INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS

SpeakEasy internships are an excellent way to learn more about the workings of a mid-sized professional theatre company through hands-on experience and mentorship.

Applications for Spring semester are now being accepted. Applications are due by November 15th 2021.

All internships are available for one semester (Fall/Spring/Summer) or project based. Internships are a minimum of 16 hours per week, are unpaid, and do not carry promise of employment after completion, though they may be used for school credit (if your college permits). In addition, we are happy to offer free tickets to our shows and events to all interns, along with full access to other company events whenever possible.

Arts Administration

Administrative Interns gain exposure to all facets of managing a mid-sized non-profit theatre company, working closely with the Artistic, Development, Marketing, and Production departments as they:

  • Prepare dramaturgical and marketing materials for upcoming productions
  • Coordinate and assist with special events, readings and benefits
  • Lay the groundwork for donor and audience engagement initiatives
  • Read and Assess script submissions from local and national writers
  • Build relationship 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 semester. 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. Arts Administrative internships are directly supervised by Dominique Burford, Administrative Associate.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter indicating your areas of interest and experience, your preferred start date, weekly availability (if available), and whether you plan to receive college credit for your internship
  • A resume or resumes detailing both your administrative and theatrical experience
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • A writing sample 1 to 2 pages max (optional)
  • Please follow the link below to complete a voluntary demographic census. Responses are not required for employment, are anonymous, and are not used for hiring decisions. https://forms.gle/Wp1GGEoBGr8dQPNi6

Application materials should be e-mailed to info@speakeasystage.com, with the position to which you are applying in the subject heading.

Marketing

Marketing Interns assist SpeakEasy’s marketing team as they:

  • Plan production marketing campaigns, including poster and postcard design, web design, ad placement, promotions, group sales, special events, business partnerships and more
  • Work with the press to ensure a show gets maximum exposure, including photos, preview articles, reviews, and features
  • Enact public relations efforts, including community building and outreach, educational efforts, and charity donations Interact with patrons and subscribers, and help the public learn about a production from all sides

Candidates for this internship should be motivated, with good people skills, computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office (familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is a plus). The ideal applicant will have a basic knowledge of common social networking devices, such as Facebook and Twitter, and will possess superior writing skills. Some graphic design experience is preferable. Marketing internships are directly supervised by Jim Torres, Director of Marketing & Communications.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter indicating your areas of interest and experience, your preferred start date, weekly availability (if available), and whether you plan to receive college credit for your internship
  • A resume or resumes detailing both your administrative and theatrical experience
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • A writing sample 1 to 2 pages max (optional)
  • Please follow the link below to complete a voluntary demographic census. Responses are not required for employment, are anonymous, and are not used for hiring decisions. https://forms.gle/Wp1GGEoBGr8dQPNi6

Application materials should be e-mailed to info@speakeasystage.com, with the position to which you are applying in the subject heading.

Production Management

Production Management interns assist SpeakEasy’s production management staff as they coordinate, design and execute mainstage productions, special events and auditions. Interns have the opportunity to assist with multiple facets of the season, including:

  • Hands-on work alongside technical and production management staff on our mainstage shows*
  • Coordinate schedules and meetings with production team
  • Plan, organize, and execute load-in and strike of productions
  • Maintain production stocks and supplies
  • Attend rehearsals and design/production meetings as needed

Candidates should have some experience in theatre production (either professional, community, or educational), knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (especially MS Excel), as well as strong self-management and organizational skills.

Production Management interns are supervised directly by Paul Melone, General & Production Manager and Dominique Burford, Associate Production Manager.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter indicating your areas of interest and experience, your preferred start date, weekly availability (if available), and whether you plan to receive college credit for your internship
  • A resume or resumes detailing both your administrative and theatrical experience
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • Please follow the link below to complete a voluntary demographic census. Responses are not required for employment, are anonymous, and are not used for hiring decisions. https://forms.gle/Wp1GGEoBGr8dQPNi6

Application materials should be e-mailed to dominiqueburford@speakeasystage.com, with the position to which you are applying in the subject heading.

Stage Management

Stage Management interns work alongside our professional stage managers and run crew on our mainstage productions, gaining essential knowledge in the responsibilities of a stage management team for professional plays and musicals. Internships in stage management are offered on a show-by-show basis.

Stage Management interns must be able to commit to a full 8-week production schedule, which includes rehearsals, tech, and performances. A mix of daytime, evening, and weekend availability is required based on the particular show to which you are assigned. Production schedules will be listed below to indicate when applications are open for that show.  

Prior experience in Stage Management at the community, professional, or educational level is required, though certain candidates with extensive training in theatre arts will be considered.

To apply, please email dominiqueburford@speakeasystage.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your previous experience and what interests you about the show to which you are applying. You should also include your full availability and any potential conflicts with the production schedule. You may be asked to complete a short survey to give us a fuller sense of your strengths and experiences in theatre production.

Please follow the link below to complete a voluntary demographic census. Responses are not required for employment, are anonymous, and are not used for hiring decisions. https://forms.gle/Wp1GGEoBGr8dQPNi6

A Lasting Gift

Please consider making a philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage today. Your donation will make a significant impact on our ability to produce SpeakEasy's unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking, and compelling theatre. Thank you!

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