Jobs and Internships
Summer 2013 SpeakEasy InternshipsSpeakEasy internships are an excellent way to gain real world, hands-on experience in a Boston theatre company. Our work environment is supportive and open, exposing all interns to the multidisciplinary art of theatre management, including the rehearsal and production process, community outreach, and general management. As such, we are happy to offer free tickets to our shows and events during all internships and also recommend attending other company events when possible. Summer Application Deadline: March 25th, 2013
Summer Administration Intern
Gain exposure to all facets of managing a mid-sized theatre company, and a broad idea of the day-to-day operations that keep SpeakEasy running. Over the course of the summer, interns work with the Artistic, Production, Development and Marketing departments on various jobs, including elements of dramaturgy, casting, donor and corporate sponsor management, show promotion, and building relationships with audiences and volunteers. Interns will be expected both to help with general office duties, and also take on and manage a wide variety of necessary tasks throughout the summer. Candidates with a passion and love of theatre, good writing and computer skills, and a gregarious, outgoing, and enthusiastic personality will be the best fit for this position. Please apply by email to Walt McGough, Internship Coordinator, at email@example.com
The Marketing Intern will gain invaluable experience in planning a marketing campaign, including poster and postcard design, web design, ad placement, promotions, group sales, special events, business partnerships and more. You’ll also learn how to work with the press to ensure your show gets maximum exposure, including photos, preview articles, reviews, and features. In addition, you will be on the front lines in the public relations efforts, including community building and outreach, educational efforts, and charity donations. We are looking for a motivated people-person with experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The ideal applicant will have a basic knowledge of the common social networking devices such as Facebook and Twitter and will possess superior writing skills. Some graphic design experience is preferable. Please apply by email to Jim Torres, Director of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre Production Intern
SpeakEasy is seeking applicants with a dedication to art and craft of theatre, from novice to early professional, with a desire for hands on experience in theatre production. Interns work with SpeakEasy’s Production/General Manager assisting with the coordination, design, and execution of mainstage productions and special events. Schedule includes weekly office hours working SpeakEasy Staff combined with on-site work in theatre or rehearsal. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with stage management, props, costumes, set construction, painting, lighting, electrics, sound, load-in, and strike during the run of a play or musical. Candidates should have some previous experience working backstage, as well as basic computer skills. Individuals with a passion for a specific discipline (stage management, or sound design, for example) are encouraged to apply and list their primary area of interest. Please apply by email to Paul Melone, Production/General Manager, at email@example.com
All internships are available for the summer term (May-August), and can potentially lead to a further internship during the Fall. All internships are a minimum of 16 hours per week, are unpaid, and may be used for credit (if your college permits). To apply, please contact the person listed with your resume and a cover letter indicating specific internships in which you are interested and detailing your qualifications. You may optionally also submit a writing sample. If possible, please also indicate when you could start, what hours and days you would be available, and if you plan to receive college credit for your work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to candidates who apply early. For further information about SpeakEasy, please visit us online at www.SpeakEasyStage.com.
Header photo: A Man of No Importance (2003) - Sean McGuirk and Miguel Cervantes. Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.