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BECOME AN INTERN

at Pittsburgh Musical Theater


Pittsburgh Musical Theater offers internships year-round. They will be listed on this page as they become available - check back often for opportunities! Internship areas include development, education, graphic design / video & multi-media production / marketing, technical theater, and stage management.

Requirements

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


Pittsburgh Musical Theater Summer Educational Programs Liaison Internship Program

Goal: Provide young talented individuals the opportunity to develop, enhance, and gain first hand experience in managing an educational environment with children ages 4-19.

Overview:
  • ABOUT: Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a non-profit theater company dedicated to arts education, employing and developing local talent and providing quality, musical theater entertainment at a great value. Each year, we produce 4 professional productions and 5 student productions. Approximately 350 students attend our performing arts conservatory located. Our facility is located in Pittsburgh's historic West End, and we perform in our own theater here, in the Byham Theater downtown and in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
  • The Educational Program Liaison will assist the Conservatory Director and Staff with details relating to successfully organizing the summer musical theater program as well as handling details in relation to all educational priorities that occur during the program. The intern will assist with programming educational theatrical activities & classes, maintaining educational classroom environments and assistants to the executive staff. A successful intern will gain an understanding and experience with all aspects of a musical theater conservatory. They will have hands-on opportunities to work and deal with managing large groups of students.
  • The successful intern will gain high-level experience in non-profit development and management. This position is well-suited to the student interested in going into arts administration, fundraising, sales, marketing and foundation or government relations.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and organize rosters and educational materials
  • Create and maintain appropriate classroom related materials
  • Provide assistance to the Conservatory Director and Staff as assigned
  • Mentor Conservatory Program Students
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and techniques
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Prior work with children preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 20 pounds


Pittsburgh Musical Theater Summer Technical Internship Program

Goal: Provide young talented individuals the opportunity to develop, enhance, and showcase their skills and artistic abilities in a professional performance environment.

Overview:
  • ABOUT: Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a non-profit theater company dedicated to arts education, employing and developing local talent and providing quality, musical theater entertainment at a great value. Each year, we produce 4 professional productions and 5 student productions. Approximately 350 students attend our performing arts conservatory located. Our facility is located in Pittsburgh's historic West End, and we perform in our own theater here, in the Byham Theater downtown and in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
  • The Production and Stage Management Intern will assist the Production and Logistics Manager with details relating to successful organizing the summer musical theater program as well as handling details in relation to all productions that occur during the program. The intern will assist with, rehearsals, production notes, scheduling, and many other aspects of production and stage management.
  • A successful intern will gain an understanding and experience with all aspects of stage and production management. They will have hands on opportunities to work on several productions and deal with managing large groups of actors.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and organize Scripts and other materials related to production
  • Create and maintain appropriate production related materials
  • Take notes during meetings and rehearsals
  • Provided assistance to the Production and Logistics Manager as assigned
  • Mentor Technical Theater Program Students
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and techniques
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Prior Stage Management experience preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 20 pounds

Overview:
  • ABOUT: Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a non-profit theater company dedicated to arts education, employing and developing local talent and providing quality, musical theater entertainment at a great value. Each year, we produce 4 professional productions and 5 student productions. Approximately 350 students attend our performing arts conservatory located. Our facility is located in Pittsburgh's historic West End, and we perform in our own theater here, in the Byham Theater downtown and in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
  • The Properties Coordinator Intern will assist with finding, building, creating and organizing props for the Summer Musical Theater productions. This would include working with the Properties Master on creating and sourcing the props necessary for each show in the summer program. You will work alongside the production team as the shows move through the concept, rehearsal, and production phases. This will also include sorting and inventorying current properties stock.
  • A successful intern will gain experience in research, building, organizing, and being creative to provide a complete and accurate properties design. They will also gain communication and team work skills as they share ideas and work with a full production team.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Attend Production Meetings and Rehearsals
  • Maintain a properties list for each production
  • Source, create, and organize props for each production
  • Organize and inventory properties stock
  • Set props tables for production and be on site during productions
  • Assist the Properties Master as assigned
  • Mentor Technical Theater Program students
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and techniques
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Basic knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Prior Properties experience preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 30 pounds

Overview:
  • ABOUT: Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a non-profit theater company dedicated to arts education, employing and developing local talent and providing quality, musical theater entertainment at a great value. Each year, we produce 4 professional productions and 5 student productions. Approximately 350 students attend our performing arts conservatory located. Our facility is located in Pittsburgh's historic West End, and we perform in our own theater here, in the Byham Theater downtown and in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
  • The Costumes Coordinator Intern will assist with finding, building, creating and organizing Costumes for the Summer Musical Theater productions. This would include working with the Costume Designer on creating and sourcing the costumes necessary for each show in the summer program. You will work alongside the production team as the shows move through the concept, rehearsal, and production phases. This will also include sorting and inventorying current Costume stock.
  • A successful intern will gain experience in research, building, organizing, and being creative to provide a complete and accurate costume design. They will also gain communication and team work skills as they share ideas and work with a full production team.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Attend Production Meetings and Rehearsals
  • Maintain a costume plot for each production
  • Source, create, and organize costumes for each production
  • Organize and inventory costume stock
  • Be on site during productions
  • Assist the Costume Designer as assigned
  • Mentor Technical Theater Program students
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and techniques
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Basic knowledge of sewing machine and/or hand sewing
  • Prior Costume Design, Draping, or Stitching experience preferred but not required
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 30 pounds


Year-Round Internship Opportunities

Overview:
  • ABOUT: Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) is a non-profit theater company dedicated to arts education, employing and developing local talent and providing quality, musical theater entertainment at a great value. Each year, we produce 4 professional productions and 5 student productions. Approximately 350 students attend our performing arts conservatory located. Our facility is located in Pittsburgh's historic West End, and we perform in our own theater here, in the Byham Theater downtown and in the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side.
  • The Development Intern will assist the director with responsibilities related to fundraising for Pittsburgh Musical Theater. The intern will assist in partnerships with government, foundation, corporate and individual funders, and with our operating and capital campaigns.
  • The successful intern will gain high-level experience in non-profit development and management. This position is well-suited to the student interested in going into arts administration, fundraising, sales, marketing and foundation or government relations.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Assist the Development Director in gathering information for Grant proposals and reports
  • Draft Grant reports when appropriate
  • Record donations in database and generate acknowledgement letters for individual donors
  • Assist Development Director in identifying corporations that are potential sponsors or advertising partners
  • Assist in gathering and preparing deliverables for government funding sources
  • Assist Development Director and staff with fundraising and volunteer events
  • Write content for emails, letters, web and playbills that is aligned with the organization's brand
  • On occasion, attend performances and assist Development Director in networking with current and potential donors on behalf of the organization
Qualifications
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in arts/arts administration/non-profit management or development
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 20 pounds