Internships

 

2019 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

 

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.  Former interns have gone on to successful careers at organizations including The Alley Theatre, NETworks Productions, Signature Theatre, Lincoln Center, Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Williamstown Theatre Festival among many more.

 

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, outdoor community performances, arts education workshops and camps for children, the annual Gala fundraiser, and many more events and shows.

 

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

 

In 2018, Bay Street launched a new Acting Initiative which added four Acting Apprentice Interns to Bay Street’s summer program.  Now in its second year, all interns participate in a production that runs for a limited number of public, ticketed 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 17, 2019.  For production/technical interns, priority consideration is given to those who are available for extended weeks from May 13-September 2, 2019.  Evening and weekend work required.  Shared housing is provided, and candidates with a personal vehicle are strongly preferred for a number of the intern positions.  

Along with free housing, interns also receive a weekly $100 stipend, a $25-$50 gas stipend for those using a personal vehicle, tickets to Bay Street performances as available, and invaluable professional experience. 

Interested applicants should 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.

 


  

2019 AVAILABLE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

 

Directing/Producing Apprentice:

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 “Acting Initiative” at Bay Street, this intern will conceive of and direct a 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.

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Acting Apprentices:

Positions: 4

Supervisor: Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education & Community Outreach

 

The Acting Apprentices are the core of Bay Street’s Acting Initiative.  They are 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 Under the Stars outdoor theater initiative, readings throughout the summer, and understudying roles in the Mainstage season.  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.  Acting Apprentices will also participate in Acting workshops and an Actors Gym to develop specific skills over the course of the summer. They will also have other responsibilities in Education, Marketing and Administration to be determined by the skill set of each Apprentice and the needs of Bay Street over the course of the summer.

 

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.  Candidates available to stay through September 2 will be given priority consideration.

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Wardrobe Intern:

Positions: 3

Supervisor: Costume Shop Manager

 

Assist in the setup of the costume shop and wardrobe areas for beginning of season; Assist in the restoration of the costume shop at the end of the season, including updating the stock item inventory and re-stocking general supplies and materials; Assist in pattern making, draping, and construction of all costume/wardrobe related needs; Assist in providing wardrobe and soft goods support to all BST events including, but not limited to mainstage shows, concerts, comedian performances, outdoor performances, lobby shows, galas, and other special events/projects; Assist performers with costume changes during production runs; Assist in the maintenance of costumes throughout shows runs including repairs, adjustments, and performer requests; Assist in all load-in and load-outs as needed; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Participate in the wardrobe/costume elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater. Must have basic theatrical sewing skills.

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Lighting/Electrics Intern:

Positions: 3

Supervisor: Lighting Supervisor

 

Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus; Assist in all load-in and load-outs; Assist in providing lighting and general support to all BST events including, but not limited to mainstage shows, concerts, comedian performances, outdoor performances, lobby shows, galas, and other special events/projects; Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew); Maintain current show and lighting inventory, along with basic maintenance in the theater; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Participate in the lighting/electrics elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater

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Sound Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Audio Supervisor/Master Electrician/Sound Designer

 

Assist in sound installation, cabling, strike, repair, and mixing; Assist in all load-in and load-outs; Assist in providing sound and general support to all BST events including, but not limited to mainstage shows, concerts, comedian performances, outdoor performances, lobby shows, galas, and other special events/projects; Responsible for running shows (soundboard operation or running crew); Maintain current show and sound inventory, along with basic maintenance in the theater; Live mixing for the summer musical; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Participate in the sound elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ's, effects, Q-Lab.

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Scenic/Carpentry Intern:

Positions: 2

Supervisor: Technical Director/Master Carpenter

 

Assist in the construction and installation for all Mainstage productions; Assist in the construction of sets to ensure design completion and labor efficiency to balance budget necessities with design integrity; Actively participate in scenic load-in and load-outs; Assist in maintaining shop equipment; Assist in an initial build phase of our fall 2019 Lit Live production which will commence at a time TBD in August once final mainstage show has opened; Assist in the coordination and build of scenic needs for all other BST events including, but not limited to concerts, comedian performances, outdoor performances, lobby shows, galas, and other special events/projects as needed; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Participate in the design and construction of the scenic elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater and/or scenic shop

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Scenic Artist Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Charge Painter/Technical Director

 

Assist in all paint and scenic treatments for all Mainstage productions ; Assist in maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas; Assist in instructing run crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces, paints, mixes and sculpts scenic and prop elements; Assist in generating paint samples, swatches, and touch up kits according to the set designer’s specifications; Assist in the maintenance of paint equipment and supplies; Actively participate in scenic load-in and load-outs; Work all technical and dress rehearsals, assist in changes and touch ups to all paint and scenic needs; Assist in an initial build/paint phase of our fall 2019 Lit Live production which will commence at a time TBD in August once final mainstage show has opened; Assist in the coordination and application of scenic paint needs for all other BST events including, but not limited to concerts, comedian performances, outdoor performances, lobby shows, galas, and other special events/projects as needed; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Assist with run crew duties at Bay Street’s annual fundraising Gala Participate in the scenic paint design and construction of the scenic elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater and/or scenic shop

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Props Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Prop Director / Technical Director

 

