Internships

Technical Theatre Interns

June 4th-August 31st 2018

Internship at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol

June 4th-August 31st 2018

The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol are seeking interns in Production/Administration for the summer of 2018. Located in The Villages, Florida, approximately 50 miles North of Orlando and 60 miles South of Gainesville, The Sharon and The Studio Theatre, are a professional road house and regional theatre (respectively) which houses plays/musicals and concerts on the road and simultaneously operate a professional regional theatre. Qualifications for Production Management/Administrative interns in the summer of 2018 will include/but not be limited to the following:

Administrative/Production Management Interns:

  • Assist the Artistic Director/ Resident Director/Production Manager in structuring and maintaining all files and correspondence for season auditions for the 2018-2019 Season.
  • Serve as a research assistant/dramaturg to the Artistic Director/Resident Director/Production Manager in historical research on any and all productions in both The Sharon and The Studio Theatre.
  • Work under the supervision of the Operations Manager and/or Artistic Director and Booking Coordinator in tracking sales or cost history and marketing.
  • Assist Technical Director and/or any production staff member in our 2018 Summer Camp for children.
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License
  • Updating digital paperwork, creating production and performance calendars in compliance with AEA (Actors’ Equity Association) rules, assisting in other production areas as needed (including costume, sound, lighting, scenery, marketing, and box office), and other projects as assigned.
  • In Addition all applicants should have: Strong computer skills and diversity in Microsoft Office is required. A working knowledge of the performing arts preferred, and/or a significant dedication to learning the daily operations of Performing Arts administration and Production Management is expected. College students (at the sophomore-senior level) working towards a degree in an aspect of the performing arts (i.e. Theatre, Dance, Music) is preferred.
  • All Interns of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol are expected to be:
    • Self-motivated
    • Detail oriented
    • Follow directions well
    • Maintain efficient and consistent work habits
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Have Intermediate mathematical skills
    • The ability to adapt to change in assignment with little notice
    • Proactive work habits
    • Enjoy creative problem-solving

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 ($8.25 per/hour effective January 1st, 2018).

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 Internships@Thevillages.com
  • A pre-screening/interview via skype or Facetime will be required for all potential interns whose submissions are being considered.
  • Potential applications who need to return to classes before August 31st, should still submit resumes. A concluding date can be negotiated based on said person’s availability.
  • At the conclusion of residency an exit interview will be required.

Please direct questions to:

Trevin Cooper
Director of Education/Resident Director of The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol
Trevin.Cooper@Thevillages.com

No phone calls please.

Internship at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol

June 4th-August 31st 2018

The Sharon and The Studio Theatre are seeking interns in Technical Theatre for the summer of 2018. Located in The Villages, Florida, approximately 50 miles North of Orlando and 60 miles South of Gainesville, The Sharon and The Studio Theatre, are a professional road house and regional theatre (respectively) which houses plays/musicals and concerts on the road and simultaneously operate a professional regional theatre. Qualifications for Technical Theatre interns in the summer of 2018 will include/but not be limited to the following:

Technical Theatre Interns

  • Will be used as carpenters, scenic artists, electricians, and sound engineers.
  • Assist in constructing sets for all four of the shows for The Studio’s 2018 – 2019 season.
  • Assist in the daily operations as well as the maintenance of The Sharon.
  • Assist in our 2018 Summer Camp for children.
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License
  • Skills required: basic shop skills, basic power tools, basic stage electrics, ability to read draftings.
  • 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) is preferred.
  • All interns will fall under the supervision of the Director of Education, with daily assignments provided by the intern’s 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 of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol are expected to be:
    • Self-motivated
    • Detail oriented
    • Follow directions well
    • Maintain efficient and consistent work habits
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Have Intermediate mathematical skills
    • The ability to adapt to change in assignment with little notice
    • Proactive work habits
    • Enjoy creative problem-solving

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 ($8.25 per/hour effective January 1st, 2018).

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 Internships@Thevillages.com
  • A pre-screening/interview via skype or Facetime will be required for all potential interns whose submissions are being considered.
  • Potential applications who need to return to classes before August 31st, should still submit resumes. A concluding date can be negotiated based on said person’s availability.
  • At the conclusion of residency an exit interview will be required.

Please direct questions to:

Trevin Cooper
Director of Education/Resident Director of The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol
Trevin.Cooper@Thevillages.com

No phone calls please.