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Internship Opportunity 2019: *PAID – Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan

Now hiring: Paid theater interns for Summer 2019



The Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, is now accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships.

Interns will work 13 weeks, from May to August, and will be a crucial part of this summer’s productions of The Music ManViolet, and Sister Act. Exact starting and ending dates are flexible. These are full-time, paid positions. The pay is $300 per week. Housing may be available. Some evening hours will be required, and all interns will be expected to work on production weekends.

Croswell interns are considered full members of the team and have the opportunity to work alongside professional directors, designers and other members of the creative staff. We offer a professional and fast-paced, yet fun, friendly and supportive environment.



About the positions


  • Costume shop intern: This person will work directly with the designers, sourcing costume pieces, building and altering costumes for summer shows, styling hair and wigs, attending some rehearsals, and serving as run crew during performances. Sewing, fitting, cutting, draping and tailoring skills are required.
  • Technical interns: Responsibilities will cover a wide range of technical theater disciplines, with an emphasis on carpentry. Interns may also work in lighting and sound, and will serve as run crew during performances.
  • Properties intern: This person will use a variety of media to design and build props for the summer’s shows and will also serve on the run crew for performances.
  • Box office and arts management intern: Responsibilities will include selling tickets, assisting patrons on show nights, and helping with various office responsibilities. Although the responsibilities primarily involve the box office, this intern will have the opportunity to learn about other areas of arts management, such as marketing and development.





Applicants must either be enrolled in college as of fall 2019 or have graduated no earlier than December 2018, and must also be 18 years old as of the internship’s start date. For the backstage positions, students who are focused on careers in technical theater are preferred.



How to apply


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least three references to Steve Krause, business manager, at Online portfolios are helpful. Applications must be received by February 8. Positions will be filled by mid-March.



Why work at the Croswell?


The Croswell Opera House takes pride in offering professional-quality experiences in a collaborative community theater setting. Many Croswell alumni have gone on to become accomplished theater professionals, including Tony Award-nominated scenic designer Tobin Ost and Heather Yerrick, wardrobe supervisor for the Chicago production of Hamilton. The Croswell is newly renovated, seats about 640 people, and is the oldest theater in Michigan, in continuous operation since 1866.

To learn more about the Croswell Opera House, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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Internship Opportunity 2019: TheatreSquared

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 (

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 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.

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.

Job Opportunity 2018: Wuhao Education Technology

If you have a bachelor’s degree (or will graduate in a year) earn $27-30 an hour teaching English to kids in China! We have a surplus of students and we need YOU! Directly submit your resume to: or to: For more information about this program, please visit their Facebook page at PK FIsh of Wuhao Education Technology. For USA contact, to ask questions or schedule an info session, feel free to email or

Internship Opportunity 2018: Design

West Side Theatre Co. in Saratoga Springs is looking to offer a design internship for BYU students. They currently produce 4 productions a year and do their best to create a professional theatre experience for the community. Interns would have opportunities to make design choices, pattern drafting, cutting, stitching, and craft (hats, jewelry, props, etc) construction. They could participate in fittings, alter existing garments, learn how to research and apply fashion history in their designs as well as learn organizational methods for leading a design and build team. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jess Nielsen via the contact information below.

Jess Nielsen
(801) 857-7442

Job Opportunity 2018: KUED Education Assistant

Assist with the coordination and implementation of activities for educational programs and events.

Assists Education Coordinator with Ready to Learn activities:
• Attend meetings for Ready To Learn projects and take notes
• Coordinate and communicate with community partners
• Manage Ready To Learn supplies: order materials, organize supplies, and prep for events and activities
• Support Ready To Learn events in the community: Help with event setup and tear-down, represent KUED at events, run activities, and engage parents and children
• Keep track of and enter data from events for reporting purposes
• Other administrative and clerical duties to support the Education Coordinator

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

To apply, please click here.

Summer 2018 Job: Counselor for BYU Theatre Workshop


What would a summer camp be like without counselors? BORING! The’re happy, fun, spiritual, and good examples. Also, our counselors are currently students in the BYU Theatre program or Music Dance Theatre program, so they LOVE theatre too and can help with everything you are learning in classes.

Available Positions:

Overnight Counselor: This is a full-time, overnight position. Counselors will supervise a group of 10–15 participants and will reside in the residence halls throughout the program. Housing and meals will be provided. You will assist with check-in and check-out, supervise evening activities, and teach nightly devotionals. Sunday evening hours will be required. Approximately 40 hours/week.

Each of our dedicated, enthusiastic counselors will be responsible to:

  • Mentor a group of 10 to 15 youth for the weeklong camp, ensuring their physical and spiritual well-being.
  • Regularly report to administrative staff about your specific stewardship.
  • Be a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Teach youth in a variety of settings.
  • Motivate and inspire; discipline when necessary.

As a representative of BYU, you will be required to:

  • Be a member in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Have at least one year of college, or one year of work experience out of high school in a music-related field.
  • Enjoy working with youth and feel comfortable in small group settings.
  • Be organized, teachable, and dependable.
  • Complete ALL mandatory training requirements.
  • Abide by the BYU Honor Code.

To apply for this position, please click here and then select Male or Female Counselor at the bottom of the page to complete your application.

Job Announcement: Artist-In-Residence Summer 2018

ARIEL THEATRICAL is a musical theatre production company whose mission is to help young people learn to live principle-centered lives while participating in musical theatre classes and productions. We teach, model and encourage Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, and Leadership (A-R-I-E-L) in all aspects of our programs and operations. Young people are given unique opportunities to learn the importance of practicing these key principles while creating, performing, and sharing experiences that will impact them for a lifetime.

ARIEL is located in the vibrant City Center of Salinas, California. Our season consists of 10 productions annually. In addition, we provide programs that are woven into our yearly schedule including summer day-camps, off-site after-school theatre programs, day-time home school classes, and a partnership with Special Kids Crusade (a local non-profit) through which developmentally disabled children and young adults participate in a mentor-supported musical production. All of ARIEL’s programs are performance based. Instruction in acting, singing and dancing is integrated into the rehearsal process.

ARIEL is seeking an Artist-In-Residence who will work closely with the Artistic Director in implementing established programs. The candidate will focus on helping young people learn skills, develop character, and cooperate with other cast members while bringing all elements together for public performances with high production value. The candidate will work with the Artistic Director to make decisions about staging, costuming, and design. This is a position with long-term growth potential.

Candidates must have a sound understanding of the theatre process and the ability to direct and teach children (ages 5-18). The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills, a high standard of integrity, an exceptional work ethic and attention to detail. The ability to take initiative, show leadership and embrace the ARIEL mission in every aspect of their work is imperative. A bachelor’s degree in theatre or theatre education with teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Vacation time and paid holidays are included. Please send cover letter and resume, including names and phone numbers of three references, to Candidates under consideration will submit to a criminal background check administered by an independent company per ARIEL policy.

Mission: ARIEL Theatrical is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives.

Vision: To enable our participants to embrace and practice values and principles that will help them to make the world a better place.

Principles: Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership

ARIEL Theatrical Code of Conduct:

I have chosen to be a part of an ARIEL program. I will bring positive energy and enthusiasm with me and be ready to learn.

 I will respect myself for having made this commitment. I will respect others in this program for doing the same. I will respect parent volunteers, staff members, and other adults who are working so that I may have this experience. I will respect the building in which we meet and the property and beliefs of others.

I apply ARIEL’s values by conducting myself with courtesy and self-discipline, refraining from coarse or profane language, and following ARIEL’s dress code. If a conflict should arise, I will be part of the solution rather than the problem.