Internships

MSMT offers internships to qualified college students, graduates, and young professionals alongside professional technicians, artists, and administrators at one of the country’s most well-respected regional theatres.

MSMT’s internship program is a full-time commitment, including educational seminars, outside activities, and the opportunity for interns to immerse themselves in a variety of roles during the season. In order to encourage more well-rounded artists, all interns are required to work in areas other than that of their expertise during show changeover in order to gain awareness and appreciation of all the elements of a production.

Performance interns act in three main stage shows, the Monday Performance Series, and Theater for Young Audiences productions. Technical interns work side-by-side with professional designers and technicians on all MSMT productions.

Some past educational seminar topics have included: Audition Techniques, Song Interpretation, Resume Preparation, Contract Negotiation, Costumes, Lighting, and Set Design.

MSMT offers internships in the following areas:

ADMINISTRATION

Company Management:  works with the Company Manager in a wide-variety of tasks.  Duties include, but are not limited too:  housing and travel arrangements, transportation, craft services, shipping and receiving, mail processing, and box office customer service.  Preferred skills include:  basic office/computer skills and arts management.

Development:  works with the Director of Development 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.

Marketing:  works with the Director of Marketing and Communications.  Assist with the preparation and distribution of season promotions, posters and brochures, work on the programs and helps coordinate all public relations events.  Preferred skills include:  basic office  (microsoft word, excel); graphic design (Photoshop and InDesign); social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Basic photography skills a plus.

PERFORMANCE

Performance:   Performers are guaranteed to be cast in three of the four main stage shows, one or two Monday Performance Series production, and the intern-produced Theater for Young Audiences production.

TECHNICAL

Costumes:  works in the costume shop and assists with the construction and/or alteration of costumes for four productions and Intern Show.  Assists with the load-in and strike of show costumes.  Preferred skills include: stitching, cutting, and draping.

Electrics:  works 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-Scenic:  works in the paints department with the painting of all scenery for all shows.  Preferred skills include: painting, mixing and scenic craft skills. All applicants please send PDF images showcasing your drawing skills and scene painting experience.

Production: works directly with the Production Manager.  This position will work with any and all technical departments.  Will also assist with the load-in and strike for each show.  Preferred skills include: basic knowledge in carpentry, electrics, running a deck, and props. This position requires driving MSMT company vehicles.

Props:  works with the props department to execute props for each production through construction, acquisition, set dressing and maintenance of props during the run.   Assists 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: works in a collaborative team of carpenters, reporting directly to the Technical Director and Asst. TD. Interns participate in the build, install, maintenance and strike of scenery for each production, as well as standard shop up-keep. Preferred candidate will have basic knowledge of hand and power tools; industry-standard theatrical construction techniques; and of theatrical rigging techniques. Experience with single-purchase counterweight systems a bonus. Must have the ability to work independently or on a team; to read/understand build drawings and follow verbal instruction; and learn new skills quickly, while asking appropriate questions, with strong follow-through. 

Sound: works with the Sound department to prepare, implement and maintain Sound Designs for each production.   Maintains wireless mics.  Will be given opportunity to assist in the running of sound for special events.  Assists with load-in and strike of all sound for each show.  Preferred skills include soldering, live audio mixing and knowledge of basic wiring, digital sound boards, and live sound reinforcement.

Stage Management:  works with the stage management department assisting with the prep and running of all rehearsals and performances for all productions. The ideal candidate should be in school and looking for an intensive professional experience (could be the first foray into professional theatre). Preferred skills include: quick learner and listener; basic knowledge of reading a groundplan; has called a show before; has a little knowledge (or more) of stage craft and show running; good personal skills; skilled knowledge of Word, Excel, and making paperwork and script typing. Must take copious notes and be able to communicates them to the team; lift 30 pounds or more; and possess a basic understanding of stage management.

Stage Operations/Deck Crew:  works 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.  Assists with load-in and strike of all shows.  Preferred skills:  carpentry, basic stage procedures and rigging helpful.

Wardrobe: works with the Wardrobe department on the wardrobe run-crew for each show. Will act as the Wardrobe Supervisor for the Intern-run show. Assists in the maintenance and laundering of all production costumes. Will work in the costume shop on 1-show days. Assists with load-in and strike of show costumes. Preferred skills include stitching and great organization skills.

 


FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

Internship Dates: May – August 
Meal Per Diem: $30/day; $210.00 weekly
Housing: Provided, with shared bedrooms; up to four roommates
College Credit: Check with individual schools 
Age Requirement: Must be 18 by May 20, 2019
Deadline to Apply:  On a rolling basis until filled. 

APPLYING FOR MSMT INTERNSHIP

  • Administration & Technical Interns: Email resume, cover letter with the position you are applying for, copy of driver’s license and driving record, and 3 professional references with their name, title, where they work, and email address.
  • Performance Interns: Email headshot, resume, cover letter and 3 professional references with their name, title, where they work, and email address. To be considered for a performance internship candidates must audition.
  • AUDITIONS: CLICK HERE for auditions.

Send materials to:

Kathi Kacinski, Company Manager, jobs@msmt.org

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, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or status as a whistleblower.