Internships : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


The Civic employs seven Interns in five disciplines: Costume Design, Scenic Design, Lighting/Sound/SFX Design, Stage Management and Technical Direction.

The goal of our Internship Program is to provide a motivating, highly professional atmosphere in which the Intern is challenged with the practical application of prior skills and training, while striving to acquire new skills and experiences. Interns achieve this in the three ways:

  • Completing realized designs or constructions, or managing a production in collaboration with a variety of staff, volunteers, and guest artists.
  • Assisting the Resident Designers, the Technical Director and Production Stage Manager in any number of capacities as a carpenter, an electrician, a stitcher, a scenic artist, a props master, a sound engineer, etc.
  • Assisting with the basic responsibilities of the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities in the Intern's respective area.

Interns work in three spaces: our beautifully renovated, 500-seat proscenium house and our nicely equipped multi-million dollar arena theatre and our 100 seat studio theatre.

Professional Supervision

Under the supervision of our professional staff (35 full and part-time employees), Interns work in various capacities on up to 15 productions each season.

Our roster includes: Managing Director, Marketing Director, Development Director, Bookkeeper, House Manager, Director of the Academy of Theatre Arts, Administrative Assistant, Director of Volunteers, Graphic Designer, Patron Services Manager, two Box Office Associates, Production Stage Manager, Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer, Technical Director, Scenic Designer, Props Master/Designer, Costume Designer, Stitcher, Wardrobe Technician, two Scenic Carpenters, Lead Custodian, three Custodians, and seven interns.

Salary and Benefits

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Internship Program's salary and benefits package is very competitive. We offer twelve month positions renewable for up to two years. Interns will be paid $210 a week, receive free housing owned by the Civic, and will be entitled to a medical insurance package.

Each Intern receives their own private room in our housing and shares the common living and eating areas with the other Interns in the program. Utilities, basic phone service and laundry facilities are available at no additional charge to the Intern. There is a nominal deposit required from each Intern who chooses to live in the housing provided by the Civic.

We strive to provide a fair but challenging workload - Interns will be expected to work certain Sundays, evenings and certain holidays as established by our season calendar.

Our Location

The Civic Theatre is located in the City of Kalamazoo in southwest Michigan. Kalamazoo is conveniently situated midway between Chicago and Detroit off Interstate 94. Kalamazoo is also home to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and dozens of organizations for the Arts. For additional information about our city, please visit

How To Apply

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Please submit completed application, a cover letter and resume to:

Stephen Carver, Executive Director
Internship Program
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
329 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Or email
Please use the internship discipline in the subject line.