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An Internship at ZACH provides an invaluable experience in non-profit professional regional theatre and well as an opportunity to expand your administrative and production skills. The valuable networking opportunities here in Austin’s thriving artistic community are a significant benefit. Internship lengths vary from 10-12 weeks to semester or even year long experiences. Each internship is unique to the specific department’s and student’s needs. ZACH is always looking for great candidates to fill our internship positions. Current college students, recent graduates and individuals with theatre experience looking for new opportunities to build their skills are encouraged to apply.

For more information or specific questions please email us at interns@zachtheatre.org


ZACH offers internships in the following areas:

Costume Design:

Internship Overview –The ZACH Theatre Costume Design Internship provides professional training and education in practical costume experience for college students and recent graduates. Through mentor guidance, one-on-one instruction, practicum, and networking with other professionals, interns will gain knowledge, skills and abilities as well as experience in taking part in a professional production in the wardrobe. department. Currently closed.


Development/Arts Administration:

Internship Overview – The ZACH Theatre Development/Arts Administration Internship provides professional training to college students and recent graduates who are interested in a career in non-profit fundraising and/or arts administration. Interns will gain a working knowledge of the Development function within a performing arts organization and will learn basic nonprofit fundraising skills associated with donor relations and event planning. The Intern works closely with the Development Events Manager and Individual Giving Manager to learn and support the management of special events, growth and maintenance of donor relationships, benefit fulfillment, and gift processing. The Intern will also have the opportunity to learn about other areas of arts administration based on interest. For more info, including how to apply, click here. Application Deadline: November 15 for Spring Semester; July 15 for Fall Semester.


Stage Management:

Internship Overview – The ZACH Theatre Stage Management Intern will assist and work closely with the lead Stage Manager of the production to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities associated with Stage Management in a professional regional theatre. Currently closed. 


Wardrobe Crew:

Internship Overview –The ZACH Theatre Wardrobe Crew Internship provides professional training and education in practical wardrobe experience for college students and recent graduates. Through mentor guidance, one-on-one instruction, practicum, and networking with other professionals, interns will gain knowledge, skills and abilities as well as experience in taking part in a professional production in the wardrobe department. Interns will be paired up with current wardrobe employees to shadow and run a wardrobe track during performances. Currently closed. 


Education Internship:

Teaching Internship: For Fall 2019, ZACH Theatre seeks interns to provide teaching assistant and administrative support to our faculty of teaching artists. ZACH offers classes for ages 3-18 including full-day themed camps focused on skill building and devised work, half-day creative drama camps and a Pre-Professional Track featuring acting intensives and performance training. This internship is ideal for those with an interest in arts education. Strong candidates will have had some experience as a theater artist and educator should work well and confidently with the public, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Administrative Internship: ZACH will also hire two Administrative Intern to work full-time in our office. This position will learn what it takes to run a professional education program in an artistic environment. The Administrative Intern will manage our extended-care program, help facilitate the beginning and end of the day and assist in the daily tasks of our office. Some classroom time will be assigned.

  • Location: Interns are needed for both our main campus (1510 Toomey Road) and our North Location (12129 Ranch Road 620 N). When applying, please reference which location you prefer.
  • Internship Program Qualifications: BA preferred. Minimum one-year college required.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to cdike@zachtheatre.org. 

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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