Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Be part of Pittsburgh CLO’s Summer Season as a CLO Intern!

Pittsburgh CLO’s Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for interns to get “hands-on” experience by working closely with Pittsburgh CLO production and administrative staff members in such areas as: Choreography, Costumes, Direction, Lighting Design, Public Relations, Stage Management and more!
All Pittsburgh CLO Internships are unpaid, however, interns are provided with a $100 per contracted work week to help off set expenses.
Start and end dates for internships vary by position:
Administrative (Early May – Mid August) Production (Late May – Mid August) Education (Mid June – Mid August)
Administrative interns may occasionally be asked to work evenings or weekends as needed. Production interns can expect to work long and/or unusual hours due to the concentration of the season and the theatrical nature of the work.
The CLO Internship Program is offered to students 18 years of age and older. The Internship Program has resulted in college credits for some students (check with your advisor) and has influenced many to pursue their interest professionally.
Interviews will begin March 2011.

Choose the internship that best fits your talents and goals
Cabaret Theater
Works closely with PR/Marketing and Group Sales Managers to market and promote the current and upcoming shows at the CLO Cabaret through a variety of outreach programs. Duties may also include assisting the General Manager and production team during rehearsals for the upcoming show.
Assists multiple Choreographers with notes, attends all rehearsals, techs and opening nights with Choreographer.
Company Management
Assists with housing and transportation of cast members, performs administrative tasks and works with guest artists and production staff as required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
Costume Coordination
Assists with wardrobe fittings, obtaining costume pieces and taking notes during tech and opening nights.
Manages complimentary outreach ticket programs, Kelly Circle and “A” in Arts; coordinates weekly donor benefit mailings; assists with Development projects and events, such as donor luncheons and the Donor Dress Rehearsal; provides support to the Development Office as needed.
Education & Outreach
Assists CLO Academy staff with its summer camp program. Position works directly with students.
Graphicic/Web Design
Applies daily updates to the Pittsburgh CLO website including cast information, production photos, video clips and more. Assists with graphic emails and projects.
Hair Design
Assists Hair Designer with performances. Must have prior experience working with hair and wigs.
Lighting Design
Assists Lighting Designers with pre-show drafting, light plots and other lighting duties. Knowledge of Lightwright would be helpful.
Assists Musical Director and Arranger. Transcribes, transposes and copies music, preparing the orchestra parts for each production. Working knowledge of Finale is helpful.
Specicial Events
Assists with special event administration and marketing
of the National High School Musical Theater Awards program - an annual event held in New York City.
Production Management
Assists Production Manager, works with stage crew
and all technical departments.
Property Coordination
Assists Props Coordinator in obtaining and designing props. Must have a valid drivers license.
Public Relations/Special Events
Writes press releases and program stories. Assists with a variety of marketing and PR activities including interviews, promotional events, displays, themes and decorations for cast parties, opening night gifts for actors, welcome baskets and a variety of administrative tasks.
Sound Design
Assists House Soundman with rehearsal notes and cues, attends all rehearsals, techs and performances.
Stage Direction
Assists multiple Directors with notes, attends all rehearsals, techs and opening nights with Director.
Stage Management
Assists Stage Managers with rehearsals, schedules, works backstage during technical/dress rehearsals and performances.
Video Production
Shoots, edits and produces video spots of performances, rehearsals, cast parties and education programs for use on the website, in presentations and for local TV stations.

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