2013 Professional Internship Program
MATERIALS FOR 2013 INTERNSHIPS will be accepted starting December 2012
Professional Internship Program
Maine State Music Theatre’s Intern Program provides a training ground
for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world.
|* Internship Dates:
||May 27 – August 25, 2013
|* Meal Per Diem:
|| $ 175.00 weekly
||Free with roommates
|* College Credit:
Applying for an MSMT Internship
Intern Application: please send Intern Application in with all your materials.
TECHNICIANS and ADMIN: please send resume, cover letter WITH THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING for, and 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses.
PERFORMERS: please send headshot, resume, cover letter and 3 references with phones numbers. To be considered for a performance internship ALL MUST AUDITION.
AUDITIONS: Please check our auditions page for all info or you may audition by DVD/video clips.
DVD/VIDEOCLIPS: ALL PERFORMERS must include 2 songs, 1-uptempo, 1-ballad, both songs only 16 bars each. Two dance combo’s- 8 counts of 8 of musical theater jazz and Tap.
All candidates MUST have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 25lbs.
Send materials to:
Internships offered at MSMT
ADMINISTRATION - POSITIONS FILLED
Administrative Intern: works with the Company Manager, Box Office Manager and other administration managers assisting in a wide-range of tasks. Duties include: housing and travel arrangements, transportation, craft services, shipping and receiving, mail processing, and box office customer service to name a few. Preferred skills include: basic office/computer skills and arts management.
COSTUMES - POSITIONS FILLED
Costumes Intern: works in the costume shop and assists with the construction and/or alteration of costumes for four productions and Intern Show. Assist with the load in and strike of show costumes. Preferred skills include: stitching, cutting, and draping.
COSTUMES RENTALS - POSITIONS FILLED
Costumes Rentals Intern: works in the costume rentals shop and assists with the construction and/or alteration of rental packages, shipping, receiving, alterations and laundering. Will also work in the costume shop. Assist with the load in and strike of show costumes. Preferred skills include: stitching, cutting, and draping.
DEVELOPMENT - POSITIONS FILLED
Development Intern: works with the Development Director assisting with donor tracking, gift acknowledgment, sponsorship relations and special events. Also works in the Box Office. Preferred skills include: basic office/computer skills and arts management.
ELECTRICS - POSITIONS FILLED
Electrics Intern: work in the electrics department assisting in preparing all light plots, hanging and focus, maintaining all equipment, running spotlights and light board for all shows and Intern show. Assist with the load in and strike of all electrics for each show. Preferred skills include: basic wiring knowledge and ability to read a light plot.
PAINTS - POSITIONS FILLED
Scenic Painting Intern: work in the paints department with the painting of all scenery for 4 shows and Intern show. Preferred skills include: painting, mixing and scenic craft skills.
PERFORMANCE - POSITIONS FILLED
PROPS - POSITIONS FILLED
Properties Intern: work with the props department to execute props for each production through construction, acquisition, set dressing and maintenance of props during the run. Assist with the load in and strike of all props for each show. Preferred skills include: knowledge of Photoshop, experience in crafts, painting, sewing, woodworking, and upholstery.
SCENE SHOP - POSITIONS FILLED
Carpenter/Scenic Intern: work with the scene shop to execute, build, maintain, load-in and strike each production. Preferred skills include: Carpentry, rigging, able to read/understand build drawings and knowledge of basic welding.
STAGE MANAGMENT - POSITIONS FILLED
Stage Management Intern: work with the stage management department assisting with the prep and running of all rehearsals and performances for 4 productions and an Intern show. Preferred skills include: great organization, communication and interpersonal skills, computer and office skills, and basic understanding of stage management.
STAGE OP’s/DECK CREW - POSITIONS FILLED
Stage Operations/Deck Crew Intern: work with the stage operations/deck crew with the install of all scenery for each production. Work on run crew- moving scenery and working the rail. Also works with the scene shop as needed. Assist with load in and strike of all shows. Preferred skills: carpentry, basic stage procedures and rigging helpful.
Wardrobe Intern: work with the wardrobe department on the wardrobe run-crew for each show. Assists in the maintenance and laundering of all production costumes. Will also work in the costume shop as needed. Assist with load in and strike of show costumes. Preferred skills include stitching and great organizational skills.
Benefits of the MSMT Internship Program
WORK WITH HIGH CREDENTIAL PROFESSIONALS
Twenty-two talented interns participate in one of the most beneficial intern programs in the country. MSMT maintains extremely high artistic and production standards. You will work with some of the most successful directors, choreographers, designers and performers from New York and New England, whose credits include Broadway, national tours, and regional theatre. You can make valuable connections with leading employers in your field. Interns work in the areas of Carpentry, Electrics, Paints, Properties, Stage Operations, Costumes, Wardrobe, Stage Management, Company Management, Marketing, and Performance.
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
Your skill and hard work are an integral part of our company. Performance interns are cast in at least two of the four mainstage shows plus the Intern Company show. Technical interns work side by side with professional designers and technicians. In order to encourage more well-rounded artists, all interns are required to work in areas other than that of their expertise in order to gain awareness and appreciation of all the elements of a production. The Intern Company will be putting all of those elements together to put up their own show near the end of the summer.
The Intern Director, who is a working professional with leading regional theatre companies, will plan a variety of classes and lectures given by guest performers, directors, and our managing and artistic directors. Attendance at all classes is required. Some of last year’s classes included Audition Techniques, Song Interpretation, Resume Preparation, Contract Negotiation, Costumes, Lighting, and Set Design.
MSMT provides free housing at our Intern House. The Intern House is dorm style living, consists of 6 suites, 1 common room and laundry facilities. Four interns share a suite. Each suite is fully furnished and consists of living room with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. There is a Public Library next door which provides books, computers, internet access and videos. For those without cars we have a Van Service to help transport interns between the Intern House, the Theatre facilities and other work related functions. We firmly believe our program adds up to a very productive experience and is financially competitive.
EQUITY MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE POINTS
Performance, stage management and stage op’s interns also have the advantage of earning 13 EMC points towards Equity Membership, one point for each week. (50 Points must be earned in order to qualify for membership in Actors’ Equity Association.) We are one of the few companies that offer EMC points and a stipend! All Performance Interns must join AEA’s EMC Program, if not already in the program. Info to follow upon hiring.
SUPPORTIVE AND SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE
Perhaps the most important element of our intern program that other companies can’t match is our warmhearted environment! You will be attend several activities in this scenic coastal New England town, some of which are sponsored by our "Angels" volunteer organization. All the company members are team players, and many return year after year for the incredible shows and camaraderie created here!
MSMT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, political persuasion or belief, marital status, familial status, disability or veteran status.