Theatre Internship — Summer 2019

May 31 – August 4, 2019

Mandatory Theatre Intern Orientation: Friday, May 31


The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas seeks two dynamic Theatre Interns for an academic year internship at an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum and cultural center. The ideal candidates are self-starter with experience and interest in Theatre Tech and Youth Engagement.

Interns will utilize a 230-seat theatre with proscenium stage featuring a counterweight system; sound and light booth with upgraded sound equipment; and spotlight house. 

ASC will provide lodging, but interns must have reliable transportation.

This paid, full-time internship will have a variable schedule between Monday–Saturday, some evenings required for special programming and events. Criminal background check required. Job necessitates lifting up to 40 pounds and standing on feet for six hours. Candidate must be enthusiastic, on-time, all of the time, have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license, and pass a background check. EOE.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include assisting with youth theatre camps and ASC’s summer musical production. Candidate should hold or be seeking a bachelor’s degree in theatre tech, theatre arts, theatre education, performance arts, or a related field. This is a hands-on job and the ideal candidate is a team player with excellent communications skills, has the ability to multi-task and work in a public environment, and is a people-person. 

The first half of the internship — the month of June — is our summer youth theatre program, called “The Stage — A Maker Space for Creativity and Innovation Through Theatre.” This program includes our Theatre Camp (middle school/high school ages) and Theatre Camp Jr. (elementary school ages). 

  • Theatre Camp is a four-week, five-day immersion program. Youth will participate in all aspects of theatre — directing, acting, script, tech, scenery, playbill design, and promotion. 

  • Theatre Camp Jr. is a two-week, five-day immersion program, and will coincide with the last two weeks of Theatre Camp. 

  • The camp will culminate with a junior play. Interns will facilitate, along with ASC education staff, all aspects of production and serve as mentors for participating youth

The second half of the internship — the month of July and first week of August — interns will work with ASC’s theatre staff to produce an intergenerational summer musical production of Memphis. This includes lighting design, set design, light board op, set construction, and backstage crew.

Key Competencies

  • Must have some experience with theatre lighting design, sound design, and/or set design.

  • Must enjoy children and think that playing with kids is a great way to spend the day.

  • Must be flexible, innovative, self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.

  • Ability to interact creatively, “tinker,” and foster learning through play.

  • Must be able to retain composure and sense of humor in chaotic and noisy environment.

  • Must have patience with people of all abilities.

  • Must have the ability to interact with people of all age levels and cultural backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication and social skills mandatory.

  • Team work is mandatory.

  • Positive attitude is mandatory.

  • On time, all the time.

Application packages for full time, part time, or internships include three components:

1. A cover letter which must include:

a. Your area of interest, academic training, and job experience in one or more of the following: Theatre arts, theater education, or other area (specify). The letter must be specific to how your skills fit the ASC position.

b. Save file with your last name and word “Letter” (i.e. SmithLetter)

2. ASC job application

a. Print, fully complete, sign, and scan application

b. Save file with your last name and word “Application” (i.e. SmithApplication)

3. Updated resume. 

a. Save file with your last name and word “Resume” (i.e. SmithResume)

Submission process:

1. Email three files to:

2. Subject line should read: Your last name and the word “Job Application” (i.e. Joe Smith Job Application)