Technical theatre internships available

Town Theatre’s mission is to provide quality, live, family-oriented community theatre to the Midlands and beyond as well as to offer the foundation for those who wish to participate on stage or backstage. As such, we are offering up to four technical internship positions for the summer of 2021.

Intern Duties:
~Assist with various aspects of the technical side of theatre. ~Participate actively in preparing for the summer production of Cinderella.
~Work in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, stage lighting, engineering, scenic art and design.

Qualifications:
~Some experience in technical theatre.
~Should be flexible, creative, a team player, reliable, and have a good work ethic.
~Display a willingness to assist in load in/out, as artist liaison, and setup/tear down stage.
~These internships are ideal for candidates who are looking to study technical theatre and/or design in high school, Governor’s School or college.
~Candidates should be at least 14 years of age.

Time Commitment:
In general, interns will work from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. As schools have a wide range of ending dates this year, the overall timing of each internship will be determined upon award. In general, the internship can begin as early as June 1 and end as late as August 13. There may be some optional opportunities to work on weekends as well as backstage crew for the production which runs July 16 to August 1. Time for vacations, etc. can be negotiated. Interns will receive at least 100 hours of scenic building, painting and lighting work on a realized production.

Other Details:
Interns will be under the supervision of Danny Harrington, Technical Director. All technical internships are unpaid. Neither housing nor transportation is provided. College credit may be granted but must be coordinated in advance with the intern’s university/college. Interns will work primarily at Town Theatre which is located at 1012 Sumter Street in downtown Columbia and at Town’s warehouse located off Shop Road.

To apply:
Please send a letter of interest and, if available, your theatrical résumé to shannon@towntheatre.com no later than April 19. Selected applicants and their parents will be scheduled for an interview with Town’s Technical Director and Executive Director.