Burning Coal Theatre Company can create two kinds of internships (see below). Both include Arts Administration. Other possible areas of learning include technical theatre, acting, directing, stage managing or a combination of the above. Those interested in working in an intern relationship with Burning Coal should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume, if you have one. We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available.

Acting Internship


The Acting Internship has 2 components:
1. The targeted area of focus (Acting)
- Roles will be provided as possible throughout the term of the internship.
- Acting will take place during evenings and weekends. Total time commitment will vary based on shows and their rehearsal schedules.

2. An arts administration component, which teaches the artist about the various things that go into running a professional theatre
- Would take place during business hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Monday through Friday according to the the intern’s availability.
- 20 Hours per week.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and availability to info@burningcoal.org with the subject line “Acting Internship”.  NOTE:  Burning Coal offers housing to all out of state interns.

Directing Internship


The Directing Internship has 2 components:
1. The targeted area of focus (Directing)
- Assistant directing positions will be provided as possible throughout the term of the internship.
- Directing will take place during evenings and weekends. Total time commitment will vary based on shows and their rehearsal schedules.

2. An arts administration component, which teaches the artist about the various things that go into running a professional theatre
- Would take place during business hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Monday through Friday according to the the intern’s availability.
- 20 Hours per week.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and availability to info@burningcoal.org with the subject line “Directing Internship”  NOTE:  Burning Coal offers housing to all out of state interns.

Education Intern


Responsibilities will include:
  • Maintaining school, student and university databases
  • Assisting in the facilitation of Burning Coal’s in-school programs: Fuse and ShakeScenes.
  • Assisting in the coordination of various education programs, including classroom residencies, student performances, and on-site classes.
  • Attending and taking notes at meetings with school partners.
  • Writing contracts, letters of agreement, and invoices.
  • Coordinating workshop materials and coordinating workshops.
  • Marketing for Fuse, NYC Tours, and on-site classes.
  • Shadow a teaching artist in a residency and working toward co-teaching opportunities.
  • Coordinating documentation for school programs and documenting at school performances.
  • Conducting teacher and student interviews/surveys.

Ideal candidates will be self-starters, have strong organizational skills and a demonstrated interest in education.

Stage Management Internship


The Stage Management Internship has 2 components:
1. The targeted area of focus (Stage Management)
- Assistant stage managing positions will be provided as possible throughout the term of the internship.
- Stage management will take place during evenings and weekends. Total time commitment will vary based on shows and their rehearsal schedules.

2. An arts administration component, which teaches the artist about the various things that go into running a professional theatre
- Would take place during business hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Monday through Friday according to the the intern’s availability.
- 20 Hours per week.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and availability to info@burningcoal.org with the subject line “Stage Management Internship”.  NOTE: Burning Coal offers housing to all out of state interns.

Season-long Internships


Season-long internships occur during our production season (approximately August through May) and will include components related to our mainstage programming (assistant directing, assistant stage management, assisting designers and in some cases performance opportunities).  NOTE:  Burning Coal offers housing for all out of state interns for the duration of your internship.

Summer Internships


Summer internships are focused on arts management and are specifically for young people who want to learn about the theatre inside-out, do a little bit of everything, and see what it really takes to make a nonprofit theatre run.  They do not typically include acting, directing or design-related components, though it may be possible to incorporate some elements into your internship.  Over the summer, we do not produce on our mainstage or second stage, so don’t have that option.  Tasks may include grant writing, database administration, social media work, advertising sales, graphic design, facilities management and things of that nature.  Production focus related to our KidsWrite Festival and our Summer Theatre Conservatories may be included.  NOTE: Burning Coal offers housing to all out of the area interns.

 

Past Productions & Events

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