Work side by side with some of the best theatre artists in Southern California
Internships at A Noise Within are intensive training opportunities where developing theatre artists can hone their skills. Past interns have held leading roles in subsequent A Noise Within productions and have gone onto work at such venues as the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre and others!
A Noise Within presents critically acclaimed productions of the world’s great classics – from Shakespeare to Molière, Lorca to Chekhov, Williams, Hellman, Miller and others. A Noise Within is one of only a handful of theatre on the entire continent which maintains a resident company performing in rotating repertory on a year-round basis. The company’s resident & guest artists, directors and designers are celebrated and accomplished professionals in their own right, representing thousands of notable credits and training from some of the nation’s most respected institutions. Whether you’re already a professional, aspiring to become one, or just exploring, training at A Noise Within will provide you with focused, personal attention from skilled, working professionals in a welcoming environment that focuses on developing the whole artist.
A Noise Within, California’s home for classic theatre, is seeking production interns for the Spring 2016 repertory season. Each Production Intern gains experience in his or her specific field of interest through one-on-one partnerships with the outstanding designers and creative artists working in the company. Production Interns are also a part of the changeover crew that facilitates the repertory schedule. Internship runs January through May 2016.
Spring 2016 Positions
Qualifications: A post-undergraduate or graduate student who has a strong background in lighting design and electrics. The position requires an ability to work at heights, A-frame ladders, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. The ideal candidate will have a professional attitude and a willingness to learn new skills.
Responsibilities: This program is designed to provide real world experience and contacts to college students looking to begin their careers. Interns will work under supervision of a Master Electrician loading in, striking, and maintain the electrics. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with professional lighting designers and learn about designing for a professional repertory theatre. He or she will assist in the maintenance of lighting instruments and other equipment, be involved in all hang and focus calls, and will serve as light board operator for one show in the Spring 2016 season. Interns will also be involved in the electrics changeovers between productions.
Qualifications: An undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in costume design and construction. Must have previous sewing experience. The ideal candidate should be eager to learn, responsible, and have good communication skills.
Responsibilities: This program is designed to provide real world experience and contacts to college students looking to begin their careers. Intern will work under the supervision of the Costume Shop Coordinator and Designers and assist with the design and execution of four productions. He or she will strengthen skills by learning costume construction and alternation techniques. He or she will have the opportunity to work on both home and industrial equipment and may also be responsible for some craft-work, depending on production needs. Intern will also gain experience working with a professional repertory theatre company and assisting with costume changeovers.
Qualifications: A post-undergraduate or graduate student who has a strong background in Stage Management and Deck Crew. Must have worked on three productions (college or professional) in the past two years. The ideal candidate should also have good organizational skills and must be able to work independently.
Responsibilities: This program is designed to provide real world experience and contacts to college students looking to begin their careers. Intern will be assigned to assist one of our Spring 2016 professional repertory productions and will work alongside an AEA Stage Manager. As a member of the Stage Management team, intern will be required to attend every rehearsal of his or her assigned production. He or she will assist with prop tracking, giving line notes, and staying on book. Intern will also be a member of the running crew for the show and may be assigned to perform the following duties: running props, shifting scenery, and assisting with costume quick changes. Intern will work with the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager to maintain the integrity of the show. EMC credit is available.
Qualifications:An undergraduate or graduate student who has a strong background in props and/or scenic design. Must have knowledge of tools, painting, and basic sewing. The ideal candidate must be eager to learn, responsible, and have good communication skills.
Responsibilities: This program is designed to provide real world experience and contacts to college students looking to begin their careers. Intern will work under the supervision of Professional Designers and the Technical Coordinator. He or she will have the opportunity to work with designers to build or modify props for one of our Spring 2016 productions. Intern will also be responsible for maintaining props throughout the season and assisting with repertory changeovers. Intern may be asked to assist with scenic notes, depending upon the needs of the production.
Production Office Intern
Qualifications: Seeking an undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student who has a strong background in stage management or production management. Must have worked on three productions (college or professional) in the past two years. The ideal candidate should also have good organizational skills and must be able to work independently. Must be available a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Responsibilities: This program is designed to provide real world experience and contacts to college students looking to begin their careers. The Production Office intern will participate in the day-to-day theatre operations and gain practical experience assisting the production department to prepare for the upcoming repertory season. Must be able to conduct oneself professionally with directors, stage managers, designers and technicians. Intern will gain experience working behind the scenes with a professional repertory theatre company. Duties may include data entry, correspondence, filing, attending production meetings with designers and production vendors, and participating in a variety of production projects.
THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS
Learn the inner-workings of a professional theatre company!
Theater administration internships are available in these areas:
Management Interns will work with every department at A Noise Within to successfully support both the current season and long-term goals of the organization. Interns serious about a career in performing arts management will gain relevant experience in contract negotiation and administration, budgeting, strategic planning, governance, and other necessary skill areas. Attention to detail, strong communication skills, and experience with MS Office Suite will be viewed favorably.
Marketing Interns will assist in marketing and fundraising efforts to increase A Noise Within’s visibility in the community and cultivate patron involvement and support. Interns will participate in the cultivation of a comprehensive social media strategy, marketing plan, and create digital content for the season’s productions.
Development Interns assist in creating, developing and executing a strategic fundraising plan for individual and institutional giving to A Noise Within’s annual fund and capital campaign. This internship position also assists in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors as well as all direct marketing and event fundraising.
Education Interns will assist in the various training opportunities and programs that engage our patrons, community, students, teachers, and artists. The educational component encompasses four primary areas: 1) School and Teacher Programs, 2) Conservatory Programs, 3) Audience Enrichment, and 4) Community Outreach.