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Atlanta Shakespeare Company/American Shakespeare Tavern

Education Program Seeks Summer Interns

The New American Shakespeare Tavern logoThe Atlanta Shakespeare Company's Education Department is accepting applications for summer internships. The internship is open to current college students studying acting, directing, theater education, or related majors. This internship will last from the end of May to the beginning of August with a combination of day and evening hours on Mondays through Fridays. A small stipend is included.

Application deadline is March 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Interns will assist in many areas of theater administration and education, mostly centering on ASC's two summer student programs: Shakespeare Superheroes for students ages 7–13, and Shakespeare Intensive for Teens for rising ninth grade through rising college freshmen. Intern responsibilities may include stage management, office administrative duties, junior teacher and camp counselor jobs, assistant directing, rehearsal assistance, and numerous other jobs around the Shakespeare Tavern.

Three openings are available for Shakespeare Superheroes interns. This internship runs five weeks and is full time (typical work hours may be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with some weekend hours required.) These positions will focus mainly on teaching and production work, with less of a focus on theater administration. Two longer internship positions, running nine weeks, are available for Shakespeare Intensive for Teens. These positions will combine teaching and production work with arts administration and will require a mixture of full-time and part-time weeks.

Skills that will qualify you for an internship at ASC include acting performance, teaching drama to rising third through 12th grade students, experience with Shakespeare performance, dramaturgy, directing, and summer camps of any kind. Additional skills from other forms of performance—clown, dance, stage management, costuming, stage combat, and office skills—are helpful.

Skills you will acquire as an intern with ASC include a more in-depth knowledge of Shakespeare in performance, teaching Shakespeare to students, stage management, costuming, dramaturgy, basic office administration, marketing, box office, theater management, and mentoring, as well as an introduction to our Original Practices methods. Professional training classes are also offered in Shakespeare's text, acting/monologues, and other topics as time permits.

No audition is necessary, but persons interested should electronically submit their acting/performance resume and professional work resume along with a one-page letter of interest and two letters of recommendation: one from a high school or college theater or English teacher as well as a letter of recommendation from an employer. Letters of interest should include the following:

  1. Your address, e-mail address that you check regularly, and a phone number where you can be reached through May 2016;
  2. Why you are interested in a Shakespeare Superheroes internship, Shakespeare Intensive for Teens internship, or both;
  3. What you hope to gain and learn from your internship;
  4. Experience that you think qualifies you for the internship.

The company will conduct interviews with applicants at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12. Please indicate on the online form which days you will be available to interview. Due to the volume of applications, not all applicants will be invited to interview. The company will contact all applicants regarding the status of their application by March 5. All applicants who are invited to interview will be notified with ASC's final decisions by April 1.

While the company strongly prefers in-person interviews if at all possible, Skype/phone interviews on those dates can be arranged for long-distance applicants. Please check the appropriate boxes on the electronic application.

ASC cannot offer summer housing, and applicants should be living in the Atlanta area during the internship. Interns should have reliable and flexible transportation to and from the theater each day. Schedules could vary weekly, so relying solely on rides from friends and family may become complicated.

Applicants should fill out and submit the online form. No snail-mailed applications can be accepted without first contacting

There will be a mandatory unpaid training session of three to four days prior to the start of internship. This training will start no earlier than May 23, and no internship will end before Aug. 1, 2016.

All former interns applying again must send letters of intent and resumes,,but do not need recommendation letters to be considered again.
If you would like to hear from previous interns on their experience, check the blog here.

Click here to apply.

February 24, 2016

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