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Internships

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Internships Offered:

  • Administrative
    – Accounting and Finance
    – Artistic Administrative Assistant
    – Marketing and Communications
    – Operations
    – Scheduling
  • Conducting
  • Directing
  • Production Management
  • Stage Management
  • Technical Theatre
    – Costumes
    – Hair, Wigs and Makeup
    – Lighting Design/Stage Electrics
    – Sets and Stage Painting
    – Sound Design/Sound Systems
    – Technical Direction
    – Video Design/Video Systems

Interns receive the following benefits:

  • Career development workshops
  • Free tickets to select performances
  • Free master class participation and/or observation
  • Mentoring with established guest artists
  • Networking with established guest artists

Applicants are NOT required to apply in person.

Housing is not provided for internships but Opera on the Avalon can provide direction on housing if it is needed.

Fees

  • All intern applicants are required to fill out the online application as well as submit the $75.00 (USD) application processing fee before applications can be processed.
  • All internships excluding the directing internship and conducting internship include a full participation scholarship.
  • Directing and Conducting internships have a participation fee of $2985.00. Canadian interns are required to pay participation fees in Canadian dollars and American and international interns are required to pay participation fees in U.S. dollars.

Administrative Internships

All administrative internships include a full participation scholarship

Accounting and Finance Co-op Coordinator

Opera on the Avalon seeks a reliable, trustworthy, self-motivated accounting and finance co-op coordinator responsible for assisting the senior staff with day to day accounting and the 2017 Summer Festival productions. S/he will reconcile daily cash outs for various productions, prepare bank deposits and post entries into the accounting system. All accounts payable functions including preparing and logging festival cheques, reconciling supplier statements and filing. Accounts receivable functions including preparing and mailing customer invoices, completing festival ticket purchases, filing and following up on overdue accounts with customers. Prepare tracking systems for donation Gala income tax receipts. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all festival meetings, the day to day operations of the organization and act as a resource to staff in the interpretation of guidelines on various financial operating issues. The position reports to the Artistic Director and the Director of Administration.

Availability Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a second year student within the Business Management, Accounting program
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to strategize, plan, prioritize and set and meet timelines
  • Skills with human resource finance policies and procedures is a definite asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing, flexible, attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure, collegial environment
  • High comfort level with technology including MAC desktop
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internship includes a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Artistic Administrative Assistant

This position will work closely with the Artistic Director in day-to-day operations along with being a resource for Opera on the Avalon’s management. The intern will have opportunities to create, develop and learn from one of the provinces leading arts companies. The day-to-day responsibilities will be comprised of coordination and distribution of daily schedules, VIP guest lists, information packets, social networking, gala events, artist management and more. You will assist the scheduling manager with daily schedule and must have the ability to work collaboratively with other interns and the creative team. The position requires initiative, excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to work in a high pressure environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, basic editing and computer skills are a must. As well, there will be some weekend and evening work throughout the festival.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a second year student within a office administration or business program.
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to strategize, plan, prioritize and set and meet timelines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing, flexible, attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure, collegial environment
  • High comfort level with technology including MAC desktop
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Administrative, Marketing and Communications Co-op Coordinator

Opera on the Avalon seeks an energetic, self directed Marketing and Communications Co-op Coordinator responsible for planning and implementing integrated messaging and media to reach and communicate with current and potential donors, ticket patrons, the community and the press. S/he will deploy a variety of communication tools – including advertising, branding, brochures and invitations, direct marketing, graphic design, promotion, publicity, public relations, signage and social media – to enhance institutional awareness and visibility for Opera on the Avalon. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all festival meetings, the day to day operations of the organization and act as a resource to staff in the reports to the Artistic Director and the Director of Administration.

