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 with Burning Coal as an intern should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume. We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available.

Internships


Intern at Burning CoalBurning Coal Theatre Company can create internships in arts administration, technical theatre, acting, directing, stage managing or a combination of the above.  Those interested in working as an intern with Burning Coal should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume.  We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available. Our email address is coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com.

Acting, directing and stage management internships primarily take place during the season (Sept – May). Arts Management and technical theatre internships are available over the summer or throughout the year. Read More »

Season-long Internships


Season-long internships occur during our production season (approximately August through May) and include components related to our Mainstage programming (assistant directing, assistant stage management, assistant designers and in some cases performance opportunities).  NOTE:  Burning Coal offers housing for all out of state interns (up to 3 at a time) 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 (up to 3 at a time).

Marketing Intern


Burning Coal Theatre Company is Seeking a Marketing Intern

Burning Coal, a small, professional, nonprofit theatre located in downtown Raleigh, is seeking a marketing intern for the upcoming season. Currently in its 23rd season, Burning Coal is looking to increase relationships, media coverage, revenue streams, to implement PatronManager as its database, and to develop a long-term plan for sustainability.

The ideal candidate would be willing and able to work a consistent schedule of 20 hours per week between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on weekdays at our theatre offices in downtown Raleigh. Please do not apply if you like to come in late, leave early, or take repeated days off. If ever a self-starter was needed, this is it! Below are some of the qualities, passions, and experiences we are looking for. We understand that no one will have all of these:

  • Have or are currently pursuing a BA or BS degree or higher;
  • Be majoring in or have a degree in marketing, PR, journalism, communications, or similar field preferred;
  • Be proficient in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, instagram, YouTube);
  • Have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Be willing to learn PatronManager database administration;
  • Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Constant Contact;
  • Have video and audio editing skills;
  • Have strong attention to detail;
  • Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic;
  • Working knowledge of WordPress (website management);
  • Good writing skills and ability to use the English language properly;
  • Grant writing experience is a plus; and
  • Passion for the arts and helping arts organizations!

Burning Coal is interested in a candidate who would like to grow with the company and possibly continue as an employee following the year of internship. In the first year, all we can offer the intern is housing.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest via email to coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

 

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