Title: Technical Production Intern
Reports to: Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer and Senior Staff
Works with: Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer, Festival Artists, Company Technical Staff & Managers, KidsDODance! Participants & Director, Senior Staff, Fellow Interns
Dates: May 15-September 8
Focused Responsibilities: Assisting with all production and management of each performance, including load-in and load out, as well as all community programs
Core Skills Required: Detail oriented, efficient multi-tasking, strong organization and time management skills, significant technical and design experience with additional skills in one or more of the following areas: stage management, lighting design, carpentry costuming, or sound design
The Technical Production Intern works closely with the Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer on every event of the Summer Season. During the first three weeks of the internship, the Technical Production Intern, alongside the Production Manager, opens and prepares the theater and studio (with assistance on a rotating schedule from Fellow Interns) by cleaning, hanging lights and soft goods, prepping sound systems, and more. For the remainder of the internship, duties include: hanging and focusing lights, running light and/or sound boards, maintaining wardrobe, facilitating front of house operations, carpentry, technology maintenance, picking up rentals and supplies, and overall care and cleanliness of The Yard’s own Patricia N. Nanon Theater (100 seat theatre) and, for select events, the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (700 seat theater). Applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in technical theater and/or production/stage management. They should be detail-oriented, organized, and efficient at multi-tasking. They must be able to lift up to 50lbs, work at heights up to 15 feet, and take responsibility for projects both independently and collaboratively. The Technical Production Intern will work alongside guest artists, designers, and directors to bring performances at The Yard and the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center to life. Having previous experience with projection, audio, lighting, and recording equipment is a plus and willingness to be patient and innovative with what resources are available is essential.
The Technical Production Intern is also responsible for aiding senior staff with daily operations and any general tasks required, not specific to production. For more information go to Overview of Internship Program.