APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 20, 2017

Internship opportunities at OPFT are designed to provide an educational, inspirational & career-broadening experience for post high school & undergraduate college students in a variety of aspects of theater arts. The scope of the duties and projects are diverse in nature, but every effort is made to provide an intern experience based on the educational desires of individual Intern Program participants. Intern candidate to the program should be highly driven, enthusiastic and resourceful.


WHY INTERN? 

OPFT Interns work with Chicago area theater professionals. Your intern experience should allow you to connect your art and college experiences to work being done by theater professionals in a creative and supportive atmosphere.                                                                            

Broaden your understanding of professional theater in the Chicago area. Interning with OPFT allows you to begin to build a professional theater network.  These connections may lead to future jobs in the industry and invaluable professional contacts within the theater community.


Intern Tracks & Required Duties:

Session A – 2 weeks, SET BUILD (May 10 – May 24, 2017)  Session A will focus on the SET BUILD for the first production of the season. Interns will be building sets in the park while learning skills associated with set construction under the supervision of our Technical Director and Intern Coordinator.

Session B – 8 weeks MACBETH (May 24 – July 24, 2017)  Session B – Inclusive Theater Internship following all areas involved with producing a full professional production. Interns will:

  • Assist with set construction and painting prior to show opening
  • Be assigned either crew duties (lights, sound, ASM & running crew), or Front of House duties (House Management, Box Office, Concessions)
  • All interns will assist in pre and post show set up and strike.
  • Will have the opportunity to audition for understudy roles. Not all interns will be assigned understudy duties.
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in the Session B Intern Showcase, which will focus on Shakespeare scene work
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in the workshops lead by OPFT Company Members, all working professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Will assist in Set Changeover from the 1st production to the 2nd

Session C – 8 weeks THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST (July 2 – September 3, 2017) Session C – Inclusive Theater Internship following all areas involved with producing a full professional production. Interns will:

  • Assist with Set Changeover of 1st production to 2nd production
  • Assist with set construction and painting prior to show opening
  • Be assigned either Crew Duties (lights, sound, ASM & running crew), or Front of House duties (House Management, Box Office, Concessions)
  • All interns will assist in pre and post show set up and strike.
  • Will have the opportunity to audition for understudy roles. Not all interns will be assigned understudy duties.
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in the Session C Intern Showcase, which will focus on rapier and dagger skills.
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in the workshops lead by OPFT Company Members, all working professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Will assist in Season Strike.

Arts Administration Internship (Seasonal)

  1. Work directly with managing director assisting in the day-to-day administrative duties of the company.
  2. Assist with data entry, website updates, database updates and production calendar maintenance.

Casting Internship (Seasonal)

  1. Work directly with casting director assisting in the seasonal administrative duties of OPFT.
  2. Attend performances
  3. Data entry
  4. Assist in auditions & casting

INTERNS ADDITIONALLY RECEIVE:

  1. Four (4) complimentary tickets to all OPFT summer season productions, and two (2) tickets to all OPFT summer season opening night performances.
  2. The opportunity to take advantage of our First Folio Theatre ticket summer season exchange program.
  3. College credit as arranged with your individual college or university.

APPLY  TODAY!

Complete and submit the application, including your personal statement, & resume to OPFT Managing Director, Jhenai Mootz, jhenai@oakparkfestival.com, with INTERN APP 2017″ in the subject line.

 

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