Off-campus theatre employment and internships. Each
year several theatre students find employment (usually work/study) with the major
theatres around town, most notably the Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, ACT, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Taproot Theatre. These jobs
are usually in the Box Office, Promotion or as production assistants, but they
are good ways of making contacts and usually pay off with free space-available
tickets beyond the pay check.
difficulties, of course, lie in transportation and work hours.
Fortunately, most of the theatres that hire students have good bus connections
to Seattle Pacific, but travel does take time. Usually
work hours can be arranged to fit around your course schedule, but you’ll
want to be cautious that your job doesn’t cut into your opportunities to
be invlolved in campus productions, especially during Production Practicum hours.
professional or semi-professional theatres offer intership positions to theatre
students. Internships imply a closer relationship
with the artistic company, although, be careful, some places use the word to subsitute
for “employment.” They act as a kind of
apprenticeship program, in which younger artists work with “master”
craftsmen and artists. Oftentimes these are summer
programs. Invariably they are low wage, some even
no wage. The most legitimate ones—that of the
Seattle Repertory Theatre for example—are promoted nationally and competition
for positions is very stiff. And it runs during the
academic year, precluding any time for course work. Not
a good idea when you’re working toward a degree.
come in all shapes and sizes, and the best idea is to check them out carefully
if you are inclined to be interested. As announcements
come to the faculty, they are posted on the Call Board. All outside internships
need to be coordinated with theatre faculty, especially if Theatre Internship
4943) hours are requested. These internships require a mutual contract between
teh University and the theater in which the internship takes place.
Theatre Majors and Minors or those who intend to be
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