Project Sparx, the Educational Program at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts (Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities of Greater Newburyport) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax id number is 04-2649373.

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Firehouse Center for the Arts

1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950


Firehouse Rehearsal Space

18 Graf Road
Newburyport, MA 01950

Inspire. instill. ignite.

Project Sparx, the Educational Program at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

Internship Opportunities

Project Sparx offers the opportunity for interns to experience first-hand the inner workings of a dynamic, community theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical and artistic production and arts administration. By actively working with trade professionals throughout the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater.

 

Through ongoing managerial support and feedback, as well as professional development activities and workshops, our internship program strives to provide the next generation of technical theater, actors, and non-profit leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to careers in their chosen fields.  While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns focus their internship in particular fields of interest, as well as assist designers and/or department heads and participate backstage as running crew during performances.

 

Internships are available for 11th and 12th graders as well as current college students and recent graduates. 

Internship Opportunities:
 

Directing/Producing Apprentice 


This position will be responsible for assisting the production team with the overall rehearsal and performance process for our Junior and/or Teen Ensemble productions. The Directing/Producing Apprentice will be expected to attend all rehearsals and production meetings and may be asked to assist with various technical elements for the production including: props, costumes, set design/construction, marketing and general administrative tasks.   Applicants must be willing to work and serve as a mentor to children and teens. Interested in the field of Education or Theatre Direction is preferred. Internship opportunities are available for the entire year or for a specific production.

 

Production Assistant Apprentice


This position will be responsible for assisting the production team with the overall technical needs of the production for our Junior and/or Teen Ensemble productions.  The Production Assistant will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances to work with a team of students to develop the costumes, props and set pieces for each production.  Applicants must be willing to work and serve as a mentor to children and teens. Experience with technical theatre is required. Internship opportunities are available for the entire year or for a specific production.

Education Intern


The Education Intern will work directly with the Director or Education and Associate Director of Education to promote all educational programming to schools, families, and the community.  Specific duties include: assisting with the management of various social media platforms, assisting in timely communication with parents and teaching artists regarding class and performance logistics and concerns, assisting in the conception and creation of new educational programming that expands Project Sparx’s reach in the community and with families. The Education Intern may also be asked to assist with the coordination and execution of opening night parties, general errands including copying, filing, special events, etc. This position may also be asked to assist with run crew duties for Project Sparx productions if needed.  Applicants should have experience and/or desire to work with students of all ages. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in education and have experience in various aspects of the performing arts. Applicants must be available during normal business hours and may be asked to work nights and weekends as required based upon the production calendar. 

 To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Kate Mellitz, Director of Education at kate@firehouse.org.