The Wooster Group accepts volunteer interns on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Internships offer the opportunity for interns to become familiar with the administrative and creative processes of The Wooster Group. Given the small size of the company, interns are able to contribute greatly to the daily life of the company. It is important to everyone that the internship be a mutually rewarding experience. Sometimes, relationships that are formed during the internship program continue for years and evolve into lasting friendships and professional relationships with Group members. Internships take place at The Performing Garage in New York City during the Group's workday, which is 10am-6pm weekdays, except when the company is performing. Below are descriptions of the types of internships the Group offers.
Our general internship is aimed at giving interns broad exposure to all aspects of The Wooster Group. The work consists of administrative support including reception, data entry, research, errands, helping with mailings, etc. General interns have the chance to observe Wooster Group rehearsals and explore archival video, based on whether the Group is rehearsing at the time and availability of resources. The general internship is usually a commitment of 1 day/week for a minimum of 6 months, with 2 general interns working at the Garage each day.
The technical internship is meant for interns interested in developing their technical and production skills. Technical interns work side-by-side in rehearsals with Wooster Group members and can become involved with a wide range of activities—space prep, rigging, set construction, hanging and focusing lights, rehearsal documentation, packing and unloading tour freight, assisting the video and sound artists, costume maintenance and construction, etc.—depending on the needs of the Group and a particular intern’s skills and interests. Tech interns do not need any prior technical experience, although prior experience is always appreciated. Tech interns should be willing to climb ladders, work with power tools, and lift cases. A technical internship requires a commitment of 2-3 days/week usually for a minimum of 3 months.
The administrative internship is geared at providing interns with hands-on experience with the day-to-day business of producing and managing a small theater and media ensemble. Our administrative intern is trained to manage the company database and list-serve, track and process donations and media sales, and distribute and catalogue our online video DAILIES, among other responsibilities. As with the general internship, our administrative intern has the chance to observe Wooster Group rehearsals and explore archival video. The administrative internship is a 2-3 day commitment each week for a minimum of 6 months.
The Wooster Group and our resident filmmaker, Zbigniew Bzymek, create an ongoing online video series, the DAILIES. Our videomaking intern works closely with Bzymek in the production of this series. Responsibilities include prepping equipment, assisting in the shooting and editing of material, and managing and organizing footage. Experience with FinalCut is preferred.
How To Apply
To apply for an internship, please complete the online application form »
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