Production Interns Opera Saratoga • Seasonalhttp://www.operasaratoga.orgSaratoga Springs, NY
Opera Saratoga, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, is looking for Production Interns for Stage Management, Lighting, Carpentry/Run Crew, and Property interns for its 2013 opera festival.
Formerly known as Lake George Opera, the company has been in operation since 1962 and performs for more than 25,000 people annually. 2013 repertoire includes Lucia di Lammermoor
by Gaetano Donizetti and H.M.S. Pinafore
by Gilbert & Sullivan.
Season starts June 3 and ends after July 12, 2013. Housing is provided during the contracted time. Please visit our web site at: www.operasaratoga.org
This is an excellent opportunity for interns to apply their knowledge and gain additional hands-on experience.
Please review the application requirements at the end of this page. If you are only available for a portion of the season, you are still encouraged to apply and note that on your application.
We encourage applicants to submit their materials as early as possible.
This intern assists the Stage Manager and staff in all aspects of the production process while gaining knowledge about stage management in a repertory setting. This intern will learn about working with professional union orchestras and gain an understanding of the relation of technical elements to the production process; tracking changes; noting blocking; tracking props and aiding the Stage Manager with the creation of scene breakdowns, plots, and schedules. This internship requires a full-time commitment beginning May 31 and ending July 12, 2013. Candidates with some knowledge of theater production and some stage management experience are preferred.
The lighting intern will get hands-on experience working with electricians and designers. The intern will assist the lighting staff in special projects, electrics load-ins, and focusing and tech of shows. An intern will learn how paperwork, rental orders, and special effects are prepared and how the lighting staff works with the Lighting Designer. Candidates should have some basic knowledge of theater lighting and electrics. Available times of commitment: June 3 –July 12, 2013.
The scenery/running crew intern develops scenery construction techniques and/or management skills within the context of a repertory scene shop. Working with the shop staff, the intern assists in the construction, finishing, and installation of scenery. While working with the Technical Director, the intern assists in the budgeting, purchasing and drafting processes. Additionally the intern will receive training and participate in running crew, and change-over crew. The possibility of working in one or more areas backstage (wardrobe, stage-hand, properties, electrics, flies), depends on their interests and the current production needs. Candidates should have some knowledge of scenic carpentry and a background in technical theater. Available times of commitment: June 3 – July 12, 2013.
The costume intern will work closely with the Costume Shop Manager and staff to assist in all areas of a costume shop. Depending on the individual's interests and skills, the intern may assist in shopping, fabric modification, stitching, millinery, and crafts. Basic sewing skills are required for all candidates. Available times of commitment: Available times of commitment: June 3 – July 12, 2013
The properties intern will work closely with the Properties Manager and staff. This intern will assist the properties staff in the construction, acquisition, finishing, and installation of set props, set dressing, and hand props. Attendance at production meetings, design meetings, and technical rehearsals may be included in the responsibilities. Candidates should have experience in carpentry, crafts, and technical theater. Available times of commitment: June 3 – July 12, 2013.
An application includes: a cover letter indicating specific area of interest and how this internship would be beneficial to you and Opera Saratoga, an up-to-date resume, and two letters of recommendation from people who know you and your work. Please indicate your available times.