MAD Productions Announces Internship Program in Stage Management, Marketing, and Directing
Coming off of their smash hit of Disney’s Frozen Jr. which has been selling to recording breaking crowds, and completing a successful media tour, MAD Productions is excited to announce the next step in their plan to create unparalleled educational opportunities for theatre artists of all ages. MAD Productions has created an internship program focusing on 3 areas often forgotten about in the realm of theatre education. These roles include Stage Management, Directing, and Marketing. All of these areas are key parts of a successful theatre company. And MAD wants to give students an opportunity to dive head first into those roles.
Starting this September Mad will select 4 interns to work in these key areas, there will be 2 Stage Management positions available, as well as an opening for a directing intern, and a marketing intern. These positions will allow students a hands on opportunity to work alongside the founders, and staff of Round Rock’s newest and highly successful theatre company. These students will work on a total of 3 productions where they will learn and grow to be able to take on the tasks of professional theatre artists.
An Internship with MAD provides an invaluable experience in non-profit professional level 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 8 week sessions to semester or even year long experiences. Each internship is unique to the specific department’s and student’s needs. MAD is always looking for great candidates to fill our internship positions. Current high school and college students, recent graduates and individuals with theatre experience looking for new opportunities to build their skills are encouraged to apply.
Applications for prospective interns are available HERE. All applicants need to be a Jr. In High School or higher have their own transportation and be available evenings from 5:30-10:30 and occasional Saturdays. Please expect to spend 10-20 hours a week working in a fun filled theatrical environment.
Internship Overview – The MAD Theatre Stage Management Intern will assist and work closely with the lead Stage Manager of the production to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities associated with Stage Management in a professional theatre environment. Student interns will spend the fall season working on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe where they will shadow the lead Stage Manager of MAD Productions in learning the ins and outs of each position in the company. Then in the Spring Season they will take over the roles they are studying under where they will serve in official capacities to help produce the start of MAD’s 2020 Season. (Which will be announced in Oct). This program will be highly competitive and help with building a resume that boast not only experience in theatre, but resume credits at a professional level. Application Deadline: August 26
Internship Overview – The MAD Theatre Directing/Arts Administration Internship provides professional training to college students and recent graduates who are interested in a career in Theatre Management and/or arts administration. Interns will gain a working knowledge of the Development function within a performing arts organization, and the process of taking a play from page to stage, and will learn basic nonprofit fundraising skills associated with donor relations and event planning. The Intern works closely with the Artistic Director and the Director of Marketing to learn and support the management of MAD Productions, the production process, growth and maintenance of donor relationships, box office processes, and social media marketing. The Intern will also have the opportunity to learn about other areas of arts administration based on interest. For more info, including how to apply, click here. Application Deadline: August 26
How to Apply: Please prepare the following materials and complete the attached form
Current resume including educational experience
A personal statement explaining why you’re seeking an internship at MAD Productions and what you hope to gain from the experience, be sure to answer the following questions in your personal statement:
Why are you interested in an internship at this time? Why have you chosen to apply for an internship with MAD Productions?
What qualities, skills, and interest make you the best candidate for this internship?
What are your professional goals? How does an internship with MAD Productions help you achieve them?
Your Availability for an internship (dates, days and hours of availability)
Two professional references with contact information.