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Theatre Internship Programme - EXPIRED

Job Title Theatre Internship Programme - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Earl's Court
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 20 May 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About the opportunity

You will be helping with the day-to- day running of the Finborough Theatre´s busy, fast-paced office. Responsibilities are wide and begin with the essential up-keep of the office, theatre and front-of- house areas.

After an introductory period where you will take a hands-on role in the running of an off-west- end theatre, we endeavour to provide you with opportunities that directly relate to your specific theatrical interests. Opportunities to progress have included assisting stage managers and designers. We have also had interns stage manage productions themselves, manage press, marketing and publicity and read for our literary department.

Interns who show an interest and capability in taking on greater responsibility have the opportunity to take on assistant general management and general management positions.

As the Finborough Theatre is such an intimate space, we have found from many of our volunteers who have also volunteered for other venues that they get considerably more out of the experience of working with us for the simple reason that they are immediately thrust into the heart of the action, and get to closely interact with our staff and visiting professionals.

Many of our previous interns have gained excellent paid employment through the experience gained with their work with us. The Finborough Theatre enjoys an enviable reputation – and a recognizable name – with theatre employers. Many of our former interns are now working in high profile positions in UK and overseas theatre. Many have also formed their own theatre companies together with other professionals and interns they have met through working with us.

About the Finborough Theatre

Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents new British writing, UK premieres of overseas drama, particularly from the United States, Canada, Ireland and the English-speaking world, music theatre and an idiosyncratic selection of unjustly neglected work from the last 200 years. The Finborough Theatre focuses not only on the play, but on the total theatrical experience - regularly attracting the finest emerging directors and designers to work with award-winning actors.

What are we looking for?

  • Energetic individuals with a passion for Theatre.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English.
  • Computer literate including good typing skills a plus.
  • Experience in a retail environment is desirable, but not essential.
  • Able to work well in a team environment

Practical Considerations

We regret that as the Finborough Theatre is a completely unfunded charity, we can only offer internships on a purely voluntary basis. We cannot pay expenses of any kind.

We can only accept interns who can work with us for at least two months. We prefer interns who can work at least a four-hour day, 3-5 shifts per week. Interns will be required to attend a Get Out and Get in once per month and a monthly poster distribution. Once every three months we will have an evening of leaflet stuffing which is a great opportunity to meet producers and directors of upcoming shows, attendance is mandatory.

How to Apply

Please send the following to

1. A CV / resume.

2. Full details of your availability including when you would like to start and end the position, how many days a week you can commit to etc. Please provide actual dates of your availability to start and end the internship.

3. A Personal Statement. This statement should be 500 words or less and include information on your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them, what you expect from an internship at the Finborough Theatre internship

Please write your subject line with the word "Internship" and then your name, e.g. " Internship Walter Plinge" or " Internship Mary MacLeod".

Ref: EXPIRED - LF655 | Published: 20th May 2016