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of Mt. Gretna... since 1927!

Internships

Seeking Interns, particularly with local housing, for the following:

Scenic Charge Artist, Scenic Carpenters

Please apply immediately via email.
Positions begin May 19 through the last week of August, 2014.
All Intern positions are paid
(Updated 2/10/2013)

Note:  Actor-Interns MUST audition at the either the StrawHats in NYC, or our Open Calls in Mt. Gretna or in NYC.  See the “Audtions” page for further information.

SPRING / SUMMER INTERN – Part-time marketing / graphic design / social networking / video & sound editing / public relations intern is sought. Assist in the writing of press releases, expedite calendar listings across the internet and print media, edit video/sound files and upload to web to promote shows, update/blog for social media about Gretna Theatre, website updates, graphic design for ads, playbill, posters, logos, etc.!  Gain experience in the real world of arts marketing, supervised by the Producing Artistic Director who oversees all the current marketing and graphic design.  Please apply via email.

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCENIC DESIGN SOUGHT for the 2014 summer season. Join us for the season, assist our New York professional designer(s) in the design, construction, painting, implementation of five shows. Build your portfolio!

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2014:  Internships offered in Sound, Electrics, Props, Costumes, Scenery, Backstage Crew, Acting, Stage Management, Company Management, House Management, Box Office Systems, Marketing/ Graphics/Web Design and Upkeep.  (Acting Interns MUST audition.)  LOCAL High School juniors and seniors are welcome to apply.

INTERNS ARE PROVIDED A WEEKLY STIPEND, AMOUNT DEPENDING UPON THEIR EXPERIENCE.  ALL INTERNS ARE PAID.

All of the above are open to candidates currently in college or recent college graduates.  Some High School junior/senior students are also welcome (16 years of age or over).  Heavy emphasis will be given to candidates who have local housing.  Insights as to what it takes to enter the world of professional theatre as well as a practical knowledge of the skills necessary in both the theatrical and everyday workplace will be experienced throughout the summer season.  Professionals in each of the above disciplines are the immediate supervisors of each of the interns, providing professional guidance and skilled training in these disciplines – within an environment impossible for most schools to replicate. Interns may be involved in both Mainstage and Theatre for Young Audiences productions!

This will be an intensive immersion in professional theatre for two and a half months!

If you are interested in joining our Acting Intern Company, you must attend the local, New York or StrawHat auditions and let us know at the time of your interest in this program.  Please see additional information on the Auditions page; you do not need to email your information to us if you are attending the auditions.  If you absolutely cannot attend any of the above auditions, local candidates only may email your photo and resume for consideration.  (Note that it is rare for us to cast anyone without an in-person audition.  Please note your interest in our internship program.)

 

Gretna Theatre Design, Stage Management and Technical Theatre Interns are fully immersed in the production of professional summer theatre. We will produce five fully-staged shows in June, July and August, with pre-show design and building beginning mid-May.  Technical Interns are involved in the design and execution of the technical aspects of the shows – props design/procurement/set decoration and crew, scenic design, construction and painting, lighting design and crew, sound design and crew, costumes design and prep, running crew.   Some theatre experience is preferred.

Gretna Theatre House Management and Box Office Interns will participate in all areas of audience services and assist with volunteer management.  Only local candidates will be considered due to our lack of available housing.  Box Office Interns must be comfortable with computer systems for ticketing (training provided) and have an affinity for interacting with our patrons.  A good telephone manner, ability to speak well, and neat appearance are all critical to our success as this position becomes the first impression for our customers.  House Management Interns prep the house for the audience for three to five performances per week, interact with stage management and box office staff regarding the timing of opening the house, oversee volunteer ushers, program stuffing, tearing tickets, customer service in person.  Again, an affinity for working with the general public is critical.  These internships are an opportunity to learn more of the business of theatre where it counts – in customer service.  Theatre experience per se is not required, some retail experience (cash and credit card sales) may be useful.

Most positions begin mid- to late-May, depending on school schedule and release. Mentoring by professional staff. Learn by doing! If credit is available from your school, we are happy to provide further information to your advisors.

Those with access to local housing and transportation are given preference, only due to the number of rooms available to us for out-of-town artists.

To apply for Technical, Design, Stage Management, House Management and Box Office Internships, Email resume, references and cover letter indicating your area of interest as soon as possible.

Gretna Theatre’s Arts in Education programming, of which the Gretna Theatre Summer Professional Internship Program is a part, is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), The Hershey Company as well as Capital BlueCross and Susquehanna Bank through the Pennsylvania Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program, The Olewine Charitable Trust, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), The Estates of R. Jeanette and Edna Barnes, The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The Franklin H. and Ruth L. Wells Foundation, Target, and many individual donors.  For information on how you can support this programming please call 717-964-3322.