2017 Internships

Chautauqua Theater Company is now accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship program. Contracts run 9-12 weeks starting in mid- June, housing and small stipend provided.

The CTC internship offers the opportunity for young theater artists and students to gain experience and resume credits while working alongside professionals in a community based artistic environment. Interns work under the guidance of master practitioners in producing every aspect of our season. Through job assignments, special events and company involvement, CTC interns will gain an understanding of the various aspects involved in working with a professional company and will be offered opportunities to utilize and develop their skills in the field.


To apply, send cover letter, resume and three references to Jobs@CTCompany.org. Please indicate the internship you are applying for in the subject line.

Artistic Intern

Looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and organized individual to assist the Artistic Director and Associate Artist of The Chautauqua Theater Company. This is an opportunity to learn and be part of how a theater is run.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Artistic Director and Associate Artist.

  • Communication with the Conservatory and Guest Artist acting company.

  • Assisting with scheduling, filing, calendar planning.

  • Some previous knowledge of theater and theater arts- from a technical, artistic or managerial side a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Google docs and Word a plus.

Scenic/Carpentry/Paints Intern

The Scene Shop intern will have an opportunity to gain knowledge in both carpentry and scenic painting. A bulk of their time will be spent working with the carpentry staff and gaining knowledge of the tools in the shop along with how to properly build stage scenery. They will also get a chance to work with the paints department to learn more about being a scenic painter.

Costume Intern

The costume intern will work closely with all members of the CTC costume shop. Duties may include but are not limited to: sewing, help with load-in/strike, pulling and restocking, assisting with crafts, labeling garments after fittings and running shows at theater. To also gain experience in Wardrobe, this position will serve as the second Wardrobe staff member on the final full production of the season.

Electrics/Sound Intern

The Electrics/Sound Intern will work closely with the Master Electrician, Audio Engineer, Electrician, Sound Technician, and Union Overhire, in the hang/focus and maintenance of all sound and lighting equipment for CTC productions and special events. This position will also serve as a member of run crew – either backstage assisting Stage Management, Props, or Wardrobe or running the light or sound board – for all productions throughout the season.