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: Become a member of the San Francisco Playhouse Stage Management Team! Interns will have the opportunity to engage in the process of stage managing a show from start to finish. Great position for students or graduates seeking careers in Stage Management or Technical Theatre. Are you an organized individual with solid backstage theatre 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:
Proper Rehearsal Etiquette + Procedures
Work directly with an Equity Stage Manager, learning rules and contracts
How to put together a Rehearsal Schedule
Basic Associated Administrative Skills
Proper Backstage Area Set-Up
Being on book, helping actors learn lines, cueing and line notes

Duties Include but not limited to:

Assist at Rehearsals
o Taking blocking notes
o Tracking and Running of Rehearsal Props and Costumes
o Being on book Cueing + Line Notes
o Running Lines with Actors cueing and line notes
o Maintain Craft Table
Load-In and Load-Out of Rehearsal Space (incl taping out rehearsal space)
Assist with Costume maintenance during show run
Assist with repairs, replacements, etc to maintain running show

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!

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 Design Run
Production Meetings
Load-In and Strike Assistance as Needed (Mainstage + Sandbox)
Tech Rehearsals as Needed


Charlotte Brockman

Administrative Manager



(415) 677-9596

Fax: (415) 625-9876

Business Address

588 Sutter St #318

San Francisco, CA 94102

Posted: 02/12/2018 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 02/12/2018 14:34 EST

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