2018 Application Now Open!

Application deadlines:

February 9: Priority Consideration

Post-February 9: By availability only


Bay Street Theater offers the opportunity for interns to experience first-hand the inner workings of a dynamic, professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical and artistic production and arts administration. By actively working with trade professionals throughout the rigorously scheduled rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater. 


Bay Street Theater is a not-for-profit theater located on the beautiful Long Wharf, in Sag Harbor, NY.  The summertime mainstage season features the mounting of 3-4 full theatrical productions, weekly comedy events and musical concerts, the Bay Street Under the Stars annual outdoor production, arts education workshops and camps for children, the annual Gala fundraiser, and many more events and performances.


Through ongoing managerial support and feedback, as well as professional development activities and workshops, our internship program strives to provide the next generation of technical theater, actors, and non-profit leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to careers in their chosen fields.  While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns focus their internship in particular fields of interest, as well as assist designers and/or department heads and participate backstage as running crew during performances.


Bay Street offers a friendly and fun, yet focused environment where individuals come to learn and build their careers. As such, we look for individuals who demonstrate:

  • Maturity and professionalism
  • A “can-do” attitude where no task is too small – or big
  • A strong respect for the collaborative nature of theater, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to take ownership of responsibilities and projects


This summer, Bay Street will launch a new “Apprentice Initiative” which adds four Acting Apprentice Interns to Bay Street’s summer program.  As part of this Initiative, all interns will participate in a production that will run for a limited number of performances in August to be directed, performed, designed, and run by the intern population under the supervision of the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and Technical Department Heads.


The Summer Internship Program runs from May 20-August 18, 2018.  All interns are expected to be available for the duration of the program.  Evening and weekend work required.  Additional extended weeks are available for interns available to stay through September 3, 2018.  Shared housing will be provided within close proximity to the theater, however a vehicle is recommended.  Along with free housing, interns also receive a weekly stipend, tickets to Bay Street performances as available, and invaluable professional experience.


Interested applicants should complete the visit to complete the INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM.  Please have a resume, cover letter stating interest, and 3 references prepared.


Bay Street Theater encourages applications from diverse backgrounds to apply. We seek to create an equitable, inclusive and diverse workplace representative of the core values of our organization. Bay Street Theater is an equal opportunity employer.




Directing/Producing Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director


This position will be cross-disciplinary and will work in many different areas of the theater over the course of the summer.  Responsible for staffing Special Events, including readings and workshops, the Bay Street Under the Stars Outdoor Theater Initiative, Bay Street's Gala, Comedy programs, and more.  Will act as an on-site assistant to all Mainstage directors throughout the summer.  Will also assist in other areas as needed, including literary, run crews, load-ins, marketing and education.  Must have some basic knowledge of technical theater, as well as a specific interest directing and new play development.  This summer, as part of the new “Apprentice Initiative” at Bay Street, this intern will conceive of and direct production to be performed and designed by all of the Bay Street interns.  This production will run for a limited number of performances in August and will be open to the general public.  Will work directly with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director throughout the summer in many different capacities.


To apply, in addition to a cover letter, references and resume, please submit a brief project proposal for a production to direct, no more than one page in length.  The project must require no fewer than 4 actors and no more than 8, must run no longer than 90 minutes, and must be able to be produced with limited resources and on the existing set of a Mainstage production.  It can be an established text, a new play, or a devised work.  Within the proposal, briefly describe the work, the cast and production requirements, and the directorial approach you wish to take with it.



Acting Apprentices:

Positions: 4

Supervisor: Associate Artistic Director and Education Manager


The Acting Apprentices are the core of Bay Street’s new “Apprentice Initiative.”  They will be the primary cast of a production with a limited number of performances to be directed by the Directing/Producing Intern and to be designed and run by the other technical interns.  Other performance opportunities may include the Bay Street Staff and Intern Cabaret, the Bay Street Under The Stars outdoor theater initiative, and readings throughout the summer.  Will be the run-crew for all Mainstage productions and the Summer Gala.  Throughout the summer, will also rotate duties between multiple departments, including Electrics, Carpentry, Scenic, Wardrobe, Stage Management, and House Management/Front of House.  Some basic knowledge of technical theater desired, but not required.  This internship will give all participants broad experience and training in all aspects of creating theater, both on and offstage.


To apply, in addition to cover letter, references, and resume, please submit a video audition consisting of two monologues, one contemporary and one classical.  Musical theater performers should also submit two contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad.


Wardrobe Intern:

Positions: 3

Supervisor: Costume Shop Manager


Assist with construction and alteration of costumes for 3-4 productions. Assist with the coordination of costume fittings as needed. Responsible for wardrobe construction and alterations on all productions, as well as running crew on all shows including maintenance of current show’s costumes.  Must have basic theatrical sewing skills.

Lighting/Electrics Intern:

Positions: 3

Supervisor: Master Electrician


Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus. Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew). Maintain current show and lighting inventory, along with basic maintenance in the theater. Must have basic knowledge of electricity and be familiar with theatrical lighting instruments.

Sound Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Audio Supervisor/Master Electrician/Sound Designer


Assist in sound system, clear-com, Q-Lab, and monitor installations. Running sound board or Q-lab and maintaining current show. Live mixing for our Musical. Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ's, effects, Q-Lab.

