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Internships

SEAD Gallery internship

SEAD Gallery is a community and economic development project by Advent GX. Featuring regular exhibits by local, state and international artists, SEAD Gallery provides a downtown venue for arts and cultural exchange.

The SEAD Gallery Intern will support marketing efforts, including social media, blogs, e-newsletters, press releases, and websites, as well as printed promotional material. Additionally, this role will include helping to install and deinstall exhibits and working with SEAD Gallery team and Events Director to plan exhibits, programming, and events. This position is located in the SEAD Gallery and entails daily gallery operations and event staffing, sometimes outside of normal work hours. Additionally, this intern is responsible for generally ensuring that Advent GX projects are well promoted and represented. A background or field of study in writing or marketing is desired. A working knowledge of graphics software and WordPress is preferred. Availability over fall 2016 and on Saturdays is required.

Workload: 10+ hours/week

Start date: ongoing

To apply: Send resume to Jayne Hattaway – jaynehattaway@adventgx.com

The Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre internship programs provide college students and recent graduates with an opportunity to engage in hands-on professional training. Alley Theatre interns are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility and have the opportunity to work closely with Alley staff, artists, and craftspeople. Over the course of the 2014-2015 season, 22 interns worked at the Alley Theatre to increase their skill-set, sharpen their business acumen, and learn instrumental theatre techniques and gain professional experiences in the professional arts world. For more information, visit the Alley’s website.

Art Alliance Austin

Art Alliance Austin is currently offering internships in the following areas:

  • Marketing/Communications/Website/ Design
  • Social Media/Community Manager
  • Development
  • Curatorial
  • Events/Public Programming

For more information or to apply, visit the Art Alliance Austin website.

Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals are looking for Interns and Apprentices! Positions available in Administration, Artistic positions, Technical Internships, Company Management, and Stage Management. To apply for any of these internships, please e-mail a cover letter indicating which Administrative Internship you are interested in. Please also send a resume, confirmation of ability to provide your own transportation/local housing, and availability to our Education & Library Director, Josh S. Ritter at jritter@goodspeed.org or internships@goodspeed.org. For more information, visit http://www.goodspeed.org/

Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts – Austin

The Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts – Austin is offering a part-time Artistic Administrator Internship. For more information or to apply, visit the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts’ website.

Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet offers exciting internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year on an ongoing basis. These positions range from public relations/marketing, administration, finance, information technology, project management, to working with the wardrobe and costume shop. All internships are unpaid and offer flexible hours to accommodate school or work schedules. Houston Ballet Foundation is fortunate to have resources which allow interns the rare opportunity to work with world-class professionals. For more information, visit Houston Ballet’s website.

The Long Center

The Long Center is currently accepting applications for future internships in:

  • Database
  • Ticket Office
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Programming & Administration
  • Web Development

Applications for Summer are due May 1.

Visit the Long Center’s website for more information.

Pollyanna Theatre Company

Pollyanna offers paid internships in the fall, spring, and summer semesters for students seeking course credit or experience in cultural arts or nonprofit organizations. We offer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Arts Administration
  • Technical Production
  • Advertising/Marketing

For more information, visit Pollyanna Theatre’s website.

Samuel French

Samuel French, Inc., the world’ oldest and largest publishing and licensing company, is offering semester-long internships in a variety of departments during the spring of 2016. Candidates should possess an interest in dramatic literature and the operations of a theatrical publishing/licensing house.

As a theatrical publishing and licensing house with over five thousand active plays and musicals and over 180 years of operation, the experience and exposure a student can receive while working at Samuel French is priceless in the professional arena. Interns also participate in weekly seminars with department heads to learn more about the industry and career development. For more information about our company, please view our website at http://www.samuelfrench.com/mission-and-core-values.

Internship openings in:

  • Marketing
  • Publications/Product Development
  • Music
  • Literary
  • Licensing

For more information, visit the Samuel French website.

Society for the Performing Arts

College students are eligible to apply for non-paying internships at Society for the Performing Arts. Dates and times are flexible and can be structured around the intern’s fall and spring schedules. Full- and part-time internships are available during the summer months. Interns will be reimbursed for parking. Current internship openings include:

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Education & Community Outreach
  • Development, Special Events, and Individual Giving
  • Operations

For more information or to fill out an application, visit the Society for the Performing Arts.

Texas Cultural Trust Council

The Texas Cultural Trust is looking for an Administrative Intern, who will report to the Operations Manager. The position will focus on day-to-day activities of the Texas Cultural Trust and will be responsible for maintaining an extensive database. This includes keeping accurate and updated records of contact information, researching potential constituents and pulling reports from the database. The information from this database is used to conduct mass mail merges to send correspondence to sponsors, member groups, and board members. For more information, visit the job posting.

ZACH Theatre

An internship at ZACH provides an invaluable experience in non-profit professional regional theatre and well as an opportunity to expand your administrative and production skills. The valuable networking opportunities here in Austin’s thriving artistic community are a significant benefit. Internship lengths vary from 10-12 weeks to semester or even yearlong experiences. Each internship is unique to the specific department’s and student’s needs. ZACH is always looking for great candidates to fill our internship positions. Current college students, recent graduates, and individuals with theatre experience looking for new opportunities to build their skills are encouraged to apply.

Current internship openings include:

  • Wardrobe Crew
  • Costume Design

For more information or to fill out an application, visit the Zach Theater’s website.

Other Online Resources

For more internships in the arts, visit:
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