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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:

2015-16 Season Arts Administration Internships
Arden Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions from interested candidates for the Arts Administrative Internship Program. This 10 month internship program provides specialized opportunities in the areas of Marketing, Development, General Management, Education and Artistic administration. Interns will specialize in a departmental internship and also rotate throughout various departments for a more immersive and well-rounded experience that will provide focus to potential future career paths in the arts and is designed to enhance understanding of basic skills needed to be successful in a the current job market. Each applicant’s experience is unique as we work together to define specific goals and projects.
Application Process: If you would like to be considered, please email the following materials to Jose Aviles, Director of Education Outreach at javiles@ardentheatre.org.
  • A copy of your current resume with two references listed, preferably from an educator, mentor, or employer.
  • A cover letter discussing your specific area of interest and available time commitment. If you are interested in more than one type of internship, please indicate order of preference. Cover letters should also address any specific timeframe and/or special requirements for educational credits.
  • A writing sample that addresses why you will be a good fit for the Arden Administrative Internship Program.
Internships require a 10 – 20 hour commitment per week. A minimum of 4 hours a day is required. All internships are unpaid. Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fall Semester General Management Intern
Arden Theatre Company seeks a General Management intern to assist in Front of House, Company Management, Facilities Management and associated daily administrative tasks as they apply to these areas. The right candidate will gain hands on experience in managing the company’s properties through daily building checks and problem-solving of property issues. This intern will gain exposure to Company Management, as well as assist the box office in daily tasks and duties. Requirements include having a positive attitude, exhibiting solid problem-solving skills, and being a strong communicator. This is an excellent opportunity for an undergrad or post-undergrad to build his/her resume through tactile experience at a successful Philadelphia non-profit theatre. Send a cover letter and resume to Regina Haigh, General Management Assistant at rhaigh@ardentheatre.org.

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.

Development and Special Events Internship
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 Lauren Hughes with interest at lhughes@ardentheatre.org. 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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