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Center for Puppetry Arts
Atlanta, GA
INTERNSHIP

Expires: 11/30/17

Job Dates

January 2, 2018-March 4, 2018

Pay

Unpaid

The Center for Puppetry Arts Stage Management Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
The focus of the program will be active participation in a Center production. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe and participate in daily rehearsal duties, and assist the Stage Manager in tracking and managing the development of the production. The Intern will also serve as understudy for the Production Stage Manager and may have the opportunity to run the show at least once during the run of the production. In addition to the participation in a Center production, the Intern will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
Attend programmed guest artist and adult series performances
Attend programmed workshops with guest artists
Shadow the Stage Manager for a Guest Artist show at the Center

Schedule:
The schedule will be determined by the needs of the production and mutually agreed upon by Intern and Center staff. It will closely mirror that of the Production Stage Manager. During the rehearsal period Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. All additional activities will be scheduled during the prep week, prior to, or during the run of the show at mutually agreed upon times. See attached schedule for production dates and times.

Duties and Desired Qualifications:
Interns must be focused, motivated, team-oriented, flexible, and possess strong theater skills. Prior experience with stage management required and preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue a career in the arts.
o Duties may include:
Assisting with preparation and maintenance of space for rehearsals
Operating one or more technical elements during rehearsals (audio playback, video recording, lighting, microphones)
Communicating between rehearsal personnel and other members of Production Staff
Assisting performers during the rehearsal process (being on book, acting as a stand-in, taking line notes, etc.)
Script supervision
Paperwork production
Assisting with preparation of upcoming CPA productions
Other miscellaneous office tasks as assigned

O Desired Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills
Excellent time and task management skills
A positive and professional attitude
Should be a self-starter
Clerical skills
Knowledge of PC and Mac Platforms
Knowledge of technical theater
Knowledge of basic notation for theater (blocking, technical terms, and equipment)

To be considered, please email your resume, letter of interest, and course requirements (if applicable) to the Internship Coordinator at internship@puppet.org. Competitive applicants will be contacted to set up an interview. The specific show schedule can be found at http://www.puppet.org/about/work-with-us/

Contact

Megan Montague

Volunteer/Internship Coordinator

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http://www.puppet.org

(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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