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.

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 calendar year of 2017. Currently in its 20th season, Burning Coal is looking to increase relationships, media coverage, revenue streams, to implement SalesForce 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 9:00 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 the case here. 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 SalesForce 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. Because we are a small company that realistically means creating some consistent relationships in the community or revenue streams that are sustainable enough to contribute to this person’s compensation following the year of internship. Initial pay will be commensurate with experience.

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

Current Interns


Kayla Booth

Kayla Booth is originally from CKayla Headshot harlotte, NC and is a current rising sophomore in the Bachelor of Fine Arts acting program at the University of Oklahoma. Her credits include: OU Gilson Lab Theatre: Shakespeare’s Other Women (Portia, Elizabeth Shore, Nemesis), Student Playwright Festival (Pamphlet Lady) and Helmerich Literature Alive Tour: The Suessifciaiton of a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena).  In the future she wishes to continue working in the performing arts field. She is very thankful for this opportunity with Burning Coal Theatre and she looks forward to expanding her knowledge and experience through all aspects of theatre. 

Vishaal Chaganti 

Vishaal HeadshotVishaal Chaganti is an artistic enthusiast who has been heavily involved with the performing arts for well over a decade. Starting off as a hip hop dancer, Vishaal has expanded his artistic scope by being involved with Indian classical dance, acting, musical instruments, and even singing. Vishaal has performed in a production called “Ashok” an Indian medieval play about betrayal. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from a renowned arts institution in Pune, India for the Indian Classical dance style known as Kathak. Along with the arts and his involvement with integrating Western and Indian cultures together, Vishaal is interested in law and politics and is a Minnesota native that has been living in Raleigh for 3 years.

 

Colin Freund 

Colin Headshot Colin Freund is a rising junior at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been a part of his school’s theater program since his freshman year and is an active member of the International Thespian Society. Past work includes assistant sound design on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and In The Heights at Athens Drive, and Assistant Stage Manager for the STC Jr. show at Burning Coal. He also has acting experience and has appeared in Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio, The Apothecary, and The First Watch, Antigone as Haemon and Camp Chaos as Kent at Burning Coal’s Summer Theatre Conservatories. He hopes to continue working in theater doing both acting and tech and is honored to be a part of Burning Coal Theatre Company. 

 

Graham McAlexander

Graham HeadshotGraham McAlexander is a rising  senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is majoring in New Media which focuses on the combination of technology and design. His goal is to become involved in the post-production process of feature-length films as well as other types of audio/visual production. He has lived in Raleigh for the past ten years and is very excited to be able to further his skills at such a unique theatre company.

 

 

Kameron Mills

Kameron HeadshotA Raleigh native, Kameron Mills is a senior at New York University currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Kameron has studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and NYU’s Meisner Studio. Most recently, she studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Past performances include Angelo in Measure for Measure, Polinka in Anton Checkov’s Polinka and The Showman in Woyzeck. Kameron has also acted in several short films and is an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at NYU. She is also certified in broadsword fighting by the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and plans to use this training to become a Jedi after graduating from NYU in 2019.

 

 

Emily Prins

Emily HeadshotEmily Prins has lived in the triangle area since 2005 after moving from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a rising senior at Fuquay-Varina High School, where she is heavily involved in their theatre and chorus programs. Emily has served as historian, vice president and sergeant-at-arms of the FVHS chapter of the International Thespian Society. She has also served as vice president and president of the Tri-M Music Honors Society and will serve as a student director for the top choral ensemble. After graduating, Emily plans to attend a four year university to study journalism and film studies. She is very grateful for the experience she will gain while working at Burning Coal Theatre Company and is incredibly thankful for the opportunity.

 

Jenna Voris

Jenna VorisJenna Voris is from Indianapolis, Indiana where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Bachelor of Science in political science at Butler University. She loves theater and previously interned at Booth Tarkington Civic Theater in Carmel, Indiana. Jenna has performed with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard for multiple seasons over the past four years. She’s grateful for this opportunity at Burning Coal and hopes to use it to transition into a full-time theater marketing career.

 

Jackson Wellborn

Jackson WellbornJackson is a rising Sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Education and plans to teach theater. He is passionate about all aspects of theater and is always looking for ways to be involved. 

 

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