Title: Technical Production Intern
Reports to: Production Manager, Executive/Artistic Directors and Senior Staff
Works with: Festival Performers, KidsDODance! Participants & Director, Company Technical Staff & Managers, Fellow Interns
Dates: May 16-September 16
Focused Responsibilities: Assisting with all production and management of each performance including load-in and load out, as well as all community and outreach programs
Core Skills Required: Significant technical and design skills, Stage Management experience a plus
The Technical Production Intern works with the Production Manager, for set-up, break down, and show operating positions in the Patricia N. Nanon Theater (100 seat theatre), and the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (700 seat theater). During the first three weeks of the internship, the Technical Production Intern, alongside the Production Manager, opens and cleans the theaters and studios (with assistance on a rotating schedule from ALL OTHER YARD INTERNS), hanging lights and soft goods and prepping sound systems. For the remainder of the season, general jobs will include hanging and focusing lights, running light or sound boards, maintaining wardrobe, facilitating front of house operations, light carpentry, technology maintenance, picking up rentals and supplies, and overall care and cleanliness of Patricia N. Nanon Theater. Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in technical theater or production/stage management. They should be detail-oriented, organized, and efficient at multi-tasking. They must be able to lift up to 50 lb, 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.