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Internship Opportunities

Position: Stage Management Intern

Cassidy Theatre Inc. (CTI) is seeking an intern who will be involved in and learn about the stage

management of a small nonprofit theatre for all summer 2020 productions (Spamalot and Harvey).

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a student who is wanting to make a difference while receiving mentorship from those in the field.

The Stage Management Intern works in conjunction with Cassidy Theatre’s in-house Stage Manager to execute the overall strategy and vision for the organization – “To enrich the multicultural life of the Greater Cleveland community by providing a diverse theater arts program that entertains, informs and educates.”

Learning Objective: Gain an understanding of stage management in a community theatre setting through

an active involvement of two mainstage productions.

Duties and responsibilities:

The intern will be primarily serving as the Assistant Stage Manager and will be supervised by the Stage

Manager for the two mainstage productions. Duties may consist of the following:

During Rehearsal Process:

●Serve as a contact for actors and production crew, providing excellent communication via phone,

email, and in person

●Coordinate script distribution to track actor’s copy and additional for crew

●Take attendance at rehearsals and help the director stay on schedule

●Write down blocking in rehearsal script as requested by the Stage Manager

●Assist with writing rehearsal reports to ensure the production team is informed of any updates

●Be on book for actors when learning lines and blocking

●Assist with submitting materials for program printing

●**Intern MUST be at all rehearsals during tech week, plus performances

During Show Run:

●Preset props and other set pieces before the run of the show

●Check to see if all actors, musicians, and crew have signed in (and call if not present by his/her

call time)

●Communicate with front of house staff for opening of house and other pre-show information via

headset

●Assist backstage with coordination of actors and props, costume changes, scene changes, etc.

●Ensure safety of those in the theatre by keeping wings clear of hazards

●Clean up the stage after each performance

 

Skills/Qualifications:

Qualifications include:

●Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

●Strong organizational skills

●Ability to adapt and problem solve at a moment’s notice

●Basic computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

●An interest in pursuing a career in stage management; experience in theatre is preferred, but not

required

Hours and Attendance:

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Time expectations are flexible at an average of 10 hours per week for the summer (at minimum 135 hours); work schedule will vary based on duties and the theatre’s performance​ calendar. Internship start/end dates are negotiable, but will mainly extend over the two productions: Spamalot (June 12-26) and Harvey (August 14-30).

 

Interested applicants- please submit a resume to internships@cassidytheatre.com highlighting the qualifications above a resume highlighting the qualifications above through detailed experiences.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

Position: Arts Management Intern- Youth (Theatre) Education

Cassidy Theatre Inc. (CTI) is seeking an intern who will be involved in and learn about the business

management of a small nonprofit theatre through assisting with the coordination of the summer youth

theatre program. Serving youth ages 4-17, this is an exciting opportunity for a student intern who is

wanting to make a difference while receiving mentorship from those in the field.

The intern will work with the Cassidy Youth Theatre staff to execute the overall strategy and vision for the organization – “To enrich the multicultural life of the Greater Cleveland community by providing a diverse theater arts program that entertains, informs and educates.”

Learning Objective: Gain an understanding of arts management in a community theatre setting through an active involvement of coordinating theatre education.

Duties and responsibilities:

●Assist the youth theatre teachers before, during, and after their lessons/classes through group work and coaching the children toward the goal of the program.

●Serve as a contact for youth theatre parents, providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in person.

●Create a safe environment for the students by following the theatre’s Policies and Procedures guide, including assistance in:

      ○Drop off and pick up

      ○Behavior management of students in the classes

      ○Maintaining emergency contact/waiver information and medical documentation for each student

●Help run the backstage and coordinate volunteers for the showcase performance

●Handle cash, credit cards, and checks for any additional enrollments

●Data entry for enrollments and other information collected

Skills/Qualifications:

Qualifications include:

●Basic computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

●Organizational skills

●Excellent communication skills

●Ability to balance coordinating/organizing multiple sessions of students

●An interest in working with kids and pursuing a career in arts management with an emphasis in arts education; experience in theatre (acting, singing, dancing) is preferred, but not required

●Intern will need to pass a clearance to work with children

Hours and Attendance:

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Time expectations are flexible at an average of 10 hours per week for the summer (at minimum 135 hours); work schedule will vary based on duties and the theatre’s performance calendar. Internship start/end dates are negotiable. Days of the week vary based on dates that classes are scheduled (typically Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with a few Fridays). To learn more about the

youth theatre program, check out https://www.cassidytheatre.com/youththeatre

Interested applicants- please submit a resume to internships@cassidytheatre.com highlighting the qualifications above a resume highlighting the qualifications above through detailed experiences.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

Position: Arts Management- Box Office Marketing and Sales Intern

Cassidy Theatre Inc. (CTI) is seeking an intern who will be involved in and learn about the business

management of a small nonprofit theatre through managing the ticketing and box office activities for all

summer productions. This is an exciting opportunity for a student who is wanting to make a difference

while receiving mentorship from those in the field.

The Box Office Intern is one of the many faces of the Cassidy Theatre, and at times is the primary point of contact for customer inquiries, sales, marketing, fundraising and youth theater activities. The intern works in conjunction with the Cassidy Theatre Board of Directors to execute the overall strategy and vision for the organization – “To enrich the multicultural life of the Greater Cleveland community by providing a diverse theater arts program that entertains, informs and educates.”

Learning Objective: Gain an understanding of arts management in a community theatre setting through

an active involvement of box office sales and marketing.

Duties and responsibilities

In Box Office:

●Serve as a contact for Theatre patrons, providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in person

●Process ticket orders received via mail, phone, online, or in person

●Process Youth Theatre enrollment applications and payments

●Process donations and capture donor information for reporting purposes

●Fulfill single ticket orders, group tickets, comp tickets, gift certificates, and ticket exchanges

●Monitor seating charts and pre-orders for performances

●Handle cash, credit cards, and checks for ticket purchases

●Ensure ticketing system records are accurate and maintained

●Create and organize hard copy records (as needed)

●Provide administrative support to production and Youth Theatre staff

●Data entry/account maintenance/identifying potential duplicate accounts

In Front of House:

●Run box office by providing tickets for pre-orders and distributing tickets for walk-up patrons

●Assist in coordinating volunteers for ushering/concessions/raffle

●Handle and process cash and credit card payments

 

Arts Management Special Projects (to be finalized based on intern’s interests/skills)

●Analyze ticketing history, including:

    ○Statistical analysis & metrics creation for CTI’s current patron base

    ○Research patrons and build individual profiles for subscribers and donors

●Identify potential sources of corporate, foundation, and governmental philanthropic support and file applications/send letters to secure that support

●Assist in digitizing and updating historical records and images

●Create, distribute, and analyze an audience demographics survey

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications include:

●Basic computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);

social media expertise is a plus

●Organizational skills

●Excellent communication skills

​●An interest in pursuing a career in arts management or non-profit management; experience in

theatre is preferred, but not required

Hours and Attendance

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Time expectations are flexible at an average of 10 hours per week for the summer (at minimum 135 hours); work schedule will vary based on duties and the theatre’s performance calendar. Internship start/end dates are negotiable. Days of the week the intern would be needed would

be Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during time in between shows; during shows, it will be Friday-Sunday as well.

Interested applicants- please submit a resume to internships@cassidytheatre.com highlighting the qualifications above a resume highlighting the qualifications above through detailed experiences.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

 

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6200 Pearl Road

Parma Heights, OH 44130

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Cassidy Theatre is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.