Internship – Technical Positions

Internship – Technical Positions
Full-Time Position
Can you imagine jump-starting your career in an internship program that encourages you to challenge the status quo? Do you want to be part of the next generation of talent Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is known for? Are you ready to take the skills you’ve already learned and apply them to real-world hands-on theater work experience?  Then you could be the person we’re looking for to be part of our next Summer Internship program.
All technical disciplines are encouraged to apply for 2024.
You will be known for:
·  Eagerness to learn and become a part of the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group family;
·  Learning fast and adaptable to different environments;
·  Able to handle high risk situations and work while under pressure;
During this internship, you will have the opportunity to:
•  Gain hands-on experience, develop skills in our technical departments, and gain knowledge about the operations of our company;
•  Learn more about your desired career goals while establishing a network of professional mentors, and references;
•  Gain insight into the key competencies, skills, and work characteristics employers seek;
•  Contribute to cue track documentation and participate in cue track rotation as directed;
•  Participate in special projects, including the installation of new departmental show elements;
•  Build knowledge of departmental equipment specific to the production in order to operate, inspect, and maintain it safely;
•  Collaborate with all departments, artistic, and stage management staff to support their needs during rehearsals, training and performances;
•  Be expected to follow all employee guidelines, policies and procedures as well as act in a professional manner;
•  Maintain a flexible schedule for work calls, special events, rehearsal/training, maintenance, and evening show performances;
•  Complete various assignments/projects and readings issued by your manager;
•  Adhere to and follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all elements related to the show; participate in all required health and safety classes and emergency rescue procedure training;
•  Complete all other duties as assigned by your manager.
We are looking for Interns in the following disciplines:
–  Audio
–  Automation
–  Carpentry
–  Lighting
–  Projections
–  Props
–  Rigging
–  Wardrobe
 
To be considered for this internship, you MUST meet all of the below requirements:
•  As of May 2024, consider yourself one of the following: 4th year college student, recent graduate, Grad Student, or early career professional;
•  After the successful completion of this internship time period, willingness, and desire to obtain a job within the Cirque Du Soleil Entertainment Group family.
•  The ability to participate the entire length of the internship program (currently 12 consecutive weeks);
•  Verification of the right to work in the United States for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, as demonstrated by completion of the Form I-9 upon hire and the submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the Form I-9) verifying one’s identity and work authorization;
Other requirements of Cirque du Soleil internships:
•  A plus if you have a degree or prior experience in the technical live entertainment, theatre production or experience in relate fields (ex: linesman, tower climbing, etc.);
•  Willing to work over-time, on weekends, nights and holidays as needed or required;
•  Understand due to business needs, some work weeks might accrue less than 40 hours total
•  Ability to provide your own transportation while participating in the internship;
•  Fluent in English;
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•  High School Diploma or GED required;
•  Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet;
 
As you can imagine, working with a circus can be quite different from other organizations, and at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, we embrace these differences loudly with enthusiasm. We realize that one size fits none and invite you to come create your own specialized experience with us to see exactly what we’re talking about, first hand.
Our emotion-provoking shows are just the tip of the iceberg: laced throughout our organization, you will find creative minds who are empowered to use their voices and be themselves, their truest selves. Diversity to us means various perspectives, fresh ideas and continuous improvement of the way we do things. We won’t pretend like we have every answer, that’s why we need you! The employees here are the center of what we do, the voices behind the final product and amazing performances on stage.
When you think of your ideal workplace, what comes to mind? For us, it looks (and really is) like this:
–  Teamwork – we thrive with collaborative teams, regardless of titles or departments;
–  Respect – when we ask someone to join our team, it’s because we trust and respect you;
–  Integrity – whether you work behind-the-scenes or in the office, you’re being counted on. We are a team, and integrity goes a long way here, and like we mentioned previously, trust is important;
–  Authenticity – we want you to bring your full self to work, this is a place where you don’t need to fit into a box to belong; diverse perspectives foster even more creativity in the workplace. We embrace the human behind the employee number;
–  Being heard – you have access to everyone in the organization, use your voice on development questions or suggestions on how to improve the experience. We value open and transparent communication and we want you to be heard!
Come create with us and let us show you what a “circus family” feels like!
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin or ancestry.