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Production Internships

Production internships are available in many departments, including stage operations, costumes, electrics, hair and makeup, projected titles and more.

Early response is strongly encouraged. Some positions are filled as early as January. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Audio/Video Engineering 2 positions. May 19 - Aug 27. Assist with installation, use and maintenance of in-house audio & video monitoring/playback systems, a large wired and wireless intercom system and a computer-controlled projection system for projected titles. Requires experience with sound, video, intercom and computer systems. 

Carpentry/Rigging 2 positions. May 5 - July 26. Assist carpentry and rigging staff with construction and modifications to scenery; installation of rigging systems for scenery and lighting equipment; load-ins and some changeovers.  No run crew. Requires the ability to read drawings, good stage carpentry skills and basic knowledge of single purchase counterweight systems. MIG welding experience required.

Costume Crafts 1 position. May 19 - July 26. Assist with craft work including dyeing, distressing, millinery and footwear of costumes for four productions. Requires theatrical sewing skills and skill in one or more crafts areas. Professional experience desirable. 

Costume Stitcher 4 positions. Mid May-mid July. Assist with construction and/or alteration of costumes for four productions. Requires theatrical sewing skills and academic shop experience. Professional experience desirable.

Electrics 4 positions. May 19 – August 30. Assist with installing, circuiting and focusing 500+ unit plot; perform daily changeovers; run productions; and strike. Requires thorough experience with stage electrics. This is a large crew and a team-oriented attitude is essential.

Hair & Makeup 2 positions. June 2 - Aug 24. Assist with daily maintenance of wigs; ventilating experience necessary; pre-performance application of makeup, wigs and hairstyling for singers; and backstage quick changes. Professional experience desired. A congenial and artist-oriented personality is essential.

Production Administration 1 position. May 5 – August 30. Assist production management and production department heads with office routines, scheduling, shopping, purchasing and budget tracking and staff support including safety program implementation and crew meals. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; basic knowledge of production procedures and terminology; computer literacy; and valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Projected Titles 1 position. June 9 - Aug 24. Assist Titles Supervisor preparing scripts, scores and presentation system for titled productions; attend some rehearsals and call titles for performances. Must be absolutely comfortable reading opera scores, detail-oriented, organized and calm under pressure. General word processing and computer skills required; training on presentation software will be provided. Technical knowledge of projection equipment not necessary.

Scenic Painting 1 position. May 12 - July 26. Assist with scenery, prop painting and touch-ups. Excellent drawing, good layout, mixing and scenic craft skills are required. No run crew.  Portfolio required.

Properties 1 position. May 12 - July 26. Assist with construction and procurement of props for four mainstage productions and other events. Basic woodworking skills as well as skills in sewing, sculpting, painting or metal working required.  No run crew.

Stage Management 1 positionMay 21 – Aug 24.  Assist stage managers with prep and running rehearsals and some performances for 2 productions; SM rehearsals and performances for Young Artist concert programs.  Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to read music, and basic university or professional experience in stage management.

Stage Operations 6 positions. May 12 or 19 – August 30. Install repertory scenery; run deck, rail and properties; perform daily scenery changeovers; build, install, and maintain rehearsal scenery and properties; and strike scenery at the end of the season. Some interns may have performance opportunities as supernumeraries. The position requires a basic familiarity with stage procedures and is an excellent introduction to most aspects of production. This is a large crew and a team-oriented attitude is essential.

Wardrobe 6 positions. June 9 – August 30. Maintain large repertory costume inventory, dress principals and chorus, and assist with backstage quick changes. Interns also assist in costume shop for the first weeks of the contract period and need basic theatrical sewing skills. A congenial and artist-oriented personality is essential.

Updated February 20, 2014

Read the blog Intern Insights, where 2013 carpentry/rigging intern Emmet writes about his Glimmerglass internship experience.

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Application Deadline:

March 3, 2014

Early response is encouraged. Some positions are filled as early as January. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.