Professional Production Internship Program

Professional Production Internship Program

Applications for ATC’s 2018/2019 Professional Internship Program are now available!

Internship Dates:
August 2018 through May 2019. Specific start and end dates are negotiable.

Arizona Theatre Company supports the ongoing learning of professional interns every season. Each internship is unique and created with the specific individual in mind. Our internships are built around our interns’ personal passions, abilities, and educational goals. We provide a solid and inclusive professional experience within our company that serves as a springboard to their future career.

Specific skill demands very by department, but basic requirements for any ATC internship include computer literacy, a sense of humor, passion, and curiosity.

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 ATC 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;
  • Complimentary tickets to all ATC productions;
  • A supportive and welcoming environment in which to grow.

Internships are based on a 40-hour work week, with the exception of technical rehearsals, and the intern receives a weekly stipend of $150 to assist with living expenses. Housing is not provided. Non-paid school credit internships are also available throughout the season.

Types of Internships

Stage and Production Management
The stage and production management intern will assist the Production Manager and Associate 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. You will also have opportunities throughout the season to work closely with Equity stage managers in rehearsal and performance, with the option to work as part of the technical run crew for our mainstage shows. Roles can vary from season to season, but all offer unique learning and participation experiences. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in stage or production management. This internship is offered as a full-time (9 months) or part-time (4 to 5 months) position.

Technical Theatre
Technical theatre internships are available in the following areas: Costumes, Props, Electrics/Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, 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-time (9 months) or part-time (4 to 5 months) positions.

How To Apply:

Complete our application form and return it to us along with a cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and a current resume.

Email your completed application, resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to Christopher Gerling, Associate Production Manager, at

For More Information:

Chris Gerling, Associate Production Manager

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