Call for Interns: Summer 2017
February 5, 2017 – Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (OSP) is now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship Program. OSP seeks to provide selected interns with a deeper understanding of the theatre/ non-profit world by involving them in diverse projects throughout the summer.
OSP’s mission: The mission of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics. We are committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of our community, state and region through the professional theatre experience and educational outreach programs.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is approaching our 33rd year of producing the classics in central Oklahoma. We are members of Allied Arts and also receive major funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the Inasmuch Foundation, and the Westheimer Foundation. We produce 4 shows in two locations in the summer/fall, as well as a summer camp. We are also the state coordinators of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition for high school students, which is supported the by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. With offices in the Paseo Arts District, we are also part of a thriving arts scene. We are members of Actors Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.
We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in or enthusiasm for theatre and the non-profit community, education, public relations or marketing. Interns will be selected based on previous experience, professionalism and university level. Priority will be given to those in their junior or senior year.
Intern responsibilities will include summer camp administration and teaching assistance. Researching and compiling contact information for state English teachers and creating a newsletter for the Poetry Out Loud competition. Administrating our educational outreach program “Backstage with the Bard” to be presented before our performances. Interns will also be involved in researching and compiling information for our website and monthly newsletter. Interns will also support the office by assisting with marketing and/or other various special projects.
Intern responsibility will include creating social media campaigns, maintenance of OSP’s YouTube channel, assisting with special fundraising events as well as involvement in the management of our monthly newsletter. Interns will develop our volunteer program and oversee group sales, as well as house management and merchandise/ticket sales on site during performances. Interns will help coordinate with OSP’s dramaturgy staff special on-site displays and will also support the office by assisting with other various special projects.
All internships are unpaid and open to those seeking college credit toward graduation. It is the responsibility of the intern and the student’s advisor to track their hours and complete all enrollment and coursework requirements in accordance to their college or university.
The internship weeks/hours are flexible, but are offered beginning the week of May 15th through September 30th. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Kathryn McGill at [email protected]
Deadline for submission is April 28th.