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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 Internships
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking Stage Management Interns for the 2016/2017 Season. Internships are available starting in late August through the end of June. Single production and multiple production internships are available. Interns will be assisting the stage manager in the rehearsal room and in the theatre throughout rehearsals, tech and performances of the production(s) included in the internship. Previous Stage Management experience is preferred. The 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. 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 Courtney Riggar, Associate Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to criggar@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Artistic Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking an Artistic Administration Intern for the fall semester of the 2016/2017 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 Jose Aviles, Director of Education Outreach, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to javiles@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Scenic Construction Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Set Construction Intern for the fall semester of the 2016/2017 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. 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 Courtney Riggar, Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to criggar@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Scenic Painting Intern
Arden Theatre Company is seeking a Scenic Painting Intern for the fall semester of the 2016/2017 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. The intern will assist our Charge Scenic Artist paint the sets for our productions. Using a variety of tools and techniques, the intern will gain a hands on practical experience in paint skills including color mixing, layout, textures, surface finishing and touch ups. 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 Courtney Riggar, Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to criggar@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 2016/2017 Season. Semester dates September - December. 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 Courtney Riggar, Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to criggar@ardentheatre.org.

Fall Semester Costume Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Costume Intern for the fall semester of the 2016/2017 Season. Semester dates September - December. 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, show laundry 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 Courtney Riggar, Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to criggar@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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