Starting 10/15/20, 7:00:00 pm: St. Nicholas

Work / Intern at TCR

Seeking Contract Creative Talent

TCR is always looking for talented professional theatre artists to join our creative teams. We are happy to hear from both iowa-based and out-of-town artists. We are also keen to collaborate with BIPOC and LGBTQIA creatives. While most of our events will be virtual during COVID, we are looking ahead to live events in 2021 and beyond. Send a hello to with a little about yourself, including your website/portfolio.

Positions we contract include:

  • Scenic Designers
  • Lighting Designers
  • Master Electricians
  • Master Painters
  • Projection Designers
  • Costume Designers
  • Choreographers
  • Music Directors
  • Pit Musicians
  • Directors
  • Properties / Set Dressing Masters
  • Stage Managers
  • Fight Directors
  • Dialect Coaches
  • Vocal / Movement /Singing Coaches


Intern with Theatre Cedar Rapids!

The internship program is currently suspended during COVID. Please check back!

TCR is your community theatre, and we are proud to invite students to join our professional staff of theatre-makers and administrators by offering spring, summer, and fall internships. TCR values kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure, and seeks interns in all areas who are eager to learn and develop their capacities as theatre and non-profit professionals.

TCR interns are paid, receive free show tickets, are invited to special events, and earn college credit (when applicable). Please see the information below for internship descriptions and deadlines, and contact Emma Drtina with any questions.


Development and Administration Intern

Theatre making doesn’t all happen on stage! Join our development and administrative teams and build invaluable relationships, learn the intricacies of fundraising, and share the story of TCR magic. This internship crosses several departments and is a fantastic way to learn how theatres operate, from development to marketing to box office. Tasks include day-to-day administrative tasks, donor engagement activities, database management, special event support.

The ideal candidate will be dynamic and detail-oriented, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in building relationships. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Patron Manager a plus.

  • Term: Spring, Fall
  • Deadline for application: TBD
  • Notification: TBD
  • Hours: 10 hours per week, generally between the hours of 9-5, M-F
  • Pay: $10/hour


Production Intern

The wizards in the TCR production team make sure that the show always goes on. Get in on the action by working with our technical and artistic leaders on rehearsal and show execution. Tasks include day-to-day technical support (set building, painting), artistic and performer support, rehearsal preparation. Volunteer crew positions generally available outside of internship hours.

The ideal candidate will be task and detail-oriented, experience in multiple areas of theatre-making, be willing to work evenings and weekends and be ready to jump in and work in all aspects of producing to make a show happen

  • Term: Spring, Summer
  • Deadline for application: TBD
  • Notification: TBD
  • Hours: 10 hours per week, generally between the hours of 9-5, M-F
  • Pay: $10/hour


Education Intern

Camps and classes are a cornerstone of TCR’s work in the community. Join the education team in the planning and execution of classes, marketing, and execute one of the most inspiring missions: where people learn to love theatre, right here at TCR. Tasks include class and camp preparation, administrative support, classroom support, registration leadership

The ideal candidate: This people-oriented candidate will be interested in theatre education for individuals of all ages, and have participated in theatre classes as a student or teacher. Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team is crucial, as well as a willingness to work weekends.

  • Term: Spring, Summer
  • Deadline for application: TBD
  • Notification: TBD
  • Hours: 10 hours per week, generally between the hours of 9-5, M-S
  • Pay: $10/hour