Costume Production (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Costume Production Internships are available in the costume shop where the intern would observe and be mentored in basic and advanced costume construction methods by a professional staff of Cutter/Draper/Tailors and 1st Hands. In the Costume Crafts Department the intern would observe and be mentored by a professional staff of Crafts Artisan/Milliners, a Painter/Dyer and a Wig Master.

An internship in the Children’s Theatre Company Costume or Crafts Shop is for the person seriously considering a career in costume production/construction or costume crafts.  For the Costume Production internships, you need to be a Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate Costume Production or Design student or higher.
The goal of this internship is to give young artists a sense of what it takes to get from the page to the stage.  Learning projects might include: review of basic sewing techniques, pattern draping, drafting and fitting. In Crafts additional projects in various techniques including millinery, jewelry making, shoe modification and fabric painting and dying.  Opportunities to observe wig construction and maintenance would also be available. Portfolio review required.
In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is 40 hours a week. A stay for a whole season or a semester will allow the intern to be exposed to different designer approaches and resultant in varying construction techniques.  Shorter stays are also negotiable.  The Costume Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

 

Costume Design (Fall/Winter/Spring)

An internship in the Children’s Theatre Company Costume Shop is for the person seriously considering a career in costume design.  For the Costume Design internship, you need to be a graduate Costume Design student or higher.

The goal of this internship is to give young designers a sense of what it takes to get from the page to the stage.  Learning projects include: Organizing design bibles; swatches; assisting with shopping, ordering and tracking; keeping up with fittings notes and needs; helping to set up and take down fittings; attending dress rehearsals.  Portfolio review required.
In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is 40 hours a week plus attendance at dress rehearsals outside of regular shop hours.  A stay for a whole season or a semester will allow the intern to be exposed to different designer approaches and resultant varying construction techniques.  Shorter stays are also negotiable.  The Costume Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

 

Costume Intern (Summer)

During the summer, we offer a unique internship opportunity: We stage two Theatre Arts Training shows in our flexible, 300-seat space with young performers and our professional teaching/production staff. The interns on these shows have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew. We are currently looking for a costume intern to assist with both of our productions, James and the Giant Peach Jr. and Chicago: High School Edition.

This internship will take place from early July to mid August. The hours are flexible and will entail approximately 15-20 hours per week. The intern will collaborate closely with the director and the costume coordinator.

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

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