The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival has several paid internships available this summer. Now going into its 9th season, OSTF is a professional, not-for-profit theater company, operating under the auspices of Oberlin College. We present free productions of family-friendly classics in rotating repertory, attracting a growing and diverse audience from throughout northeastern Ohio. OSTF’s Acting Company consists of a combination of professional Equity actors, local non-equity players, and undergraduate/graduate interns from around the country. Our senior technical staff is composed of theater professionals and educators from Northeastern Ohio.
OSTF is currently seeking interns for our upcoming 2017 Season. These are 10 - 11 (ten to eleven) week commitments. Interns must be current or recent college students, and at least 18 years old. Only applicants with prior educational or professional experience in the area of the internship will be considered. To apply for a job or internship, send a letter of interest, resume and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSTF provides all interns with furnished, single, air-conditioned studio-apartment housing with private bath and kitchenette. The building has laundry facilities and is within easy walking distance of the theater, a grocery store, and Oberlin’s small downtown. Parking available. Applications are due by March 15th, but will be accepted until positions are filled. More information can be requested and provided upon applying.
Paul Moser, Producing Artistic Director
Joseph Natt, Senior Technical Director
Oberlin Summer Theater Festival
Available Internships include:
Assistant to the Technical Director
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist in construction, load-in, run and strike of productions, supervise student shop workers, maintaining shop and supplies, deck management, and helping with supervision of rep change-overs. Qualified candidates should have at least 2 years of technical theater experience, esp. scenery construction. 11-week commitment, May 16th-Aug. 2nd. $1800-$2500 season stipend, based on experience, plus housing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: execution of repertory light plot from hang to focus, programming Ion Console, board op for performances, and troubleshooting/maintenance. Qualified candidates should have at least 2 years of lighting production experience. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug. 2nd. $1800-$2500 season stipend, based on experience, plus housing.
General Production Intern
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: to work as part of a team, as needed, on carpentry, rigging, electrics, scene painting, running crew and rep changeovers. Qualified candidates should have some experience in each of these areas, with specialized skills in at least one. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug.2nd. $1900 season stipend, plus housing.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to, working with TD, Scenic Designer and Stage Management to pull, locate, rent, and buy (or arrange for the building of) all rehearsal and performance props; then maintain these throughout seven-week, three-show rotating-repertory run, including repairs, replenishing consumables, set-ups and change-overs. Valid driver’s license required. Car a plus (gas reimbursed). Prop building experience a plus, but not required. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug.2nd. $1900 season stipend, plus housing.
Stage Management Interns
Working as a team, under the supervision of the Production Stage Manager, responsible for duties as assigned, including: scheduling and daily communication (especially with actors and staff), running rehearsals (calls, being on book, recording blocking, rehearsal props) and performances (calling show, deck assignment, set up and change-overs). Typically, each SM calls one show and assists on another. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug.2nd. $1900 season stipend, plus housing.
Production Stage Manager
Under the direct supervision of the Producing Artistic Director, the PSM will head a team of two other stage managers and a Properties Coordinator, to run rehearsals and performances for three shows in rotating rep. Typically the PSM calls one show, assists on another. The PSM runs weekly production meetings and is the point person for daily communication between departments and within the company, esp. all weekly and daily calls. Will also assist PAD with personnel issues as needed. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug. 2nd. $2500 season stipend, plus housing. Qualified candidates will have 2 years graduate school or comparable professional experience.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, working as a team to run the box office, front of house, publicity and company management. Will work under the supervision of the Producing Artistic Director and Associate Producer. 10-week commitment, May 25th - Aug.2nd. $1900 season stipend, plus housing.
Undergraduate Performance/ General Interns
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, performing in one or two shows, plus other assignments during those show(s) not cast in, depending on previous experience and interests, such as tech/running crew, costumes, administrative/box office team, and change-overs. 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug.2nd. $1900 season stipend, plus housing. Audition required. Qualified candidates must be current undergraduate students or recent 2017 graduate.
Graduate Ensemble Member
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, performing in one or two of the three rep shows, assisting with front of house on other rep show(s) and helping teach week-long Shakespeare Intensive for area HS students. (No tech or changeover responsibilities (except strike)). 10-week commitment, May 25th-Aug.2nd. $2000 - 2500 season stipend, depending upon number of roles, plus housing. Qualified candidates must be current graduate students (MFA) or have comparable level experience and have graduated college prior to Dec. 2016. Audition required.