Seasonal Position: June 1st, 2016- August 1, 2017
Office: Miami Music Festival @ Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Miami Music Festival (MMF) is seeking two design interns (one lighting, one set/props) for its opera department during the summer festival season running June-August 2016. Design interns will assist in the production and organization of all opera department events including six mainstage productions, concerts with orchestra, and several smaller events. Responsibilities may include leading or assisting in the design of lighting and sets for opera productions.
All mainstage operas are full-productions complete with a professional team of stage directors, designers, costumers and an orchestra in a 970-seat proscenium theater with an orchestra pit.
Knowledge of safety in a technical theater environment required. Design interns may be asked to lead the process of designing and implementing lighting plots and sets under the supervision of MMF's professional production staff and Barry University’s Broad Theater Technical Director. Design Interns report to the Stage Manager and/or the Production Manager, as well as stage directors and Director of Production.
1-2 years stage and/or design experience of fully-staged productions
Degree in theater or technical theater in progress or completed
Basic knowledge of production equipment including light board operation, stage manager's console, fly rail, technical theater
Knowledge of basic theater safety procedures
Knowledge of technical theater equipment
Ability to organize and adhere to complex schedules
Knowledge of stage management paperwork
Professional communication ability
Ability and willingness to work long hours, week-nights and weekends
Ability to work with directors in implementing a specific concept and design for a production
Knowledge of stage management and technical theater terms and documents (e.g. light plot, technical specifications, blue prints, and equipment schedules)
Lives in Miami-Dade or Broward
Must be able to handle organizational and communication aspects of the position in a positive, professional, and timely manner. Above all, must have a positive attitude and be a team player
Application Procedure: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF format preferred.
Application Deadline: May 20th, 2017