Looking for a summer internship? This might be the opportunity for you!
TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org).
Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2017 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.
TheatreSquared’s professional internships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices and interns work under the direction of artistic staff and guest artists, receiving in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.
All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses, and will also have the opportunity to receive college credit.
Interested candidates should apply by completing the application form and submitting a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org at which time an interview or a portfolio review may be scheduled.
DESIGN (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Help create and execute the design for the Arkansas New Play Fest workshop production as assistant to the designer. Assist during production meetings, first rehearsal, technical rehearsals, load-in and strike. Work as a lead designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage.
Duties: Work with the team of Stage Managers to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of the workshop production and staged readings of the Arkansas New Play Fest and the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage. Responsibilities include assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all components of stage management, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall, maintaining an environment conducive to the artistic needs of the production, creating the paperwork necessary for running the production, and running the “deck” on assigned productions.
COMPANY MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Company Managers and Production Managers to provide the highest level of hospitality to our artists, collaborators, and staff. Specific responsibilities will include coordination of housing and transportation for artists in residence; gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff; coordination of staff parties and events; observe and participate in all aspects of production management and the planning of the 2018/19 season. Valid driver’s license required.
Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning, coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.
Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically our Arkansas New Play Fest, the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage and the launch of the 2018/19 season.
Duties: Assist the Artistic Director and the individual directors of the Arkansas New Play Fest, to support the process of new play development, analyzing scripts, maintaining correspondence with agents and writers, assisting with play readings, writing/developing content for performance programs or study guides, and conducting production-specific research.