Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2019 Internships

Thank you to everyone who applied for our Summer Internship Program!

We are still accepting applicants for positions below:

  • Administrative: 1 enthusiastic arts administrative intern will be accepted for the season. The admin intern will have hands on experience with the ins and outs of running a theatre company. The admin intern will help in Marketing, Development, Education, and general theatre administrative tasks. If the admin intern is interested in pursing theater education, there are opportunities to develop lesson plans, play resource guides, and more for our Weekend With Shakespeare event and the Student Matinee Week.
  • Social Media: The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and posting the company’s key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram plus other platforms. The intern will work closely with key members of staff for creative development. Reports to the Marketing Director and Managing Director.
    • Key Duties:
      • Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, and other social media platforms).
      • Increase the number of followers we have by following and engaging with potential clients and candidates.
      • Monitoring and replying to followers under supervision from a SCS Director.
      • Posting on a daily/weekly basis as needed and utilizing Hootsuite under direction of a SCS Director.
      • Build Facebook ‘likes’ by approaching potential clients and candidates through other social media channels and email marketing campaigns.
      • Work with directors to implement other channel-specific campaigns (e.g. uploading photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube, etc).
      • Learn and monitor social media analytics. Track key social media analytics on a weekly/monthly basis.
  • Graphic Design: SCS is looking for a highly creative and motivated individual who can work on a team level to add input and assist in designing creative campaigns and a wide variety of collateral materials for SCS appeals and programs. Candidates will gain knowledge in creative marketing, advertising, and technological platforms. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a professional staff in an enthusiastic, community-based non-profit organization.
    • Qualifications:
      • Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
      • Knowledge of flickr and social media platforms
      • Having a computer and access to graphic design and layout software is required
      • Proficient command of English grammar and spelling
    • Skills:
      • Strong communication and organizational skills
      • Ability to work with various departments to finish necessary projects
      • Able to think creatively to solve problems

Key Summer Dates:

  • Shops Begin Work: June 2019
  • Rehearsals Begin: June 2019
  • Shops Close: Mid-August 2019
  • Fringe Show Opens: August 2019
  • Season Closes: September 2019
    • Flexible internship start and end dates

We will be notifying applicants by April 2019 if you are selected for an internship for the 2019 Summer Season.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Alexandra Schroeder, Intern Coordinator.

2019 Internship Application

  • Please select the internship category you are applying for.
  • References

    All applicants must provide the name, email, and phone number for three references, along with a brief description of their relationship with the referrer.
  • Personal Statement and Resume

    This statement should be 500 words or less and may include the following: your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them, your experience and/or education in theatre, and the qualities you possess that recommend you as a candidate for an internship. Your personal statement should reveal information about yourself that may not be represented in your resume or references. Please also upload a current resume (required of all applicants).
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
  • required for all applicants
  • Additional Materials

    Design Internship Applicants must submit an electronic portfolio of work, either submitting a website address below, uploading a portfolio (file size no larger than 5MB total), or emailing your portfolio to Acting Interns must audition. Refer to the guidelines stated on the internship information page on our website.
  • (optional)
  • Drop files here or