Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston, SC

Expires: 03/17/19

Job Dates

January 2019 - June 2019


Unpaid Internship with $7,000 stipend flat fee

Spoleto Festival USA Production Intern Spring Semester

For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 43rd season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.

Spoleto Festival USA is seeking a current college student for a spring semester Production internship beginning January 2019 and running through June 2019.

Our Production Intern program provides an opportunity to learn about the world of performing arts and acquire hands-on experience under the guidance of professional arts administrators and technicians in producing an international arts festival.

The Production Intern works directly with Spoletos Director of Production and Production Office Manager. Additionally, they will receive exposure to a wide range of technical professionals, designers and artists throughout the course of the internship. The Production Intern plays an integral part of the process and will assist with a variety of duties to include company management, technical planning, budgeting + financial reporting, contract administration, union correspondence, scheduling + organizing equipment and booking both international + US shipping + transportation. Spoletos Production Intern program will cultivate and nurture the skills necessary to succeed in the fast-paced + high stress professional environments students will face post-graduation.

Ideal candidates will fulfill the following requirements:
Must be a current student working towards a BA/BS in Production Management, Stage Management, Company Management or General Management
Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook)
Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the ability to synthesize information clearly and in a timely fashion
Ability to lift and transport up to 35 lbs.
Must be comfortable and able to work in the following conditions: low light or no light environments, catwalks, climbing ladders, confined spaces, standing for long periods of time

Interns are responsible for providing an outline of your schools requirements for academic credit and arranging all necessary paperwork.

This is an unpaid internship for college credit.

$7,000 stipend for housing and living expenses provided.

Spoleto Festival USA seeks to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and a minimum of 3 references to lgordon@spoletousa.org. No phone calls please.

*Candidates must be available to live and work in Charleston, SC from January 2019 June 2019.

For more information about Spoleto Festival USA please visit www.spoletousa.org


Leah Gordon

Production Office Manager



Business Address

14 George St

Charleston, SC 29401

Posted: 08/16/2018 10:46:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/17/2018 10:22 EST

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