Hershey Theatre is the premier theatre venue for events in Central Pennsylvania, presenting National Touring Companies of Broadway and other touring and local theatrical entertainment. In continuous operation since 1933, the Hershey Theatre has hosted film and theatrical entertainment ever since, which gives it a unique and storied history.
Hershey Theatre is owned by The M.S. Hershey Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded by Milton Hershey in 1935 and dedicated to providing cultural and educational opportunities for residents of Central Pennsylvania. The M.S. Hershey Foundation also supports Hershey Gardens, Hershey Museum, Hershey Community Archives and Chocolatetown Square.
Hershey Theatre offers one internship with the Education Department of Hershey Theatre. The internship is part-time, unpaid, and available during the fall and spring semesters of the school year for college junior and seniors. Hershey Theatre is an operating performance venue and interns will be expected to be available to work nights and weekends.
To apply please send a letter and resume to:
P.O. Box 395
Hershey, PA 17033
Email address: TLMeasley@hersheytheatre.com
Interns are accepted into the program after review of submitted materials, discussion with applicant's institution and interviews with staff.
Listed below is a general description of the internship opportunity at Hershey Theatre.
Education Department Internship with Hershey Theatre
Hershey Theatre seeks one qualified intern candidate to work with education department staff on ongoing educational outreach projects. A successful candidate will work fall or spring semester, 20 hours per week, during normal operating hours (M-F 9:00 – 5:00) as well as occasional evenings and weekends. Additional hours may be required during the time frame of April until Mid-May when the concentration of work will be in preparation of the Apollo Awards program to be held in May at the theatre.
Example of duties:
- Work on collaboration between schools and touring Broadway shows
- Digital, audio and video work in preparation for live Apollo Awards show
- Office work to include mailings, phone contacts, computer data input, etc.
- College Junior or Senior in Theater, Communications, Mass Media or related field
- Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Experience working in digital images, presentation software, multimedia and video production a plus
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Detail oriented
- Ability to work independently
- Valid driver’s license
Starting and ending dates of the internship are negotiable.
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:
Tony Measley, Education Department
15 E. Caracas Avenue, P.O. Box 395
Hershey, PA 17033
or email TLMeasley@hersheytheatre.com