2017 Season Internships
Applications for 2017 Summer Internships will be accepted from March 1 through April 7. Interviews will be held in person and via Skype during the week of April 17th. Internships will be begin in June and run through July.
Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ internship program offers college and high school students the opportunity to gain experience with the artistic, production, and administrative elements of a professional theatre company.
Interviews for internships will take place by appointment only. If you would like to book an interview, please send a résumé, contact information and desired internship to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below and submit your resume.
There are internships available in the following disciplines:
-Performance (requires audition)
- Stage Management
- Public Relations/Advertising/Audience Outreach
- House Management
- Production Management
ALL INTERNS MAY BE CALLED UPON TO PERFORM A VARIETY OF TECHNICAL TASKS SUCH AS RUN CREW, FOLLOW SPOT OPERATION, AND LENDING A HAND OUTSIDE OF ONE’S PRIMARY EMPHASIS. WE ALL WORK AS A COMPANY FOR THE SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL.
Dramaturgy interns have the opportunity to observe and take part in a production from pre-rehearsal research through the run of the performance. They serve as a research assistant to the director on our shows. They also work on community education and patron engagement projects relating to our Shakespeare productions.
Performance interns will assist in facilitating audience interaction and development throughout our season by participating in special events, Reader's Theatre, and the Shakespeare Festival. This will require not only some performance time, but also a willingness to contribute in the execution of various creative projects put forth by the Audience Outreach committee. These interns may also be called upon to play ancillary roles in the Shakespearean productions of the season. If you plan on interviewing for this internship, you must also prepare a short (1 to 2 minute) classical monologue.
The scenic intern works with the scenic designer and technical director in helping with the building of sets for the productions in the 2014 season. Tasks may include painting, carpentry, and welding. Scenic interns are also part of the running crew for productions.
Costume interns assist the Costume Designer in construction and maintenance of wardrobe for our productions. Tasks may include stitching (by hand and machine), grommeting, distressing, and crafts. Costume Interns serve on the wardrobe crew for productions.
The electrics intern assists the Lighting Designer in executing designs and maintaining equipment for the productions of the season. Must be able to work at heights in excess of 40 feet. The electrics intern also serves as board operator and/or spotlight operator during productions.
The sound intern runs the sound board during productions. Other duties include troubleshooting sound problems during technical rehearsals, assisting with the set-up of the sound system for performances, and running sound for small outside events.
The properties intern assists the director in the procurement and building of properties for our productions. May be asked to build pieces, sew, paint, or acquire products online.
Stage management interns serves as stage managers for our productions. Tasks include pre-rehearsal preparatory work, tracking props and costumes, creating running paperwork, and being responsible for the backstage running of shows.
Public Relations/Advertising/Video Production
Public relations interns will assist with tasks such as drafting and proof reading press releases, attending media events and interviews, database management, event planning, making and answering phone calls, and other administrative tasks. Interns will also assist in the creation and execution of marketing materials and promotional items. Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge is a benefit for this position. Lastly, these interns will act as historians of the summer festival, documenting the summer through photography and video.
These interns will assist in coordinating production schedules, staffing, contract drafting and management, and other production business.
House Management/Box Office
These interns will assist in management of the concessions, house, and box office. They will help coordinate receptions and patron outreach events, take ticket orders over the phone, online, and in person. They will interact with patrons and assist with administrative tasks.
Stipends may be available for some positions and applications for grants may be available through various community organizations.