects on a regular basis. This means helping company management with driving, event setup, cleaning the theatre, etc.
Once each week, Interns are also given the opportunity to meet with one of our guest artists. Directors, designers, musicians, administration staff, and stage managers, will spend one hour each week sharing stories with Interns about their careers, experiences with Weston, and suggestions for up and coming future professionals.
Weston is a beautiful, rural area that lacks cell phone reception. All work areas have wireless internet access and landline phones. We also highly recommend having one's own car in this area. Interns are not required to have a car but are responsible for getting to and from work and show calls and coordinating rides as needed.
Click here to take a look at our blog series about former interns and how their internship at Weston has helped in their careers!
To apply for one of the following 2017 internships, please e-mail a letter and resume, including 3 current references with phone numbers, to firstname.lastname@example.org. While e-mail submissions are preferred, you may also send materials by way of the US Postal Service to: Internships, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161. Please be sure to specify the position(s) for which you are applying. Positions with deactivated links have been filled.
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- Properties Intern (1)
- Electrics Intern (2)
- Sound Intern (1)
- Carpentry Intern (3)
- Paints Intern (1)
- Paints and Carpentry Swing Intern (1)
- Stage Management Intern (2)
- Production Management Intern (1)
- Operations Intern (1)
- Audience Services Intern (4)
- Administration and Education Intern (1)
- Marketing Intern (1)
- Development/Special Events Intern (1)
- Company Management (1)