EPAC Intern Program

An internship at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center provides hands on training in all aspects of theater production and administration. This program will allow students the unique opportunity to work closely with an experienced staff of passionate theatre professionals. Candidates may emphasize the discipline of their choice, and there are ample opportunities for cross over into other disciplines. Internships based on course credit are preferred.

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Internship Qualification Requirements & Benefits:

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older
  • Commitment is 12 weeks (Hours will include days and some evenings)
  • Fall Session September through December
  • Spring session January through May
  • Summer session June through August
  • Complimentary tickets for all shows during internship
  • Develop marketable skills and contacts for future employment
  • Great opportunity to work with professional designers and staff
  • College credit as per your specific college or university

Programs Available & Summary of Responsibilities:

Technical Theatre

Carpenter - (Emphasis on Set Construction/Properties/Painting)
  • The immediate supervisor is the Technical Director
  • Assist in scenic construction, set up and load in for all productions and events
  • Assist in maintaining order and safety within the shop and stage area at all times
  • Work as Assistant Stage Manager as needed
  • Assist with scene shifts in performance as needed
  • Assist in painting and prop-construction as needed
  • Help maintain physical production during each run
Electrician - (Emphasis on Lighting/Effects)
  • The immediate supervisor is the Technical Director
  • Assist in set up and load in for all productions and events
  • Assist in maintaining the order and safety of the shop and the performance space
  • Perform maintenance on gel files and spare lamps
  • Operate light board and or spot lights for performances
  • Assist in all electrical hook-ups (sound and video) as needed
  • Assist in hanging, circuiting, and focusing all productions & events
  • Help maintain physical production during each run (light check and lamp changes)
Sound Engineer - (Emphasis on Sound Design/Video)
  • The immediate supervisor is the Technical Director
  • Assist in sound/video set up and load in for all productions and events
  • Assist in maintaining the order and safety of the shop and the performance space
  • Assist in creating the sound layout and sound effects
  • Operate the sound board and/or video for performances
  • Help maintain physical production during each run
Costume Design - (Emphasis on Design & Creation)
  • The immediate supervisor is the Artistic Director
  • Assist in costume design, construction, fittings and alterations, set up and load in for all productions and events
  • Assist in maintaining the costumes, safety of the shop and the performance space
  • Assist with dressing and running in performance as needed
  • Assist in hair and makeup as needed
  • Help maintain physical production during each run

Arts Management

Advertising & Marketing
  • Immediate Supervisor to be determined upon arrival
  • Assist or lead in promotional activities (tours, talks, etc.)
  • Assist in ad sales, billing and bulk mailing
  • Assist in playbill set up and production
  • Assist in maintaining mailing list and data bases
  • Assist in audience relationship/customer service
  • Assist in writing press release
  • Assist in dramaturgical research and preparation for promotions
Development and Fundraising
  • Immediate Supervisor is to be determined upon arrival
  • Assist in fundraising operations
  • Assist in Grant Writing & Research
  • Assist or lead in promotional activities (tours, talks, etc.)
  • Assist in sponsorship sales, strategies
  • Assist in playbill ad sales
  • Assist in maintaining business mailing list and data bases
  • Assist in audience relationship/customer service
  • Assist in donor relationships

Application Process

If you would like to be considered for an internship position, please email the following materials to admin@ephrataperformingartscenter.com. In the subject line please write: Intern Application – and name the internship you are interested in.

  • A copy of your current resume with two references listed, preferably from an educator, mentor, or employer.
  • A cover letter discussing your specific area of interest and available time commitment. If you are interested in more than one type of internship, please indicate order of preference. Cover letters should also address any specific timeframe and/or special requirements for educational credits.

EPAC also has paid job opportunities and a fulfilling volunteer usher program.

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Ephrata, PA 17522
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PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
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