Jobsite Theater, resident professional theater company at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, is looking for technical apprentices for the 2017-18 season. The ideal candidates are students or early-career professionals looking for hands-on experience and training. Both class credit (if the institution attended allows) and stipends may be available. We promise a fun, friendly, professional environment where people will not only be able to hone their current skill set but pick up new skills along the way from our team and make connections in the industry to help further advance their career. Former interns have successfully gone on to undergraduate and graduate programs, to professional stock companies, and have been promoted to the Jobsite Ensemble. Jobsite is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to creating an atmosphere as diverse as the community we serve.
Commitment: typically 10-20 hours per week, with any given show’s pre-build, load-in, and tech periods (usually 2 weeks total) being the most demanding.
Length of internship: 8 weeks or more, depending on the number of shows apprenticed.
Compensation: Tickets/entry into all events including fundraisers and opening night parties, company merchandise, gas reimbursements for errands, recommendation letters (upon request), college credit available per university or department guidelines, undying love and admiration.
Assistant to the Technical Director – works with the Technical Director and assists in most areas (scenic, lighting, props). This position will assist with pre-build and load-ins of scenic elements, hang & focus of lighting, and acquiring of props for productions. Some experience with carpentry, lighting, and/or props is preferred.
Scenic Carpenter – works with the Technical Director on pre-build and load-in of scenic elements. May also be required to assist with basic painting. This applicant should have some experience in carpentry and have a working knowledge of power tools.
Scenic Artist – works with the Scenic Designer to paint scenic elements once loaded into the theater, prepares surfaces for paint treatments by carving/adding texture, color mixies and paints sets that range from realistic interiors/exteriors to the abstract. This applicant should have some previous painting experience.
Please send a resume and a cover letter specific to the position desired to artisticdirector AT jobsitetheater DOT org.