PCPA’s Internship in scenic art serves as a bridge from educational theater experience to being paid to paint in theater and other forms in the entertainment industry. Scenic Art Interns will assist and be under the direct supervision of PCPA’S Resident Scenic Charge Artist as a part of a producing professional theater company. Under Charge Artist supervision, the Scenic Art Intern will learn to maintain the paint shop and its tools and equipment, track the use of paint and materials, keep the shop clean and organized, supervise and coordinate student work crews-in short learn managerial skills and learn and contribute to a smoothly running shop. The intern will also take the lead on the painting of some scenic elements or paint techniques and will go through the process of being a Scenic Charge Artist for one show. As Charge Artist, the intern will be guided through the process of calculating the budget, generating samples, and being responsible for the painting of an entire show to the specifications of the Scenic Designer.

Are you or someone you know interested in expanding your skills? Internships start as early as August 17th, 2021, and continue until May 22nd, 2022. Make new friends, gain experience, and play hard on California’s Central Coast.

PCPA’s Company Manager can assist interns in identifying reasonably priced housing options within the community. Rental costs vary greatly depending upon interns’ requirements. An intern can expect to pay between $600 and $1200 per month for housing costs.

Scholarships are provided and range from $10,000 to $13,000.


About Pacific Conservatory Theater PCPA

For 57 years PCPA has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals in the Central Coast of California.