The Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, is now accepting applications for internships during Summer 2018.

The Croswell

Interns will work 13 weeks, from May to August, and will be a crucial part of this summer’s productions of Mamma MiaShe Loves Me, and Barnum. Exact starting and ending dates are flexible. These are full-time, paid positions. Interns will receive a stipend of $300 per week, and housing may be available. Some evening hours will be required, and all interns will be expected to work on production weekends.

Croswell interns are considered full members of the team and have the opportunity to work alongside professional directors, designers and other members of the creative staff. We offer a professional and fast-paced, yet fun, friendly and supportive environment.

About the positions

  • Costuming interns: These individuals will work directly with the designers, sourcing costume pieces, building and altering costumes for summer shows, styling hair and wigs, attending some rehearsals, and serving as run crew during performances. Sewing, fitting, cutting, draping and tailoring skills are required.
  • Technical interns: Responsibilities will cover a wide range of technical theater disciplines, including lighting, sound, carpentry, projection design, video production, and properties. Interns will also serve as run crew during performances.
  • Box office and arts management intern: Responsibilities will include selling tickets, assisting patrons on show nights, and helping with various office responsibilities. Although the responsibilities primarily involve the box office, this intern will have the opportunity to learn about other areas of arts management, such as marketing and development.

Requirements and how to apply

Applicants must either be enrolled in college as of fall 2018 or have graduated no earlier than December 2017, and must also be 18 years old as of the internship’s start date.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least three references to Steve Krause, business manager, at Online portfolios are helpful. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, February 2, and positions will be filled by early March. Late applications will not be accepted.

Why the Croswell?

The Croswell Opera House takes pride in offering professional-quality experiences in a collaborative community theater setting. Many Croswell alumni have gone on to become accomplished theater professionals, including Tony Award-nominated scenic designer Tobin Ost and Heather Yerrick, wardrobe supervisor for the Chicago production of Hamilton. The Croswell was recently renovated, seats about 640 people, and is the oldest theater in Michigan.

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