The Berkshires is an excellent place to gain experience at a variety of creative economy businesses and organizations. Check out some of these opportunities available now!


Barrington Stage Company

Summer 2015 Internships
Deadline: February 27, 2015 or until filled

Barrington Stage Company is seeking interns from May 24 – August 24, 2015 (some internships may be extended from May 17 until August 31) in the areas of carpentry, lights, sound, scenic painting, properties, costumes, wardrobe, development, arts administration, education, stage management, house management, company management, and box office. Internships are available for undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre. BSC interns have the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields and receive training through weekly master classes led by guest artists and Barrington Stage company’s full-time staff.

Berkshire Creative

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Berkshire Creative is seeking a part time spring intern to assist with website content, programs, development campaigns, and/or other projects. Interns must be creative, proactive, reliable, conscientious, and possess strong writing and language skills. Familiarity with WordPress as well as social media platforms a plus. Interest in the Berkshire creative economy a BIG PLUS. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to take ownership of several targeted projects while developing an overall understanding of non-profit business management. Email resume and cover letter to julia@berkshirecreative.org.

Berkshire Museum

Development Intern
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Listing Updated: January 23, 2015

The Development Office, which oversees the museum’s active membership program, special events, and annual fund program, is seeking a volunteer to assist with general clerical tasks such as filing and database support as well as provide assistance for special mailings, special events, membership sales, and various other functions when needed.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Listing Updated: January 23, 2015

During the busy summer season in the Berkshires, we have a wonderful opportunity to get out into the community to talk about Berkshire Museum’s great programs, exhibitions, special events, and other activities. We’re looking for Community Outreach Volunteers to engage with the public and are passionate about the spreading the word about the Berkshire Museum. Community Outreach Volunteers aid the Berkshire Museum by staffing tables at community events and within the Museum, engage with visitors and members of the public, create visually fun and inviting displays, and more. Training will be provided to volunteers on how to community the Museum’s mission and work to the public, how to set up tables for events, and more. Once trained, volunteers will be contacted on an as-needed basis for special events throughout the Berkshires and beyond.

MEMBERSHIP SALES VOLUNTEER
Deadline: ASAP – until filled
Listing Updated: January 23, 2015

The Membership Sales Volunteer works with the Museum’s Development Office. The Development Office oversees the Museum’s active membership program, special events, and annual fund program. The Membership Sales Volunteer will assist with the selling of new memberships and renewals to Museum visitors. The Volunteer should be dedicated to providing exceptional, responsive and empathetic service to all Museum visitors, enhancing the visitor experience and encouraging them to expand their involvement with the Museum. Volunteer slots are available at the Membership Desk Monday through Sunday, and during special events and performances. Volunteers should expect to serve four-hour shifts at minimum.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Arts Administration / Theater Production Internship
Deadline: March 22, 2015

Be a part of the creative process from behind the scenes and learn more about the process of bringing the written word to the stage! Berkshire Playwrights Lab is seeking theater administration and production interns (3) for the 2015 summer season. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college, have demonstrated experience or interest in the theater, possess proficient computer skills and have a good attitude. Interns must have a car and are responsible for providing their own housing.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Deadline: Rolling

Berkshire Theatre Group offers internships and summer staff positions in both Production and the Administrative office. Applicants for the internship program need to be students with some theatre experience who are looking to expand their knowledge with hands-on work and mentorship from professional department heads. Staff members should have theatre experience and be prepared to lead and teach their department in a quick-paced environment. Each intern or staff member is a crucial part of the creation and operation of the festival from running professional shows, to building sets, costumes, to house managing and working in our marketing and development departments. This is the opportunity to gain familiarity and work experience in the theatre career you are headed towards. College credit is available by request.

Bernice Lewis

Deadline: ASAP
Posted: October 6, 2014

Bernice Lewis, an educator and accomplished musician who tours nationally as a solo artist as well as with her band The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, is seeking a part time intern. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in music, the music industry, or arts management. Intern will be responsible for managing publicity, design (posters, print materials), creating and uploading newsletters, website maintenance (WordPress), social media, travel coordination, and some research/venue communications. This is an unpaid 6-month long internship, approx. 10 hours a week internship but could lead to a part time paid position for the right person. Candidates must have excellent writing, communication, and computer skills as well as an interest in design. WordPress experience a plus. Send a letter of introduction and resume to blewis@williams.edu. Visit www.bernicelewis.com for more information about Bernice and The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra.

