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Department: Theatre
Supervisor: Don Hunter

Job Summary:
To assist the department in constructing, painting, installing, and removing sets for theatrical productions. Occasional work organizing storage areas or assisting other departments as needed. Due to nature of this job, applicant must be 18 years old when position begins.

The intern works with their supervisor on tasks, goals and objectives in the scene shop creating elements for show efficiently. The individual is expected to show up on time, attend events, and follow through on assigned tasks.

Intern will work 10 hours/wk. A monthly meeting with Internship Program cohorts is required. The individual will be required to have a leadership project, the details of which will be determined with their supervisor.

The Department production schedule can be viewed here:

Essential Job Functions & Qualifications:

Hands-On Constructions

  • Expand knowledge of hand and power tools equipment and ability to use them or willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use equipment safely
  • Learn how to read construction drawings
  • Learn the steps needed to cut lumber before construction
  • Experience a wide variety of construction and painting techniques

Collaborative Work

  • Assist in creation of scenic elements for shows
  • Work as a team on project deadlines
  • Demonstrate good verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills

Job Expectations:

  • Prior knowledge helpful but not required
  • Maintain a good attitude and an eagerness to learn
  • Faithfully record hours worked each week
  • Safely run equipment such as pickup or large truck
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record to operate vehicles
  • Wear closed toed shoes, pants, and have their own personal tape measure, safety goggles, and pencil
  • Ability to walk short distances repeatedly across campus, climb stairs and ladders, and perform tasks involving manual dexterity and lift 25 pounds individually and team lift over 100 lbs
  • Work in varying conditions (indoors with or without AC, outdoors, dusty air)
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Ability to work alone or in teams
  • Manage work time efficiently
  • Basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic
  • Arrive on time for scheduled shifts

Bethel University Intern Program

The Bethel University Intern Program is an initiative designed to provide traditional students with practical knowledge through meaningful work experiences. Students participating in these internships will work closely with individual supervisor to enhance and support their assigned department. Students will participate in various career development opportunities, including resume coaching and a Leadership Project to be completed and presented by the end of the school year. Employers prefer to see internships on a resume and desire the skills gained from these experiences. Internships are available within participating Bethel University Departments.
What is an Internship?
An internship is a mentored work experience with an education focus tied to the students’ course work within their major. Typically, an internship is available for one or two semesters. They average 10 hours per week for 14 weeks per semester for a maximum of 150 hours. The Bethel University Internship Program is a paid student worker program.

Internship will commence the week of August 21, 2023 and conclude on April 26, 2024, unless internship is limited to one semester.

Student Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for an internship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Full-time traditional student in good standing
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and not on academic probation
  • Declared major related to the internship
  • May be required to possess specific competencies or skills to qualify for internship
  • Must submit cover letter and resume along with the application form.