Stage Management Internship

Stage Management Intern

Purpose and Development Opportunities
Perform stage management duties for the Faeries, Sprites, and Lights and assist the theatre manager in all aspects of the production process as well as general departmental needs.

Reporting Department
Theatre Department

Reporting Supervisor and Training Provided By
Theatre Connections Manager

Length of Appointment

Time Commitment
Approximately 25 hours a week

Stipend upon completion of internship

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Operate as production manager and props master for the Faeries, Sprites, and Lights event
  • Operate as stage manager for the rehearsals for Faeries, Sprites, and Lights.
  • Operate as stage manager and light board operator for performances during Faeries, Sprites, and Lights.
  • Assist in decoration design for the Faeries, Sprites, and Lights event.
  • Other duties may be assigned


The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of stage management principles, the ability to be detail oriented, and is a self-motivated self-starter.  The intern may also be called upon to construct or locate props, assist with decorations, focus lights, or other general tech theatre duties. Must be flexible, reliable, and able to work well with staff and volunteers.

Work Environment
Indoor and outdoor rehearsals.  Outdoor performances will be under a tent.

About Minnetrista
Minnetrista is a community gathering place that celebrates and explores the Ball Family Legacy in our region. Located in Muncie, Indiana along the White River, Minnetrista is a 40-acre campus that includes a museum center, 3 historic homes along the nationally registered Historic Minnetrista Boulevard, 20+ acres of gardens, and a 6-acre Nature Area. Minnetrista is the largest nonprofit cultural leader serving East Central Indiana with a staff of 52 FTEs.

Minnetrista is the home of the Ball Jar; a gathering place and catalyst for community engagement. We create shared experiences that connect people, leading to a better quality of life.

We envision a thriving community where people who call this region home take pride in its accomplishments and aspire to a brighter future.

Family & Relationships – Minnetrista treasures shared experiences. From our founders to our visitors, from our employees to our community partners and supporters, we champion the power of growing together.

Adaptability – Minnetrista creates experiences that reflect the organization yet anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of our audience. As an organization, we are nimble and quick to respond to opportunities and challenges.

Stewardship – Following in our founders’ footsteps, we care for, preserve and protect that with which we have been entrusted so that those who follow us can continue the legacy. Minnetrista is a strong and sustainable asset that supports economic development for our community.

Entrepreneurship – Minnetrista embraces a culture of innovation and risk-taking that responds responsibly to opportunities that advance our vision, mission and strategic goals.

Learning – We celebrate learning experiences that are fun and engaging, encourage visitors to explore their world, and educate through discovery and play.


Contact: Mary Zwickl
1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765.287.3530