Technical Internships

All interns take weekly seminars as part of the program, as well as go on a field trip to New York City provided by Premiere stages.  Weekly check-ins with the Education & Play Festival Manager offer individualized attention toward personal goals and career planning.  Interns may be eligible for Equity Membership Candidacy points depending on interest of the candidate and assigned duties.   

All  technical interns may serve as backstage crew for productions, and will assist with load-in and participate in a strike.

Production

Three (3) positions available. Provides experience in several disciplines including scenery, electrics and lighting, props, costumes, and sound. Interns work primarily in the scene shop, assisting with build, load-in, and strike of all scenic elements, but also gain experience in all areas of production. Strong candidates typically have a background in carpentry and/or electrics, costumes or props, but are not required to have training in all disciplines. Production interns may work as run crew for performances and have the potential of working as liaison to the Technical Director between the scene shop and run crew.

Stage Management

Provides the opportunity to participate in the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of summer workshops, mainstage productions, and Camp Premiere showcases. Intern works closely with and assists the Equity Stage Manager with the set up and running of rehearsals, tech, and performances. Strong candidates will have prior stage management and/or production assistant experience. Stage Management Intern will work on run crew during performances, typically on deck backstage.

Theatre Management

Provides the unique opportunity to gain experience in company, and production management. Specific responsibilities include coordination of transportation for artists, gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff, assisting with coordination of company meals, and set up and running of rehearsals as needed. In the administrative office, intern works with budgets, calendars, and other managerial documents. In the scene shop, intern may also assist the Technical Director in tracking purchases as well as with scenic construction, hanging lights, painting, and more. Strong candidates will have a background in theatre and an interest in gaining a wide variety of backstage and management experience. A valid driver’s license and car are required for this internship. Interns are required to work backstage or front-of-house for performances.

How to apply

Applications for the Summer 2023 Internship Program are now open! Be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references when applying.

I have a burning question. Who do I contact?

You can email your questions to our staff at ngandiel@kean.edu at any time!

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