Scenery (Fall/Winter/Spring)

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.

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 Theatre Arts Training Summer Intensive productions, to be announced in January 2020. 

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 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2020

Electrics (Summer)

The Electrics internship is geared for students and/or graduates who have an interest or are aspiring to enter the profession of a theatrical electrician.  This internship focuses on several areas within the field of being an electrician – maintenance of gear, hanging a light plot, focusing lighting fixtures, programming a lighting console, and follow spot operation (if required by summer production).  Learning projects under the guidance of staff and over-hire electricians would include: Cleaning, tuning and repairing lighting fixtures (conventional and automated), dimmers and consoles; the inspection and maintenance of truss and chain motors; the prep, load in and focus of the summer intensive productions; programming an ETC lighting console and learning how to communicate with a lighting designer; operating a follow spot and taking cues from a stage manager.

Skill set: basic knowledge of safe electrical practices.  This internship would start in July and continue through the completion of the summer intensive program or maintenance (whichever occurs last).  Calendar changes are possible, and there may be a slight break between the two focuses of the internship.

This internship is available for high school and college students.

SUMMER 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2020

Assistant Lighting Design (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The Assistant Lighting Design (ALD) internship is geared for students and/or graduates who are aspiring to enter the profession of design (or assisting) and looking to deepen their experience by observing and participating in a production at a professional regional theatre.  While at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), this intern will observe the work of the Lighting Supervisor and the production lighting designer through being at the tech table with the lighting designer during the tech process.  Learning projects will include tracking moving lights, follow spot cueing, focus charts during focus, and plot and paperwork updates during load in and tech.  CTC’s Lighting Supervisor and Master Electrician will help guide and work with the ALD to improve upon communication, organizational, and software based skills.

Skill sets required for consideration: working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Excel.  Lighting design or assistant lighting design experience preferred.

This internship is potentially available on all of our productions, and any one intern is not limited to just one production.  The specific dates will be tied to each production’s schedule and will begin about a week prior to tech and go through opening (3 week commitment).

 

Assistant Lighting Design (Summer)

The Assistant Lighting Design (ALD) internship is geared for students and/or graduates who are aspiring to enter the profession of design (or assisting) and looking to deepen their experience by observing and participating in a production at a professional regional theatre.  While at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), this intern will observe the work of the Lighting Supervisor and the production lighting designer through being at the tech table with the lighting designer during the tech process.  Learning projects will include tracking moving lights, follow spot cueing, focus charts during focus, and plot and paperwork updates during load in and tech.  CTC’s Lighting Supervisor and Master Electrician will help guide and work with the ALD to improve upon communication, organizational, and software based skills.

Skill sets required for consideration: working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Excel.  Lighting design or assistant lighting design experience preferred.

SUMMER 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2020

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