Our internships offer valuable experiences in many aspects of running a professional regional theatre including theatre management, box office management, stagecraft (lighting, sound, set, costumes, props), stage management and marketing.


Interns, while having a principal assignment in a specific department, will be expected to contribute to ALL aspects of running a theatre as an integral part of the Pendragon Theatre Ensemble.

To be considered for a summer internship please submit a cover letter describing your experience and interest in one or more aspects of theatre production and a current resume with contact information for at least three references .


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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.  

We are currently seeking qualified individuals for the following  Summer 2021 internships:

Box Office/ Front of House 
Stage Management  
Marketing and Arts Management 
Run crew
Electric and Audio 
Props and Wardrobe 
Scene Shop Assistant


Duties & Qualifications


Box Office/ Front of House:  Intern will assist with all parts of the Box Office: processing of ticket sales online and in-person, checking-in patrons for performances and completing end of day reports. They will assist the Front of House team by working with ushers to ensure the theatre is clean before and after performances as well as assisting with any late patrons. The intern will also assist with the concession area in terms of organizing items for sale and completing an end of day report.


Stage Management (2):

1- Stage Manager for Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Beth Glover.  Pre-rehearsal preparation with director-- March-May; Rehearsals begin June 15; Technical and Dress rehearsals July 5 to July 9, Performances are July 10 - August 2  (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dark)  Assistant Stage Managing for other productions as needed.

2- Stage Manager for The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Anita Montgomery.  Pre-rehearsal preparation with director-- March-June; Rehearsals begin July 17; Technical and Dress rehearsals August 2 to July 6, Performances are August 7 - August 16 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dark)  Assistant Stage Managing for other productions as needed.


Marketing and Arts Management: Enter patron and donor records into corresponding system to ensure all accounts are up to date.  Create and implement a new organizational system for Pendragon marketing and event history.Marketing Component: Assist with day to day marketing tasks (calendar entry, poster & flyer distribution [drivers license & car a plus], website update, etc.) as well as spearheading special projects including creating "live" social media posts involving interviews of actors, audience members, etc. Qualifications: strong writing & communication skills; ability to use personal phone for "filming," editing, photo taking; some graphic design experience a plus.  
Run crew: Clean and pre-set the stage and backstage prior to all performances. This includes creating a checklist of props and scenic elements for each show. During shows the intern will be backstage helping with scenic changes, quick changes, and relaying information to actors. Must be able to carry 40 pounds.
Electric and Audio: Assist the Technical Director and Lighting Designer with troubleshooting and repairing of lighting and audio-visual equipment. Run light board and/or soundboard for shows as needed. Needs to be comfortable on ladders and be able to carry 40 pounds.

Props and Wardrobe: Ability to work with different materials like foam, wood, cardboard and fabric to create props as needed. Help Costume Designer pull fabrics and costumes for shows. Make small repairs to costumes as needed. Experience in painting, hand sewing and sewing machine is a must. 
Scene Shop Assistant: Assist the Technical Director with building and painting of sets, as well as organizing and clean-up of the shop. Will be working with wood, metal, foam, cardboard, fabric, stain, spray paint and different types of adhesives. Experience in painting and use of power tools is required. Must be able to carry 40 pounds.


All interns will be required to help with major pre-season cleanup, load-ins, load-outs and are expected to assist in doing tasks from other areas when necessary.



Pendragon offers a summer internship for a local high school student with a strong interest in theatre.  The “Intern-In-Training” receives a scholarship to  Camp Pendragon and has the opportunity to work backstage on each show of the summer season. The intern works with and learns from professional actors, directors, and stage managers. He or she experiences what it takes to create a show from page to stage and be part of a professional theatre company.


Interested applicants should write a 250 - 500 word essay describing how you see yourself having an impact on the world as a theatre artist.


Please submit your essay to 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Pendragon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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Pendragon Theatre

15 Brandy Brook Avenue

Saranac Lake, NY 12983


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