Production internships are available in many departments, including stage operations, costumes, electrics, hair and makeup and more.
Audio/Video Engineering 2 positions. May 15 - Aug 24. 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 8 - July 30. 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 2 positions. May 22 - July 30. 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. Portfolio required.
Costume Stitcher 4 positions. May-August (Dates Vary). Assist with construction and/or alteration of costumes for four productions. Requires theatrical sewing skills and academic shop experience. Portfolio required.
Electrics 5 positions. May 22 – August 26. 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.
Events 2 positions. June 12 – August 23. Assist with all aspects events management including venue design, setup, and operation. The position includes significant involvement with the production of events hosted in various venues.
Hair & Makeup 2 positions. June 5 - Aug 22. Assist with daily maintenance of wigs; pre-performance application of make-up, wigs and hairstyling for singers; and backstage quick changes. Ventilating experience necessary, and a congenial and artist-oriented personality is essential. Portfolio required.
Lighting Supervision 1 position. May 22 – August 26. Will work closely with the Lighting Supervisors and Lighting Director to document, archive, and maintain 2 of 4 operas in repertory. In addition, will act as the second assistant on 2 operas. Must be familiar with Vectorworks, Lightwright, Microsoft excel, and basic electrician knowledge.
Photography1 position. June 12-August 23. Working and learning under the company photographer within the Communications Department, help document the many facets of the Festival, photographing everything from mainstage performances, rehearsals and coachings, to events and community endeavors. The intern helps maintain photo files and occasionally assists company videographer with second shooting and equipment set-up and breakdown. Proof of photography and editing skills is required. Candidates should be familiar with photographing action in a variety of lighting situations. Familiarity with external flash is helpful but not required. The position requires an independent work-ethic, strong communication skills and a high degree of professionalism; must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Portfolio required.
Production Administration 1 position. May 8 – August 26. 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/Dramaturgy 1 position. June 5 – August 22. Program text and translations for all shows; call titles for rehearsals and performances; assist with creation of print and web materials. Successful candidates will read music; possess typing, proofreading and organizational skills; demonstrate attention to detail and professionalism. Opera knowledge is a plus.
Scene Design 1 position. May 15 – August 23. Assist scenic designers during technical rehearsal process with notes, research and drafting. Also assist in prop or paint shop as needed. Requires attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Photoshop skills are desirable. Portfolio required.
Scenic Painting 1 position. May 15 – August 13. Assist with scenery, prop painting and touch-ups. A strong foundation in drawing, layout, mixing and scenic craft skills is required. No run crew. Portfolio required.
Properties 1 position. May 8 – August 13. Assist with construction and procurement of props for four mainstage productions and other events. Basic woodworking skills are required as well, as skills in one or more of the following areas: sewing, sculpting, painting or metal working. No run crew.
Stage Management 2 positions. Mid May – August 22. Assist stage management team with prep and running rehearsals of mainstage shows; run rehearsals and performances for second stage shows as assigned. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to read music, and stage management experience on the academic level with a preference for those with an interest in opera.
Stage Operations 7 positions. Mid May – August 26. 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. 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 5 – August 26. Assist in maintaining large repertory costume inventory, dressing principals and chorus, and backstage quick changes. Interns also are given the opportunity to work in costume shop and/or crafts shop for the first weeks of the contract period and need basic theatrical sewing skills. A congenial and artist-oriented personality is essential.
Updated December 15, 2016
Read the blog Intern Insights, where 2013 carpentry/rigging intern Emmet writes about his Glimmerglass internship experience.
March 3, 2017
Early response is encouraged. Some positions are filled as early as January. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.