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We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2014!

Nashville Children's Theatre is seeking dedicated college students to serve as interns for the summer of 2014. NCT is Middle Tennessee's only professional theatre for kids and families and was ranked as one the of the top 5 children's theatres in the United States by TIME Magazine in 2004. Education staff at NCT holds MFA's in Theatre for Youth.

Summer Camp Internship: This internship provides students with experience in theatre education, creative drama and artistic administration. Interns will serve as teaching assistants to professional teaching artists. Many of NCT teaching artists are members of NCT's professional acting company. Camps serve ages 3-18, and interns participate in the breadth of the curriculum. Specialty classes include On Camera and Musical Theatre classes,
Interns and Scorch
Interns from summer 2011 posing with Scorch Davis.
and often provide interns complementary training to their university education. Interns will also learn a variety of theatre games and activities and facilitate those with campers. In addition, interns will help design, direct and implement campers' shows as well as assist with administrative duties and safety protocol involved in running a full-scale summer camp. Interns also participate in exclusive informational sessions with NCT staff and company.

NCT offers weeklong drama camps all summer long, with offerings for Pre-K through 12th grade. Camps run from 9 am to 3 pm. Interns would ideally be present for full days for the duration of the summer; however, other arrangements can be considered. Summer Camp Intern training will take place May 19-23, 2014. The internship then runs May 27-Aug. 1, 2014. We are seeking 8-10 summer camp interns for 2014.

Technical Theatre Internship: This internship provides students with experience in our professional scene shop, and provides opportunities in most areas of technical theatre. Technical theatre interns will assist with shop maintenance and weekly summer camp shows, but will spend the majority of their time helping to get our full-scale Emerging Artists Production on its feet by constructing set pieces, building props, hanging and focusing lights, assisting with sound, etc. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to apply; however, the ideal candidate will have a basic foundation in theatre stagecraft. The date requirements for this internship are somewhat flexible, but the ideal candidate will be available late May through the beginning of August. We are seeking 1-2 technical theatre interns for summer 2014.

Stage Management Internship: This internship provides students will hands-on stage management experience, as the intern will serve as the stage manager for our full-scale Emerging Artists Production, which rehearses afternoons and evenings. The date requirements for this internship are somewhat flexible, but the ideal candidate will be available mid-June through the beginning of August. For summer 2014, we are seeking both a stage manager and assistant stage manager.

Costuming Internship: This internship provides students with hands-on stitching experience in our professional costume shop, as the intern will help build costumes for our full-scale Emerging Artists Production. The costuming intern will also assist with fittings and help with costume changes and repairs backstage. The date requirements for this internship are somewhat flexible, but the ideal candidate will be available mid-June through the beginning of August. We are seeking 1-2 costuming interns for summer 2014.

Media and Communication Internship: This internship provides interns with hands-on experience in Media and Communications, primarily as related to our Summer Camps. This intern will be responsible for maintaining the Summer Camp Photo Blog. Each day, this intern will photograph and write about camp activities, creating a blog entry for each day. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to apply; however, the ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and a foundation in photography.
The internship runs May 19 - August 1, 2014.

General information for all applicants:
Interns will be subject to a background check and the theatre requires each intern to be certified in CPR and First Aid. If the intern does not have current certification, NCT will sponsor a course to do so.

College credit is available for this experience. This is an unpaid internship, and interns are responsible for their own housing. However, there may be additional opportunities for supplemental income (i.e. ushering productions, supervising before or after care, etc.).


To apply send a cover letter (detailing your reasons for interest in the program),
resume and two letters of recommendation to:

Alicia Fuss, 25 Middleton St. Nashville, TN 37210 or send them via email.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until all positions have been filled.