Internships

2013-2014 Interns:
Bottom L-R. Patria Ferragamo, Molly Greene
Middle L-R. Corrie Ignagni, Virginia Herbert, Zia Affronti Morter, Lexi Diamond
Top L-R.  Christian Leahy, Lauren Prospere, Rebecca Miller, Christina Henricks, Meagan Garcia, Sarah Jick


FULL-SEASON INTERNSHIPS (For college graduates)
Now accepting applications

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Download Application

To apply for our 2014-2015 internship, send the following: 

1) Completed Application Form 
2) Resume 
3) Cover Letter 

to Jordan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager, at jbutterfield@trinityrep.com or mail to
201 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


About the Program

Trinity Repertory Company offers recent college graduates the opportunity to receive intensive professional training in theater production and administration through its internship program. (As these are highly competitive positions, applying early is strongly encouraged).

Internships are seasonal full-time positions (approximately August-May), and interns are treated as members of the theater staff, with all the same responsibilities and expectations. Trinity Rep provides interns with a $50/week stipend and housing (furnished apartments with basic utilities). There may also be opportunities for interns to earn a small amount of overhire income at the theater.

Throughout the season, Trinity Rep sponsors an informal seminar series for the interns to meet staff members from all departments of the theater. These are opportunities for interns to make valuable contacts and learn more about the diversity of career paths open to them.

 

FULL-SEASON INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Theater Management Internship

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Theater Management Intern supports the Business Office in the general management of the organization.

· Assists the Business Assistant and Staff Accountant with accounting tasks including daily cash tracking, month-end reconciliation and daily deposits.

· Prepares agenda for and takes minutes at monthly managers meetings and Finance Committee meetings, attends Board and other meetings as required.

· Handles author royalty payments for each production.

· Assists General Manager in preparation of director contracts.

· Perform various financial and administrative research and analysis tasks as needed.

· Maintains the General Management Office files.

· Assists General Manager as needed.

An intern in this position would receive a broad overview of the organization and how it functions as a whole. This position requires a Bachelor's degree; business experience preferred but not required. The person in this position should possess basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices, facility with Microsoft system computers including Windows and Excel, as well as refined standards of organization and attention to detail, and other fundamental administrative skills.

 


Literary Internship (Artistic Management)
The Artistic Management interns contribute to and provide support for a wide range of artistic programs including literary management, new play development, youth education programs, community outreach and other functions managed by the artistic department of Trinity Rep. Literary intern duties include:

  • Read, review and discuss play scripts under consideration.
  • Provide administrative support to literary functions including correspondence, database management, volunteer recruitment and supervision, organization of play readings and workshops, and other tasks associated with the literary department.

• Assist or teach classes for Trinity's Young Actors Studio after-school program (student age ranges from 5-18).

• Moderate and help to administer post-show discussions

• Support Artistic staff as required on such tasks as casting calls, new play readings, dramaturgy, special events and other functions as needed.

• Participate in artistic and education staff meetings to shape and plan future activities, especially season planning.

 



Education Internship (Artistic Management) 

The Education intern primarily: 

 · AAssists in classes for Trinity's Young Actors Studio after-school program (student age ranges from 5-18).

  • Acts as lead teacher for K-6th grade acting classes

· Teaches off-site residency programs at local schools

· Assists with Project Discovery student matinees (over 30 student matinees a year, average attendance for each approx. 500). This includes recruiting and supervising volunteer ushers.

· Researches, constructs and co-authors teacher study guides for all shows, as well as research plays in development for future production.

· Moderates and helps to administer post-show discussion

 · Assists with education outreach efforts, including the Write Here, Write Now! Student Play Festival.

· Supports Artistic staff as required on such tasks as casting calls, new play readings, dramaturgy, backstage tours, special events and other functions as needed.

· Participates in education staff meetings to shape and plan future activities.

· Moderates and assists in Lifelong Learning classes as needed

· Supports Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network (TRAIN), a drama program for children on the autism spectrum

 


Marketing Internship


The Trinity Rep Marketing Intern is part of a five-person department that is jointly responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and communications efforts for the theater’s 6 play subscription season, K-12 and MFA educational programs and special events.


This position supports the department in the following ways:

• Creation of press releases related to the educational programming and Brown/Trinity Rep MFA performances

• Support the implementation of TV, radio and online media and PR campaigns.

• Departmental budget tracking and reconciliation.

• Dissemination of press releases and follow-up with media as needed.

• Assist with opening night coordination (7 per season) and special events for the season, including opening night reservations.

• Maintain social media presence under supervision of Director of Marketing.

• Help with the creation of innovative content for videos used in Trinity’s social media outreach.

• Maintain Trinity Rep’s presence in online listings and update content on Trinity Rep’s website as needed.

• Perform marketing research as needed.

• Provide general administrative support for the marketing and PR department (copying, filing, mail coordination, meeting minutes, messenger work).

