The goal of an internship in the Scene Shop is to observe and learn theatrical scenery building skills, under the guidance of the Technical Director and alongside professional staff carpenters. You will learn how to use a variety of materials and tools during a typical build, load in and strike of a show. A stay for a semester or a whole season will allow the intern to be exposed to different scenic designs and resultant varying construction techniques. Interns may focus on carpentry, or on Technical Direction skills.
Basic scenery construction skills and prior experience in a professional or educational theatrical environment are prerequisites to acceptance into the internship program. For applicants interested in carpentry, one must be comfortable with basic woodworking and pneumatic tools. Welding skills are a plus but not required. For those interested in Technical Direction, drafting experience is a plus. Your work at the Children’s Theatre Company will help to develop these skills to the high quality level required in the professional theater. We are seeking those who are upper level undergraduates (junior or senior) or those who have already attained their undergraduate degree to apply.
Internships are potentially available at any time during our regular season, from early July through the end of April. In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is between 20 and 40 hours a week. The Scene Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.