Master Carpenter:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Technical Director


Assist the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director in overseeing construction, load-in, and strike of 3-5 sets depending on production schedule. Build with and run intern carpentry crew of people. Must have excellent carpentry and project management skills. Maintain shop supplies and calculate materials needed for each set. No running crew responsibilities. This is a salaried position.


Scenic/Carpentry Intern:

Positions: 3

Supervisor: Technical Director/Master Carpenter


Assist in the set construction of 3-5 shows, load-ins, and strikes. Must have an understanding of power tools, good carpentry skills and ability to read plans. All shows are built in-house. No running crew responsibilities. Personal vehicle a plus.


Scenic Artist Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Charge Painter/Technical Director


Assist the Charge Painter with all scenery and prop painting, and maintain current show as needed. No running crew responsibilities. Must have good layout and faux scenic skills. Personal vehicle a plus.


Props Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Prop Director / Technical Director


Assist Props Director in the creation, procurement and maintenance of all props for each show. Includes running crew duties and maintaining our prop collection inventory/catalogue. Personal vehicle a plus.

Development & Administration Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Director of Development


Assist in all office and administrative matters, particularly fundraising, development, and donor cultivation. Duties include, but are not limited to: mailings, filing, copying, answering phones, running errands, processing contracts, data entry and assistance with special events – especially the annual fundraising Gala. May also have running crew duties.


Marketing Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Marketing Associate


Assist Director of Marketing and Marketing Associate with all marketing, advertising, and public relations projects. Help create posters, postcards, flyers and distribute, etc. Must be proficient in Photoshop and general computer skills.  Assist in publicizing Bay Street events in the community.  Coordinate press seats and press kit creation.  May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc. May also have running crew duties.


Education Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Education Manager


Assist in both hands on and administrative matters that help support educational programming consisting of kids’ summer camps, teen master classes, and special events. Duties include, but are not limited to mailings, marketing, and scheduling.  Will work directly with teaching artists and students in theater camps, as well as interact with parents regarding questions and enrollment assistance.

Box Office Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Box Office Manager


Assist in box office management, including tickets sales, tracking comp tickets, data entry, copying and filing.  Will gain first-hand experience in SaleForce’s PatronManager ticketing software.  May also have running crew duties.


House Management Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: House Manager


Assist in house management including patron seating and customer service, direction of volunteer ushers, liaising with stage management for house opening and show runs, program management and distribution, setting the atmosphere of the patron and attendee’s experience, copying and filing.  Will gain first-hand experience in all aspects of front of house management.  May also have running crew duties.


Production Management Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Production Manager


Assist in production management, including creation of production schedules, coordination of load in and load out scheduling, and coordination.  Will work directly with the Production Manager to assist in the coordination of all production related schedules and departmental teams.  Assist in the coordination of the annual fundraising Gala event and Bay Street Under the Stars outdoor production.  May also have running crew duties.




Bay Street Interns, Where They Are Now:


 Emily AucielloSound Intern 2011

  •  Freelance Sound Designer
  •  Assistant & Designer at many notable companies including:
  •  Signature Theatre
  •  Manhattan Theatre Club
  •  Lincoln Center
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • Primary Stages
  • 2escondStage Theatre
  • And many more…

Jessica CreagerElectrics Intern 2011

  • Freelance Lighting Designer
  • Assistant & Designer at notable companies including:
  • Washington National Opera
  • Moscow Ballet Tour
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • The Santa Fe Opera

Sophie KurtzeStage Management Intern 2011

  • Stage Managed 2015 Drama Desk nominated main stage production of Human Symphony at The New Ohio with the New York Neo-Futurists.
  • Has interned at Julliard (Administration)
  • Grants Assistant for Brooklyn Arts Council

Bethany ReinfeldCarpentry Intern 2011

  • Technical Director at Lyric Arts Company of Anoka (MN)

Lauren SternStage Management Intern 2011

  • Production Assistant at Westport Country Playhouse
  • Interned at The Public Theatre & Williamstown Theatre Festival

George HorrocksElectrics Intern 2012

  • Master Electrician at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse & Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Interned at Williamstown (Carpentry & Lighting)

Gabrielle D’Entremont – Costume Intern 2013

  • Props Artisan for Kinky Boots Tour
  • Wardrobe Assistant at the Flea Theater

Tristan JamesPaint Intern 2013

  • Freelance Scenic Artist in Chicago, working with companies including The Ruckus Theater & Waltzing Mechanics

Justin M. PetitoElectric Intern 2013

  • NETworks Beauty & The Beast Tour

Samantha YoungMarketing Intern 2013

  • Bay Street Marketing Coordinator

David Plotnick – Carpentry Intern 2013

  • Property Manager at Henley Street Theatre

Betsy Chester Lighting Intern 2014

  • Lighting Fellow at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Joel CoteStage Management Intern 2014

  • Assistant Stage Manager at New World Stages NYC
  • Production Assistant at SOHO Rep
  • Stage Management Fellow at Atlantic Theater Company
  • Production Assistant at Goodspeed Musicals

Shaughn BryantSound Intern 2015

  • Bay Street Audio Supervisor

Kelsey VonderhaarWardrobe Intern 2015

  • Costume Intern at Barrington Stage Company

Courtney KossickWardrobe Intern 2014

  • Bay Street Costume Shop Supervisor
  • Fall 2016 Costume Apprentice at Hartford Stage