Internships


Technical Theater Internship

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts is accepting persons pursuing a career in theatre and stage operations for the Internship Program in Theatrical Production and Stage Management. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and should have some basic experience with elements of theatrical lighting and or microphones and sound board operations. At a minimum applicants will be consistent and dependable and demonstrate their ability to multi-task and communicate effectively in a theatrical environment. Intern activities will include working closely with Gordon staff installing theatrical lighting, performing lighting focus, creating sound set-ups, technical rehearsals, stage management, marketing/publicity, and live show events. Training and supervision will be provided at all times. Call times will vary and will be announced as the season is scheduled.  Actual schedules will usually be posted one month prior to an event.  Shifts are generally 3-5 hours afternoons and evenings. 
 
 
Arts Marketing Internship

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts is accepting persons pursuing a career in theatre and stage operations for the Internship Program in Theatrical Production and Stage Management. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and should have some basic experience with elements of theatrical lighting and or microphones and sound board operations. At a minimum applicants will be consistent and dependable and demonstrate their ability to multi-task and communicate effectively in a theatrical environment. Intern activities will include working closely with Gordon staff installing theatrical lighting, performing lighting focus, creating sound set-ups, technical rehearsals, stage management, marketing/publicity, and live show events. Training and supervision will be provided at all times. Call times will vary and will be announced as the season is scheduled.  Actual schedules will usually be posted one month prior to an event.  Shifts are generally 3-5 hours afternoons and evenings. 
 
Arts Administration Internship

Assists with all aspects of artist and facility management at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, including contract administration, artist travel and accommodations; and attending to the needs of visiting artists including backstage hospitality. Candidates need a warm personality; good communication skills; strong administrative and organizational skills; basic computer and office skills; a valid driver's license; and a sense of humor. Experience with spreadsheets and word processing is imperative, as well as the ability to work with a broad range of people and balance numerous projects concurrently. Assist in all aspects of the Front of House and Box Office operations. Front of House responsibilities include house managing, working with volunteer corps, recruitment of new volunteers and coordinating concessions. Candidates need excellent interpersonal communication and management skills as they will be working with a wide variety of people, as well as the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
 
Community Programming Internship

Assists the Assistant Director of Arts and Culture in administering and facilitating arts classes, workshops, holiday programs and other special events. Applicants help to promote events and work on outreach efforts. Candidates must work well and confidently with the public; and have excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.

Most interns should have received their Bachelor's degree. Applicants without an undergraduate degree should have equivalent professional experience. Computer literacy is a must.

Send resume and cover letter to
Randi Benesch, Managing Director of Arts & Culture at rbenesch@jcc.org.