The Artistic Internship program is designed to provide each intern the opportunity to explore all facets of the business of theatre, from administration to performance and production. The program is geared toward applicants who have completed their undergraduate training and are seeking to bridge the gap between their academic career and the professional theatre industry while providing young artists a place to build their early careers. The aim of the program is to equip interns with a clear understanding of how the business of theatre works on every level by providing real-world experience in a hands-on, fast paced environment gaining experience in a variety of capacities using a wide array of skills. Interns will also work alongside and directly with industry professionals, both resident artists and nationally renowned professional guest artists, providing unique networking opportunities.
This is a paid internship with a monthly stipend. Interns participating in the Young Audience Series Touring program will receive an additional per performance stipend when applicable. No housing is provided. All applicants should be local hire with the ability to commute. The internship is a yearlong commitment from start date. Flexible evening and weekend availability as dictated by event calendar required.
All interns, regardless of specific area of focus, will work closely with CSC staff and gain extensive training in day-to-day operations and management of the business including assisting with marketing, development, fundraising, community and educational outreach, company management, patron relations, content creation, social media engagement, web development and maintenance, and all other administrative initiatives. Interns will become proficient with theatre Manager, the ticketing software used widely by performing arts organizations across North America, as well as various other software programs utilized by the organization, including but not limited to, the full Microsoft Office suite and various Adobe programs, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
Performance-focused interns will be granted opportunity to audition for and, if cast, perform in CSC mainstage productions. Although the internship does not guarantee performance roles in CSC mainstage productions, it does promise performance opportunity to those interested. Interns with a performance focus can earn Equity Points through the Equity Membership Candidacy Program (EMC) if cast in a CSC mainstage production operating under an Actors Equity Association (AEA) contract. In addition, interns will be granted the opportunity to perform with the CSC Young Audience Series Touring program. Interns participating in the CSC Young Audience Series Touring program will receive an additional per performance stipend.
Stage Management and Technical focused interns will be granted opportunity to work on both mainstage and touring productions. Interns with this focus will have the opportunity to work in the production shops, rehearsal studios, backstage assignments, assistant direct, assistant stage manage, operate light and sound boards, as well as various other production responsibilities as dictated by individual production needs.
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Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey. For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.
The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Visions Federal Credit Union, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.