Performance / Theatre Admin Intern



The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a farmer’s market, and professional theatre in the summer through Mason Street Warehouse (MSW), an Equity theatre company.


This Performance / Theatre Administration internship will provide the student or young professional with an opportunity to experience a variety of aspects relating to the overall management of professional entertainment/performance events, with an emphasis on a resident Equity theatre company (Mason Street Warehouse).  This internship will provide the selected candidate with the opportunity to learn and work alongside a Performance Administration professional and Theatre Producer, as well as several other industry professionals. 

The Intern will be instructed in a variety of areas, including contracts, industry reporting, house management, company management, and customer (performer and patron) relations.  The Performance / Theatre Administration Intern is expected to perform each and every duty and obligation with due diligence and to the best of his/her knowledge, skill, judgment, and ability, expanding capabilities as the internship progresses.

Opportunities, duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending staff meetings, production meetings, select performances, and special events
  • Contract administration and reporting
  • Assisting the Operations Manager/Company Manager with arrangements for Theatre and Concert artist housing, travel, and hospitality
  • Interfacing with artists, crews, and patrons
  • Preparing audition notices and appointment schedules with the Artistic Director, Casting Director, Producer and other staff
  • Attending local auditions
  • Assisting the Operations/Company Manager with hospitality for MSW photo calls, cast brunches, opening nights and cast parties
  • Answering phones, copying, and filing as needed


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Exemplary organizational skills and a deadline-oriented work ethic
  • Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision
  • A professional demeanor over the phone, person to person, and through e-mail
  • A professional appearance and attitude at all times
    • Appropriate physical condition to perform physical tasks such as filing, etc.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

REPORTS TO: The Performance / Theatre Administration Intern reports to the Producer / Performance Manager.  

COMMITMENT: This is a part-time contracted position, approximately 8-16 hours per week, including some weekends and evenings. Hours are flexible and will vary week-to-week.  It may be possible to schedule this internship with another position. 

Ideal internship dates are January – May and May – September but are negotiable; associated opportunities will vary with internship period.

Use of a personal vehicle, phone, and computer is expected.

COMPENSATION:  Negotiable.  Housing may be available. 

College credit:  It is the student Intern’s responsibility to arrange for college credit at his/her school.  MSW/SCA is happy to assist by completing requested evaluations, reports or other documentation.

TO APPLY:  Please supply a cover letter and resume (with reference contact information) to: Ellen Engle, MSW Producer / SCA Performance Manager, 

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis.