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Theatre Costume and Wardrobe Intern-Summer 2023

ECCT is in its 34th season of providing quality family entertainment this spring. Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, ECCT annually presents over 16 productions (Broadway musicals and shows based on children’s literature) using a combination of youth and adult performers in two area venues. School matinee performances, classes and touring productions are offered in addition to many annual special events including a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Starquest and Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars. With a budget of over $570,000 and annual attendance of over 32,000 patrons, ECCT is one of the largest community theatres in western Wisconsin. In the summer of 2007 ECCT purchased and renovated their current home and in the spring of 2010 opened a new multi-purpose performance space, The Oxford. In September of 2018 the $60M Pablo Center opened and serves as the home for all major ECCT productions.

All applicants must be 18 years of age and must complete required paperwork to be considered for an internship. Applicants must be US citizens and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants need not be currently enrolled in a university theatre program.

We are offering opportunities for five interns- one Costume Intern, one Lighting and Sound Intern one Scenic Intern, one Education Intern and one Graphic Design Intern.

Hours will vary based on show schedules and the needs of the organization throughout the summer- 40 hours per week. Depending on their skills and interests, interns will also have the opportunity to do design work and/or perform on stage. Interns will earn $4800 for the summer. Housing is provided. While dates may be flexible, internships basically run 12 weeks, from May 30-August 20, 2023.


Applicants who wish to receive class credit for their internship will need to coordinate the details with their school advisor and ECCT. The applicant is responsible to communicate needs of the institution to ECCT. We will complete any necessary paper work and make adjustments to the schedule and work load to fulfill university requirements.


Application deadline is May 5, 2023. Materials may be sent by mail or email.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: A completed application includes the following items:
A cover letter and resume of theatre-related experience
A link to your portfolio or work samples
A brief, personal statement which discusses the following:
+Your long-term professional goals                 
+How you feel an internship will help you achieve those goals           
 +Your expectations regarding the internship      
+What makes you tick and what you can bring to ECCT

Submit the Application to:                              Questions? Contact:
Internship Program                                           Wayne Marek
Eau Claire Children’s Theatre                            Executive Director
1814 Oxford Avenue                                         Phone: 715.839.8877
Eau Claire, WI 54703  OR                               Email:
Email to:                                   Web:
I.    POSITION OBJECTIVES: To provide excellent technical expertise in the areas of Costume Construction and Wardrobe management for ECCT productions, rentals and special events. To help oversee day to day costume shop operations. To be an active member of the Production Staff, assisting in the areas of hair and makeup and properties as capable.

Recruited by:           Executive Director
Salary/Benefits:       $4800 for 12 weeks plus free housing
Schedule:                May 30, 2023- August 20, 2023
                                Full time salaried position; schedule will flex between daytime, evening and
                                 weekend hours depending on ECCT production schedule
Reports to:               Head Costumer
Supervises:             Community volunteers
Coordinates with:    Costume Shop Manager, Crew Heads
·   BA/BS in Costume Design, Theatre, Fashion Merchandising or related field desired or comparable experience in the field
·   Demonstrated costume design ability
·   Advanced sewing skills appreciated; intermediate accepted
·   Knowledge of theatrical style, conventions and terminology
·   Strong oral communication skills
·   Background in or appreciation of theatre
·   Demonstrated ability to recruit and work with volunteers
·   Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
·   Strong organizational skills and highly motivated with strong work ethic
·   Ability to work with minimal supervision

·   Provide costume construction and wardrobe management assistance for ECCT Summer 2023 productions including SOMETHING ROTTEN, SHREK, MISCAST 2023 and 3 summer class productions.
·   Assist with outside rentals and special events
·   Supervise volunteers on work nights
·   Work with properties coordinator on fabric projects
·   Assist with hair and makeup design as able
·   Serve on the running crew for shows
Submit cover letter and current resume to ECCT by email at, by mail or in person at 1814 Oxford Ave. Eau Claire WI 54703. Application deadline is May 5, 2023. Phone interviews with qualified candidates will start before the deadline. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Executive Director Wayne Marek at (715) 839-8877.