Summer Internships 2020

May 25–August 15

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory (YC) Summer Internship Program provides hands-on training in theater education, arts administration, and production with one of the country’s premier theater companies in the heart of San Francisco. Positions are available to incoming and current college students interested in education and non-profit administration. YC Summer Internships are 4 weeks (Education) or 8 weeks (Production) in length and come with a small commute stipend and other perks, including an on-site mentor and opportunities to attend networking panels with artistic, education, production and other theater professionals.

The YC Summer Intern program has two tracks:

  1. Education Internship
  2. Production Internship

 

Applicants are free to express interest in both positions. Placement will be based on availability/need and interview. Read more below about each track.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Students are welcome to arrange academic credit through their schools. Please inquire within your individual academic institutions for requirements.

How to Apply

The application deadline for Summer 2020 Internship positions is March 1, 2020. Applicants will be contacted with a decision no later than April 1.

Completed applications should be emailed to
youngconservatory@act-sf.org and must include the following items:

  1. Application: Please download and fill out this form completely.
  2. Personal Statement: This statement should be no longer than one page and include the following: what you expect from an A.C.T. internship; your career objectives; your experience and/or education in theater; and the qualities you possess that qualify you as a candidate for the YC Summer Program Intern position. Your personal statement should reveal information about yourself that may not be represented in your résumé or recommendation.
  3. Résumé
  4. One (1) Letter of Recommendation: This letter may be submitted separately from the rest of your application but must be received by March 1, 2020.

*Please note: All application components submitted by email should be in Adobe PDF file formats.

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Application Materials


Summer Internships 2020 Application Deadline: March 1


Questions?

Visit our YC FAQ page or email youngconservatory@act-sf.org

Application Materials

1- Program Descriptions
2- YC Summer Musical 2020 Production Calendar
3-Application Form

Completed Application

 

Program Descriptions

YC Education Internship

YC Interns are given the opportunity to work behind the scenes in the Young Conservatory Office under the guidance of the YC Director, YC administrative team, and our teaching artists. By assisting in the daily business of the school, assistants are given a unique look at arts administration from an educational standpoint.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In-classroom support to our teaching artists through assisting with our students’ training, which includes:

  • Maintaining studio needs and learning environments.
  • Assisting teaching artists in the studios.
  • Supervising YC students on their breaks.
  • Assisting in the daily business of the school in the Conservatory Office.

 

DATES

The YC Summer 2020 Education Internship runs from May 25th to August 14th, 2020.
The program is split into three 4-week sessions. Applicants may apply to as many individual sessions as they like, but they must be available for the full four weeks. YC Education interns must also attend a mandatory orientation.

  • Session I: May 25th – June 19th
  • Session II: June 22th – July 17th
  • Session III: July 20th – August 14th

Please note: the first session starts two weeks before camps and is a perfect learning opportunity for those who would like to focus in arts/education administration

 

HOURS

Please have general availability from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri).

*Hours most likely will vary within this time frame. Final schedules will be determined before applicants start day.

 

PERKS & COMPENSATION

In addition to the learning that happens in the studios and in the YC office, Summer Interns will receive a small commute stipend awarded at the end of commitment, the opportunity to network with A.C.T. artistic and administrative staff through organized panels and seminars, up to two free Studio A.C.T. courses or YC courses (per availability), access to A.C.T.’s performing arts library, and complimentary tickets to all A.C.T. productions for the duration of the internship, in addition to reciprocal ticketing agreements with dozens of Bay Area theater companies.

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Students are welcome to arrange academic credit through their schools. Please inquire within your individual academic institutions for requirements.

YC Production Internship

Interns will work under the guidance of the Conservatory Artistic and Production teams on a large-scale musical on the Rembe Stage at the Strand.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support various YC productions in stage management, design, and technical and artistic execution such as:

  • Attending rehearsals and managing production notes
  • Maintaining rehearsal room processes and needs
  • Working backstage during performances
  • Assisting office needs related to the productions

 

DATES

Production Intern applicants must be available for an orientation, the full rehearsal and performance schedule of the YC summer production, and may be asked to attend a few production meetings. Qualified candidates need to have some production/technical theater experience. Inclusive dates are June 15–August 15.

 

HOURS

The Summer 2020 YC production is a new commissioned musical The Code by The Kilbanes, directed by Jessica Holt. Rehearsals typically run Mondays–Fridays from 10a.m.–3 p.m., and some Saturdays from 12–6 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street). The rehearsal period is June 22–July 31. Tech is August 1–5; Performances run August 6-15th. Please refer to The Code rehearsal calendar for further detail.

 

PERKS & COMPENSATION

In addition to the learning that happens in the studios and in the YC office, and working with local professional artists such as YC Summer Musical director Jessica Holt, Summer Interns will receive a small commute stipend awarded at the end of commitment, up to two Studio A.C.T. or YC courses (subject to availability), access to A.C.T.’s performing arts library, and complimentary tickets to all A.C.T. productions for the duration of the internship, in addition to reciprocal ticketing agreements with dozens of Bay Area theater companies.

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Students are welcome to arrange academic credit through their schools. Please inquire within your individual academic institutions for requirements.

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