Theatre learning opportunities for high school graduates.

Internships are designed to provide participants with a learning opportunity within our artistic, production, and administration areas. Opportunities exist in many areas of the festival. In most of these areas, prior theatre experience is not required. FAIR currently offers Internships in the following areas:

Artistic Opportunities:
  • Music 
  • Stage Management
Administration Opportunities:
  • Archives
  • Arts Administration 
  • Community Productions/Green Show
  • Company Management
  • Development
  • Education
  • IT
  • Human Resources
Production Opportunities:
  • Carpentry
  • Costume Crafts/Props
  • Costume Technology
  • Lighting Technology
  • Scenic Props
  • Scenic Painting
  • Sound Technology
  • Wardrobe
This is a 2-4 month experience that is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for emerging artists and aspiring arts administrators. Recipients are paired with an OSF company member and receive mentorship in their respective discipline. In general, 10-15 internships are offered every year across disciplines. Internships may fulfill academic requirements, which would be determined by the respective applicant’s academic insti-tution if applicable. Internships are unpaid learning opportunities. Housing and travel are not provided for Internships.

Please note: The categories listed above are the areas in the festival where Internships are currently offered. If you are interested in applying within an area that is not listed above, please send a letter of inquiry to: to confirm if we are able to provide you with that opportunity.

Candidates for Internships must be a high school graduate or have at least one year of work experience. Candidates must also be able to read, write, and speak English in a business setting.

Applicants interested in an Internship in Stage Management and any of the design and production areas must have at least one year of experience in their area of interest, a year of experience in an academic environment will be considered. Candidates must be available for a minimum of 20-25 hours a week – exact dates and time will be negotiated with the departments. Stage Management Interns must be available Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m - specific schedule will be based on the rehearsal schedule.

Additionally, if you’re selected you may be required to begin your tenure as early as January and complete your tenure as late as October near the end of the season. For this reason, applicants with the most time available between January 2015 and October 2015 have a higher probability of being selected for participation. OSF’s season opens in February and closes in November every year.

The application deadline for priority consideration is July 1st every year for the following season – so, if you are interested in receiving an Internship during our 2015 season and you want priority consideration, your application is due July 1, 2014.

If you miss the deadline, you are still encouraged to submit an application as unforeseen needs arise. Applicants that apply after the deadline will be considered if there are not any qualified candidates in the priority pool of applicants.

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