BAY STREET'S SUMMER INTERSHIP PROGRAM
Bay Street's interns experience first hand the workings of an active professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical production. Actively working with trade professionals in the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater.
Interns receive hands-on training in an extensive range of theatre skills through a rigorous schedule of production work. While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns are encouraged to focus their internship in particular fields of interest (e.g. Lighting, Scenic Construction and Painting, Costumes, Sound, Company Management, Stage Management, Administrative and Box Office). Interns may also assist designers and/or department heads. During performances, interns may also participate backstage as running crew.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to qualify, and must be motivated individuals with a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theater. Length of internship will vary individually depending on availability; interns may begin as early as May 1, and may be needed through mid September.
Shared housing will be provided within close proximity to the theater; however a vehicle is recommended. Along with housing, you will be paid a stipend of $100/ week.
Costume Construction/Stitcher: 2 positions
Assist with construction and alteration of costumes for 3 shows. Must have basic theatrical sewing skills. Responsible for wardrobe or running crew on all shows and maintaining current show costumes.
Wardrobe Supervisor: 1 position
Assigned to most shows and sometimes an entire season. Sometimes assigned to a designer as his/her assistant in New York to help prep the show for its arrival in Sag Harbor. Oversee the running of a show or season, freeing other personnel to work on additional projects. Ability to get along with shop staff as well as the actors is a must. Strong sewing skills needed, as this person is often handling the show alone.
Lighting/Electrics: 3 positions
Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus. Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew). Maintain current show and lighting inventory. Must have basic knowledge of electricity and be familiar with theatrical lighting instruments.
Sound: 1 position
Assist in system installation, clear-com and monitor system hook ups. Running board and maintaining current show. Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ's, effects, etc.
Scenic Carpentry: 2 positions
Assist in the set construction of 3 shows, load-ins, and strikes. Must have an understanding of power tools and good carpentry skills. All shows are built in-house. No running crew responsibilities. Must have a vehicle.
Scenic Artist: 2 positions
Assist the charge painter with all scenery and prop painting and maintain current show. No running crew responsibilities. Must have good layout and faux scenic skills.
Props: 1 position
Assist Props Director in the creation, procuring and maintenance of all props for each show. Includes running crew duties.
Company Manager Assistant: 1 position
Aid the company manager in scheduling and coordinating all artists' housing and travel. Help accommodate any and all artist's questions and requests throughout their engagement. Facilitate company meals on matinee and tech days. Assist with the management of all artists hospitality, stock and maintain green room and dressing rooms, plus miscellaneous production and administrative duties. Also required to work on running crews.
Master Carpenter: 1 position
Assist the technical director overseeing construction, load-in, and strike of 3 sets. Build with and run carpentry crew of 2-3 people. Must have excellent carpentry and management skills. Maintain shop supplies and calculate materials needed. No running crew responsibilities. This is a salaried position.
Stage Management: 2-3 positions
Assist the stage manager in setting up, cleaning and maintaining the rehearsal studio. Running errands, coordinating with designers, director and stage manager, overseeing and supervising the running crew. Setting up back stage wings and prop tables, maintenance and care of props. Must have stage manager experience. All shows are rehearsed in NYC, must have your own housing in New York, but housing provided during the run in Sag Harbor.
Administrative/Development Assistant: 1 position
Assist in all office and administrative matters, particularly development. Duties include, but are not limited to: mailings, filing, copying, answering phones, running errands, processing contracts, data entry and assistance with special events. May also have running crew duties.
Marketing Assistant: 1 position
Assist Director of Marketing and Public Relations with all marketing, advertising, publicity and public relations projects. Help create advertising, posters, postcards, flyers and distribute, posting on websites and social media, coordinating Playbill bios and all other copy changes and approvals prior to printing. Coordinate approvals on all collateral and press releases with Director of Marketing. Proofreading skills and copywriting perferred. Quark or InDesign and Photoshop experience helpful; general computer and typing skills required. May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc. May also have running crew duties.
Box Office: 1 position
Assist in Box Office, including tickets sales, data entry, copying and filing. May also have running crew duties.
TO SPONSOR AN INTERN, PLEASE CALL THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT 631-725-0818.