The Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, offers paid summer internships for college students.
Interns work 13 weeks, from May to August, and are a crucial part of our summer and fall productions. Some evening hours will be required, and all interns will be expected to work on production weekends.
Croswell interns are considered full members of the artistic team and have the opportunity to work alongside professional directors, designers and other members of the creative staff. We offer a professional and fast-paced, yet fun, friendly and supportive environment.
Openings for 2022 will be posted in late 2021.
About the positions
- Costume shop interns: These interns will build and alter costumes, style hair and wigs, attend some rehearsals, and serve as run crew during performances. Strong sewing skills are mandatory, as our costume team produces a large number of costumes in a very short time. Fitting, cutting, draping and tailoring skills are also required.
- Technical interns: Responsibilities will cover a wide range of technical theater disciplines, with an emphasis on carpentry. Interns may also work in lighting and sound, and will serve as run crew during performances.
- Properties interns: These interns will use a variety of media to design and build props for the summer’s shows and will also serve on the run crew for performances.
- Stage management intern: This person will either stage manage or ASM at least one summer production. Applicants should list all relevant experience and skills. This position will require communication between cast and production team, organization of production information, a prompt book, and regular attendance of rehearsals besides leadership backstage during performances.
Applicants must either be enrolled in college as of fall 2022 or have graduated no earlier than December 2-21, and must also be 18 years old as of the internship’s start date. Students who are focused on careers in technical theater are preferred.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least three references to Jen Letherer, production manager, at email@example.com. Online portfolios are helpful. The application deadline will be announced when openings are posted. Positions are typically filled by mid-March.
Why the Croswell?
The Croswell Opera House takes pride in offering professional-quality experiences in a collaborative community theater setting. Many Croswell alumni have gone on to become accomplished theater professionals, including Tony Award-nominated scenic designer Tobin Ost; Matt Lacey, stage manager for several Broadway shows; and Heather Yerrick, who most recently worked on the San Francisco production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and was the wardrobe supervisor for the Chicago production of Hamilton. The Croswell is newly renovated, seats about 640 people, and is the oldest theater in Michigan, in continuous operation since 1866.
For more information about Croswell internships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-263-6868. To learn more about the Croswell Opera House, visit our website at croswell.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.