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Apprentice/ Internships

Spotlight on Careers Internship Program

The STAGES St. Louis Spotlight on Careers Internship Program is designed to train the next generation of theatre professionals in the skills necessary to become successful and integral parts of the theatre community. We combine practical hands-on experience with the opportunity to work with and learn from the seasoned theatre professionals. While immersed in the professional world, our interns gain in-depth knowledge and experience in their chosen areas to become well-rounded theatre practitioners.

STAGES offers internships in a variety of areas including all production aspects, company management, marketing, development, Theatre for Young Audiences, and education programming. Internships are only available during the season from June - October. Interns are provided with a weekly stipend. STAGES does not provide housing for interns.

Company Management Internship

The company management intern works directly with the Artistic Coordinator to provide the highest level of hospitality to STAGES' artists. The company management internship provides the opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day details of the Acting and Production Company's professional lives. This includes activities relating to travel, housing, special needs, health and well-being, hospitality, and working to integrate artists into STAGES and the surrounding community. The successful applicant is ambitious, self-motivated, works well in a fast-paced environment and responds with flexibility to the needs of various collaborators and to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities. Applicants should demonstrate strong organizational skills, proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, and a strong sense of humor and maturity. This intern must have a valid driver's license, a reliable personal vehicle, and a flexibie schedule.

Education Internship

Education Interns assist the artistic and education staff with planning and running STAGES St. Louis Performing Arts Academy programs. Responsibilities include research, organizing material, leading warm-ups, and assisting in developing and teaching theatre camps with professional artists. Interns will also take part in the ongoing administration of education and outreach programs. This internship is very rigorous and applicants should be prepared to think quickly, be proactive, and respond with flexibility to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities. Applicants should have experience working with children and an interest in arts education. This intern must have a valid driver's license, a reliable personal vehicle, and a flexible schedule. 

Production Internship

STAGES offers production internships for the following departments:
  • Carpentry/Run Crew
  • Costume Shop Management
  • Properties
  • Audio
  • Electrics
  • Production Management
  • Stage Management

These interns will work closely in each respective department. Our interns work alongside full-time and seasonal staff in all aspects of production. Our season runs from early April until mid-October. Within those dates, we are able to create internships for shorter lengths of time. 

Internship Details

Compensation
  • All summer positions are paid positions
  • Reduced priced tickets for each production you work on
Candidate Requirements
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled as a college student or recent college graduate
  • Be a resident of the St. Louis, MO area or able to relocate to St. Louis and provide local housing for the duration of your internship
  • Be able to provide own local transportation
  • Able to work 30-40 hours per week of internship
To Apply
Please submit the following materials to
  • Cover Letter, indicating Internship or area of interest
  • Resume
  • References, Academic or Professional (3 preferred)
  • Personal Statement

 

Apprenticeship Program

The STAGES St. Louis Spotlight on Careers Apprentice Program bridges the gap between collegiate and professional life by providing recent college graduates and young professionals rich and challenging experiences that support a future career in arts administration and production. Through this program, aspiring arts leaders have the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals in their fields of study. The program is designed to immerse participants in the theatre production process and the culture of patronage, providing a full view of established and dynamic company. Apprenticeships run from mid-May to mid-September.

Arts Administration Apprenticeship

Apprentices have the opportunity to complete projects in many administrative departments in the theatre office, and are actively mentored by the Artistic Coordinator and Administrative Staff. Apprentices will be exposed to contract administration, theatrical unions, human resources, payroll, production/stage management, box office, house management, marketing and public relations, and donor relations. Apprentices will work directly with and assist the Executive Producer, Director of Development, Director of Marketing and the Artistic Coordinator. Apprentices will also work on the Theatre for Young Audiences production of MADAGASCAR TYA helping develop and coordinate student activities surrounding the show. Candidates should possess strong communication, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills, as well as a basic knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft applications, and be able to work with children. This apprentice must have a valid driver's license and a reliable personal vehicle.
Compensation
  • All summer positions are paid a weekly stipend
  • Reduced priced tickets for each production you work on
Candidate Requirements
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled as a college student or recent college graduate
  • Be a resident of the St. Louis, MO area or able to relocate to St. Louis and provide local housing for the duration of your internship/apprenticeship
  • Able to work 30-40 hours per week of internship/apprenticeship
To Apply
Please submit the following materials to by March 9, 2018.
  • Cover Letter, indicating Internship or area of interest
  • Resume 
  • References, Academic or Professional (3 preferred)
  • Personal Statement 

 

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