The Horizon Intern Company is designed for early-career professionals interested in specific areas of Theatre. Interns work in multiple departments under the direction of Horizon Theatre’s professional staff. Internships offer in-depth, practical training and provide the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience at a professional level while obtaining connections with respected artists, administrators, and technicians. By participating in the Intern Company at Horizon Theatre, one can begin forging professional alliances helpful to one’s theatre career. Spend your summer or semester learning from the best!
Academic credit may be available from your school. All part-time and full-time internships are non-paid positions and schedules are negotiable. Housing is not provided.
- Be currently enrolled in college or have recently graduated.
- Be hardworking, energetic, team-oriented, and self-motivated.
- Be able to commit to an entire internship time frame (dates for separate sessions fall between May 1 & August 31, 2020 for summer internships). We do occasionally host interns during the school year. Please submit the application available under “How to Apply” and indicate your availability during Fall Semester 2020 and Winter/Spring Semester 2021.
- Reside in, or be able to relocate to Atlanta during the course of your internship.
- Have a strong desire to work in either Theater Management or Production, and express this interest on the Intern application.
- Theater Management interns should have knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Tessitura helpful, but not required.
- Production interns must have the ability to lift 30 pounds.
- Carefully read through all instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application.
Areas of Concentration
Horizon Theatre’s Summer Intern Company offers positions in one of two areas of concentration: Theatre Management or Production. This gives our interns the ability to either focus specifically on one area of theatre OR pair together multiple areas they may find interesting.
THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS: Session runs May – August, 2020 (exact dates flexible, minimum commitment of 8 weeks/ 15-20 hours per week) Interns will be assigned a variety of duties in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- General Theater Management: Interns will assist with the day-to-day operations of the theater. Duties will include preparation of payroll reports and Actors’ Equity documents, assisting with board meetings, learning about bookkeeping and budgeting, updating a variety of files and databases, writing thank you letters, preparing solicitation materials for fundraising, preparation and mailing of press materials and subscriber newsletters, reading business publications and assisting with the strategic planning process. This is a great opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts side of running a theater, which is applicable to any other kind of arts organization or small business. Interns will work closely with the theater staff in various departments as needed.
- Marketing/PR: Interns will assist the Marketing Director in effectively promoting the present and upcoming productions/events in the season. Duties may include, but are not limited to, copy writing for social media, creating press releases, archiving press clippings, photographing all events at the New South Young Playwright’s Festival, and assisting during photo shoots. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills; experience in WordPress, social media, and/or photography are a plus.
- Literary/Community Relations: Interns will serve as general assistants in Literary, Dramaturgy, Education and Community Relations areas. Literary duties may include new play submission intake, reading and evaluating plays, and dramaturgical research and displays. Interns may assist in summer camp activities, education initiatives, and contacting groups and organizations regarding community partnership activities related to the plays. Interns may also assist with our New South Young Plawrights Festival.
PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS: Session 1: approx. May – June, 2020 (Production #1) and/or Session 2: approx. July – August, 2020 (Production #2). Interns will be assigned a variety of duties in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Stage Management: Interns will assist the stage manager in running rehearsals and performances of a mainstage production. Duties will include preparing the rehearsal room, taking notes for the director and stage manager, preparing scheduling materials for actors, participating in production meetings, assisting in technical rehearsals, and acting as backstage assistant stage manager during the run of a show.
- Technical: Interns provide behind the scenes support for one or more mainstage productions. Interns may work backstage as props assistants, set changers, or dressers during regular performances. If interns have basic skills in carpentry, interns may be involved in set and prop construction.
- House Management: Interns will assist the Box Office Manager with front of house operations during the course of a production or productions. This may include, but is not limited to, booking tickets via phone, ushering, recruiting volunteers, stocking and selling concessions, preparing for opening night parties, and processing audience feedback. Applicants must have strong customer service skills; Knowledge of Tessitura is helpful, but not required.
Applications for 2020 Internships open February 1st.