Professional Internship Program
Applications for our 2013-2014 Professional Internship Program are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!
Arizona Theatre Company offers recent college graduates an opportunity to bridge the gap between the worlds of academia and professional theatre through our Professional Internship Program. We have fantastic plans for our 47th season and we would like to invite you to become a part of our family.
ATC supports the ongoing learning of two or three full-time professional interns every season. Each internship is created with the specific individual in mind, and is built around their personal passions, abilities, and educational goals. We provide our interns with a solid and inclusive professional experience within our company that serves as a springboard to their future career.
In keeping with our mission to engage emerging theatre artists to produce work of the highest caliber, and to provide an educational bridge between our communities and our work, Arizona Theatre Company is looking for people with extraordinary talent and potential to join us next season. You must currently still be enrolled as a full-time student or have recently graduated from a university program to apply.
What We Offer
During the 2013-2014 season we can offer a limited number of internships in the following departments:
- Stage or Production Management
- Technical Theatre
Internships vary depending on the individual applicant and their area of interest. However, all internships at Arizona Theatre Company include:
- Shadowing of theatre professionals, creating contacts that could lead to opportunities following the intern year
- Creative development with ongoing evaluation and skills-based learning
- Production experience: interns are involved in all in-house productions
- Cross-departmental work within the company to aid understanding of how a non-profit arts organization works as a whole
- Space to tailor the internship to individual needs and interests
- Personalized mentoring
- Complimentary tickets to all ATC productions
- A supportive and welcoming environment in which to grow, and the opportunity to speak with previous interns
Internships are non-compensated positions; we offer full time interns (40 hours per week) a small contribution to help with living expenses.
As artistic intern you would assist the Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors with administrative duties, including communication with guest artists, facilitating auditions, and responding to information requests. You would also be present in rehearsals as assistant to the director for multiple mainstage shows in our season. In addition to those responsibilities you would also offer assistance to the literary and education departments by reading play submissions, contributing to Play Guides, and providing support with school workshops and community outreach. Applicants for this position should be creative, organized, have great initiative and possess excellent communication skills. This internship is offered as a full-time position only.
Stage or Production Management
As a stage management intern you would work closely with Equity stage managers, shadowing and assisting with all their duties in rehearsal and performance.
As production management intern your role would be to assist the Production Manager with day-to-day logistical planning, communicating with technical and artistic staff, and assisting with administrative duties such as expense coding and production meeting minutes.
In both internships you would have opportunities throughout the season to work as part of the technical crew. Roles can vary from show to show, but all offer unique learning and participation experiences. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in stage or production management. These internships are offered as full-time positions only.
Technical theatre internships are available in the following areas: Costumes, Props, Electrics/Lighting, Sound, Scenic Construction, and Scenic Painting. Intern placement and training is based on each candidate’s current knowledge and their desire to learn. Interns will gain skills in their desired area through hands-on experience and mentorship from their on-site supervisor. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in their field. These internships are offered as full or part-time positions.
For More Information
Stephen Wrentmore, Associate Artistic Director
(520) 884-8210 x 7502
April Jackson, Education Manager
(520) 884-8210 x 7513