Assist in the construction, procurement and/or finishing of all theatrical properties and set dressings for mainstage productions; Attend all necessary design and production meetings as determined by the Production Manager; Assist in troubleshooting and managing on-going rehearsal needs and performer requests.  Create and maintain the properties list; Assist in providing suitable rehearsal props, assist in load-in and out at NYC rehearsal studios; Assist in final needs and adjustments to properties arising in technical rehearsals and preview periods; Collaborate with the run-crew on show pre-set; Assist in the return of all rental props and unused props purchases in a timely fashion; Assist with prop needs for other summer season programming including Music Mondays, Bay Street Under the Stars readings, the New Works Festival, and others special events/projects as necessary; Attend all strike calls and assist in the return and/or restoration of all props at the conclusion of each production; Assist in the restoration of props storage at the end of the season, including updating the stock item inventory and re-stocking general supplies; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Participate in the properties and scenic dressing elements of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions as needed including at Bay Street’s annual fundraising Gala; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater

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Development & Administration Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Director of Development

 

Assist Director of Development and Development Manager with all fundraising related projects; Assist in the cultivation and relationship management of board members, Patrons, VIPs donors, and theater members; Assist in the coordination and execution of numerous special events and Patron gatherings; Assist in the coordination and execution of BST’s annual fundraising Gala and silent auction; Assist with data entry and tracking of contributed income in PatronManager software; Assist in coordinating house seats and assist in greeting important audience members in conjunction with the box office staff; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, and other administrative tasks as assigned etc.; Assist in the coordination and execution of preview night, opening night, and closing night receptions and parties; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions as needed; Participate in the coordination and execution of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater 

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Marketing Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Marketing Associate

 

Assist Director of Marketing and Marketing Associate with all marketing, advertising, and public relations project; Help create posters, postcards, flyers and distribute; Maintain marketing collateral in Bay Street’s lobby and outdoor displays to keep information up to date; Assist in publicizing Bay Street Theater events in the community; Coordinate press seats and press kit creation, assist in greeting members of the press as needed; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Assist in the coordination and execution of preview night, opening night, and closing night receptions and parties; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions as needed; Participate in the conception and execution of a marketing and advertising campaign for the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater

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Education Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Education Manager

 

Assist in the planning, administration, oversight and management of enrollment for all camps and workshops; Help to promote all educational programming to schools, families, and the general audiences including press releases, advertisements, public service announcements, interviews, direct mail, email, website, social media, and brochures; Assist in timely communication with parents and teaching artists regarding camp and workshop logistics; Assist in the coordination and operations of camps/workshops which could include assisting the Camp Coordinator with hiring teachers, creating curriculum, communicating with community members and parents, locating and booking space, and keep accurate data on child/parent satisfaction and participation statistics; Assist in the conception and creation new educational programming that expands BST’s reach in the community and with families; Assist in the creation of new educational programs around the mainstage season that encourage audience participation and attendance; Assist in the coordination and execution of preview night, opening night, and closing night receptions and parties; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions if needed; Participate in the conception and execution of educational activities for the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater

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Box Office Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Box Office Manager

 

Assist in all aspects of box office management, including tickets sales, tracking complimentary tickets, subscription management, and data entry utilizing PatronManager’s ticketing software; Work directly with the Box Office Manager to assist audience members in finding and purchasing tickets with the highest level of customer service; Act as the first point of contact for audience members looking to experience performances at Bay Street; Assist in the daily tracking of ticketing reports and sales; Coordinate and oversee all box office related functions of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions as needed including at Bay Street’s annual fundraising Gala

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House Management Intern:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: House Manager

 

Assist in all aspects of front of house management; Liaise with the box office regarding special seating needs and usher seating; Assist in greeting and seating VIP patrons and house seat fulfillment, as well as reserved seating; Assist in overseeing volunteer ushers and their nightly tasks; Assist in program management and preparation in conjunction with the marketing department including overseeing the stuffing of any program inserts; Help to coordinate donation buckets and raffle ticket sales; Assist with lobby, courtyard, and restroom maintenance during performances; Occasional assistance with the lobby bar as needed; Assist with event and artist hospitality needs; Assist with housing management including house setup, artist greeting and transportation, departure checkout assistance; May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions if needed including at Bay Street’s annual fundraising Gala; Coordinate and oversee all house management related functions of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater 

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Resident Production Assistant:

Positions: 1

Supervisor: Production Manager

 

Assist the Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager and show specific Production Assistants in any stage management needs; Assist the stage management team with the load-in/load-out of NYC rehearsal studio as needed; Attend any necessary design and production meetings as determined by the Production Stage Manager; Assist in managing on-going requests from designers, Director, Stage Manager, and Assistant Stage Manager; Assist in troubleshooting and managing on-going rehearsal needs and performer requests; Collaborate with the props intern and run-crew on overseeing show pre-set; Assist in all aspects of production management, including creation of production schedules and coordination of load in and load out scheduling; 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 assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc.; Assist with run crew duties of BST productions as needed; Participate in the coordination and management of the intern production – a show with a limited number of performances to be conceived and produced as a joint effort with the entire intern population; Will act as Stage Manager for this intern production; Participate in daily cleaning, organization, and maintenance calls at the Theater

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