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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Guthrie Theater - Photography Intern

The summer Photography Intern will work as part of the Guthrie Theater Communications department, taking, editing and archiving event photography for our website and various print publications, as well as shadowing our production photographer for each mainstage production. The intern will learn about all aspects of photography in a professional theater, by scheduling and attending all event and production photo shoots. All interns can expect to interact with staff in various departments throughout the theater, providing a better understanding of the department’s role within the organization.

The Photography Intern will primarily be responsible for capturing, editing and archiving event and special project photography. This intern will also work with the Communications Manager, Multimedia Communications Intern and Marketing Associate to develop content for the theater’s blog and use in our social media efforts. Duties will include: coordinating photo shoot schedules; taking and editing event photography; maintaining photography archives; distributing photography. This intern will have the opportunity to shadow our production photographers, but will not be responsible for mainstage production photography.

The ideal candidate is interested in theater, event and journalistic photography, and has a flair for visual composition. Experience with photography for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is strongly preferred. Undergraduate/graduate students and recent college graduates with a strong portfolio of work are encouraged to apply (all majors are welcomed, though Photography, Art, Digital Media and other related majors are preferred). Candidates are expected to have access to personal photography equipment during their internship. Please send a link to your portfolio of work samples to intern@guthrietheater.org or mail a non-returnable disc to Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 5541, Attn: Intern Program.

The spring photography internship will run from January – May, 2012. The schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, including nights and weekends, with exact schedule to be determined.

Applications will be accepted through December 30 and will be reviewed as they are received.

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