• The candidate must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook Pages & Twitter. Familiarity with Photoshop, video editing a plus.
 


Graphic Design Internship

Under the direction of the Graphic Designer, this position supports he Marketing & PR department in the following ways:


• Responsible for the graphic design, illustration and layout of promotional materials for Brown/Trinity Rep MFA productions.

• Graphic design and layout of flyers, brochures, advertising, e-cards and other promotional materials as needed.

• Assist with special events as needed.

• Provide general administrative support for the marketing and PR department (copying, filing, mail coordination, meeting minutes, messenger work).

• The candidate must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and have good working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office.

• In addition to graphic design duties, all interns support other departments of the theater based on their skills and interests.

 


 Development Internship

The Trinity Rep Development Intern is part of a seven-person department that raises more than $2 million for general operating support annually, and additional funds as part of our $18 million "Theater for Every Generation" Campaign.  The major job responsibilities are listed below, but the ideal applicant needs to be flexible to shifting priorities that result from working in a fast-paced environment. 

· Provide general administrative support for the Development department (copying, filing, mail coordination, meeting minutes, messenger work, etc.)

· Perform donor prospect research for both individuals and corporations/foundations as needed.

· Author small grants and reports to funders; gather support materials for submission with grant applications.

· Assist with donor prospecting and cultivation events by helping to create and send invitations, tracking down/collecting RSVPs, providing staffing assistance at all events, and overall support with logistical details.

· Process gifts, generate acknowledgement letters, and update donor records in Raiser's Edge fundraising database as needed (no previous RE experience is necessary).

· Attend weekly departmental staff meetings, all Board Development Committee meetings, and other committee meetings as needed.

· Work alongside VIP Services Manager and Annual Fund Manager to help administer donor benefits to all donors.

· Manage ticket donation program for non-profit organizations.

· Be detail-oriented, well-organized with strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) and a demonstrated interest in the arts or non-profit organizations.

 


Stage Management Internship

The Stage Management Intern is a vital member of the Stage Management team.  He/She will be in all rehearsals assisting the stage manager with paper work, props tracking, being on book and whatever else the Stage Manager needs done.  This person will also become part of the run crew when the show goes into performances.  Duties backstage can include anything from handing off props to flying actors.   This intern will have the opportunity of working in both of our theatre spaces and with a variety of professional Stage Managers from around the country.  This intern will sometimes be asked to assist Production Management with special events. We are looking for an applicant that possesses strong organizational skills who is not afraid to take initiative, and has a great sense of humor.  This person also needs to be willing to work as a team player and be willing to learn. Recent college graduates with experience in stage management are preferred.

 


Electrics Internship
The Electrics Intern is the fifth member of the Electrics Department. He/she will assist in the preparation and maintenance of equipment, be involved in all hang and focus calls, and program and run one show in the season. The position requires an ability to work at heights and on ladders. Recent college graduates with experience in electrics and lighting design are preferred.

 


Sound Internship
The Sound Intern will work with the Sound Engineer on the set-up and run of mainstage shows. Recent college graduates with experience in running shows and installing systems with an interest in sound design are preferred.


Costume Internship

The Costume Intern will assist the costume staff in the building of costumes for mainstage shows. He/she will serve as run crew assisting the Head Dresser on some mainstage shows. Recent college graduates with costuming and sewing experience preferred.

 


Brown/Trinity MFA Internship

The Brown/Trinity MFA Program intern will work under the direct supervision of the MFA Program Production Manager to provide support and assistance for all graduate school productions performed in Trinity's Pell Chaffee Performance Center and in the Trinity Rep studios. The desired applicant should have experience and interest in all areas of production, including electrics, carpentry, stage management and costumes. Organizational and administrative skills are a plus. The intern will interact with the Trinity Rep production department, artistic and administrative staff, designers, faculty, and graduate students. 

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

· Work closely with the Production Manager and Technical Supervisor on full-length MFA productions in Trinity's Pell Chaffee Performance Center, including pre-production meetings, rehearsals and performances.

· Organize and support numerous productions in Trinity Rep's MFA Program Studios, including one-act plays, solo work, recitals and special events.

· Serve as Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager or Production Assistant. 

· If desired, serve as an Assistant Director to professional guest directors or graduate student directors.

· Assist the Pell Chaffee Technical Supervisor with load ins, electrics, carpentry, work notes, tech rehearsals, operating the board, wardrobe (sewing a plus) and strikes.

· Support the Production Coordinator in developing and distributing production schedules, rehearsal reports, and the weekly schedule for classes and rehearsals, as well as assisting with the application and audition process in the winter.

Be an active part of the daily life of Trinity Repertory Company

 


HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS
We do not have any part-time or summer internships available at this time. Please check back next year for more information about these positions! They are usually unpaid but may qualify for course credit. Email jbutterfield@trinityrep.com with any questions.