Now Accepting Applications: Shakespeare in Action Administrative Internship Program 2015/16

Shakespeare in Action Administrative Internship Program 2015/16


Shakespeare in Action’s Administrative Internship program has given dozens of interns meaningful opportunities to develop professional skills, network with professional theatre artists and be part of a dynamic creative team committed to awakening a passion for Shakespeare, classical theatre and the arts.

Professional experience is available in many aspects of theatre production, event planning  and arts administration.

Interns will gain experience and job skills in:

  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Marketing in a non-profit context
  • Customer service and sales
  • Education and outreach programming
  • Videography and documentation
  • Box Office and customer relations
  • Elements of theatre production when production permits

Internships are designed to be learning based, and interns will be mentored closely by professional administrators and artists including directors, designers and production personnel. Ideal for anyone looking to gain experience working in arts administration.


Successful interns must be able to commit a minimum of 8 to 12 hours per week and the internship runs from October 2015 – June 2016.

There is flexibility around days/time worked.

Successful applicants will either be enrolled in or have completed a University degree in a pertinent field, including Arts in Education, Business, Marketing, Theatre production, or similar areas.

Most importantly, successful applicants will have a passion for Shakespeare, classical theatre or theatre for young audiences, have a desire to learn more about creating theatre in a professional context and be a good team player.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Additional Info

This is a volunteer intership.

As our office is based in a Toronto high school and work closely with young people, successful applicants will be required to produce a negative CPIC (Criminal Record Check).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send an up-to-date resume, and a brief cover letter via email to by 5pm on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.

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