Museum Theatre and Stage Management Intern

Department: Visitor Experience and Education

REPORTS TO: Director of Theatre Programs

FLSA STATUS: Internship

BACKGROUND

The National Constitution Center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive and multi-media exhibits, artifacts and film.  The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which serves as a hub for national constitutional education, debates, teacher resources and as a home for visiting scholars and experts.

POSITION SUMMARY

This internship in Stage and Museum Theatre management is designed to serve as an educational internship where students will learn the procedures, skills, and knowledge necessary to run a professional theatre program in a museum setting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

•    The intern’s primary responsibility will be assisting the Production Stage Manager and Theatre Programs staff in all aspects of the production process for the theatre program Living News. Students will gain knowledge about stage and theatre management in a Museum Setting.

•    Intern’s in this position will gain understanding of the relationship of technical elements to the production process; tracking script changes, noting blocking; tracking props and aiding the Stage Manager with the creation of scene breakdowns, plots, and schedules; be trained to use lighting and sound boards. In this position, a student will also gain experience in house management, talent scheduling, budgeting, script revisions, research and dramaturgy, as well as have the opportunity to explore other areas of museum studies within the Education Department.  

•    Additional responsibilities may include assisting in the maintenance, development and implementation of Freedom Rising as well as new programs.

QUALIFICATIONS


•    Applicants should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, some technical knowledge in lighting, sound and backstage crew, and strong organizational skills.  
•    Applications should possess some previous experience in theatre or the performing arts.
•    Candidates with some stage management experience are preferred.
•    This is an excellent opportunity for junior – senior Undergraduate or Graduate students majoring in the performing arts and arts management.
•     Internship begins the week of September 15 and runs until December 19, 2014.
•    The internship requires attendance and additional daytime hours during Monday-Friday rehearsals between September 22-October 3, 2014. The remainder of the internship requires 2-3 days of work per week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, with a minimum of 12 hours per week, and a maximum of 20 hours per week.  
•    Occasionally, intern may be requested to attend or assist in day-of coordination for on-site theater programs outside of regular hours.  This will be on a case-by-case need and will not unduly increase intern’s weekly hours.