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Employment: 2014 Season

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre relies on a talented team of interns and staff members to make its performances possible. If you’d like to contribute to AST’s mission of bringing engaging Shakespearean acting to Arkansas, read about our summer internships below or click to view our summer staff positions.

Summer Internships

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, all interns will participate in set-up, changeovers, strike and may be asked to participate in other projects as necessary. This year’s internship session runs from May 13, 2014, to July 5, 2014. Interns will be paid $1,000 plus a housing stipend.

Props Intern

Description: The Properties Intern will assist the Props Master in gathering, construction and alteration of all props. Additionally, the Properties Intern will be responsible for running and maintaining props during the run of the shows. The AST summer season will consist of three mainstage shows and one children’s show. The ideal candidates will have experience in basic tool usage, prop assemblage and run crews.

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Carpentry Intern

Description: Carpentry Interns will build, install and strike all sets for the summer productions. They may also be called to be on run crews for one or more productions. Carpentry interns must be educated in the safe operation of hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools and MIG welding.

Carpentry internship applicants must:

  • Have experience in the application area.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a good attitude and work ethic.

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Paints Intern

Description: The Paint intern will assist the Charge Artist in painting scenery and drops for our summer repertory season.

Paints internship applicants must:

  • Have experience in the application area.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a good attitude and work ethic.

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Costume Intern

Description: Costume Interns are responsible for garment construction and alterations. Additionally, each Costume Intern will also assist one of the AST Costume Designers in managing the wardrobe of a particular show and heading up the wardrobe crew for that show. Costume Interns will also serve on the wardrobe crews of other shows. The AST summer season will consist of three mainstage shows and one children’s show with three designers, one Costume Shop Supervisor, one Cutter/ Draper, two first hands, and four intern/ wardrobe/ designer assistants. The ideal candidates will have experience in basic garment construction, alterations and wardrobe management.

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Electrics Intern

Description: The Electrics Intern will assist the Master Electrician with the hanging and focusing of all season lighting plots. The intern will also run the lighting board for some or all productions.

Electrics internship applicants must:

  • Have experience in the application area.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a good attitude and work ethic.

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Sound Intern

Description: Sound Intern will assist the Sound Engineer and Master Electrician. Sound intern may have opportunity to engineer one of our shows, depending on experience.

Sound internship applicants must:

    • Have experience in the application area.
    • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
    • Have a valid driver’s license
    • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
    • Have a good attitude and work ethic.

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Summer Staff Positions

Master Electrician

Description: The Master Electrician’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) overseeing the crew of electricians and assisting the Lighting Designer in the hang, focus, and maintenance for the summer productions.

Master Electrician applicants must:

  • Be educated in the safe operation of hand tools and power tools.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a good attitude and work ethic
  • Professional experience preferred
  • Experience with ETC board helpful

Dates: May 13, 2014 to July 5, 2014

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Costume First Hand

Description: The AST First Hands are responsible for garment construction and alterations. First Hands will also assist the Cutter/ Draper, as needed, in patterning and cutting. The AST summer season consists of three mainstage shows and one children’s show with three designers; one Costume Shop Supervisor; one Cutter/ Draper; two First Hands and four Intern/ wardrobe/ designer assistants. The ideal candidates are experienced in garment construction and alterations and also have some experience with garment patterning and cutting.

Dates: May 11, 2014 to June 21, 2014

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Assistant Technical Director

Responsibilities and skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Technical Director in daily duties
  • Drafting as needed
  • Supervising Load ins/outs
  • Supervising rigging
  • Supervising crews in the absence of the Technical Director
  • Build/Shop responsibilities
  • AutoCAD/Vectorworks competency
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Strong carpentry skills
  • Strong rigging skills
  • Efficient and effective under pressure

Assistant Technical Director applicants must:

  • Have technical experience.
  • Be educated in the safe operation of hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, and MIG welding.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds.
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work on ladders and at heights
  • Have a good attitude and work ethic.
  • Professional experience preferred

Dates: May 13, 2014 to July 5, 2014

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