Matthews Playhouse Interns

(college students and high school students ages 16 and up)

Matthews Playhouse is accepting applications for summer interns.  Interns are college or high school students who have an interest in working with younger children in the performing arts. Applicants that have taken class or been involved in productions at Matthews Playhouse will be given priority.  Interns must have an ability in one of the following:

Music (able to teach simple songs, sing  and/or accompany on the piano

Drama (create scenes or  take stories and write a play about them, direct older students in scene work)

Art (create art projects that go along with the camp theme, create props and simple set pieces)

Dance (choreograph simple dances and in some cases, choreograph short musical shows)It is suggested that Interns have experience in camps, classes or productions at Matthews Playhouse. Applicants can check our website for camp weeks.  Interns must be available for the entire camp week. Interns are hired week to week. No intern is hired for every week of the summer.

How to apply:

Please send your name, email and contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well as a resume with any applicable experience listed on it.

Include answers to these questions in the body of the email:1. Why do you want to work at Matthews Playhouse?
2. How did you hear about the Intern program?
3. Please list weeks you are able to work during the summer. Do not list partial weeks.
    Consider vacations, Dr. appointments, orientations, etc.  before committing to weeks.

Once we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

After reviewing applications, some applicants will receive an interview. Unfortunately, we will not be able to interview all applicants.

Application Deadline -February 26, 2016


Matthews Playhouse Apprentices

Matthews Playhouse Summer Apprentices are volunteers for the Playhouse and must be age 13 and up. Apprentices are being groomed to eventually be paid staff and interns for our summer camps. Apprentices will assist teachers and interns in camp instruction. You may be called on to lead a drama game, or complete an improv, song or dance. Apprentices are asked to participate in all class activities. Apprentices will also work on sets, costumes and props at our scene shop. Apprentices are in charge of welcoming campers first thing in the morning, running carpool in the afternoons, and eating lunch with the campers when necessary.

Apprentices should:

  • Be mature for their age

  • Like working with children

  • Have an ability in music, song, dance, drama or tech theatre

  • Be able to take direction

  • Be able to take the initiative and lead a group when necessary

  • Be open and positive and not afraid to speak up and talk to new and old campers

  • Have experience in camps, classes  or productions at Matthews Playhouse
    (this is not a requirement, but often a huge help in getting chosen to be an Apprentice)

  • Applicants that have taken class or been involved in productions at Matthews Playhouse will be given priority.

How to apply:

Please send your name, email and contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well as a resume with any applicable experience listed on it.

Please also answer these questions in the body of the email:
1. Why do you want to be an apprentice at Matthews Playhouse?
2. How did you hear about the apprentice program?
3. Please list weeks you are able to volunteer during the summer. Do not list partial weeks and
    consider vacations, Dr. appointments, school requirements like band practice, orientations, etc. before committing to weeks.
    You must be available for at least 4 weeks during the summer to apply.

First deadline: February 24, 2017

Second deadline: March 31, 2017

We will hold a first round of interviews after the February 24 deadline. If we do not receive enough applicants, we will hold another round of interviews in March

Returning Applicants:
You need to re-apply with an email and list of conflicts.  Not all returning applicants will be accepted.

Apprentice Classes:
Applicants accepted as apprentices this year will be required to attend 2 apprentice orientation instruction classes.

Apprentice Fees:
Apprentices will be charged a $25 fee to cover T-shirts and class instructions.

 

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