Theatre Interns, Goodspeed Musicals , East Haddam, CT

Theatre Interns, Goodspeed Musicals , East Haddam, CT

Theatre Interns, Goodspeed Musicals , East Haddam, CT

More info: Joshua Ritter or 860.873.8664 x745

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 those hoping to have a career in the theatre. This program offers students experiential learning, networking opportunities, free tickets to Goodspeed productions, the opportunity to earn college credit through your academic institution, regular seminars taught by staff members, meetings with members of the staff, access to the world-renowned Scherer Library of Musical Theatre, and educational opportunities tailored to your individual interest. Administrative Internships are designed for individuals interested in working in all areas outside of the Production Department. Hours and commitment for internship positions are determined by each administrative department. Internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to provide their own transportation and local housing in order to be considered for the program.

To apply for any of these internships, please e-mail a cover letter indicating which Administrative Internship you are interested in. Please also send a resume, confirmation of ability to provide your own transportation/local housing, and availability to our Education & Library Director, Josh S. Ritter at or

The Producing Intern works under the supervision of the Associate Producer and Line Producer to observe first-hand the process of bringing a Goodspeed production from inception to the stage. Duties include analyzing and reviewing script submissions, general correspondence, clerical work, and other tasks as assigned. Requirements: Excellent writing, communication, research skills and computer proficiency (Excel and Word). To apply for this internship, please e-mail a cover letter indicating which Administrative Internship you are interested in. *Please do not apply unless you’re able to provide your own transportation and local housing.

Education & Library Interns report to the Education & Library Director. Depending on the season, duties may include assisting with the annual Festival of New Musicals, Arts Education Collaboration, and various Goodspeed Musical Theatre Institute programs. Interns work in the Scherer Library of Musical Theatre, one of the most expansive, unique, and thriving musical theatre resource centers in the world. Interns may be asked to assist with an array of Scherer Library related projects including cataloging, processing collections, digitizing, fulfilling research requests, and providing dramaturgical support.

To the fullest extent possible, the Education & Library Internship is tailored to meet the educational objectives of participants; it includes opportunities to see shows at Goodspeed, view archival Goodspeed production footage, tour Goodspeed facilities, and engage in professional development and networking activities. Interns should be available to work 32 hours per week. Ideal candidates will be studying theatre, arts administration, or library science and have experience working in one or more of these areas on some level. .

The Marketing/PR Intern works under the supervision of the Marketing and Public Relations team. Duties include assisting with special events, photo shoots and press events; writing and editing copy; exposure to design and layout of direct mail pieces and print ads; press release editing; maintaining press and photo archives; poster and brochure distribution; updating the press and patron list database; assisting with creating audience surveys and new e-marketing concepts. Requirements: Completion of at least freshman year of college, computer proficiency (Excel, Word, some Photoshop or InDesign experience helpful). Must have his/her own transportation and must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week with occassional evenings and weekends. 


The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre
6 Main Street, PO Box A
East Haddam, CT 06423