CAP COM Federal Credit Union internships are offered all year long, in a variety of disciplines, across all Proctors Collaborative venues in Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga Springs.

Proctors Collaborative encompasses the premier performance destinations for the Capital Region and is committed to this mission:

“Through arts and community leadership be a catalyst for excellence in education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement to enhance the quality of life in the greater capital region.”

Proctors Collaborative includes Proctors in Schenectady, Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs and also is also home to the School of the Performing Arts, Open Stage Media and the Collaborative Magazine. Our exciting internships provide a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn by doing across these organizations.

Find out about specific opportunities, and apply today:

All internships are unpaid but can count towards educational credit.

Our internships are designed for undergraduate and graduate students an in-depth experience of working in a not-for-profit arts venue. Training is often supplemented with discussions and workshops with directors, designers and senior staff who provide insight into their specific roles and the overall management of the company.

Our intern supervisors in each discipline are selected based on their dedication to mentorship and shaping the future of their field. Our intern supervisor ensures that interns are not only gaining valuable skills but also receiving regular support and feedback.

Internships with Proctors Collaborative are:

  • Part-time (12-20 hours per week)
  • Monday-Friday (night and weekend hours may be available, depending on the internship)
  • Year-round during. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Unpaid, but can count towards educational credit.

Interested in short-term job shadows, an internship in a discipline not listed or have questions about these or other opportunities?
Email Charlie Owens, School Programs Director at cowens@proctors.org

Internships

The primary worksite for internships with Proctors is 432 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305

Apply Online here


Accounting internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This internship reports to the Controller. The finance department at Proctors manages accounts for Proctors, theREP and UPH. Responsibilities can include processing cash receipts, accounts payable, posting, monthly department reconciliations, assisting with the budgeting process, contracts administration, preparing for the Theatre’s annual audit and other day-to-day needs of the department. Position affords a window into all aspects of theatre operations plus involvement in activities in other departments. Ideal candidates will be interested in theatre and/or financial management, be detail-oriented, have good interpersonal demeanor and have basic computer and data entry skills.


Company / Production Management internship

Available during Fall and Spring terms, some nighttime and weekend hours may be required.

This intern reports directly to the Production Manager. Responsibilities include assisting with advancing and providing the needs of Proctors productions; setting labor calls, renting equipment, arranging artist hospitality/accommodations/transport, and assisting with event settlement. This position is available in the Fall or Spring. Ideal candidates have an interest in production and/or company management, are detail-oriented, self-sufficient and have a positive attitude. A valid driver’s license is required.


Special Events & Fundraising internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms, some nighttime and weekend hours may be required.

This internship reports to the Manager of Special Events in the relationships department. This department is responsible for special events, donor relations, corporate sponsorship and fundraising for Proctors, UPH and theREP. Responsibilities include planning and executing fundraising events, preparing and delivering donor communications and events (which can include scheduling backstage events), assisting with solicitation efforts, collecting data for potential donors, patrons or prospective donors. Ideal candidates will be interested in planning and executing events, working in a non-profit industry, be detailed oriented, have customer service experience, be organized and have moderate computer skills.


Marketing internships

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Internship Focuses Include:

  • Marketing Account Management
  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Videography

These internships report directly to a member of the Marketing team. The marketing department is a dynamic department that manages the marketing plans and community outreach for Proctors, UPH and theREP. Responsibilities can involve dissemination of marketing materials, assisting with community outreach, participating in marketing meetings and brainstorming, researching outreach techniques, working with street teams, assisting with community activities and events, contributing to social media and other duties as assigned. All opportunities in this department provide each intern with a well-rounded marketing agency experience while focusing on their interest.


Graphic Design internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This internship reports to the Art Director. Responsibilities can include creation of a variety of promotional advertising pieces that include media-ready text, graphics and photos, graphic preparation, color production and layout of promotional advertising, managing creative service requests and organization of all collateral produced. Ideal candidates have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, experience with layout design, production and offset printing preparation, are able to work independently, be self-starting and have good interpersonal demeanor. A portfolio review will be necessary.


Information Technology Internship

Available during Spring and Summer terms.

This internship reports to the Information Technology Support Specialist. This department is responsible for overseeing most all Network & Systems, including End User Support for Proctors, theREP and UPH. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: provisioning devices for employee use, making and deploying Ethernet cables, maintaining departmental & end-user documentation, maintaining ticket scanners and monitoring ticket scanning during matinee and evening performances, collecting and compiling data through the auditing of employees and assisting with support help tickets. Ideal candidates will need to be detail-oriented, have basic understanding of computer systems and an eagerness to learn. A positive attitude and an ability to work with others is also a must. Experience with Apple computers and Microsoft Office are required.


Programming Internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This intern reports directly to the Director of Programming and will work with all members of the department. Job duties of this internship will shift with each semester based on the booking and planning cycle of the department. Responsibilities include researching local and national entertainment acts, assisting in the creation of offer sheets and contracts, organizing and maintaining event files, and assisting with ticket data research and reporting. The programming Intern will attend all programming department meetings and will assist the department in the overall strategy. Ideal candidates have an interest in theatre and music of all kinds, possess strong communication skills, are willing to learn ticketing software, and have Microsoft Word and Excel fluency.


