The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
The Villages , FL

Expires: 08/18/20


8.56/hr + Housing

The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol are seeking interns in Scenic Carpentry for the summer of 2020. Located in The Villages of Florida approximately 50 miles North of Orlando and 60 miles South of Gainesville, The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol, are a professional road house and regional theatre (respectively) which houses plays/musicals and concerts on the road and simultaneously operates a professional regional theatre. The summer internship program is an opportunity to learn valuable new skills and work alongside entertainment industry professionals in a creative, supportive environment. Duties for Scenic Carpentry interns in the summer of 2020 will include/but not be limited to the following:

Scenic Carpentry Interns:

Will be used as carpenters and scenic artists.

Assist in constructing sets for all four of the shows for The Studios 2020 2021 season.

Assist in the daily operations as well as the maintenance of The Sharon.

Assist in our 2020 Summer Camp for children.

Must have a Valid Drivers License.

Skills required: basic shop skills, basic power tools, basic stage electrics, ability to read draftings.

All Interns of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol must:
Be self-motivated
Be detail oriented
Follow directions well
Maintain efficiently and consistent work habits
Be able to multitask and prioritize
Possess Strong organizational skills
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Possess Intermediate mathematical skills
Be able to adapt to change in assignment with little notice
Enjoy creative problem-solving
Work effectively in a collaborative environment

College students (at the sophomore-senior level) working towards a degree in an aspect of theatrical design or technology (i.e. Scenic, Lighting, Technical Direction or Stage Management) are preferred.

All interns will fall under the supervision of the Director of Education, with daily assignments provided by the interns direct supervisor. Interns chosen are not only a representative of our institutions, but of The Villages Corporation. Excellent communication skills, razor sharp punctuality, and the ability to present oneself in a professional demeanor, at all times, will be expected.

All interns will receive:
Bi-weekly conference with the Director of Education for mentorship, team building, and networking with industry professionals.
Professional development through the Villages Learning Academy.

Interns chosen will be provided housing and a minimum of 30 hours of work per week/ paid hourly at the rate of minimum wage for the state of Florida ($8.56 per/hour effective January 1st, 2020).

Instructions for Submission:

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references (please do not exceed three references) as one document in PDF format to Nathaniel.Niemi@Thevillages.com

A pre-screening/interview via Skype, Facetime or other video conferencing software will be required for all potential interns whose submissions are being considered.

Potential applications who need to return to classes before September 1st, should still submit resumes. A concluding date can be negotiated based on said persons availability.

At the conclusion of residency an exit interview will be required.

Please direct questions to:

Nathaniel Niemi
Director of Education
The Sharon L. Morse PAC, The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol

Submissions due Monday, March 2nd
No phone calls please.


Nathaniel Niemi

Director of Education



Business Address

1051 Main St.

The Villages , FL 32159

Posted: 02/18/2020 15:24:23 EST

Last Updated: 02/18/2020 18:00 EST

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