Availability Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a student within the Business Management, Marketing and Communications program
  • Outstanding skills in communication, strategizing, planning, prioritizing and ability to set and meet timelines
  • Experience with video, web editing, content management, online ticketing, social media strategy and implementation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing. Flexibility, attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure, collegial environment
  • High comfort level with technology, including MAC desktop
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Operations

Interns will assist the director of administration and artistic director with day-to-day operations and office responsibilities. Interns will facilitate operations of a large scale summer festival and must have excellent multitasking and communications skills, be reliable, flexible, have discretion and have the ability to work in a fast paced, high collegial environment.  The ability to work collaboratively with other interns and the creative team is very important. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to edit web content is a plus.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a second year student within an office administration or business program.
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to strategize, plan, prioritize and set and meet timelines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing, flexible, attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure, collegial environment
  • Independent work ethic
  • High comfort level with technology including MAC desktop
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Scheduling

Interns will assist the director of administration and artistic director with day-to-day operations and office responsibilities and facilitate operations of a large scale summer festival. Responsibilities will include scheduling rehearsals, coaching appointments, workshops and master classes. Interns must have excellent multitasking and communications skills, be reliable, flexible, have discretion and have the ability to work in a fast paced, high collegial environment.  The ability to work collaboratively with other interns and the creative team is very important. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to edit web content is a plus.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled as a second year student within an office administration or business program.
  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to strategize, plan, prioritize and set and meet timelines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing, flexible, attention to detail, ability to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure, collegial environment
  • Independent work ethic
  • High comfort level with technology including MAC desktop
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Conducting Internship

Opera on the Avalon offers conducting internships under the mentorship of professional conductors during their summer season. Applicants will be individually assigned to one conductor during the season and will work directly with them. Applicants will assist in running rehearsals, chorus rehearsals and performances of Opera on the Avalon as well as function as the assistant conductor for productions at The Resource Centre for the Arts (LSPU Hall) and Holy Heart of Mary Theatre. Conducting interns are offered one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions in their professional discipline and are provided conducting opportunities with the Opera on the Avalon Orchestra, chorus and soloists in rehearsal and performance.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a graduate program or young artist program.
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships have a $2985.00 participation fee
  • Canadian interns are required to pay in Canadian dollars and American and international interns are required to pay in U.S. dollars

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Directing Internship

Opera on the Avalon welcomes applications for its 2017 assistant opera director internships. A valued participant in the rehearsal process, you will assist the directors and stage managers with notating blocking and production documentation. You’ll also need to take detailed notes during rehearsals and convey that information to artists and staff in a sensitive manner.

Availability Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a graduate program or young artist program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in opera or theatre stage direction
  • Experience in musical theatre or opera production
  • Ability to read music
  • Knowledge of or experience in the arts is highly desirable
  • Internships have a $2985.00 participation fee
  • Canadian interns are required to pay in Canadian dollars and American and international interns are required to pay in U.S. dollars

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation from college instructors or other opera directors, specifically addressing the applicant’s experience
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience and the theatrical experience being sought by the applicant and their professional goals

Production Management Internship

Interns will have overall responsibility for a stage production, the  internship offers opportunity to to operate and manage productions. As a production manager intern, you should be familiar with processes in performing arts activities have an understanding of the relationship between art, finances and means and the processes that control this. Excellent communication and organizational skills are of great importance as production managers will be handling day-to-day operations and situations involving all members of Opera on the Avalon and acting with professionalism and sensitivity is very important.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a performing arts program involving management, production and design.
  • Show leadership, teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrate great organizational skills as well as communication and planning skills
  • Experience with lights, sound, costumes, décor and makeup
  • Experience with team work and leadership involving performing arts productions is desirable
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Appreciation and/or knowledge of the performing arts is valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Stage Management Internship

Starting with pre-production meetings, then on through rehearsals and into performance, stage management interns will assist production stage managers on opera productions. Assist in running all rehearsals and performances of Opera on the Avalon as well as function as an assisting stage manager for productions at The Resource Centre for the Arts (LSPU Hall) and Holy Heart Theatre. Experience in musical theatre or opera stage management is highly desirable and all assistant managers work under a certified Canadian Actor’s Equity Stage Manager.

Depending on eligibility, stage management may be paid through internships or SWASP under Canada Summer Jobs.

