Internships

Theatrical Outfit is a great place to be an intern. Sure, you'll do your fair bit of filing. But you'll also get incredible opportunities to work with the designers, actors and staff of the theater. From helping design costumes to creating unique marketing campaigns, Theatrical Outfit interns receive a wide array of responsibilities to challenge and expand their knowledge in the Atlanta theater industry. And there are plenty of perks, like free tickets to our shows and amazing add-ons to your resume. Learn more below and send in your application today!



THEATRICAL OUTFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Theatrical Outfit Internship Program provides early career development for college students, recent graduates and professionals seeking job experience with a non-profit theater arts organization. Interns receive professional training, hands on experience and career guidance from Theatrical Outfit staff and guest artists. Internships are custom fit based on the requests of individual applicants and the needs of the theater. Internships are available throughout the year. 

Internships are available in the following departments: Casting, Literary/ Dramaturgy, Box Office, Development/ Fundraising, Marketing/ Publicity, Production Management, Theater Management, Stage Management, Set Design/ Production, Lighting Design/ Production, Costume Design/ Production, Sound Design/ Production.

 

Internship Qualification Requirements:

  • Punctuality
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to take criticism
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs: excel, word,
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs: adobe, power point

 

Internship Guidelines:

  • Interns are not paid.
  • Interns are required to have a reliable mode of transportation.
  • Theatrical Outfit does not provide or validate parking.
  • Theatrical Outfit does not provide housing. Interns are responsible for securing housing.
  • Exact schedules, start dates and end dates are determined based on individual interns’ schedules and theater’s needs.
  • Applicants for positions at Theatrical Outfit are considered without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religious or political beliefs, union activities, sex, citizenship, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
  • All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

Perks:

  • Professional development.
  • Networking opportunities with directors, designers, board members and theater professionals.
  • Inclusion in Theatrical Outfit events such as Meet and Greets, Opening Night Receptions, Director Circle Events.  
  • Complimentary tickets to all Theatrical Outfit productions during the course of internship.
  • Discounts and free tickets to area theaters and arts organizations.
  • Academic credit, as arranged with interns’ individual college or university.
  • Auditioning experience and one on one acting classes with guest directors, casting directors and Executive Artistic Director Tom Key.
  • Portfolio critiques from professional designers.
  • Letters of recommendation upon successful completion of internship.

 

APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP

 

Return filled out form, resume and letter of recommendation to rochelle.barker@theatricaloutfit.org.

Intern Corner

InternFlowers

Flowers for the office from Hong Kong intern Stephanie Ding Yanzhi on her last day at T.O. She and fellow intern Luisa Zhao Xiao Lu joined us for the summer of 2011 in the Marketing department.

INTERN EXPERIENCES:

 Geraldine Macauley

"Hi,

I’m Géraldine Macauley, an artistic intern at the Theatrical Outfit. I moved in Atlanta in late October from France. I want to work in the movie industry, behind or in front of the camera.

After graduating from High School, I wanted to go to College in Lyon, and I meant to go. But after a second thought, I realized that travel broadens the mind, and that when you have an opportunity, you have to seize it, no matter where it could lead you. If you don’t try or take any risks, you will never know what could have happened.

So here I am, I left everything behing me to come here and try something new.

I arrived in October, and 2 weeks after my arrival, I found this internship at the Theatrical Outfit after a little bit of a struggle. I called all the theaters in Atlanta, left e-mails, voice messages and Rochelle Barker was the only one to answer. I am actually pretty glad that it was the Outfit that responded. I strated attending rehearsals of The Gifts Of The Magi, meeting all those fabulous people, actors and learning, absorbing as much as I could before leaving the USA, and moving back to France at Christmas.

My trip to Atlanta was supposed to last a couple months. I confess that I hesitated a lot before taking the decision to come back here, and I think I made the right decision. The more longer I would stay the better it will get. That’s what I told myself, and if I don’t come back how will I be able to tell what would have happenned if I have had stayed longer ? So I officialy moved back in January after spending Christmas in France. I went back to the Theatrical Outfit and this time I painted the stage with the Scenic Charge Artist for FLY. I learned a lot, and discovered that I really enjoyed being a sort of a «Set Decorator». And I will also paint THE FABULOUS LIPITONES. At the same time, I took this seminar to train myself to become a Production Assistant. Then, Rochelle put me in touch with Théâtre du Rêve where I got to meet most of the crew and work a couple mornings for Le Petit Prince and Les 3 Farces de Feydeau: Lovers and Lunatics. Actually, the more I’m writing, the less I realize how much I acheived in so little time. It feels unrealistic.

Now I’m trying with a little a bit of struggle to find a PA (Production Assistant) job. I have been helped a lot, and I have done some moves on my own too. I really want to go forward, and enter in the movie world, which is my passion.

It is really hard to leave your comfort zone, your habits, your native country, your friends, your family, your home... But sometimes, you need that novelty to know what life is and what life will become.

Take advantage of life, it’s already later than you think!

Géraldine Anna Macauley"

InternAnnaTucker

"My experience at Theatrical Outfit has been nothing short of spectacular! I've learned more than I could have imagined. I've been given opportunities to expand my education and gain hands-on experience in ways that I could have never done in a classroom. Pursuing this internship is the best decision I've made in my college career, plus it's really been a blast! I've been given opportunities such as working as part of the design team for A Wrinkle in Time, performing as an understudy in The Young Man from Atlanta, and -- my personal favorite -- working as the Assistant to the Director / Dramaturg on Freud's Last Session! The internship at Theatrical Outfit and the mentorship of everyone I've been blessed to work with there, particularly Rochelle Barker, has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams of a career in Theatre!"

Anna Tucker
Georgia State University

InternChristina

"Being an intern at Theatrical Outfit has changed my life in more ways than one. Working at T.O. has taught me to always push myself and to also work smart, not just hard. I have spent countless hours at Theatrical Outfit, and I am proud to call it my second home. This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I will be forever grateful to the staff and board members for this opportunity."

Christina Boland
Senior, Georgia State University
Film Major, Theatre Minor

InternStephanieDing
"Thank you T.O. for giving me this great opportunity to be an intern. Being an intern at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta will be my most unforgettable summer holiday during my university life."

Stephanie DING, YANZHI
Year 4, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Visual Arts Education Major