Seasonal Position: Internships are offered for both sessions. Applicants are encouraged to intern for both sessions to gain the most out of their internship, but it is not required.

Session One: June 5 – June 30, 2019
Session Two: July 2 – July 28, 2019. 

Department: Operations
Office: Miami Music Festival  @ Miami Beach Senior High, Miami Beach, 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 through the end of July 2019. Design interns will assist in the production and organization of all opera department events including six main stage 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 main stage 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. 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 the Miami area

  • 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

UNPAID INTERNSHIP– MMF offers a $250 stipend per Session.  College credit. On-campus housing provided at a discounted rate.

Application Procedure:

Please Apply Here and attach cover letter and resume to  your online application form. PDF format preferred. 

Application Deadline: May 20th, 2019