Availability Coming Soon

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a graduate program or young artist program.
  • Ability to read music
  • Interest in pursuing a career in opera stage management
  • Experience in musical theatre or opera stage management
  • Knowledge of or experience in the arts is highly desirable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation from college instructors or other opera directors, specifically addressing the applicant’s experience
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience and the theatrical experience sought by the applicant and their professional goals.

Technical Theatre Internships

All technical theatre internships include a full participation scholarship

Costumes

Interns will work directly with the creative team and cast members, assisting them with costumes and props. Interns will be responsible for organizing costumes and props, dressing cast members and any wardrobe repair or stitching needed throughout the festival. Knowledge of costuming, period dress and experience in dressing for large productions is a plus.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements 

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a BFA or equivalent program concentrating on costumes
  • Prior experience working in a production company with costumes
  • Ability to work independently and with groups in a fast paced environment.
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Hair, Wigs and Makeup

Interns will be working with creative staff, cast members and costuming interns. Interns will be responsible for assisting cast members with makeup, hair and wigs. Responsibilities will include organizing materials needed and adjusting hair and makeup as needed between acts. Experience in period hair and makeup is a plus.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a certificate/diploma program concentrating on theatre makeup design and aesthetitcs
  • Prior experience working in a production company for Hair, Wigs and Makeup
  • Ability to work independently or in large groups
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be appreciated
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Lighting Design/Stage Electrics

Interns will gain professional experience with lighting design and stage electrics. Interns will need  knowledge and experience in working with theatre production and design. Interns will be working with creative teams and have the opportunity to work along side of professional directors. Experience with lights and stage electrics involving musical theatre, plays or operas would be desirable.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a BFA or equivalent program in theatre production and design
  • Prior experience working with lighting for music productions
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be appreciated
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Sets and Stage Painting

Interns will gain professional experience with designing sets and painting scenery and have the opportunity to work along side creative teams, building sets and working with professional directors. Interns will need  knowledge and experience in working with theatre production and design.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a BFA or equivalent program in theatre production and design
  • Prior experience with sets and stage painting
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be appreciated
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Sound Design/Sound Systems

Interns will gain professional experience with sound design and sound systems. Interns will need  knowledge and experience in working with theatre production and design. They will be working with creative teams and also have the opportunity to work along side of professional directors. Experience working with sound design and sound systems for musical productions, plays and operas is desirable.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently involved in a diploma in sound design technology
  • Prior experience creating sound design for productions in music, plays, etc.
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be greatly appreciated
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Technical Direction

The technical direction intern’s job, will be to make sure the technical equipment in the theater is functional, maintained and safe e.g. lighting and sound equipment. The technical director is responsible for the overall organization of the technical production process. Interns will assist in budget estimations, maintaining of accounts, materials research and purchasing, scheduling and supervising build crews, handling conflicts that arise between different departments and organizing the clean-up for that production. Experience working in technical direction for productions would be highly desirable.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Identify needed props, costumes and locations
  • Work with stage managers to arrange schedules for rehearsals, costume fittings and sound and light development
  • Assist in making final decisions regarding the production from props and furnishings to makeup
  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • Knowledge and/or appreciation of the performing arts is valuable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

Video Design/Video Systems

Interns will gain professional experience with video design and video systems. Interns will need  knowledge and experience in working with theatre production and design. They will be working with creative teams and also have the opportunity to work along side of professional directors. Experience working with video design and video systems for musical productions, plays and operas is desirable.

Availability Coming Soon 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be currently involved in a diploma in video design technology
  • Prior experience creating videos  for productions in music, plays, etc.
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts is desirable
  • Internships include a full participation scholarship

All completed application materials must be sent electronically to admin@operaontheavalon.com and must be received on or before (deadline date TBA)

  • Completed online application form.
  • Resume and Cover letter sent as a doc. or pdf file
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant’s experience

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Phone: 709.738.1322
E-mail: info@operaontheavalon.com
Mailing Address: 78 O’Leary Avenue
P.O. Box 8722
St. John’s NL Canada
A1B 3T1

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