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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:

Stage Management Internship
Arden Theatre Company seeks a Stage Management Intern for Parade. Contract dates: August 27 - November 3, 2013. Applicant must have local housing. Arden values energetic, creative, team players who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Other requirements include: a commitment to excellence, strong communication and organizational skills. The Arden is an equal opportunity employer. This is an unpaid internship with a generous comp policy. To apply, please contact Jessica West, Assistant Production Manager, at jwest@ardentheatre.org. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Electrics and Sound Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Electrics and Sound Intern for the fall semester of the 2013/2014 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work approximately 21 hours per week. Responsibilities will include general maintenance of lighting and sound equipment, assisting with lighting, sound installation, assisting with lighting focuses, assisting with lighting and sound strikes. Basic electrical knowledge is a plus. The Arden 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.

Fall Semester Props Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Props Interns for the fall semester of the 2013/2014 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work approximately 21 hours per week. Responsibilities will include crafts, basic carpentry, painting, basic sewing, shopping and set dressing. Previous Photoshop and sewing experience is a plus. The Arden 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.

Fall Semester Scenic Construction Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Set Construction Intern for the fall semester of the 2013/2014 Season. Semester dates September - December. 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. The 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.

Development and Special Events Interns
The objective of these internships 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. While we understand unexpected time conflicts may arise, we respectfully request that all candidates plan to intern for at least 3 months. Internship opportunities are available for the spring and summer terms. We are currently offering two different types of development internships.

Special Events and Fundraising Interns-
Assisting the development staff in hosting special events, including opening nights;
Various projects maintaining the organization’s donor database;
Assisting the development staff to track and evaluate fundraising campaigns;
We allow for flexibility of schedule and may also ask that you assist with off-hour special events

Grant Writing and Individual Giving Interns-
Researching individual donor and grant funding prospects;
Supporting the Development Department in tasks related to both the Capital Campaign at the Annual Fund;
Assist with gift acknowledgement and donor tracking

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 Megan Staples with interest. Please enclose a cover letter. resume and brief writing sample. mstaples@ardentheatre.org 215-922-8900 x46

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