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

About the 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 1941. 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 professional theater. Weekly intern seminars feature a variety of guest speakers, including Playhouse staff members, visiting designers and artists, commercial producers, and more.

We are pleased to return to in-person internship opportunities in company management, development, education, marketing, props/scenic painting, stage management, and wardrobe.

The program will run from May 28 – August 21, 2022 (Stage Management and Wardrobe Internships will begin on May 21, 2022).

All Westport Country Playhouse employees are required to provide proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination AND proof of a booster dose (for those eligible as defined by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines). Connecticut residents are encouraged to apply.

Applications for our 2022 Woodward Internship Program are now closed.

LIFE AS A WCP INTERN

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COMPENSATION

Interns will be paid a stipend of $560 per week (equivalent to current minimum wage for the State of Connecticut).

HOUSING + HOURS

Interns reside in provided housing for the length of their term; each intern will have their own room. The intern residence is located approximately eight miles from the Playhouse in Fairfield, Connecticut. Transportation to work is the responsibility of the intern but travel stipends may be available. Work hours are based on the needs of each department.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline for our 2022 internship program is March 11, 2022. Applications for our 2022 Internship program are now closed.

Questions?

Please reach out to our education department at education@westportplayhouse.org.

Internship areas

The Company Management Intern will work closely with the Senior Company Manager and Company Manager and assist in all aspects of artist services.

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

The Development Intern 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 Education Intern 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 Marketing Intern will work closely with the marketing team to support department activities. They will assist in creating engaging digital and social media content, working toward an overall 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.

The Scenic Paint/Properties Intern will assist the scenic artist with all paint elements related to the productions along with assisting the Prop Master in finding, building, and modifying practical elements on stage with work in carpentry, sculpting, metalwork, sewing, and upholstery.

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

The Stage Management Intern provides key support to the PSM and ASM with job duties as assigned on each show.

Please download a PDF of the full job description which includes stipend information, additional job responsibilities, how to apply, and other important information. This internship will begin on May 21, 2022.

The Wardrobe Intern will assist the Wardrobe Supervisor with costume maintenance and alterations; work as Dresser for main stage productions.

Please download a PDF of the full job description which includes stipend information, additional job responsibilities, how to apply, and other important information. This internship will begin on May 21, 2022.

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

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.

All Westport Country Playhouse employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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