To apply for an Opera House Arts Internship: 
please send (by May 1, 2020) the following to jobs@operahousearts.org:

 

  • A one-page letter of intent, addressing the following questions:

    • Which internship(s) are you applying for?

    • What dates (between June 1 - August 31) are you available for?

    • What are your qualifications/expectations for the OHA Internship Program?

    • What do you most want to learn in your summer with us?

  • A resume, including both theatrical experience and previous employment, as appropriate.

  • Two letters of recommendation from people assessing your qualifications and potential as an intern. Please include these recommendations with the rest of the submission, if possible. Recommendation letters may also be emailed directly to OHA from references, or sent under separate cover to:

Opera House Arts

Attn: Internship Applications

P.O. Box 56

Stonington, ME 04681

2020 INTERNSHIPS

 

COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT

The Communications Intern will assist the Director of Communications & Engagement in day-to-day operations in OHA's communications department. Responsibilities and duties may include: developing copy, proofreading, archiving, social media, website updates, and scheduling. Intern may be asked to work opening night and other evening events as necessary. Skill set: The intern should be versed in any of the following: writing/editing, public relations, photography, social media, and/or graphic/web design. Housing and stipend are provided.

CARPENTRY & ELECTRICS INTERN
The Carpentry & Electrics Intern works alongside the Technical Director and Master Electrician, assisting with all aspects of construction, hang/focus, maintenance, and run crew. Specific duties will vary according to the particular needs of each production. Production interns may also assist designers on a production, depending on interest, ability, and availability. Interns will be scheduled run crew duties; specifics will vary based on internship and the needs of the production. Internships runs from mid-June through the end of August, but there is some room for flexibility of start/end dates, for the right applicant. Housing and stipend are provided.

PROPS & SCENE PAINTINGThe Props & Scene Painting Intern works alongside the Technical Director and season Scene Designers, assisting with all aspects of prop construction and procurement, scene painting, props painting, maintenance, and run crew. Specific duties will vary according to the particular needs of each production. Production interns may also assist designers on a production, depending on interest, ability, and availability. Interns will be scheduled run crew duties; specifics will vary based on internship and the needs of the production. Internships runs from mid-June through the end of August, but there is some room for flexibility of start/end dates, for the right applicant. Housing and stipend are provided. 

 

COSTUME

The Costume Intern works alongside the Costume Coordinator and season Costume Designers, assisting with all aspects of costume construction and procurement, accessories and costume props, hair/makeup, maintenance, and run crew. Specific duties will vary according to the particular needs of each production. Production interns may also assist designers on a production, depending on interest, ability, and availability. Interns will be scheduled run crew duties; specifics will vary based on internship and the needs of the production. Internships runs from mid-June through the end of August, but there is some room for flexibility of start/end dates, for the right applicant. Housing and stipend are provided. Housing and stipend are provided.

STAGE MANAGEMENT

The Stage Management Intern works alongside the season Stage Managers, serving as equivalent to an assistant stage manager role for both Mainstage season shows. Specific duties will vary according to the particular needs of each production. Stage Management Interns may also be given roles as the primary stage manager for presented concerts and events, depending on interest, ability, and availability. Internships runs from mid-June through the end of August, but there is some room for flexibility of start/end dates, for the right applicant. 

Housing and stipend are provided.

FRONT OF HOUSE 

Front of House Interns will participate in the day-to-day operation of the Box Office, including tickets sales and customer service; cash handling protocols and register reconciliation; inventory control; and communications. Requirements: minimum 10 hours/week including evening shifts. Strong math, interpersonal and communication skills required. Additionally, Front of House Interns will be trained as House Management for both movies and live productions. This includes help with the coordination of ushers, concessions, and help keeping our Front of House environmentally friendly. Some of this work can be done during the afternoon, but a commitment to evenings and weekends is a must for Front of House interns. Front of House interns are an important part of our customer service team, which is not only ‘the face’ of OHA that patrons see, but also the part of OHA that makes the patrons feel like they are a part of our family. Housing and stipend are provided.

 

COMPANY MANAGEMENT

The Company Management Intern will assist the Company Manager and the Housing Coordinator with all aspects of company management and hospitality. Duties include providing support for all aspects of housing, transportation, hospitality, health and well-being for our summer 2020 acting company and guest artists. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication and listening skills, be people-oriented and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The Company Management department is fast-paced, so the candidate must be well-organized and detail-oriented. A good sense of humor and the ability to adapt to changing situations is a plus. Valid driver's license and a car required. Housing and stipend are provided.

ACTING

Acting Interns work onstage with local and professional actors in a professional environment. As part of an Acting Internship, she or he will have the opportunity to audition for summer productions and participate in projects, productions, and special events. An Acting Intern’s theatrical experience is not built on performance opportunities alone. Interns work in a number of capacities throughout the summer that make the season possible, including building sets, hanging lights, assisting with marketing, greeting audiences, and providing vital support to the many and varied needs of the Opera House on a daily basis. Housing and stipend are provided.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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207.367.2788 | info@operahousearts.org.org

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