An exciting and rewarding opportunity
Applications are now open for our 2017-2018 programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 25th August 2017
Some information about us
Theatrino is the largest Theatre in Education company in Italy, and its parent company ACLE (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational) is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. With 8 teams on the read, performing 3 shows a day over a period of 20 weeks, and a proven record of accomplishment that spans over 20 years, Theatrino is rivalled by no other. Theatrino performers and workshop leaders use didactic techniques through theatre and drama to educate Italian children in the wonders of the English language. Our current repertoire consists of 10 fairytales, 10 sketches, 1 musical and a plethora of drama-based workshops, for an audience spanning between the ages of 4 and 18. Each show runs for an hour and is accompanied by a 30 or 45-minute intensive, drama-based, didactic workshop. It’s not all hard work though; the heart of Theatrino is really fun, lifelong learning.
Due to the enormity of the needs it meets, Theatrino, our TIE programme, requires a small intern-based production team. This team consists of talented, creative, pragmatic, flexible and dedicated individuals who are looking for a challenge.
What Theatrino is offering really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This will not be a normal internship. You will not be just sweeping the floor and making tea.
You will work a two-minute-walk from the sea, and live in accommodation in the historical Old Town of San Remo.
What We Are Offering
For the duration of the internship, you will receive:
- 150€ per week
- A return flight from London, UK to Nice, France (the closest airport to us)
- All accommodation (including bills)
Successful candidates may be offered other fully paid opportunities within ACLE during the year, providing their qualifications meet the requirements for the other projects. Furthermore, if your skillset matches the requirements for a Theatrino actor or summer Trainee Tutor position, you could also be considered for these. For more information on these opportunities, please see the other sections of our website, above.
San Remo is the capital town of the Italian Riviera and is called the Town of Flowers. Its flowers are well known all over the world. This can be clearly seen in its luxuriant gardens, its colourful flowerbeds, in the town parks where tropical plants flourish. As a matter of fact, Sanremo’s views are fantastic and its architecture and landscape make this strip of land expanding up to the French boundary a real pearl of the Italian coast.
Its climate has been widely appreciated since the 1800s, but its artistic heritage, permeated by that typically Ligurian shyness and is still largely unknown around the world. San Remo lies in a wide inlet between Capo Nero and Capo Verde. It is a place where ends meet. Its old town is called La Pigna and is characterised by perched houses, steep streets, covered alleys, and little squares, just a glimpse of the medieval times.
The modern town turned a village of fishermen into an elegant, famous Italian seaside resort. San Remo is famous for its Casino, which was built in 1905 and is the undisputed realm of green cloth, roulette, and slot machines lovers. San Remo is the town of art, culture, and sports: fishing, diving, canoeing, wind surfing, and motor boating – together with golfing, riding, swimming, baseball, and fitness facilities.
This is a multi-faceted position so from day to day your duties will vary. You will start by maintaining, organising and collating our costumes and props department. Then you will move onto working behind the scenes for our October tour, which is a single tour of four people and lasts from October through to December. During this time you will support the cast, following their rehearsal process and helping them in securing that Theatrino’s October tour is successful.
There may also be opportunities for you to utilise any acting skills you have and shadow the October tour both during their rehearsal period and (in an emergency) whilst they are on tour. We will also require you to perform some light administrative tasks such as photocopying, faxing, emailing, spread sheet manipulation and public enquiries– more information for which can be found on our website at www.acle.org.
The most important part of your position however, will be to maintain the props and costume department. You need to collate and then organise all of the costumes and props needed for the tour. You must ensure that the required props, costumes and technical equipment are fixed, made, ordered and bought, and that the music, scripts and performance support materials are produced. Firstly for our smaller October tour and then also for our large-scale January tour. As you will be working alongside the artistic director there may also be opportunities during your internship where your creative input may be called upon.
What We Require
This is a tried and tested opportunity with Theatrino and is currently only open to applicants with an Italian visa or an EU passport. We are looking to select up to three candidates for the duration of this internship.
Considered applicants will have a relevant degree, diploma or “hands-on” experience in the Theatre and the creative arts, including sewing and/or crafts. Arts administration skills alongside either recruitment knowledge and/or production management are not essential but are highly desirable; as too are skills in prop and costume creation (as this is a big part of the production process).
When Is It?
Our internship program runs from:
- Mid September 2017 until the end of January/ early February 2018 (with a Christmas break). Exact dates to be confirmed
Your average week will be:
- Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
Please note that due to the nature of the internship, a degree of flexibility is necessary – changes to hours are to be expected, especially during busier periods i.e rehearsals and production weeks.
How To Apply
This role will require you to use your initiative and your time efficiently. It is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your talents, learn new skills and develop professionally. If you feel that this is an opportunity that you would enjoy the challenge of then keep checking this page for updates!
Simply fill out the application form along with the requested documents and references, then either email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to us at the listed addresses.