Chesterwood

Part-Time Spring 2015 Internship
Deadline: February 13, 2015

Full-Time Summer 2015 Internship
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Chesterwood, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Massachusetts and National Historic Landmark, in Stockbridge, MA, seeks a part-time, curatorial intern for spring 2015 (March-May) and a full-time intern for summer 2015 (June-August). *The summer intern will also have the opportunity for part-time employment at the site.* Local college students with an interest in museum work are encouraged to apply. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 each, supported by the High Meadow Foundation. Curatorial interns will work closely with the Executive Director on exhibition preparation, collections care and management of the permanent collection, special events, educational programming, and other tasks relating to the interpretation of the site.

Hancock Shaker Village

Deadline: Rolling

Hancock Shaker Village offers supervised, structured internships for anyone interested in the museum profession. Would you like to transcribe an original manuscript? How about learning how to care for and catalogue artifacts? Or perhaps you would like to work with children in our hands-on Discovery Room? These are just some of the project possibilities for interns at Hancock Shaker Village.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

Summer Young Artist Program Internships
Deadline: until filled

IS183 Art School is now accepting applications for intern positions to assist the Summer Young Artist Program, which will run from June 29-August 14, 2015, on weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Two to seven week internships are available for high school students age 15 and up as well as college students and graduates interested in teaching the arts.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Consideration:  February 13, 2015

A Jacob’s Pillow internship is an opportunity to work alongside professional arts administrators and gain hands-on experience in Archives/Engagement, Artist Services, Business, Development (Individuals, Institutional, and VIP Services), Dining Services, Education, House Management/Ticket Services, Marketing/Digital Media, Photography, Press/Editorial, Production, Ticket Services/Marketing, or Video Documentation. Summer 2015 festival internships run May 26-September 3. Enjoy Festival perks including room and board, stipends, college credit, staff-led seminars, and workshops, as well as free performances and dance classes.

Limelight Productions

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The summer Rental Shop Intern will gain hands on experience maintaining equipment, preparing shop orders, helping with load ins/outs, etc. Limelight is located in the culturally-rich Berkshires, home to many world renowned theatres and summer festivals, many of whom are Limelight clients. (This internship position provides a salary, but does not include housing.) Limelight has been custom designing and installing lighting systems, rigging, and stage curtains, as well as providing production, scenic art and lighting supplies to the entertainment industry since 1972.

MASS MoCA

Performing Arts Administration
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Intern work directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files. The intern will alternate between the Assistant to the Managing Director and Company Manager with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with artist services to arranging transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.

Graphic Design
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Intern assists in day-to-day tasks of MASS MoCA’s in-house design studio, both digital and physical, working closely with the design, curatorial and marketing departments. Working directly with the Creative Director and Senior Designer, this position is 1/3 graphic designer, 1/3 production, and 1/3 jack- of-all-trades.

Box Office
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Interns assist both the Box Office Manager and Box Office Coordinator with promoting performances and exhibitions to the public, act as a greeter and provide customer service (general information about MASS MoCA, North Adams, Western Massachusetts – often includes giving directions and/or recommendations of other highlights of Berkshire County) as well as maintaining the overall look of the lobby.

Museum Education
Deadline: March 2, 2015

The summer internship is an opportunity for current or recently graduated college student who want to explore the dynamic world of museum education. The summer intern is primarily responsible for interacting with the public by conducting conversational-style tours in the main galleries, serving at the information desk, and running public hours in Kidspace, helping visitors explore the exhibition and create their own works of art at the drop-in ArtBar. The interns also help with teen programs including the month-long Teen Artist Residency, and other public programs as needed.

