The following Internship opportunities are available at Centre Stage:
First Look: The First Look internship is designed for individuals who do not have a background in theatre but are interested in exploring the field hands-on. It provides opportunities to observe and experience both the artistic and the administrative functions of producing in a professional regional theatre. Responsibilities cover a wide range of inter-related areas in the fields of company and artist relations. Duties include weekly observation of rehearsals; assisting in the research and development of specific projects and special events in marketing and fundraising; assisting the production team preparing sets, lighting, and sound for productions; and providing general support throughout the organization. Interns are expected to interact with all departments to gain a well-rounded understanding of the theater industry. Strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm are required.
Business Management: Intern assists the Business Manager in processing artists’ contracts, maintaining management files general ledger maintenance, and financial projects. Candidates should have a warm personality, good communication skills, excellent organizational and time-management skills, discretion, and a great sense of humor.
Development: The Development intern will maintain donor database and files; follow-up on donor benefits; research funding sources; assist with mailings and special events. Intern actively participates in all fundraising activities, including the annual direct mail and tele-funding campaigns, special events, funding research, special projects, and day-to-day booking and acknowledgement of gifts. Intern should be detail-oriented and self-motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills; basic familiarity with computers; the ability to work cooperatively; the ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
Marketing: Intern assists in market research, subscription and single ticket promotions; distributes marketing materials; assists in writing copy for newsletters and other promotional materials; assists coordinating receptions and openings, single ticket and subscription audience development through direct mail, print, and online marketing; promotion through special events and outreach efforts. Candidates should have strong writing, verbal, and computer skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines.
Literary Management: Intern works with the Associate Artistic Director on the reading and evaluation of new scripts; dramaturgical research; assisting with directing fellowships; attending rehearsals; and providing administrative support for various literary projects. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a strong background in dramatic literature and practical theater.
Production: Interns assist in all aspects of creating sets, props, sound, and lighting for Second Stage productions. Duties may include carpentry, metal work, load in/out, set strikes, sewing, rigging, hanging and focusing lights, running shows, maintaining and installing equipment, and shadowing designers. Internships may be tailored to the specific interests and abilities of the intern.
Stage Management: Interns work with stage managers, directors, and actors, and are involved in the entire rehearsal and performance process of a professional regional theatre production. Duties may include keeping track of props; pre-show and post-show duties; assisting at rehearsals and performances; and maintaining production paperwork. This internship has limited availability and requires commitment of 15-25 hours per week and is tied directly to productions. Previous production experience is not required. Applicants should be organized and detail-oriented. An outgoing and assertive personality is a plus.
*We will design an internship to meet the qualified applicants strengths or areas of interest. Our Internships are not limited to the above descriptions.
FOR SPRING INTERNS:
How to apply:
Fill out the form attached below and send by email to Bruce Meahl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Print and mail it to Post Office Box 8451 Greenville, SC 29604
Print and bring it by the theatre at 501 River Street, Greenville, Sc 29601
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONGOING, APPLICATIONS ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTED.