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Theatre Costume and Wardrobe Intern-Spring 2023

                    SPRING 2023 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
ABOUT ECCT
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.

REQUIREMENTS
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.
POSITIONS OFFERED
We are offering opportunities for three interns- one Costume Intern, one Lighting and Sound Intern and one Scenic Intern.
Hours will vary based on show schedules and the needs of the organization throughout the fall- 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 $8000 for the spring. Housing is provided. While dates may be flexible, internships basically run 20 weeks, from January 9-May 26, 2023.


SCHOOL CREDIT

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.



IMPORTANT DATES

Application deadline is December 16, 2022. 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:
   gYour long-term professional goals                 gHow you feel an internship will help you achieve those goals           
   gYour expectations regarding the internship      gWhat 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: info@ecct.org
Email to: info@ecct.org                                   Web: ecct.org
                     
  THEATRE COSTUME & WARDROBE INTERN- FALL 2023
 
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.

II.    POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:
Recruited by:           Executive Director
 
Salary/Benefits:       $8000 for 20 weeks plus free housing
 
Schedule:                January 9, 2023- May 26, 2023
                                Full time salaried position; schedule will flex between daytime, evening and
                                 weekend hours depending on ECCT production schedule
 
III.   POSITION RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to:               Head Costumer
Supervises:             Community volunteers
Coordinates with:    Costume Shop Manager, Crew Heads
 
IV.  POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
·   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


V.   PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND SAMPLE TASKS:
·   Provide costume construction and wardrobe management assistance for ECCT Spring 2023 productions including MURDER AT THE CLASS REUNION, LITLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, SCHOOL OF ROCK, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LITTLE WOMEN, DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR., CHARLOTTE’S WEB and THE TRAIL TO OREGON.
·   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
 
VI.    HOW TO APPLY
Submit cover letter and current resume to ECCT by email at info@ecct.org, by mail or in person at 1814 Oxford Ave. Eau Claire WI 54703. Application deadline is December 16, 2022. 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.