Totem Pole Playhouse
Fayetteville, PA

Expires: 06/04/19

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$150 per week

Production Internships are available in all areas of technical production. All production interns will participate fully in the day-to-day operations in all departments and gain practical experience working and training with professional designers, directors and production personnel. In order to encourage better-rounded artists, all interns will work in multiple areas of production in order to gain awareness and appreciation of all the elements of theater production. Duties as assigned will be to build/strike/load-in scenery, work in costumes, work in properties, do lighting strikes and hangs, and be run crew (such as deck crew, A2, light/sound board op, spot op, or wardrobe).
The ideal candidates are energetic and in the early to intermediate stages of their careers and display a strong interest in furthering their professional development and a commitment to working as part of a team in a rigorous summer stock schedule. The candidates will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, capable of lifting at least 50 lbs, and working long hard hours. Time commitment is the entire summer, with some flexibility, working 9am to 5pm, 6 days a week, and evenings if assigned as production run crew. Expect to work 8 -12 hour days all summer long. There are nine Mondays off.
College credit may be available. Check with your school for further details.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Stage Management Internship)
The Production Assistant will assist the AEA Stage Manager(s) and Assistant Stage Manager(s) with scheduling, and running rehearsals and performances. Duties will include: producing daily rehearsal schedules, reports, and fitting schedules, as well as producing and communicating run sheets and all paperwork for the production crew. The candidate will also work closely with the Props Master and/or designers in order to maintain property lists, storage, and use for a fast-paced 5-show season. Qualifications are to have a good sense of humor, strong organizational, leadership, and management skills, the ability to work well with people, and to function calmly under pressure, with demanding personalities, and working long hours. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, and lifting at least 50 lbs. This position may earn EMC points as desired.

Scenic/prop Intern- (3)
Interns will work assist props master, technical director and master carpenter. Interns will assist props master acquiring all rehearsal and performance props for our productions. Interns will also assist the technical director and master carpenter with the preparation of set designs, and work on the construction, painting, installation and striking of sets for the four productions. Use of power tools is essential. Scenic/Prop intern will also serve as deck crew for productions during the season. Interns may be required to work in other departments throughout the season.

Paint Intern- (1)
Intern will assist the scenic charge. Work opportunities include varying types of scenic treatments for both realistic and abstract sets with color mixing and foam carving. Interns may be required to work in other departments throughout the season.

Electrics/Audio Intern- (2)
Intern will assist master electrician and sound engineer. Intern will work on a variety of projects and assignments season. Responsibilities for this position include participating in all sound/light system and projection setups, installation, and strikes; and performing general maintenance of sound/light and projection equipment. Interns may be required to work in other departments throughout the season.

Costume Intern- (3)
Interns will assist the designers with, construction, and alteration of costumes for the four productions during our season. Interns will serve as wardrobe backstage during productions. Interns will be responsible for the laundering and preparation for dry cleaning of costumes as well as ironing and any repairs necessary once the show is open. Interns may be required to work in other departments throughout the season.

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvanias premiere professional summer theatre, located in the spectacular 1,200-acre Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, is seeking a full slate of technical staff positions (including Equity Membership Candidates) for this legendary A.E.A./COST summer theatres 69th award-winning 5-show season.
The Totem Pole Playhouse 2019 season schedule runs May 14th thru September 8th. Contract dates vary with some flexibility in regards to start dates and end dates, but applicants should ideally be available for the entire season.
Internships include housing (with roommates) and a weekly stipend. Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points are also available for certain internships.
Totem Pole Playhouse is a fully-professional summer theatre with an excellent reputation within the industry. Please be honest about your abilities. Inability to follow through with prescribed duties will result in termination.
If required, most staff positions provide housing in private bedrooms within shared staff houses.

*E-mail resume, cover letter, area of interest, and three (3) references with phone numbers and emails to:
Robert Salm
Production Manager
*Totem Pole Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Robert Salm

Production Manager


Business Address

9555 Golf Course RD

Fayetteville, PA 17222

Posted: 12/04/2018 19:05:55 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2018 22:00 EST

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