Scenery & Props Internship

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 internā€™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 Scenic Designer & Technical Director 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
  • Basic ā€“ Advanced carpentry
  • Basic ā€“ Advanced painting
  • Basic ā€“ Advanced crafting and fabric work
  • Knowledge of welding a plus
  • Prior scenery construction and design education or experience is a plus, but if a candidate does not have prior experience, they may still be considered if they have a good work ethic, are willing and able to learn, have sufficient time to devote to learning the proper skills.

Intern Duties & Responsibilities may include:

  • Keeping a personal journal of your internship experience
  • Assisting with set and props construction
  • Base painting constructed pieces (possible detail & finish painting for advanced painters)
  • Inventory organization
  • Attending production meetings
  • Other projects as assigned

For more information, please contact Amy Salerno Hale.

Click here to apply for an internship.