Internships

We are so excited that you are interested in joining our team! Throughout the year, we have multiple opportunities for you to learn how a mid-sized Equity theatre company produces the art that you see on stage. At the heart of Remy Bumppo is a desire to learn, and we truly enjoy passing our knowledge on to the next generation of theatre administrators and artists. By interning with Remy Bumppo, you will:

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Work one-on-one with Remy Bumppo staff members
  • Have the opportunity to explore different aspects of what it takes to run a non-profit, arts organization

Click on the internships below to learn more.

Benefit Assistant/Intern

The Benefit Assistant/ intern will gain valuable experience in all aspects of event planning and execution. Working closely with the Development Manager and Benefit Committee members, the intern will assist in the planning of Remy Bumppo’s Annual Benefit – the company’s single largest fundraising effort. Reporting to the Development Manager, the Benefit Intern will learn and aid in the planning and execution of all aspects of the Annual Benefit, including:

  • Assist with coordination of the silent auction: 
    • outreach to local businesses for auction donations, 
    • track the receipt and acknowledgment of donated items, 
    • creating the online Silent Auction catalog (writing descriptions, take or source photos, etc.),
  • Provide excellent customer service to event donors and attendees
  • Process contributions and acknowledgments to donors.
  • Assist with other event-related tasks such as décor, volunteer coordination, and other logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Time Commitment

The position will be active for 12 weeks from February 2023 – May 2023 for approximately 8 hours per week. This position is in-person, with COVID-19 precautions in place, such as required vaccinations, masking and social distancing. 

Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p). 

Candidates must be available for the day of the event, April 30, 2023 from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Compensation

Interns have the choice of class credit or weekly stipend of $50

Desired Skills and Experience
  • Interest in customer service and event management
  • Interest in learning about fundraising and nonprofit management
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Google Drive

 

To apply, please complete the Internship Application and submit a resume and one-page cover letter discussing your interest in this position to workwithus@remybumppo.org.

Applicants are asked to submit applications by February 1, 2023.

Marketing / Graphic Design Internship

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

The Marketing/Graphic Design Intern position is an excellent hands-on experience for a 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

We are looking for an individual for 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

Application instructions are at the bottom of this page.

Casting Internship

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

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

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

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

Application instructions are at the bottom of this page.

Artistic Internship

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

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 

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. Artistic interns are expected to work 15-20 hours/ week.

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

Application instructions are at the bottom of this page.

Arts Administration Internship

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company seeks a motivated individual to join our administrative team. We are especially looking for an intern with an interest in a well-rounded arts administrative internship which will include aspects of fundraising, patron relations, communications, and data management. This position will work closely with the Patron & Donor Services Manager and the Operations Director to learn more about how a non-profit, mid-sized Equity theatre company functions.

Time Commitment

We are looking for an individual for 8-10 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. Occasional 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
  • An interest in learning more about the business side of running a theatre company
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to work independently
  • Familiarity with  Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Responsibilities
  • Customer service
  • Assist with patron and donor stewardship
  • Analyze reporting and data trends including email analytics
  • Assist with writing and designing email campaigns
  • Aid in the planning events
  • Help with database entry and maintenance

Application instructions are at the bottom of this page.

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.

Administrative Office

3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 124
Chicago, IL 60613
773.244.8119

Performance Venue

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Box Office: 773.975.8150

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