Audio Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Audio Intern works with the Audio Department to help with system setup for productions, general equipment maintenance, and supporting rentals and events. The Audio Intern also serves as the board operator for the majority of the season. College and/or relative professional experience along with a basic understanding of audio systems is required. Experience with Mac programs, Yamaha digital consoles, and multimedia is preferred.
Carpentry Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Carpentry Intern works in the scene shop on construction of scenery for the six seasonal productions. Experience with wood construction and the use of standard shop tools is required. Welding and rigging experience is also a plus. Ability to solve problems and work independently is essential.
Company Management Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Company Management Intern assists the Company Manager with all aspects of company and facilities management, including actor, director, and other theater consultants' contracts; travel and accommodations; occasionally auditions; management of all theater-owned housing units; and attending to the needs of visiting artists. Candidates need a warm personality; good communication skills; strong organizational skills; basic computer and office skills; a valid driver’s license; and a sense of humor. Additional tasks may include assisting the Production Management office as needed throughout the season.
Costumes Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Costumes Intern assists in the shop with construction, shopping for shows, and maintenance of stock, as well as assisting with running crew and daily wardrobe maintenance as needed. Opportunities to learn more about crafts or wig maintenance are also available. Fast, accurate sewing skills and a working knowledge of costume construction are required. A digital portfolio in PDF format or website is required.
Lighting Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Lighting Intern is an integral part of the four-person lighting staff. Duties include hanging, focusing, equipment maintenance, special projects, and the programming/running of shows. Lighting Design and Assistant Lighting Design opportunities available based on experience. College and/or professional experience is required as well as knowledge of computer light boards. Examples of a candidate's work and/or portfolio is required.
Multimedia Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Multimedia Intern assists the Multimedia Coordinator with projection programming, load-in, and set-up on all CENTERSTAGE productions that utilize the medium, in addition to assisting with engineering, load-in, set-up, and maintenance of multimedia installations and CCTV and IP video systems throughout the CENTERSTAGE building. College and/or professional experience, plus knowledge of Mac playback solutions, audio/video troubleshooting, and networking are required.
Production/Stage Management Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
Working closely with the Production Manager, the Production/Stage Management Intern is involved in all aspects of production management, including aiding production planning, supporting rentals and events, completing production-specific research projects, and assisting with contracting and financial tracking. In addition, this intern will have the opportunity to assist the Stage Management team in the rehearsal hall and/or as part of the running crew for some CENTERSTAGE productions. Administrative and organizational skills, experience with spreadsheets and word processing, as well as the ability to work with a broad range of people and attend to numerous projects concurrently are all skills vital to excelling in this position.
Properties Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Properties Intern assists in all aspects of procuring and creating props for each production. This includes carpentry, sculpting, metalwork, sewing, upholstery, painting, drawing, and research. A portfolio demonstrating some of these skills is required.
Scenic Art Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Scenic Art Intern assists the Charge Scenic Artist in the painting and occasional sculpting of all scenic elements. Prior experience and/or a background in fine arts is required, as well as a portfolio demonstrating an ability to draw and to control paint.
Stage Management Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Stage Management Intern works in all aspects of stage management, with primary duties in the rehearsal hall and as part of the running crew. Preference is given to candidates with experience outside academic theater.
Artistic Director’s Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Artistic Director’s Intern attends meetings of the artistic staff and assists in communications and strategies that arise from them; serves as assistant to the director for all productions directed by the Artistic Director during the season and/or others that the Artistic Director deems appropriate; reads scripts and other artistic materials forwarded to the Artistic Director; oversees specific artistic projects as dictated; develops ideas and seeks out new work for younger audiences.
Artistic and Dramaturgy Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Artistic and Dramaturgy Intern works with the artistic staff in support of literary management, new play development, season planning, production dramaturgy, a range of outreach and promotional efforts, and the overall near- and long-term artistic course of the theater. Other responsibilities typically include writing program and other material; collaborating in educational, community programming, marketing, or development efforts; additional dramaturgy for selected projects; contributing to the artistic and institutional online/social media presence; and helping devise, support, or coordinate select artistic or other projects. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, a high degree of initiative, and a strong background in dramatic literature and practical theater; some graduate study or prior experience of professional production is a plus.
