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VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Stage Management Apprentices/Production Assistants at Goodspeed Musicals
Seeking these key members of the stage management teams on all Goodspeed productions. The position is ideal for non-AEA stage managers to work on complex musicals with limited spatial resources. Duties include assisting the PSM and ASM with setting up and managing daily rehearsals, technical rehearsals onstage, and performances. This encompasses generating paperwork and run sheets; working closely with our creative teams, actors, and run crews; coordinating people and things in very close quarters; and helping maintain the show from both technical and artistic standpoints; as well as lending a hand with all other aspects of stage management life at Goodspeed. Candidates should be intensely focused on a career in stage management and be able to handle a great deal of detail in a fast-paced environment. A high level of written and verbal communication skill, as well as a lot of flexibility and creative thinking is required. Of course, the ability to work well with others, make coffee, and wrangle copy machines is necessary—as is a sense of humor! The ideal candidate will also have stage management experience outside the confines of college; knowledge of the AEA LORT contract; the ability to understand musical terms and follow a score; and familiarity with the challenges in working on long-running shows. Due to the requirements of our season, all applicants must be comfortable working around (and with) large dogs, and be free of any allergies to dogs. One position for qualified non-AEA candidates available beginning on/around March 4, 2019. Email cover letter, resumé, & three references (in PDF format) to: Brad Spachman, Production Stage Manager: brad@goodspeed.org.  Deadline: April 4, 2019

Thames River Heritage Park
The Thames River Heritage Park is looking for volunteers who would like to spend some time in the summer sun and have fun while taking part in Connecticut’s most innovative historic tourism venture.
Volunteers will be needed to guide visitors who disembark from the park’s water taxi at Fort Trumbull, and City Pier in downtown New London and at Fort Griswold in Groton, said Amy Perry, the park’s executive director. The taxi links historic sites that helped shape our nation.
“These volunteers will serve as docents on walking tours we have prepared, so no specialized background is needed, except a desire to help us showcase our region’s extraordinary historic sites and museums,” Perry said. “As the experience at the Park continues to grow so do the opportunities for local people to get involved.”
Volunteers don’t have to commit to a specific schedule on a Saturday or Sunday between Memorial Day Weekend and mid-September when the water taxi is in operation. Flexible schedules will be the norm. Volunteers should feel comfortable speaking in front of small groups.
“We hope that by offering complimentary docent-led walking tours more people will visit the park, and learn about the history that surrounds us,” she said. “Even those who have ridden the water taxi in previous seasons will have another reason to ride again, and even bring family and those who are visiting.”
Anyone who is interested in volunteering is encouraged to reach out via email at: info@thamesriverheritagepark.org

Arts Center Killingworth
Adult and Teen Volunteers Needed. Volunteers sought to assist at gallery opening receptions, gallery show installations, summer camps (counselors and models needed), and arts festivals and expo tables throughout the year. Teens earn community service credit. No experience necessary. Call (860) 663-5593 or email artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com. Visit the volunteer page for more information and other volunteer opportunities at artscenterkillingworth.org/volunteer

Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London is seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in art, art history, American history, and public relations to join our Volunteer Docent Program. Docents play an important role in leading museum tours for children and adults, greeting the public, and engaging visitors in hands-on art activities.

All new docents will receive extensive training in New London, regional, and the Museum’s history, our permanent and special exhibitions, as well as a foundation for leading tours for all ages. To ensure that both the Museum and docents make the most of the training, we ask for a two (2) year commitment, attendance in bi-monthly meetings from September through June, and a minimum of 12 hours of service each year. All active docents will be eligible for Docent Benefits.  Bi-lingual, especially Spanish, is a plus but is not required. A history with art, children and/or the public is a bonus. For more information, click HERE.

Goodspeed Musicals’ Administrative Internship Program welcomes qualified applicants from colleges and universities. A major goal of the program is to serve as a training ground for aspiring theatre professionals. This program offers interns experiential learning and networking opportunities, complimentary tickets to Goodspeed productions and productions at other theatres when available, the opportunity to earn college credit through an academic institution, the ability to view archival Goodspeed production footage, regular seminars taught by Goodspeed staff members, meetings with staff members, a tour of Goodspeed facilities, access to the world-renowned Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and educational opportunities tailored to interns’ or volunteers’ individual interests.

Goodspeed offers internships in the following departments: Education & Library, Marketing/Public Relations, Producing, Company Management, and Management (graduate-level applicants only). Each administrative department determines hours and commitment for internship and volunteer positions individually. All internships are unpaid.  For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.goodspeed.org/education-library/internships.  (Posted 1/16/17)