EST internships give participants experience in the production process and a general understanding of how a professional theater company functions. In addition to departmental duties, all interns attend a weekly Lab, tailored to the interests of the group, which can include lectures and Master Classes with esteemed EST member artists, and which culminates in a showcase, developed and produced by the interns as an ensemble.
Summer, Fall and Spring Internships
Our internships are designed to give participants experience in the production process and also a general understanding of how a professional theater company functions. Each intern is assigned to a specific "track" to give practical experience in their personal area of focus. All interns also attend a weekly Lab, tailored to the interests of the group, which can include lectures and Master Classes with esteemed EST members and which culminates in a showcase, developed and produced by the interns as an ensemble company.
TECHNICAL: Work with the Producer, Designers, Technical Directors, Production Managers and Stage Management on EST readings, workshops and productions. Includes setting-up and maintaining rehearsals and production spaces, building and organizing props, and assisting during tech. Experience with lighting, sound and/or carpentry is recommended. Evening availability and an interest in serving on running crew are essential to this track.
MANAGEMENT:Work with the General Manager, Executive Director and EST Staff to manage the EST readings, workshops and productions. Work directly on the productions and interact with artists involved. Responsibilities include aiding in drafting artist contracts, working with box office, light filing. Good with numbers a plus.
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING: Responsibilities include maintaining and updating the website, maintaining social media platforms, creating mass e-blasts, and assisting with video production and editing. Work directly with the Marketing Director and Executive Director, as well as the rest of the Artistic and Administrative Staff at EST. Be creative, gain skills and experience, have a great time with a strong cohort of interns, and learn at one of the nation’s leading developmental and producing theatre companies. Knowledge of Photoshop, In Design, MS Office (Excel, Word), database programs (OvationTix), internet research tactics, and social media platforms is a plus. An interest in theatre management and administration and prior experience in the arts are preferred.
LITERARY: Work with the literary manager and literary associate and help with the countless submissions EST receives each season. Responsibilities include maintaining literary databases, correspondence with playwrights, correspondence with volunteer readers, and of course reading and evaluating script submissions. Depending on the season, the focus will either be on the One-Act Marathon submissions or the Sloan Project submissions. Strong writing skills are essential. This internship would be ideal for those interested in playwriting or dramaturgy and those looking to hone their critical skills.
DEVELOPMENT: Work with Executive Director and Development Associate on fundraising. Responsibilities include researching potential funders, maintaining up to date correspondence with donors, general mailing and filing, processing donations and acknowledgements on database, helping at events, and keeping all records on database up to date.
Send a cover letter, noting which tracts you prefer, and resume to Jobs@ensemblestudiotheatre.org
The deadlines for each session are as follows:
- Fall - August 31
- Spring - December 9
- Summer - April 1
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