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Arden Theatre Company internships are designed to provide insight and hands-on experience for a specific technical or administrative area of the theatre. We offer several types of internships on a rolling basis.

Internships are non-paid positions and we do not provide housing. Time commitment is decided on a case by case basis, although part-time internships average about 20 hours per week.

Now accepting applications:

Summer Scenic Construction Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Set Construction Intern for the months of July and August. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work approximately 21 hours per week. Responsibilities will include carpentry, rigging, basic sewing and basic painting. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. The internship includes a generous comp policy. Arden Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Day West, Associate Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to

Artistic/Producing/Casting Internship
Arden Theatre Company seeks an intern to assist the Artistic department in Casting, Company Management, Contracts, and daily administrative operations. Duties will include monitoring auditions, maintaining casting database, assisting with artist contracts, dramaturgical research, helping manage script submissions, and assisting with special events and projects as needed.

Requirements include a positive attitude, willingness to learn, great phone skills, and strong communication and organizational skills. Excellent opportunity for college or graduate student interested in gaining experience in the creative process of producing theatre at a non-profit arts organization, particularly one looking to start a career as a producer or director.

Currently seeking both Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) semester interns. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Dan ONeil,

Development and Special Events Internship - 2014/15 Season
The objective of this internship is to provide an opportunity for hands-on experience and an introduction to the operations of development and fundraising at a nonprofit theatre company. Intern support will help the Arden bring in the necessary funding and patronage to fulfill its mission. This position is unpaid. Hours are negotiable.

Development Intern Projects Available:
Assisting the development staff in hosting special events, including opening nights and our annual gala
Various projects maintaining our donor database
Assisting with gift acknowledgement and donor tracking
Assisting with institutional fundraising, from research to developing funding correspondences, proposals, and reports
Additional administrative support for the Development Department

We allow for flexibility of schedule and may also ask that you assist with off-hour special events.

Attention to detail. Self-motivation and time management skills. Excellent online research skills. Strong writing ability. Creativity and an outgoing personality. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. An interest in the regional theatre community. Some knowledge of local and regional foundations a plus.

Contact Joanne Burak with interest at Please enclose a cover letter. resume and brief writing sample.

Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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