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Casting • Marketing/Graphic Design • Special Events • Artistic 


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Casting Internship

Hours vary based on the season and time of year, no more than 20hrs/week

 

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company seeks an organized and driven individual to aid in casting for a mid-sized, Equity theatre company. We are especially looking for an intern with an interest in learning more about casting a show and all of the steps involved in finding the right person for the role.This position will work closely with our Casting Director, Linda Gillum, and Artistic Assistant, Ian Frank. While the majority of your time will be spent working on casting related activities, we invite interns to experience other aspects of running a non-profit arts organization.

 

Time Commitment: There are four internship seasons for casting. We ask that you circle each season you are interested in on your application. Start and completion times are semi-negotiable during the interview process.

 

Summer: June 1 - August 31, Deadline to apply April 15.

The summer casting internship will primarily focus on scheduling our Non-Equity General Auditions and running casting sessions to find understudies for our  mainstage season. You will have the opportunity to be in the room to watch a general audition and develop a greater understanding of what happens in the casting world from there. Other duties might include final casting for our season, processing of submissions, attending showcases, and carrying out other administrative duties.

 

Fall: September 1 - November 30, Deadline to apply July 15.

The fall casting internship will primarily focus on administrative tasks associated with casting as we begin our season. You will have the opportunity to really dig into headshots, resumes, and cover letters to better understand what makes a submission package stand out. Other duties might include assisting with small casting sessions and attending showcases.

 

Winter: December 1 - February 28, Deadline to apply October 31st.

The winter casting internship will primarily focus on Equity general auditions and season casting. You will have the opportunity to observe Equity auditions and learn the first steps Remy Bumppo takes in casting our upcoming season. Other duties might include processing submissions, attending showcases, and carrying out other administrative duties.

 

Spring: March 1 - May 31, Deadline to apply January 15.

The spring casting internship will involve coordinating auditions for casting our upcoming season and attending showcases. This is one of the busiest seasons in casting, and will therefore likely require more hours. You will have the opportunity to organize show-specific casting sessions, observe auditions, and be in the room for the conversations that follow. Other duties might include processing submissions, attending showcases, and carrying out other administrative duties.

 

Scheduling will vary based on the workload and scheduled events. You will never be asked to work more than 20 hours/week. Evenings and weekends may be required.

 

Internship Benefits:

- Tickets to Remy Bumppo productions

- Audit our Studio Bumppo Classes

- Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Interest in casting, acting, and/or directing

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills

- Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

- Keen attention to detail and time management skills

- Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Drive

- Experience with Microsoft Access or a willingness to learn

 

Responsibilities:

  • Processing mail and email submissions

  • Scanning and filing headshots/resumes

  • Entering data in Microsoft Access Database

  • Coordinating auditions, including scheduling times and following up with actors and agents

  • Communicating important details with agents and actors

 

Remy Bumppo offers either a small stipend or academic credit.

 

To apply, please submit the Internship Application Form, a current resume, a short essay discussing your interest and career goals in theatre as well as the specific internship goals you hope to accomplish at Remy Bumppo, and two letters of recommendation. Mail or email your application to:

 

Mail: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Attn: Internship Application

3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 237

Chicago, IL 60613

Email: vhines@remybumppo.org

 

 

 


 

Marketing/Graphic Design Internship


Daytime and evening, 15-20 hours/week

 

The Marketing/Graphic Design Intern position is an excellent hands-on experience for a young professional seeking to build and enhance marketing, advertising, and design skills while acquiring a deeper knowledge of branding and marketing within the non-profit theatre world.

 

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week

Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p). Exceptions can be made for other commitments. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

 

Internship Benefits:

- Tickets to Remy Bumppo productions

- Audit our Studio Bumppo Classes

- Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Proficiency with MS Office suite; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus

- Aptitude for desktop publishing and graphic design

- Experience with social media

- Interest in the Chicago performing arts community

- Excellent writing and communication skills

 

Responsibilities:

- Implement web, print, and social media promotions for ticket and subscription sales, special events, and fundraising initiatives

- Assist with website content and member communications

 

Remy Bumppo offers either a small stipend or academic credit.

 

To apply, please submit the Internship Application Form (attach PDF), a current resume, one writing and/or design sample, and a short essay discussing your interest and career goals in theatre, as well as the specific internship goals you hope to accomplish at Remy Bumppo. Mail or email your application to:

 

Mail: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Attn: Internship Application

3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 237

Chicago, IL 60613

Email: vhines@remybumppo.org

 

Deadline to Apply: November 15th


 




 

Special Events Internship

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company seeks a motivated intern to join our team for our 21st Annual Benefit, our largest fundraising event of the season. We are especially looking for an intern with an interest in event planning, development, and auction coordination.This position will work closely with the Managing Director and Benefit Committee to help plan and execute our Annual Benefit on March 4th, 2018. While the majority of your time will be spent working on this special event, we invite interns to experience other aspects of running a non-profit arts organization. 

