On stage and off, Nashville Repertory Theatre employs more than 100 local people annually to bring its work to fruition. In addition to full-time positions, there are also opportunities for internships and auditions with Nashville Rep.

Internships

Nashville Rep’s Professional Internship Program is designed to offer hands-on professional experience to college graduates and early career professionals who are pursuing a career in theatre. Interns are offered the opportunity to gain practical knowledge while working with experienced professionals in theatre arts and administration. Each internship is specifically tailored to allow each intern the chance to accomplish their career goals while working in a professional regional theatre. 

Each internship offers a weekly stipend of $125. Housing is not provided.

To apply for Professional Internships for our 2018-19 season, please complete and submit the listed application.  Specific information regarding each of the internships can be found below. If you have questions regarding any of the posted information, please contact Erica Lloyd, Artistic Associate, at erica@nashvillerep.org.

If you are a current high school or college student looking to complete an internship for credit, please refer to our Student Internship Program by clicking here.


Marketing & Development Intern

Positions Available: 1 

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently seeking a Marketing + Development Intern for its 2019-2020 season. The primary focus of this internship is to work closely with the Director of Marketing on the execution of the season’s marketing initiatives in a highly competitive arts community and to assist the Development team with events, outreach, and fundraising throughout the season. Candidates must be highly creative, organized, and able to multi-task with excellent computer and writing skills. Passion and experience in theatre a major plus!

This position will be supervised by the Director of Marketing, Director of Corporate Development, and Director of Community Engagement.  Formal Intern Evaluations with the supervisor are held mid-season and at the end of the season, along with regular meetings throughout the season with the Artistic Associate in charge of the program to assure the intern’s professional goals are being supported by Nashville Rep.

Marketing duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in developing ideas for effectively marketing productions on a modest budget.

  • Maintain Nashville Rep’s social media sites.

  • Build and distribute marketing emails including Nashville Rep’s newsletter.

  • Create graphics and materials to promote productions and special events.

  • Work closely with staff to develop new audiences.

  • Maintain and create promotional relationships with other non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, target audiences, restaurants, and media outlets.

  • Assist with press contacts, photo calls, and video shoots.

  • Archive and organize company files.

Development duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with planning, promotion, and staffing of education/outreach activities and promotional events.

  • Coordinate solicitation, receiving, documentation, and acknowledgement of donations.

  • Aid in preparation for Board of Directors meetings.

  • Provide support for corporate and foundation grant proposals and presentations .

  • Prepare and assemble direct mailings.

  • Attend and assist with special events.

  • Assist with research on potential partners, donors, and sponsors.

  • Copywriting.

Staff duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in all load-ins and load-outs.

  • Participate as a full staff member in staff meetings and any activities that require staff support.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Major plus if you have experience with these software:

  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign.

  • Final Cut Pro.

  • Tessitura.

  • Emma, MailChimp, other email marketing software.

**Professional Marketing & Development Interns work an average of 30 hours a week. During load-in, load-outs, tech week, or special events additional hours may be required, while some weeks will require fewer hours and comp time can be arranged with supervisor approval. The Professional Intern contract provides a stipend of $125/week for 40 weeks (August-May). This includes two weeks off between Christmas and New Year (one week is paid) and the same paid holidays as the full-time staff. Housing is not provided.**  


Costume Technician Intern 

Positions Available: 1 

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently seeking a Costume Technician Intern for its 2019-2020 season. The Costume Tech Intern assists with the costume build for each show at Nashville Rep, along with the possibility of crafts and wardrobe work. Applicants may be a first hand or cutter/draper on certain shows depending on skill level and interest and will be treated like a member of the full-time staff.

Costume Technician Interns will be supervised by the Costume Manager.  Formal Intern Evaluations with the supervisor are held mid-season and at the end of the season, along with regular meetings throughout the season with the Artistic Associate in charge of the program to assure the intern’s professional goals are being supported by Nashville Rep.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Build costume pieces for each show.

  • Alterations and repairs of pulled or bought garments.

  • Assist with crafts such as millinery, wigs, etc.

  •  Assist with measurements and fittings.

  • Pull and restock costumes for the rental program.

  • Participate in all load-ins and load-outs.

  • Participate as a full staff member in staff meetings and any activities that require staff support.

  • Other duties as assigned.

** Professional Costume Technician Interns work an average of 30 hours a week. During load-in, load-outs, tech week, or special events additional hours may be required, while some weeks will require fewer hours and comp time can be arranged with supervisor approval. The Professional Intern contract provides a stipend of $125/week for 40 weeks (August-May). This includes two weeks off between Christmas and New Year (one week is paid) and the same paid holidays as the full-time staff. Housing is not provided.** 

Costume Wardrobe Intern

Positions Available: 1 

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently seeking a Costume Wardrobe Intern for its 2019-2020 season. Applicants should have experience running shows backstage, ability to prepare necessary wardrobe paperwork such as preset lists and run sheets, as well as strong costume production skills, especially sewing. While not running shows, the Wardrobe Intern will be assisting with the costume build for each show and will be treated like a member of the full-time staff.

