Internships

About Internships at Peninsula Players

Peninsula Players Theatre seeks college/university students or recent graduates with technical or administrative interests to become members of our company. Start and end dates may be flexible to accommodate school schedules. We plan to hire two Administrative / Box Office Interns, up to three Scene Shop Interns, one Props Intern, one Costume Intern, one Lighting Intern, and two Stage Management Intern. Ideal candidates for Administrative / Box Office, one of the Stage Management and Lighting internships will be able to stay through the closing of the season/property on October 18, 2022.

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

Production Interns will be involved in all productions. Interns 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 work in the costume and prop shops. Show duties may include light and sound board operation, an Audio 2 position, deck crew, follow spot operators, props and wardrobe crews. Show duties are assigned based on the needs of each production. Best efforts will be made to keep interns within their department. (For example, the costume intern will run wardrobe and the lighting intern will run lights, etc.) 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. Stage Management Interns have the opportunity to earn Equity Membership Candidate points through production work.

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 theater 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. We are in the process of modifying safety protocols and daily work schedule for the 2022 season, details of which will be discussed during interviews.

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 list of skills we are looking for in each department. Do not feel that you must meet all of these requirements. We hope that our internship will enhance your current skills and teach new ones as well.

Administrative/Box Office Interns – Recommended/Preferred Skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter, 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 balance a cash drawer.
  • Willingness to learn day-to-day operations of a not-for-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 50lbs
  • Ability to work at heights (ladders, lifts, cats, and 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 with 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 Intern – Recommended/Preferred Skills
  • Experience programming and running an Eos/Ion 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 in 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 and 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 15, 2022. 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.