 

Time Commitment: December 2017- March 2018, 10-12 hours per week

Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p). Exceptions can be made for other commitments. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Candidates must be available for the day of the event, March 4th, 2018 from 8:00am-4:00pm.

 

Internship Benefits:

- Tickets to Remy Bumppo productions

- Audit our Studio Bumppo Classes

- Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Interest in event management

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills

- Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

- Comfortable or willing to learn how to make cold calls

- Keen attention to detail

- Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Drive

- Experience with Microsoft Access and mail merge a plus

 

Responsibilities:

  • Reach out to businesses and individuals to ask for auction donations

  • Follow up with solicitations

  • Track the receipt of items

  • Manage the online Silent Auction catalogue

  • Assist with other event-related tasks such as event promotion, décor, volunteer coordination and other logistics.

  • Day of event: help with set-up, breakdown, and coordination of the Silent Auction

 

Remy Bumppo offers either a small stipend or academic credit.

 

To apply, please submit the Internship Application Form, a current resume, and a short essay discussing your interest and career goals in theatre or arts management, as well as the specific internship goals you hope to accomplish at Remy Bumppo. Mail or email your application to:

 

Mail: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Attn: Internship Application

3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 237

Chicago, IL 60613

 

Email: vhines@remybumppo.org

Deadline to Apply: November 15th



 


 

 

 

Artistic Internship

Daytime and evening, 15-20 hours/week

 

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company seeks an organized and driven individual to assist with our artistic programming. We are especially looking for an intern with an interest in theatre management, dramaturgy, and/or directing. This position will work closely with Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys and Artistic Assistant Ian Frank. While the majority of your time will be spent working on artistic programming related activities, we invite interns to experience other aspects of running a non-profit arts organization.

 

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week

 

Artistic interns are brought on as needed and internships range in length and time commitment. Therefore, we accept applications on a rolling basis and ask that you specify the general range of months for which you are interested. Details will be discussed during the interview process.

 

Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays between 10a-6p. Exceptions can be made for other commitments. Some evenings and weekends may be required

 

Internship Benefits:

- Tickets to Remy Bumppo productions

- Audit our Studio Bumppo Classes

- Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Interest in theatre management, dramaturgy, and/or directing

- Excellent communication skills

- Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

- Keen attention to detail and time management skills

- Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Suite

 

Responsibilities:

  • Creating content for our online dramaturgical Field Guides

  • Creating the production Playbills as well as cast lists and other supportive materials

  • Clerical duties, including computer research and copying
  • Working as a fact-checker for all print materials (i.e. production playbill, dramaturgical information)
  • Managing submitted scripts

  • Staffing events

  • Other duties related to the Artistic Director. Artistic Assistant, and Core Ensemble

 

Remy Bumppo offers either a small stipend or academic credit.

 

To apply, please submit the Internship Application Form, a current resume, and a short essay discussing your interest and career goals in theatre as well as the specific internship goals you hope to accomplish at Remy Bumppo. Mail or email your application to:

 

Mail: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Attn: Internship Application

3717 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 237

Chicago, IL 60613

Email: vhines@remybumppo.org

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Applying for all Internships

 

Requirements

Interns must be at least 18 years of age and have some experience in the area of specialty and some computer literacy. While a theatre degree is not necessary, Remy Bumppo interns are usually people who plan to pursue a career in the arts. The minimum time commitment varies between internships and can sometimes be a combination of day & evening work.

Compensation

Remy Bumppo offers its interns either a limited stipend or academic credit. Stipends are determined by time commitment and type of internship. Remy Bumppo will assist in tailoring internships to meet the credit requirements of individual schools. However, interns must make all credit arrangements.

While international applicants are encouraged to apply, Remy Bumppo cannot sponsor foreign applicants or assist with visa arrangements. All housing arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.


To Apply

Download the Internship Program Application Form (PDF).
  1. All applicants must submit a current resume
  2. All applicants must include a short essay discussing your interest and career goals in theatre, as well as the specific internship goals you hope to accomplish at Remy Bumppo.
  3. CASTING ONLY: Please submit two letters of recommendation.
Mail or e-mail resume, completed application, and materials to:
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
3717 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 237
Chicago, IL 60613
vhines@RemyBumppo.org