Costume Wardrobe Interns will be supervised by the Costume Manager for staff duties and the Equity Stage Manager during productions. Formal Intern Evaluations with the supervisor are held mid-season and at the end of the season, along with regular meetings throughout the season with the Artistic Associate in charge of the program to assure the intern’s professional goals are being supported by Nashville Rep.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

•      Work backstage as wardrobe crew for the entire run of each production.

•      Costume maintenance, including laundry, repairs, and wig upkeep.

•      Assist in all aspects of costume construction, including sewing and craft work.

•      Transport wardrobe items to and from performance space as needed.

•      Assist with measurements and fittings.

•      Pull and restock costumes for the rental program.

•      Participate in all load-ins and load-outs.

•      Participate as a full staff member in staff meetings and any activities that require staff support.

•      Other duties as assigned.

** Professional Costume Wardrobe Interns work an average of 30 hours a week. During load-in, load-outs, tech week, or special events additional hours may be required, while some weeks will require fewer hours and comp time can be arranged with supervisor approval. The Professional Intern contract provides a stipend of $125/week for 40 weeks (August-May). This includes two weeks off between Christmas and New Year (one week is paid) and the same paid holidays as the full-time staff. Housing is not provided.** 

Technical Theatre Production Intern

Positions Available: 2

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently seeking collaborative self-starters to serve as Technical Theatre Production Interns for its 2018-2019 season. This position will assist the Technical Director, Head of Design, and the Properties Master/Rentals Manager in providing each production with all scenic and property needs. Applicants will participate in an active professional scene shop and work toward broadening their knowledge in scenic carpentry, painting, welding, finishing, and properties design/construction, and will be treated like a member of the full-time staff.

Theatre Production interns will be supervised by the Technical Director.  Formal Intern Evaluations with the supervisor are held mid-season and at the end of the season, along with regular meetings throughout the season with the Artistic Associate in charge of the program to assure the intern’s professional goals are being supported by Nashville Rep.

Applicants must have a basic knowledge of theatrical construction techniques, a basic familiarity with tools, the ability to lift 50-75lbs on a regular basis, and a strong will to learn.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Props construction and maintenance.

  • Assist the Properties Master in set dressing.

  • Prop shop and prop storage maintenance.

  • Scenic construction.

  • Scene Shop Maintenance.

  • Base painting.

  • Run crew as needed.

  • Participate in all load-ins and load-outs.

  • Participate as a full staff member in staff meetings and any activities that require staff support.

  • Other duties as assigned.

** Professional Technical Production Interns work an average of 20 hours a week. During load-in, load-outs, tech week, or special events additional hours may be required, while some weeks will require fewer hours and comp time can be arranged with supervisor approval. The Professional Intern contract provides a stipend of $125/week for 40 weeks (August-May). This includes two weeks off between Christmas and New Year (one week is paid) and the same paid holidays as the full-time staff. Housing is not provided.**

Stage Management Intern 

Positions Available: 1 

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently seeking a Stage Management Intern for its 2019-2020 season. This intern will have the opportunity to observe all aspects of the rehearsal process and will contribute to the process as a member of the production staff as an assistant stage manager. They will work with an Equity stage manager, become familiar with Equity regulations, and observe the day-to-day duties of a professional stage manager. They will have the opportunity to observe and work with a professional director and actors in rehearsal, attend production meetings, and will be treated like a member of the full-time staff. 

The Stage Management Intern will be supervised by the Artistic Director for staff duties and the Equity stage manager for production duties.  Formal Intern Evaluations with the supervisor are held mid-season and at the end of the season, along with regular meetings throughout the season with the Artistic Associate in charge of the program to assure the intern’s professional goals are being supported by Nashville Rep.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as assistant stage manager and head the run crew for most or all season productions. 

  • Assist the stage manager in preparation for rehearsals.

  • Assist in production paperwork.

  • Organize and maintain rehearsal and performance props/costumes.

  • Assist the director as needed.

  • Stage manage the REPaloud staged reading series.

  • Assist in stage managing the Ingram New Works Festival.

  • Participate in all load-ins and load-outs.

  • Participate as a full staff member in staff meetings and any activities that require staff support.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

** Professional Stage Management Interns work an average of 30 hours a week. During load-in, load-outs, tech week, or special events additional hours may be required, while some weeks will require fewer hours and comp time can be arranged with supervisor approval. The Professional Intern contract provides a stipend of $125/week for 40 weeks (August-May). This includes two weeks off between Christmas and New Year (one week is paid) and the same paid holidays as the full-time staff. Housing is not provided.**


Audition

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season are now complete! Callbacks will begin shortly. Casting will be complete by the end of June 2019.


Openings

We are not currently looking for any new full-time staff members. 


Nashville Repertory Theatre provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nashville Repertory Theatre complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nashville Repertory Theatre expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nashville Repertory Theatre’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.