2016-2017 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SFPH Internships provide an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day and long-term workings of a professional theater company. Each intern works closely with their supervisor to create learning goals at the start of the internship that include a special project within their department. Interns are treated as part of the Playhouse family which operates under the company’s values of Empathy, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration and the ever important Yes. All interns leave the program with new connections, strong skills and real life experiences to add to their overall education.
As a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, SFPH internships are volunteer positions. Interns receive a small stipend to cover transportation costs ($150/mo). SFPH cannot arrange housing.
Internships are usually 15 – 40 hours per week (depending on department) and require a good amount of weekend and evening time. Regardless of department, all interns are expected to be available to assist with special events, Mainstage and Sandbox rehearsals, Sandbox Load-In and Strike, as well as other SFPH calendar events as they arise. Interns should expect to be at SFPH at least 3-5 days each week for 4-8 hours per day.
Internships Are Offered On The Following Basis*:
Fall – September 1 – December 16, 2016
Winter – December 27, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Spring – February 27 – May 28, 2017
Summer – May 29 – August 31, 2017
Full Season – September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017
*Exact start and end dates for each period somewhat flexible, within a week
San Francisco Playhouse offers internship positions in the following departments. Except where indicated in parentheses below, there is one position available per department, per session.
A Strong Interest in Live Theatre
Good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Computer Competence (PC computers for Admin; Mac & PCs for Production)
Flexibility with Changing Priorities and Demands
Ability to Multi-Task and Prioritize
Ability to Collaborate, Analyze and Problem-Solve
Evening and Weekend availability required
Time Management Skills a Must
A Can-Do Attitude!
Regardless of department, all interns are expected to be available for:
- Lobby Greeter Shifts (Administration Positions Only)
- Observe no less than one Table Read or Final Dress
- Opening Night Events (Administration Positions Only)
- Sandbox Load-In and Strike
- Rehearsal Assistance as Needed
- Production Meetings (Production Positions Only)
- Mainstage Load-In & Strike Assistance (Production Positions Only)
- Tech Rehearsals as Needed (Production Positions Only)
- Other Special Events or SFPH Calendar events as they arise.