Center for Puppetry Arts
Atlanta, GA

Expires: 11/30/17

Job Dates

January 2018-May 2018



The Center for Puppetry Arts is a not for profit multi-division company featuring a production department along with museum and education departments. The production department produces an average of 8 new works and/or remounts per season. In addition to in-house productions, the Center also hosts a wide variety of guest artists and event rentals.

The Electrics division of the Center is responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance of lighting, audio and video for the production department. The Production Department operates two theatres (330 and 175 seat) that employ show automation control to co-ordinate audio, video, and lighting cues. The Center also runs a full complement of wireless microphones and a healthy inventory of lighting equipment for its productions. In addition to working with show operation hardware, the electrics department is called upon to create unique solutions for the technical needs of puppet theatre as well as ways to allow multigenerational equipment to work together efficiently. Occasionally, the electrics department is also called upon to work with the museum to assist with maintenance and the creation of new exhibits.

Production Internships may be customized to accommodate interns and Production Departments needs. As a guideline, interns will work 20-25 hours per week during the current quarter/semester. Those hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the intern and the supervisor.

The Electric Interns primary responsibilities will be to assist in the normal operations of the electrics shop.

They will include but are not limited to the following:

Help to maintain and organize the shop, keeping it in a state of readiness for upcoming events
Prep upcoming shows (building practicals, pulling gear, cutting gel, etc.)
Assist in the changeover of shows which includes installing the lighting, audio, and video needs for the production.
o Hang, circuit, and focus lighting plots
o Preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances
o Hang and focus of video projection equipment
The repair and maintenance of equipment
Fulfilling the electric needs for other Center activities (events, tours, etc.)

Depending on skill level and availability other opportunities may be possible. These opportunities could include:

Being Assistant Master Electrician for shows
Event Technician, which would include sound and lighting operation
One on One Q+A session with show designers
Console programming
Q-lab programming

Desired Qualifications:
Two years of formal theatre education or professional experience
Skills in lighting and sound system operations
Skills in electrical, audio, and video wiring
Skills in trouble shooting and problem solving
Motivated and responsible
Comfortable working on ladders
Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds regularly
Knowledge of PC and Mac platforms
Knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Q-lab

To be considered, please email your resume, letter of interest, copy of transcripts and course requirements (if applicable) to:

Email: internship@puppet.org
In Subject Line: Name internship applying for
(Example: John Smith 2015 Winter Electrics Internship)


Megan Montague

Volunteer/Internship Coordinator

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(404) 881-5108

Business Address

1404 Spring St NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

Posted: 10/31/2017 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 11/01/2016 10:00 EST

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