As the nation's longest-running theatre of color and largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, East West Players is dedicated to producing artistic work and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences.
The Production Intern will work closely with East West Players staff and theatrical artisans and craftsmen to see to the operations of the theatre during the 54rd Anniversary Season. Through this internship, the intern will work on productions and special events produced internally as well as offering venue support to third party clients for our Mainstage productions, and events. The intern will gain a thorough introduction to the inner workings of a mid-sized theatre organization while learning specific skills in production, technical theatre, event management and logistics.
Applicant must feel a connection to the impact of EWP and have a desire to support the mission & work of EWP; interest in and knowledge of API issues and/or issues of diversity, equity, access and inclusion in performing arts is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience in technical theatre, design, event planning/management, ability to multitask and adaptable in a fast-paced environment. Must be proficient in internet-research & MS Office. Must display pleasant & effective communication skills (written/verbal) for dealing with artists, vendors, community partners, etc. Applicant should have the flexibility to work nights/weekends as needed during special events or show runs. Applicants with any experience in Stage Management, Carpentry & rigging, Theatrical lighting, or Audio Visual technologies are a plus. Working knowledge of vectorworks, AutoCAD, Lightwright, Qlab, ETC Ion/Eos or other industry standard computer aided drafting and show management software is desirable.
How to Apply
To apply, please email your resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Production Intern Summer 2019” in the email subject line. In your cover letter tell us why you are interested in the position described above and why you want to work at East West Players specifically. Through your cover letter & resume, we want to understand how East West Players will help you further your professional goals and what skills & qualities you will bring to help support our work.