From props and paint to costumes, lights, and technical support, explore what it takes to mount a professional production from behind the scenes through a production internship.
Available Production Positions
CARPENTRY Work as a key member of FST's scenic department, learning about the many aspects of scenic construction and implementation. Responsible for all five of FST's spaces, and up to 22 productions a year, the FST Scene Shop will provide opportunities to work alongside professional designers, scenic artists and carpenters.
COSTUMES Work as a key member of the FST Costume Shop, where costumes are created for up to 22 productions a year. Learn costume construction, daily maintenance, shopping, tracking of inventory & purchases, and wardrobe running. Design opportunities available in Children's Theatre productions. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.
LIGHTING Work on the preparation, installation and focus for each production in FST's five theatre spaces. Learn and develop technical skills needed to maintain lighting inventory while working with professional lighting designers. Design opportunities available in Children's Theatre productions. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.
PRODUCTION Serve on run crew for a minimum of 2 productions. In addition, work in Stage Management for small productions and events; assist on lighting and sound calls; work in the scene shop and costume shops depending on skill level. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to increase their skill level in multiple areas of theatre production.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Work closely with the Director of Production on all aspects of running a five theatre complex. Provide support for all technical departments, including scheduling, creating and tracking of purchase orders and recording/distributing notes from all production meetings. Take lead in production managing Children's Theatre productions.
PROPS/PAINTING Work as a key member of the FST Scene Shop, assisting with creation and acquisition of props, furniture and set dressings. Opportunities to research, source, build/create props as well as develop painting skills for both scenic and properties divisions.
SOUND Work closely with FST's Resident Sound Designer to deepen the skills required for a professional audio career. Learn and operate the Yamaha digital sound console., program and operate the Q-Lab computerized sound playback system, and source and create sound cues for production. Design opportunities available. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.
STAGE MANAGEMENT Assist AEA Stage Managers beginning with prep week, through the rehearsal and tech processes and in performances. SM opportunities for non-union productions. Learn union rules, create & manage schedules, take blocking notes in rehearsals, track costumes & props, organize crew responsibilities and execute performances.
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