About Internships at Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre seeks college/university students or recent graduates with technical or administrative interests to become members of our 2024 summer company.

We plan on hiring two Administrative/Box Office Interns, up to three Scene Shop Interns, one Props Intern, one Costume Intern, one Lighting & Sound Intern, and two Stage Management Interns.

Start and end dates may be somewhat flexible to accommodate school schedules. Preference will be given to candidates who can arrive in mid/late-May, or early June. Similarly, preference will be given to candidates who can remain with us through the opening of our final show, in early September. Ideal candidates will be able to stay through the closing of the season/property in mid-October 2024.

Administrative Interns will concentrate on all aspects of theater operations, including public relations, marketing, house management, box office management, and will assist the Managing Director, Business Manager, and Development Director.

Production Interns (Scene Shop, Props, Costumes, Lighting & Sound, Stage Management) will be involved in all productions. Interns will work daily in their designated department, on pre-show duties, and running the shows. Stage Management interns will have the opportunity to be in rehearsals with AEA Stage Managers as well as assist in other shops. Show duties may include light and sound board operation, an Audio 2 position, deck crew, follow spot operators, props and wardrobe crews, etc. Show duties are assigned based on the needs of each production. These show duties will sometimes fall within the intern’s department (for example, the costume intern will run wardrobe and the lighting intern will run lights, etc.); there will be other times when we ask the interns to work in a different department’s run crew. All production interns participate in load-in, strike, installation of the set, hang and focus of lighting instruments, and any duties needed in respective departments. During the pre-show of each performance, the staff and interns work in the
concession stand and beer garden, direct traffic in the parking lots, and manage the house.

All interns may earn college credit by making arrangements with their college/university.

Peninsula Players Theatre provides interns with the opportunity to participate in workshops
throughout the summer and fall with our professional company members. In the past, these have included mock interviews with each of the interns, panel discussions with our experienced staff and designers about how to get started in the theatre business, as well as how to make a living in theatre. Some workshops may be department-specific to learn advanced skills beyond what is normally taught during an internship at Peninsula Players Theatre.

Peninsula Players Theatre is committed to creating a positive and healthy work environment.
Peninsula Players Theatre celebrates equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. As an
equal-opportunity employer, we encourage individuals from underrepresented populations to apply.

Peninsula Players Theatre provides free room/board, and our cooks prepare meals in the Lodge on working days. The company is housed on the theater’s beautiful grounds along the shore of Green Bay. This internship pays a $250 weekly stipend.

Below is a general list of skills we are looking for in each department. You do not need to have all of these skills. We hope that our internship will enhance your current abilities and teach new ones.


Administrative / Box Office Interns – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Instagram, and data entry.
  • Possess interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with patrons and volunteers
    on a daily basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and experience handling money and balancing a cash
  • Willingness to learn day-to-day operations of a non-profit theater and assist with ticket
    sales, operating and managing inventory of concession stand, front of house duties,
    house management, company hospitality, social media/web assistance, coordinating
    volunteer ushers, as well as assist with various office projects assigned by the Managing
    Director, Business Manager, Box Office Manager and Development Director.

All Production Interns – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work at heights (ladders, lifts, cats, & grid)

Scenic Intern – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Basic knowledge of electric and pneumatic tools
  • Basic knowledge of scenic construction best practices
  • Ability to read basic scenic drawings
  • Additional beneficial skills:
    • Basic knowledge of MIG welding
    • Basic knowledge of knot tying
    • Basic knowledge of rigging

Props Intern – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Basic knowledge of electric and pneumatic tools
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic research skills
  • Additional beneficial skills:
    • Basic knowledge of furniture repair / construction
    • Basic painting techniques

Costume Intern – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Beginner to intermediate hand stitching
  • Beginner to intermediate machine stitching
  • Previous wardrobe crew experience
  • Beginner to intermediate costume construction knowledge
  • Beginner to intermediate alteration knowledge
  • Additional beneficial skills:
    • Basic knowledge of patterning and/or draping
    • Basic knowledge of cutting
    • Basic knowledge of wig styling and application
    • Basic knowledge of fabric dyeing

Lighting & Sound Intern – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Experience programming and running an Eos/Ion lighting console
  • Experience focusing instruments and running a lighting focus
  • Basic knowledge of lighting terminology
  • Ability to read and understand a lighting plot and paperwork
  • Experience cabling conventional and LED fixtures
  • Basic knowledge of addressing LED fixtures
  • Additional beneficial skills:
    • Knowledge of Vectorworks and LightWright
    • Basic knowledge of LED Tape
    • Basic knowledge of sound systems.
    • Basic knowledge of a digital sound board
    • Basic knot tying abilities

Stage Management Intern – Recommended / Preferred Skills

  • Experience and comfortable being on book
  • Experience taping out a floor
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Additional beneficial skills:
    • Experience measuring a ground plan
    • Experience creating page by page breakdown or scene breakdown
    • Experience creating an entrance / exit chart
    • Experience creating prop preset / tracking documents
    • Experience creating a shift plot 
    • Experience creating, taking, and distributing line notes

Applications are accepted through March 1, 2024.  Qualifying applicants will be contacted for further information and/or video interviews at the discretion of the Business Manager and/or Production Manager.  The interview process may continue into April or May.