Interns

The Barn Stage Company Internship Program Guidelines

The Barn Stage Company’s Internship Program provides workforce training to early-career artists and art managers. We recognize that helping to prepare, support and train the next generation of theatre leaders is a key strategy to sustain the ongoing health of our organization, our art form and our field. Apply for a Barn Stage Company internship and develop essential workforce skills by studying and working alongside our professional team of producers and artists. Work behind the scenes at The Barn, one of the regions most vibrant Theater scenes. We currently have two open positions for the 2017 season, a Production Intern and a Social Media/Marketing Intern.

PRODUCTION INTERN

The Production Intern will be an integral member of The Barn Stage Company’s production team during its 2017 schedule, assisting in the monthly Cabaret performances and working on the Main Stage Series. The intern will gain valuable and practical theater production experience in a rapidly growing and thriving new company. (6 month time commitment) This internship is non-paid, but will provide college credit.

Skills Required

The Barn Stage Company is seeking an individual with the ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and in writing, and to interact in a fast-paced theatre environment. Candidates should display a love of musical theater, a willingness to learn, resourcefulness, patience, lots of energy, and a professional demeanor. Candidates must have strong computer skills . Experience with stage management is a strong plus. This individual must have a flexible schedule (particularly with regard to rehearsals for the Main Stage Series), love challenges, and enjoy being part of a dynamic, growing team.

SOCIAL MEDIA/MARKETING INTERN

This position will function as an associate within the Marketing department, assisting with the research, creation and distribution of marketing material throughout The Barn Stage Company’s season. The intern will also assist with show-specific outreach. They will help to maintain a presence on all social media accounts with a focus on developing the audience through rigorous use of our existing social media outlets. The Intern will create social media connections using our archives to reach out to past artists and audiences, creating a more consistent audience return to our programming. There will also be opportunities to work on the Main Stage Series and to participate in all sides of the theater process. (6 month time commitment) The internship is non-paid, but will provide college credit.

Skills Required

This individual must be a critical thinker and an ambitious self-starter. They must be articulate, motivated, and willing to learn, have strong written and verbal skills and must be inclusive to all types of people across all walks of life. They must be familiar with PC or Mac computers and software. Knowledge of Photoshop or other photo-design programs is a plus. They must have some knowledge of basic social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. They must have a commitment to the Arts.

Application Materials & Process

All applications are due by August 1, 2017; note however interns may be selected prior to this date, so applicants are encouraged to submit materials early. Every applicant must submit an official Barn Stage Company Internship Application and a customized cover letter detailing why they are interested in a specific internship at The Theatre. Please include both items as PDF attachments sent via email. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Multiple copies of the same application should not be provided. Submit all materials via e-mail (preferred) to Casting@TheBarnStageCompany.com

Internship Application
Download Internship Application

Click the link above to download a PDF of The Barn Stage Company Internship Application. Every applicant must submit this document. You will need to download Adobe Reader, a free program, to fill out the PDF. Mac users: using the default Mac PDF viewer, Preview, corrupts the file and will result in a blank application. Download Adobe Reader to avoid this issue. We encourage all applicants to please close and re-open the Internship Application prior to submission to ensure the document is not submitted blank.

Eligibility

The Production Intern must be available on the last Sunday of every month and also for the duration of the Main Stage Series rehearsals and performances. The Social Media Intern must be available on the last Sunday of every month for regularly scheduled Cabaret performances and up to four additional days per month. Read each position’s description carefully to ensure your eligibility. Please do not apply for a position for which you are not eligible. Contact info@TheBarnStageCompany.com with any questions or for clarification. Please note: The Barn Stage Company Internships are highly competitive. We strongly suggest you take your time and submit a thoughtful, concise application.

Special Internship Partnerships

If you are an organization or school representative interested in building an Internship partnership with The Barn Stage Company, please contact us at info@TheBarnStageCompany.com.

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