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Internships
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:

Development and Special Events Internship- Summer 2015
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.

Qualifications:
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 jburak@ardentheatre.org. Please enclose a cover letter. resume and brief writing sample.

Fall Semester Scenic Construction Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Set Construction Intern for the fall semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include carpentry, crafts, painting and basic sewing. 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Artistic Internship
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking an Artistic Administration Intern for the fall semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities may include filing, general organizing of materials, cataloging/archiving, or updating database information. The ideal intern will also be able to help prep for auditions and then will be able to monitor and possibly read for auditions throughout the semester. Stability in schedule and promptness are necessary. There are opportunities for more advanced projects if they become available and are in line with what is needed by the department. This is not a casting, acting, or directing internship. However, this is a valuable internship to deepen understanding of what happens on the administrative level in an artistic department. Applicants should be ready to work hard and be able to switch between jobs quickly. The Arden is an equal opportunity employer and an often fast-paced workplace. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. Send a cover letter, resume and 2 references (1 academic and 1 professional) to Jessica West, Associate Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Spring Semester Artistic Internship
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking an Artistic Administration Intern for the spring semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates January - May. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities may include filing, general organizing of materials, cataloging/archiving, or updating database information. The ideal intern will also be able to help prep for auditions and then will be able to monitor and possibly read for auditions throughout the semester. Stability in schedule and promptness are necessary. There are opportunities for more advanced projects if they become available and are in line with what is needed by the department. This is not a casting, acting, or directing internship. However, this is a valuable internship to deepen understanding of what happens on the administrative level in an artistic department. Applicants should be ready to work hard and be able to switch between jobs quickly. The Arden is an equal opportunity employer and an often fast-paced workplace. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. Send a cover letter, resume and 2 references (1 academic and 1 professional) to Jessica West, Associate Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Spring Semester Props Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Props Interns for the spring semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates January May, 2016. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include crafts, basic carpentry, painting, basic sewing, shopping and set dressing. Production Internships help aspiring theatre professionals build experience and make important career connections. Arden Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. Send a cover letter, resume and 3 references 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Spring Semester Costume Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Costume Intern for the spring semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates January May, 2016. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include crafts, basic sewing, assisting with fittings, restocking costumes, pulling costume for rehearsal and show purposes, shopping and alterations. Applicants must have basic sewing skills. Production Internships help aspiring theatre professionals build experience and make important career connections. Arden Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. Send a cover letter, resume and 3 references 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Spring Semester Scenic Construction Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Set Construction Intern for the spring semester of the 2015/2016 Season. Semester dates January May, 2016. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include carpentry, crafts, painting and basic sewing. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. The internship includes a generous comp policy. Production Internships help aspiring theatre professionals build experience and make important career connections. 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Assistant to the Sound Designer
Arden Theatre Company is seeking an Assistant to the Sound Designer for The Secret Garden. Responsibilities include assisting the sound designer throughout technical rehearsals, updating sound paperwork, executing sound notes and sound board programming. Internship dates are May 1st May 18th, 2016. Applicants must have local housing. The internship is an unpaid position but includes generous comp policy. Production Internships help aspiring theatre professionals and designers build experience and make important career connections. Arden Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Send a cover letter, resume and 2 references 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Assistant to the Lighting Designer
Arden Theatre Company is seeking an Assistant to the Lighting Designer for Two Trains Running. Responsibilities may include assisting the lighting designer throughout technical rehearsals, assisting with light focus, updating electrics paperwork, executing focus and electrics notes and light board programming. Internship dates are February 28th March 16th, 2016. Applicants must have local housing. The internship is an unpaid position but includes generous comp policy. Production Internships help aspiring theatre professionals and designers build experience and make important career connections. Arden Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Send a cover letter, resume and 2 references 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 jwest@ardentheatre.org.

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