Technical Department Internship – Paid

The Bush Theatre is looking for a Technical Department Intern to join the team. We are looking for someone passionate about theatre, who has been searching for an opportunity to begin their career in technical theatre and backstage. The internship is to work in a busy producing theatre, and a chance to learn by working alongside experienced practitioners from the professional industry. 

The role will focus on lighting, sound and stage. 

The internship will be for 11.5 weeks  starting in October 2019 – December 2019. Because we are a theatre with shows running most nights and on weekends, the intern will be required to work during these times. 

How to Apply:

We want you to have the opportunity to really tell us about yourself and explain to us why this internship is right for you, so we would love to hear from you in whatever way feels most appropriate to you.  All applications will be judged on content not on format. We have suggested some options below, but if you would like to suggest an alternative let us know.

  • A written letter or statement
  • Video or voice recording – try to keep this to no more than 5 minutes
  • Presentation PowerPoint or keynote

All applications should address the following questions:

  • Why the  Technical internship is the right opportunity for you at this time
  • Why you want to do an internship at the Bush Theatre
  • What skills, qualities or ideas you will bring to the Technical department and the Bush Theatre
  • What experiences you have had previously that have prepared you for this role

You can upload video or sound file with your equal opportunities form to us using the We Transfer service –  when using this service send your file to [email protected] with “Technical  Department Internship” in the subject line. If you are applying in writing please send them via email along with your equal opportunities form  to [email protected] with “Technical Department Internship” in the subject line. 

Alternatively you may post to: 

Jessica Pentney
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road
W12 8LJ

We actively encourage people with different backgrounds and skills to join us and positively impact our teams and working practice. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour and disabled people. All disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview.

Your application and any associated personal information will be stored and processed in accordance with our Data Policy and destroyed after six months.  We will keep your equal opportunities form for a period of 6 months, after which point the data will be anonymised and aggregated for monitoring purposes. If you are engaged by us, the information you supply will be kept securely and form part of your record with us.

Deadline for applications is 10am at Wednesday 21st August 2019

Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th August 2019

Technical Department Internship Application Pack

Bush Theatre Application Form 2019

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2019