Eleven Production Interns work with the Production Staff, learning and gaining experience through Festival set-up, company load-ins, and show-operating positions in one of three theatres, including an outdoor stage, and in any of our four studios. During the first three weeks of the internship, Production Interns open and clean the theatres and studios, install the full lighting and sound systems, lay multiple dance floors, and hang repertory soft goods. During company load-ins, general jobs include hanging and focusing lights, laying dance floors, assembling scenery, maintaining wardrobe, and the loading and unloading of trucks alongside the crew of visiting companies. 

Every show at Jacob's Pillow is operated by the Production Interns, who rotate through backstage positions, such as Light Board Operator, Sound Board Operator, Fly Rail, Props, Wardrobe or Crew Chief. Typical show call duties include running lighting and sound consoles, moving scenery and props, operating rigging systems, and assisting in planning for upcoming performances. Interns are required to attend workshops in all aspects of production instructed by either Jacob's Pillow Staff or visiting company artists and designers. Click here for full list of qualifications and responsibilities.

Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in technical theatre or production/stage management. They should be detail-oriented, organized, and efficient at multi-tasking. They must be able to work long hours through frequent interruptions, lift up to 50 pounds, work at heights up to 30 feet, tackle projects both independently and collaboratively, and have excellent customer service skills. A successful candidate must be able to do all of this while maintaining a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

For information on how to apply for this internship, please click here.


"The summer I spent as a Production Intern was one of the best summers of my life."
- Kim Rush, former Pillow Intern

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