Senior Museum Education
Deadline: March 2, 2015

This internship is a great opportunity for a recent college graduate to spend up to a year upon review deepening his/her experience in the many dimensions of museum education; many of our past interns have gone on to graduate school for education or have been placed in education positions in schools and other museums. The Senior Intern position’s responsibilities are broken down by semester. During the summer, the intern will focus on learning about public engagement by: conducting conversational-style tours in the main galleries; covering shifts at the information desk; running public hours in Kidspace; helping visitors explore the exhibition and create their own works of art at the drop-in ArtBar; and assisting with Art Ninjas Summer Camps.

Visual Arts
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Interns assist in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and help with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Interns will also devote 1.5 days per week to the Education department, giving regular tours of exhibitions, interacting with museum visitors, and developing focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest.

Stage Tech/Performing Arts Production
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre, music, and films. This includes hands-on in all of the following areas – carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew. During the summer, there will be a full load in/out of a 3 stage and 3 day music festival, Solid Sound curated by Wilco, and 3 week residency with Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Deadline:
Applications for summer 2015 internships ongoing
August 30, 2015 for fall 2015 internships
November 30, 2015 for winter 2015 internships

Norman Rockwell Museum is offering a variety of internships including: Visitor Services Assistant, Curatorial Intern, Archives Intern, Institutional Archives Intern, Education Assistant, Marketing & Communications Intern, and Development Assistant. Interns provide important support for Norman Rockwell Museum’s staff, volunteers, and visitors. This internship program focuses on valuable hands-on experience and will include training or formal instruction where needed.

Shakespeare and Company

Theatre Management Apprenticeships
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Development, Marketing, Producing, Education Administration, Company Management apprenticeships available for the summer 2015 season (early May through Labor Day). Preferred candidates will have local housing and transportation. Apprenticeships are typically unpaid.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery & Giclee Printing

Gallery Internship
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Sohn Fine Art is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2014 internship positions for Sohn Fine Art Gallery. Applicants must have an active interest in the arts, particularly in photography and arts management. Apply if you are looking to work in a multi-functional, innovative environment. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of the Gallery. Occasionally, intern may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.

Printing Internship
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Sohn Fine Art is currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2014 internship positions at Sohn Fine Art Giclee Printing. Applicants must have an active interest in the arts, particularly in fine art printing. Apply if you are looking to work in a multi-functional, innovative environment. We are an art gallery, but we also produce archival giclee (pigment) prints and offer photographic services. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of a printing and framing studio, and will gain knowledge in fine art, archival printing processes. Occasionally, intern may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.

The Trustees of Reservations

Horticulture Internships
Deadline: until filled

The Trustees of Reservations is seeking applicants to participate in its 12-week summer 2015 internship program. The interns will work on Trustees properties throughout the West Region, although the focus of the stewardship component of the internship will be at Naumkeag, a Trustees property in Stockbridge, Mass. Interns will participate in an informal series of instructions which will include lectures, demonstrations and work involving Trustees experts, as well as tours of other public gardens and Trustees properties. Interns will also participate in workdays with interns from other local garden and conservation organizations. This is a paid, 40 hour/week position expected to end in late August or early September.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Summer 2015 Internship Positions
Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Williamstown Theatre Festival internship dates run approximately June – August. Positions are offered in the following fields: Administration, Artistic Management, Box Office/Front of House, Costumes, Lighting, Props, Scene Shop, Scenic Design, Sound, Stage and Production Management, and Workshop.

Directing Internships
Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Directing Internship is the unique, entry-level training program for young directors at WTF. Each Directing Intern assists a renowned professional director on one of the Festival’s productions. Directing Interns also direct members of the Apprentice Company in projects presented at the Festival; these projects focus primarily on the process of working with actors as opposed to the full production process itself. Directing Interns are generally recent graduates from undergraduate theater programs and have solid experience both directing their peers and assisting seasoned professionals.

WTF Apprentice Program
Deadline: March 1, 2015 (FOR financial aid); March 15, 2015 (WITHOUT financial aid)

The WTF Apprentice Program is a hands-on, fully immersive introduction to the world of professional theatre during the summer season of the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. This program is designed to be a bridge between educational and professional theatre. Preference is given to candidates who are juniors or seniors in college and to recent college graduates.

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