Theater Production Intern, FoodPlay Productions, Hatfield, MA

ABOUT FOODPLAY PRODUCTIONS (foodplay.com)

FoodPlay Productions is an Emmy award-winning nutrition media company, with a live theater show which tour’s the nation’s schools and appears at special events to use the power of live theater and interactive resources to turn kids on to healthy eating habits and active lifestyles.  ounded in 1982 by Barbara Storper, MS, RDN, a leader in the field of children’s nutrition, FoodPlay’s shows, educational resources, and media campaigns have earned a host of national awards, outstanding evaluations and rave reviews for their innovation and effectiveness improving the nutrition and health habits of the nation’s youth. FoodPlay’s live theater show programs have reached over four million schoolchildren across the country and have been widely covered in the national media for their colorful approach making nutrition come alive for kids!

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Assist Production Manager in managing a nationally traveling theater tour! Student will learn basic logistical management of a small touring theater performance. We hope the student will gain a better understanding of the internal and behind-the-scenes processes of a professional theater/educational organization. Tasks include but are not necessarily limited to:

Production

  • Advancing shows including calling contacts to collect missing information
  • Compiling post-event reports
  • Maintaining database of actors and previous employees
  • Making partner materials for troupe
  • Creating and fixing show props
  • Maintain and replenish inventory of commonly used materials
  • Shipping supplies to troupe

Office Work

  • Compiling evaluations from schools to use for analysis – opportunity to create new analytical system
  • Sort, distribute and file student letters
  • Assist Production Manager in compiling show notes from troupe and documenting feedback

Media/Press Support

  • Outreach to promote sponsored shows, including researching media outlets
  • Track and archive all press coverage
  • Social media support

Requires meticulous attention to detail as well as a flexible, can-do personality that can think creatively and resourcefully. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and work well both independently and as part of a team. Daily duties could include some heavy lifting and driving. Previous experience or interest in stage, production, children's theater, and/or touring desired; sewing and crafting skills a significant plus. Should have reliable transportation to our office in Hatfield, MA and high-speed internet access at home as some work may be done remotely.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT:  Spring Semester

PAY TYPE: Unpaid; possible gas stipend.

OPPORTUNITY TYPE:  Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time, 4-8 hours per week.

LOCATION: Hatfield, MA, possibility to do some work remotely.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE: Theater coursework preferred

CONTACT: Regina Diemand, regina@foodplay.com

HOW TO APPLY: Email resume and letter of interest to regina@foodplay.com. No phone calls please.