PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Internships at WHAT are designed to provide professional training for undergraduate students or recent graduates with a passion for the theater and the performing arts. WHAT’s interns are an integral part of our summer team, and work alongside WHAT’s staff and artists in support of the creation of critically-acclaimed, thought-provoking theater. As an intern you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day and long-term workings of a theater company, and assume responsibility for personal projects that are critical to company operations. All interns are provided with housing and receive a weekly stipend.
Working in collaboration with WHAT’s production staff and guest designers, production interns are involved in all areas of theatrical production including set construction and painting, electrics, wardrobe, stage management and sound, and serve as run-crew for our main stage productions.
Administrative interns work in collaboration with WHAT’s marketing, development, company management and box office staff providing day-to-day support of WHAT’s internal operations.
Performance interns will have the opportunity to perform in productions on both our mainstage and in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion, as well as in programs in our community. Performance interns will also work with stage management and administrative staff to experience a broad spectrum of theatrical training. Please include a headshot and performance resume with your application materials. Candidates are encouraged to attend our season audition in February (dates TBD).
EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Flexibility with changing priorities and demands.
- Ability to collaborate, analyze and problem-solve.
- Available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks between May and September.
- Current undergraduate, or recent college graduate.
Send a cover letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation and a written response to the following questions:
What are my goals for this internship? How will this experience benefit my personal and professional development? What makes me uniquely qualified to join WHAT this summer?
Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit samples of their work, including writing, photographs and drawings with their application.
Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with INTERNSHIP APPLICATION as the subject, or to:
OUTERMOST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
P.O. Box 797
WELLFLEET MA 02667
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 6, 2020
WHAT is an equal opportunity provider and employer.