2018 Application Now Open!
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:
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 www.baystreet.org/page/internships 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
Emily Auciello – Sound Intern 2011
Jessica Creager – Electrics Intern 2011
Sophie Kurtze – Stage Management Intern 2011
Bethany Reinfeld – Carpentry Intern 2011
Lauren Stern – Stage Management Intern 2011
George Horrocks – Electrics Intern 2012
Gabrielle D’Entremont – Costume Intern 2013
Tristan James – Paint Intern 2013
Justin M. Petito – Electric Intern 2013
Samantha Young – Marketing Intern 2013
David Plotnick – Carpentry Intern 2013
Betsy Chester – Lighting Intern 2014
Joel Cote – Stage Management Intern 2014
Shaughn Bryant – Sound Intern 2015
Kelsey Vonderhaar – Wardrobe Intern 2015
Courtney Kossick – Wardrobe Intern 2014