Arts Archive Internship

This internship is approximately 5-10 hours per week. 

The Arts Archive Internship provides excellent experience in preparation for work in the general non-profit, library science, or museum studies fields, particularly related to the arts. 

Benefits of a Hipp Internship: 

Experience working in a professional regional theatre 

Experience working in a non-profit arts organization 

Involvement in six to eight professional productions (three to four if the term is only one semester), as well as second-stage productions and special events. 

Exposure to and/or experience in other areas of production and arts administration, and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively
with artists.

Knowledge of the rules and practices of the Actors Equity Association
Presentation skills, portfolio materials, and the ability to articulate your creative process

Job and/or graduate school recommendations

Essential Functions:

  • Implement a digital asset management system to manage and provide access to image collections across the theatre
  • Assist in the creation andimplementation of policies and procedures related to the archives, library, and records management.
  • Produce written descriptive records inventories, guides, and other retrieval aids in accordance with accepted archival standards and make these available in accordance with the access framework and permission policies
  • Implement basic records preservation measures, including digitization and re-housing for records accessioned into the archives
  • Write letters and text for administrative and artistic projects
  • Coordinate the use of archival content through a variety of mission-critical workflows, such as rights and reproduction, video production, staff research, and communications.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records and schedules as a tool for tracking deadlines and submission activities
  • General intern assignments during the morning, afternoon, and evening hours including but not limited to mail-outs, postering, openings, strike, sales campaigns, and special events.


  • Knowledge of modern art and architecture and/or background in historic archives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop and other commonly used PC programs
  • Ability to operate basic functions of a DSLR camera and high-resolution document scanner.
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Ability to think on feet and step into unfamiliar roles in a high energy artistic environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different personality types
  • Self-motivated

Preferred Completed Course Work:

Enrolled in course work or has completed course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or course work in Museum Studies, Public History, or other related disciplines.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples to