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Scenic Arts and Design

3 Academic credits + Stipend TBA

The intern will assist the Set Designer on both productions. The intern’s duties will include:

• Attending and contributing to all design and production meetings

• Working with the Designer and Directors to develop design concepts

• Researching the period, style and production

• Working with the Designer to create renderings, ground plans, elevation drawings and other drawings as needed

• Building white models of the designs

• Working with the Technical Director and Master Carpenter on logistics and engineering

• Working with the props department on issues of set dressing and furniture

• Supervising and training students in theatrical painting techniques

• The intern will be the Scenic Artist for both shows

• Creating a touch-up kit and maintaining paint during the run of each show

• Taking notes at technical and dress rehearsals for one or both shows

• Attending other meetings as scheduled

The intern may also be asked to take a section or sections of one or both shows and complete a design for that part, incorporating that design into the overall design of the show. The intern will be expected to keep a journal and write an evaluation at the end of the summer. All interns are expected to participate in other responsibilities to the Summer Dinner Theatre program as a whole.
A candidate for this internship should have experience with drafting and painting techniques and be interested in gaining experience in the design process from start to finish. All interns are required to have a minimum of one year of college or equivalent experience.

Start Date: Prior to...or first week in May, at latest

End Date: Thursday, August 3rd,  after final strike of Summer Dinner Theatre

Hours: Will be irregular due to the nature of the job, but generally, Monday - Friday, 2 - 10 p.m., plus some weekends and other hours.

Final Week Schedule: Monday - Thursday, Noon - 6 p.m.

Primary Supervisor: Set Designer

Secondary Supervisor: Technical Director/ Production Manager

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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