Looking to blend your love of arts and culture with an upwardly mobile career? Consider joining the GREAT team!

We strive to be open and direct, promote a challenging work environment that develops our diverse workforce, work as a team with respect and trust for each other, win and have fun, recognize and reward accomplishments, manage performance fairly and firmly, and be an asset to our community.

Our scenic build internship program offers an exciting opportunity for a college and graduate student to gain professional experience with a hands-on learning opportunity in our Scenic Shop working on carpentry, welding, electrical and paint.

To apply for either of the technical internships, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you are interested in this position to Dennis@GreatTheatre.org (please include your full name and “Intern” in the subject line.) Or mail your materials to: Dennis Whipple, GREAT Theatre, 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN 56387. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please reach out with questions to Dennis@GreatTheatre.org.

Position Summary

Paid Internship/Part-time or full time: 15-40 hours per week/ Monday-Friday
Duration: August 2019-May 2020 (flexible on start and end date)
Reports to: Technical Director

The Scenic Build Internship will experience all carpentry and electrical aspects of GREAT Theatre’s productions, and events. This includes scenic construction, shop supervision and installations of set. This person will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of professional theater artists and local volunteers. This is an opportunity to build an impressive portfolio with real results.

Job Functions
● Construction of theater sets to include wood, metal, and painting.
● Organize and maintain safe shop space.
● Transport, assemble, and strike stage scenery for productions, and events.
● Painting, crafting and electrical work.
● Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a team
● Ability to support GREAT’s values and operating procedures

Education and/or Experience
This position is geared towards an individual seeking a degree in scenic design, construction, welding, or similar degree looking for an opportunity to use their skills to build their portfolio.

Key Performance Indicators
● Completes assignments on time and according to quality expectations.
● Receives positive feedback from the GREAT staff, volunteers, and production team.
● Attains established goals. This position may require work on nights and weekends, as deemed necessary.

The position may require minimal travel (mostly within 60 miles of downtown St. Cloud) and some lifting (up to 50 pounds).

GREAT Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Last Updated: February 2019