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Summer Costume Intern

The Naples Players is searching for motivated, confident, and creative young theatre artists for their 2021 Summer Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the professional, full-time staff members in mounting the theatrical season and all related events. 

  • Minimum 18 years of age 
  • Enrolled full or part time, or recent graduate at a college or university
  • Majoring/minoring in Theatre, Theatre Education, or applicable degree
  • Minimum of 1 semester under degree
  • Basic knowledge in area of interest

Preferred Skills:
  • Hand & machine sewing 
  • Alterations
  • Organization & efficiency
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work with older volunteers

Costume Interns will work closely under the Resident Costume Designer, Costume Shop Supervisor, and Education Costume Designer in the costume shop learning project deadlines, wardrobe and costume paperwork, crew management, as well as refine alteration and sewing skills, and working within a budget. As they progress through the summer, interns will have increased responsibility per show and demonstrate learned skills through leading groups of volunteers through the build process as well as tracking their own show budget.

They and often lead groups of volunteers in various costume projects. Interns will also work with students aged 9-18 for three student productions. Qualified and interested Interns will also have the opportunity to assistant design costumes, and/or hair and wigs for various productions.

Interns are evaluated throughout the summer, starting with an orientation which establishes the goals and expectations of the summer. Interns will then meet with the Internship Director one on one two weeks into their program, then on the first Friday of every month after for evaluation, ending with an exit interview which encourages and open dialogue about their experience.

The internship is paid and housed. TNP covers all costs associated with the housing, which is located walking distance to the theatre and to downtown Naples. Start and end dates are negotiable based on school schedule.