EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF REPERTORY OPERA
The Glimmerglass Festival offers students summer internships in production, administration and artistic administration. Our well-known internship program provides a unique combination of practical, work and educational programs, each designed to further professional growth.
Our student interns join the program after gaining an interest and some experience through their academic studies. Interns work directly with noted professionals under the guidance of supervisors and staff from many of the best theaters, opera companies and schools in the nation. Interns are engaged for a period of 7 – 18 weeks, with some positions beginning as early as April.
Each intern receives a meal allowance of $250 per week and free housing.
Some positions for this season have been filled; to see a listing of all internships we offer for future planning, click here.
Audio/Video Engineering 1 position. May 13 – Aug 28. 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 6 – August 11. 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 Administration 1 position. May 13 – August 11. Assist designers and management with shopping and tracking of purchases. Some shop work as required. Valid driver’s license with clean record required.
Hair & Makeup 2 positions. May 27 – Aug 24. 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
Stage Operations 6 positions. Mid May – September 1. 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.
Technical Direction 1 position. May 6 – September 1. Assist Technical Director with shop management, drafting, budgeting and technical rehearsal supervision. AUTOCAD experience required. 3D preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft office is required. The TD intern will get a second stage show to TD on their own.
Updated on March 15, 2019.
Box Office 5 positions. Mid May – August 25. Assist with ticket sales, patron services, and preparation of income reports. Interns will also help with VIP requests and coordinating group activities. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as computer literacy. Customer service skills are desirable.
Company Management: 5 positions. Early May-Late August. Assist department responsible for the housing, transportation, and other practical concerns of singers, directors, designers and general personnel, including on-campus transportation of patrons. Must be able to deal positively and tactfully with a variety of logistical arrangements. Must be computer literate, team-oriented, flexible and energetic. Driver’s license with clean driving record required.
Information Technology 1 position. Late May – Late August. The IT Intern will help install, update and support Windows/Apple software and hardware; function as Help Desk support, respond to end-user requests via phone, in person and electronically; track changes and support calls; map network drives and printers, monitor systems and network status; run preventative maintenance. Knowledge of MS Office 2010, as well as the Google Suite, Windows and Mac OS are desirable. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs. There is occasional local travel between remote offices and properties, driver’s license with clean driving record required.
Updated on March 13, 2019.
All Artistic Internship positions have been filled for the 2019 season.
Updated on February 13, 2019.