Costumes Interniship


For questions and additional information, contact Private: Ashley J. Nickas

Costumes Interniship

Updated April 26, 2022


All internships are unpaid and last for a period of no less than 160 hours. Interns, age 16 and up, are accepted year round at Theatre Memphis. Some internship schedules are flexible, depending on the intern’s availability, time of year, needs of the theatre at that time, and the department within which the internship is based. Work is at least 20 hours per week, for a period of at least 8 weeks. Most internship hours will be fulfilled Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. Intern will report directly to the Costume Designers and secondarily to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Resume and/or cover letter should reflect skills in some detail, giving appropriate instances of how the applicant has exercised relevant skills.

Required Skills:

  • Work independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail oriented
  • Follow directions well
  • Work efficiently
  • Hand stitching
  • Machine sewing
  • Constructing from pattern

Intern Duties & Responsibilities may include:

  • Keeping a personal journal of your internship experience
  • Assisting with the pulling of costumes, shoes, accessories, etc. for productions
  • Assisting with the organization of the Costume Shop, show bibles, production racks, etc.
  • Maintaining costumes throughout the run by tending to show notes, repairs, etc.
  • Production laundry (washing, drying, ironing, & steaming)
  • Stitching: alterations & builds as assigned
  • Helping to guide the volunteer stitchers through their assignments (answering questions and hands on help, which can require a lot of multitasking)
  • Craft-work as assigned: millinery, cobblery, metal-work, leather-work, etc.
  • Stock Organization: re-stocking & some re-organizing.
  • Helping to maintain the fitting/dressing rooms.
  • Other projects as assigned

For more information, please contact Ashley J. Nickas.

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Lohrey Theatre

Seats up to 411

Both the Lohrey Theatre and the Next Stage Theatre are wheelchair accessible with a handicapped accessible restroom on the same level as the main lobby to both venues. The Lohrey Theatre also provides hearing assisted equipment to any who may require or request it, at no charge.

Lohrey Theatre Seating Chart

(Next Stage is open seating)

Next Stage

Seats up to 110

The black box Next Stage seats up to 110 and is also wheelchair accessible with state of the art equipment for sound and lighting.