(GRIP 2012 Summer Interns (L-R) Kira Hawkridge, Gamm Education Director Steve Kidd, Gamm Education & Outreach Coordinator Susie Schutt, Siobhan Reddy-Best, Natasha Cole, and Kate Hanson)
THE GAMM THEATRE offers summer, semester and year-long internships opportunities to qualified college students and young professionals eager and interested in learning more about the management and development side of running a non-for-profit professional theater. Internships are available in Education, Development, Marketing and General Administration. Interns have the opportunity to work as collaborators with theatre professionals behind the scenes on professional productions. For more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions below.
"My internship at the Gamm gave me an inside view of a great professional theatre. Through truly hands-on work with inspiring professionals, I experienced the impact theatre can make on a community. Thanks to the Gamm, my professional aspirations seem achievable and bright. "
-Natasha Cole, Education Intern 2011-2012
College students are invited to apply to be intern instructors for the Gamm Summer Intensive (GSI) program. We are seeking interns in all technical fields including Lighting Design, Set Design and Construction, and Costume Design. Interns are mentored by professionals in their field. Please fill out an application (above) and send it in with a cover letter and resume.
We are currently seeking a Box Office and Marketing intern for Season 29 (2013-2014). This internship will begin in late August and run until the end of our season in June, 3-5 days a week in the afternoons (1pm-5pm) with possible evening coverage.
Duties include but not limited to:
Assisting customers with ticket orders
Managing high call volume
Helping with large mailings and other special projects
To apply please fill out an application (below) and send it in with a cover letter and resume.
We are always accepting applications! To apply, fill out an application and submit it to Education and Outreach Coordinator, Susie Schutt, via email at email@example.com or send to:
The Gamm Theatre,
172 Exchange St,
Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Attention: Susie Schutt
Still in High School? Occasionally the Gamm needs high school aged interns to assist with data entry, postering, etc. Please fill out the GRIP application. Ushering opportunities are always available. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.
How many interns do you have each year?: This depends on the needs of each department and varies year to year.
Are interns assigned to a specific department?:
Usually our interns work with a specific department, however, we work in a collaborative environment and field, so interns in a specific department will occasionally be asked to help with other departments. Occasionally we hire a floating intern who will be assigned projects from all departments on an as-needed basis.
Are internships full-time or part-time?: This depends on the type of internship and the availability of the intern.
Do you offer any kind of housing or stipends for year-long interns?:
We do not provide housing and rarely provide any financial compensation. We are aware that in order to work in theatre one often needs to make a living elsewhere. We try our best to accommodate outside work schedules. Depending on the Gamm Studio schedule, interns can sometimes take classes at the Gamm or attend shows gratis.
Is there availability for interns to work in the box office or do other part-time jobs at the Gamm for pay?: Paid positions are subject to availability. Seasonal paid work might include working the concession stand, assistant stage managing, or doing direct-sales. Interns are not given preferential treatment in applying for these positions.