Young Professionals Program

Assistant Applications are currently being accepted!

Assistants will help the Interns with KidsMAT Camps throughout the summer. For more information about KidsMAT Camps, visit the KidsMAT page.

Assistant applicants may be able to work part of the summer. Be sure to include any scheduled conflicts on the application.

 

Contact Angela for more information.

 

 

Montana Actors’ Theatre is again offering several paid internships for college students and recent college graduates.

Interns oversee our youth programs including our touring KidsMAT Summer Children's Theatre camps and our annual Youth Production (which this summer will be Happily Ever Before)!   

Get practical experience in the performing arts including

Directing

 

Stage
Management
Lighting and Sound

 

Set Design and Construction
Costume Design and Construction

 

Intern applicants must be available from early June to mid August.

Be sure to include any scheduled conflicts on the application.

Priority is given to students attending a Montana high school, college, or university or

previous Montana high school students but students from any college are welcome to apply.

Since 2015, MAT has hired several summer interns to manage our touring KidsMAT summer camps and direct the Youth Production. The Young Professionals Program gives the interns hands-on experience and professional development. Interns are guided through the process by MAT staff and volunteers to ensure a quality experience for them and the youth involved in our youth programs. This intensive internship is open to college students or recent college graduates and priority is given to Montana college students or previous Montana high school students.

Interns will be in charge of several week long summer camps for youth ages 5-15. These camps are offered in Havre and the surrounding area (Rocky Boy, Box Elder, Chinook, Fort Belknap, Shelby, etc). Camps are offered nearly every week between mid June and mid August. This requires travel, sometimes daily, to the outlying camps as well as providing structured activities for the campers that culminate in a short scripted production at the end of the camp. Experience working with children and youth is a plus.

Interns will also produce the summer Youth Production each year which features middle and high school aged youth in a full length show. Duties for production (acting director, technical director, stage manager, costuming, etc) will be divided among the interns.

From Concordia to MAT

Havre Daily News, July 28, 2015

Acting troupe wraps up its first intern program

Montana Actors' Theatre will soon end its first internship program that brought four Minnesota college graduates to practice putting on youth productions.

Amanda Bohn, Collette Hagen, Sabrina Robertson and Cat Hubin all came to Havre from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, to get some experience under their belts.

Robertson is actually from Havre and is the stepdaughter of MAT Artistic Director Jay Pyette. Through him, she has been working with MAT since the eighth grade.

"I was talking with him over break, and they've been looking into doing graduate programs before," Robertson said. "It just kind of worked out well."

Robertson brought in the other three graduates to participate in the first MAT internship. She said MAT is looking at repeating the program next year.

The Parkview Apartments donated three months' worth of lodging for the graduates. