For Aspiring Professionals

Providing young artists with opportunities to enhance their skills in creativity, artistry, and professionalism through internships and programming.

Joanne Woodward Internship Program
Westport Country Playhouse is home to one of the nation’s preeminent theater internship programs. The training of emerging professionals in theater has formed a vital part of our mission since our program began in 1946. Each year, production and theater administration interns are given the opportunity to work directly with senior staff and gain crucial on-the-job experience in a vibrant and innovative theater. Weekly Intern Seminars feature a variety of guest speakers, including Playhouse staff members, visiting designers and artists, commercial producers, and more. Internship opportunities are in stage management, props/scenic painting, wardrobe, company management, education, development, and marketing.

In response to COVID-19, we are unable to offer internships in production for our 2021 season. However, we are pleased to offer internship opportunities in development, education and marketing. The program will run from June 7 – August 13, 2021. The internship will be both remote and in-person (as restrictions for COVID are removed and based on individual department needs). Locals of Connecticut are encouraged to apply.

Interns will be paid a $350 stipend per week. Housing is not provided. Hours are flexible and based on the needs of each department. Some positions require in person work.

The application deadline for our 2021 internship program is April 21, 2021.

Westport Country Playhouse is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

The Playhouse is looking for a Development Intern as part of its summer Woodward Internship Program, who will work closely with the Development department to support the Playhouse’s fundraising campaigns, operations, and special events, and learn about the administrative side of running a non-profit regional theater.

Please download a PDF of the full job description which includes stipend information, additional job responsibilities, how to apply, and other important information.

The Playhouse is looking for a Education Intern as part of its summer Woodward Internship Program, who will work closely with the Education department to support the Playhouse’s educational productions, programs and events as well as working in the virtual classroom as a teaching artist.

Please download a PDF of the full job description which includes stipend information, additional job responsibilities, how to apply, and other important information.

The Playhouse is looking for a Marketing Intern as part of our summer Woodward Internship Program. The Marketing Intern will work closely with the other members of the Playhouse marketing team to support department activities, including virtual programming, print/digital communications, and digital marketing campaigns with a goal of engaging theater audiences and finding new ways to connect with our community.

Please download a PDF of the full job description which includes stipend information, additional job responsibilities, how to apply, and other important information.

TO APPLY

The application link below is for all internships for our 2021 season. If you are interested in being considered for more than one internship, please indicate that on your application. Please do not submit multiple applications. Additional materials must be submitted no later than April 21, 2021 at 6PM for consideration.

If you have any questions about the Woodward Internship Program, please contact the education department at education@westportplayhouse.org.

My time with the Playhouse helped me to feel more confident in myself as an arts administrator, and I had the opportunity to work with industry professionals who were passionate about helping me learn! I was able to work on relevant projects, and was encouraged to bring my own ideas to the table. I loved my time with WCP!

Sydney Wyatt
2020 Marketing Intern

 

My time as the Education Intern at Westport was hands-down the most enriching and beneficial experience that I’ve had in theater to date. The community of artists at the Playhouse is an incredibly supportive and inspiring group of people, and I had so many opportunities to branch out while working with students from Westport and surrounding communities. 

Gracelyn Shalaski
2020 Education Intern

 

This experience of working at the Playhouse is one I will cherish forever. The community was welcoming and I felt at home on the first day! The opportunities, people, and other interns I met during my time here created a family that I can always rely on.

Megan Coatney
2020 Development Intern

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