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Company Management Intern

Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse seeks a dynamic and highly motivated full-time Company Management Intern. Reporting to the Company Manager, this position will primarily support both the Company and General Management Departments of the Playhouse, and may interface with many factions of the organization and its constituents including producers, Board of Directors, actors and creative teams.

Under supervision of Company Manager, specific responsibilities may include:

  • Assist in attending to all needs and requirements visiting company members
  • Attend to day-to-day travel, housing, transportation arrangements and hospitality needs
  • Represent the General Management team at performances
  • Maintain management and production files  

 

While the Company Management Intern will play a key role in the daily operations of the Playhouse, the internship will also allow developmental opportunities, and the chance to learn more about on a broader scale.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become acquainted with the rules and regulations conceived and governed by the Actor’s Equity Association for all theatres under the COST Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Observe and absorb key facets of contract drafting and the Equity payroll process.
  • Build strategies for creating and monitoring cohesive Company Management department budgets. 

Skills and Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, process and react quickly and efficiently amidst a multitude of responsibilities, be highly organized, and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Company Management Intern will primarily operate on a performance schedule, which will require evening and weekend hours. Previous office experience preferred; PC proficiency; Outlook Calendar; all Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of current theatre landscape and theatre history a plus.

This position is available immediately thru December 29th. Exact timing is negotiable. Weekly stipend available. Candidate must have local housing. Driver’s license preferred.

ABOUT BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE

Bucks County Playhouse is a year-round, nonprofit theatre that has grown to a $6 million producing organization with an annual audience of over 73,000. Founded in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill, Bucks County Playhouse quickly became “the most famous summer theatre in America,” featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli and remained in continuous operation until 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a multi-million-dollar restoration thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.

In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman took the helm of the Playhouse, and today the Playhouse has reclaimed its reputation of attracting Broadway and Hollywood artists. Its productions of “Company” starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” were named by Wall Street Journal to its “Best of Theatre” list for 2015. The 2017 season included four world premieres and audiences grew by over 34%. Box office record has been repeatedly broken by signature productions of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” “Steel Magnolias” directed by Marsha Mason, and “Million Dollar Quartet,” “42nd Street,” and “Guys & Dolls” directed by Hunter Foster AND “Mamma Mia” directed by John Tartaglia. The creative teams who come to create new productions at the Playhouse are among the most talented artists working in the professional theatre today and relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Jessica Walter began their careers.

 

To Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Jobs@bcptheater.org no later than March 15, 2019. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.