The SF Playhouse
San Francisco, CA

Expires: 03/31/18

Job Dates

02/26/18 - 05/27/18


$150/month transportation stipend

Overview: SFPH Internships provide an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day and long-term workings of a professional theater company. Each intern works closely with their supervisor to create learning goals at the start of the internship that include a special project within their department. Interns are treated as part of the Playhouse family which operates under the companys values of Empathy, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration and the ever important Yes. All interns leave the program with new connections, strong skills and real life experiences to add to their overall education.

Description: Build your Set Carpentry Skills with the San Francisco Playhouse Scene Shop Crew! Intern will have the opportunity to engage in the build process from start (Production Meeting) to finish (Strike). Great position for students or graduates seeking careers in Production Management, Stage Management or Technical Theatre. Are you an organized individual with solid research skills, technical skills and a passion for the arts? This position is for you!

International Applicants: San Francisco Playhouse cannot sponsor or assist applicants in the visa application process. For more information, please contact your schools International Programs office, or the United States embassy in your country.

You Will Learn:
A Behind-the-Scenes look at how a professional theatre company puts on a show
Making Theatre happen on Budget!
How to Read Scenic Draftings
Hands-On Theatrical Scene Shop Building Experience
Proper Set Construction, Load-In + Strike Safety Principles
How to Troubleshoot Scenic Designs
Bringing a Set to Life from Page to Stage!

What We Expect:
Theatre Major or Minor
Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.
Good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Computer Competence (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, etc.) Mac savvy a plus!
Flexibility with Changing Priorities and Demands
Ability to Multi-Task and Prioritize
Ability to Collaborate, Analyze and Problem-Solve
Evening and Weekend availability required
Time Management Skills a Must
A Can-Do Attitude!
Must have reliable transportation to and from off-site scene shop in Hayward, CA.

Internships require 15 - 40 hours per week commitment. This includes a good amount of weekend and evening time. Interns should expect to be at SFPH at least 3-5 days each week for 4-8 hours per day. Schedules may vary week to week based on the theatres needs.

Regardless of department, all interns are expected to be available for:

Observe no less than one Table Read or Final Dress
Production Meetings
Load-In and Strike Assistance as Needed (Mainstage + Sandbox)
Tech Rehearsals as Needed
Assist with Special Events such as Opening Nights and others as needed


Charlotte Brockman

Administrative Manager



(415) 677-9596

Fax: (415) 625-9876

Business Address

588 Sutter St #318

San Francisco, CA 94102

Venue Address

The San Francisco Playhouse

450 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Posted: 02/12/2018 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 02/12/2018 14:41 EST

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