Employment/Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Essential Theatre! Most of our employment and internship opportunities occur during the spring and summer while our festival is taking place, but there are some opportunities available year-round. If you are interested in employment or internship opportunities, email resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Kimball.


Are you a teaching artist, actor, director, or stage manager proficient in hosting Zoom events? If you are interested in employment opportunities, email resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Kimball.


We love the work we do and are excited to share our experience with you! Internships are unpaid, but class credit is available upon request. Production internships have been suspended until we are able to resume live performances, but we offer the following year-round internships:


Applications for literary management internships are accepted year-round. Literary management interns work with our artistic director to evaluate and review submissions to the annual Essential Theatre Playwriting Competition. We receive 50-80 submissions each year, but only one will be awarded the cash prize and be produced in next summer’s festival. Learn about all the elements that go into the play selection process while significantly contributing to the shape of the next Essential Theatre Festival!

Interns and Mr. Hardy will meet periodically throughout the semester, via phone or in person, to discuss the plays that have been reviewed. The number of plays each intern reviews will depend on the number of credit hours sought for this internship.

DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIPS ALSO AVAILABLE – Contact jennifer@essentialtheatre.com to find out more today!