Audience Relations Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Audience Relations Intern assists in all aspects of the Front of House and Box Office operations. Front of House responsibilities include house managing, management of the volunteer corps, recruitment of new volunteers, and participation in Artist Hospitality events. Box Office Responsibilities include general ticket sales, managing phone lines and acting as assistant with the subscription campaign. Candidates need excellent interpersonal communication and management skills as they will be working with a wide variety of people, as well as the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment. Computer experience is required.
Community Programs and Education Intern
The Community Programs and Education Intern assists the education and community programs staff in administering and facilitating theater workshops, discussions, and trainings; organizing in-school residencies and visits; and maintaining department databases and archives. Applicants must show promise as a promoter, fundraiser, and advocate for CENTERSTAGE and theater education. Candidates need experience as both a theater and teaching artist; must work well and confidently with the public; and have excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
Development Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Development Intern participates fully in the activities of a busy fundraising office including but not limited to: helping plan and staff special events, grant writing support, researching funding opportunities, and general office support. Candidates need excellent writing and communication skills and computer proficiency.
Digital Media Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Digital Media Intern will be directly involved in the planning, shooting, and editing of video. Additional tasks may include still photography, the use of display content management system for scheduling in-house display systems, and the creation of other digital content for use online. Applicants should have experience using a mid-level HD video camera and a DSLR camera for both video and still photography; an understanding of basic sound and light equipment; a moderate proficiency with FinalCut Pro X on the Mac OS, Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite products and an aptitude for learning new software and content management systems; solid people skills and comfort conducting interviews; an ability to juggle multiple priorities; experience uploading, tagging, and providing descriptions for videos on CENTERSTAGE’s YouTube and Vimeo channels; a proficiency in digital marketing and social media with an ability to comprehend YouTube and Google Analytics and how it affects future videos. Proficient web/HTML skills will be useful but are not required. Samples of video work must be provided.
Graphics Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Graphics Intern will see a wide range of projects as part of the marketing and communications team that supports the entire theater. Responsibilities can range from simple in-house print production to creating promotional materials from concept to commercial print production to assisting with the design and maintenance of digital media. Significant other tasks will include photography, digital asset management, and event support. The intern will work directly with the Senior Designer and the Art Director and will collaborate with many other staff members. The candidate should have solid experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; understand basic design and typography concepts; be comfortable using a digital DSLR in an event setting; know their way around the Mac platform. Experience with HTML and Flash would be useful; efficiency, diligence, proofreading, and people skills are essential. A portfolio of design and photography work must be provided.
Management Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Management Intern works with the Managing Director and Associate Managing Director in all aspects of theater administration. The intern’s work will fall into two categories: special projects and ongoing assignments. Special projects will be fluid and in response to circumstance. In the recent past they have included assisting with strategic planning; designing and launching the Board Observership Program (in which trustees are invited to observe the production process); writing a funding proposal; and conducting field-wide best practice research. Ongoing assignments might include conducting donor prospect research; compiling and distributing CENTERSTAGE’s biweekly newsletter to trustees; coordinating the Board Observership Program; maintaining administrative accounts and concessions reconciliation; and tracking job and internship applications. The ideal candidate for the Management Internship has a bachelor’s degree, some professional experience, and/or a graduate degree. Strong organizational skills and the ability to shift gears to take on new challenges are important. Excellent writing skills and the ability to create an attractive and effective work product—be it text, spreadsheet, power point, or multimedia—are also essential.
Marketing/Public Relations Intern (This internship is closed for the 2013-14 Season)
The Marketing/PR Intern assists in day-to-day activities of the Marketing Department and directly assists CENTERSTAGE’s Public Relations Manager. The Marketing/PR Intern assists in drafting press releases; updating and maintaining contact lists; helping collect bio material for show programs; monitoring and archiving press coverage; assists in the organization and running of Marketing/PR events including Opening Night, Meet the Actors, Night Out, and CENTERSTAGE participation in Baltimore area fairs and festivals. The intern also manages institutional donations; administers/manages surveys and related data; helps with material distribution; offers website and social media support to the Digital Media Associate; serves as support for the Marketing Manager and serves as backup for Box Office. Applicants should have experience in marketing and communications, journalism, and/or the non-profit field; strong writing and editing skills; strong organizational and time-management skills; superior public relations, promotions, and event management skills; outgoing and positive personality and basic video, photography, and social media skills.