Internship Opening: Lightning Rod Production Intern

Internship Opening: Lightning Rod Production Intern


Reports to: Lightning Rod Guest Producer

Employment status: Intern

Time commitment: The Intern will begin as soon as possible and work through the final performance on Saturday, April 15th, 2017. We estimate 2-3 hours/week in the weeks leading up to April 9th, and 16-25 hours in the week of April 9th-April 15th depending on interest and availability. Please note we are willing to make accommodations to schedule expectations for the right candidate.

Compensation: $100 stipend is available upon successful completion of internship

Deadline: Priority review for applications received by Sunday, March 19th at 11:59pm

The Lightning Rod Production Intern will work with Guest Producer Kat Purcell to produce Lightning Rod, a new project inviting a community of writers, directors, and performers to create new works in the space of a week. From Sunday, April 9th to Saturday, April 15th, the production team will help produce 6 brand new works at Intermedia Arts.

This is an educational experience, above all, and the Intern will walk away with skills in event planning, devised performance, performance curation, and technical production capacities. The Intern will meet dozens of artists while working with a respected professional performance organization on an exciting and innovative new program.

About Patrick’s Cabaret

Founded in 1986 by Patrick Scully, Patrick’s Cabaret is a queer-led performance art incubator supporting the growth and development of artists on the edge of culture.

Our work centers artists of color, with disabilities, and with queer and trans identities. We grow new art and new artists by encouraging artists of all experience levels to try new things, take risks, and present works-in-progress. We connect artists to education, performance platforms, tangible resources, and to each other, to put their talents to work. We build a diverse network of artists committed to forwarding a radically inclusive and progressive creative community where artists on the margins can thrive.

The Production Intern will...

  1. Assist with artist communications

  2. Help prepare artist packets and scripts

  3. Help host all artists at the Community Gathering on Sunday April 9th

  4. Attend tech rehearsal and other rehearsals as interested and able, and

  5. Assist with production responsibilities at final performances.


The following is the anticipated schedule. Please note we are willing to make accommodations to schedule expectations for the right candidate.

  • Weeks of March 20th, March 27th, and April 3rd - Approx 2-3 hours a week working on various organizing tasks, with the option to work at the Patrick’s Cabaret office at Intermedia Arts or possibly from home

  • Week of April 9th-15th:

    • Sunday April 9th - Community Gathering (call at 12:30pm, day end at 5:30pm)

    • Tuesday & Wednesday, April 11th-12th - Rehearsals (schedule TBD, each rehearsal is approx 3 hours long, and participation is optional)*

    • Thursday April 13th - Tech rehearsal (call 5:30pm, day end at 9:30pm)

    • Friday & Saturday, April 14th-15th - Performances (call 6:30pm, day end at 10:00pm)

* Optional according to your interest and availability.

People of color/Indigenous individuals, people with disabilities, and people with queer and trans identities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Send an email indicating your interest to by Sunday, March 19th at 11:59pm for priority review. Applications will continue to be received until we find an appropriate fit.