Television production internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Internship Focuses Include:

  • Video Content Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Station Direction

This internship reports to the Open Stage Media Station Director. Proctors was designated as manager and operator of public, educational and government access cable television by the City of Schenectady and spurred the creation of a new broadcast entity, Open Stage Media at Proctors (OSM). Responsibilities can include programming (includes in-putting shows into server and scheduling), video editing, social media engagement and record keeping. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, have good interpersonal demeanor and ability to self-start projects. Experience with computers and Microsoft Office are required.


Internships with the School of the Performing Arts

Education internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This internship reports to the Workforce Development Director. Responsibilities can include assisting in creation of Education Department marketing materials such as the Season brochure and the School of the Performing Arts brochures; attending marketing, programming and education meetings; assisting in marketing strategies for programs and research. This position is available in the Spring and Summer. Ideal candidates will be interested in the performing and visual arts, be detail-oriented, be organized, have good interpersonal demeanor and moderate computer skills.

Summer Programs internships

Available during the Summer term, some nighttime and weekend hours may be required.

Internship focuses include:

  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Education Instruction
  • Choreography
  • Directing
  • Film Making
  • Theatre Production/Stage Management

The School of the Performing Arts offers a full summer of creative and performing arts programs in dance, theatre, music, film and more for all ages and skill levels. Students learn from industry professionals who provide pre-professional training in the arts. Some interns will serve as teaching assistants to professional teaching artists. Our Summer Programs serve students ages 6 – 19.

Proctors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proctors champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Candidates selected for consideration will be contacted for an interview. Interviews are required and can be completed either in person, on the telephone or on Skype.

Interested in short-term job shadows, an internship in a discipline not listed or have questions about these or other opportunities?
Email Charlie Owens, School Programs Director at cowens@proctors.org.

Internships

Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) is the proud member of the League of Resident Theatres producing year-round professional theatre in the heart of the Capital District. Click here for more information.

The primary worksite for internships with theREP is 251 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207

Apply Online here


Technical and Production Internship

Available during Fall and Spring terms.

Internship focuses include:

  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Sound Engineering
  • Costume Construction
  • Scenic Construction
  • Properties
  • Production Management

This internship reports to the Production Manager and appropriate shop manager. Focus availability will depend on the technical needs of the shows in a given season. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of two years technical experience in their field of interest or other relevant job training. Interns must be able to work independently, be detail-oriented and a self-starter.


Dramaturgy internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Research and dramaturgy internship reports to the Associate Artistic Director. This position will gather information and research for the study guides that are sent out to teachers for the student matinees and touring productions. This position will also assist with the NEXT ACT! PLAY FESTIVAL. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, interested in theatre and have previous writing and play reading experience. Please submit a brief writing sample, 500 words or less, with application.


Community Partnership internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This internship reports to the Associate Artistic Director. This internship will focus on building and maintaining relationships between theREP and community organizations. This position reports to the Associate to the Artistic Director. This position will help maintain the calendar of the Neighbors for Neighbors community program, be in touch with community members, research and design community programs and events with the staff of theREP.


Company Management internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Under our Company Manager, this intern will work one on one with visiting artists, making sure the day-to-day needs of all company members are taken care of. In addition, the intern will have a role in our on-site casting office. Duties include: set up and clean-up of cast meals, compiling information for visiting artists and members of the press, creating welcome baskets, and filing casting paperwork. It’s a great opportunity to experience our company as a whole.


Acting Instruction internship

Available during Summer term.

This internship will work as a teaching assistant for all School of the Performing Arts at theREP’s summer programs. Responsibilities can include facilitating check-in and check-out of students each day; leading acting games at the instructor’s direction, and leading warm-ups. Specifically, with the Summer Stage Young Acting Company responsibilities can include acting as an assistant stage manager and/or assistant to the director/assistance director when needed such as with dramaturgical work, taking blocking notes, line running, act as mentor and leader of the acting company during breaks, lunches, and rehearsals. Also, this position will be cast in the Summer Stage Young Acting Company and will also be a member of the acting company.

Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. theREP champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Candidates selected for consideration will be contacted for an interview. Interviews are required and can be completed either in person, on the telephone or on Skype.

Interested in short-term job shadows, an internship in a discipline not listed or have questions about these or other opportunities?
Email Charlie Owens, School Programs Director at cowens@proctors.org.


Internships

Universal Preservation Hall is the Performing Arts Education and Entertainment venue for Saratoga Springs. Click here for more information.

The primary worksite for internships with UPH is 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Apply Online here


Non-Profit Management internship

Available during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

This internship assists the staff of UPH in event management, donor and community relations, and fundraising. It is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of non-profit management while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization.

Universal Preservation Hall (UPH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UPH champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Candidates selected for consideration will be contacted for an interview. Interviews are required and can be completed either in person, on the telephone or on Skype.

Interested in short-term job shadows, an internship in a discipline not listed or have questions about these or other opportunities?
Email Charlie Owens, School Programs Director at cowens@proctors.org.

UPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UPH champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Candidates selected for consideration will be contacted for an interview. Interviews are required and can be completed either in person, on the telephone or on Skype.


How to apply


Completed applications must include an application for internship form, cover letter, and resume. Submit only completed applications to Charlie Owens, Education Program Manager at Cowens@proctors.org  or mail applications to Charlie Owens, Internship Program, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305.

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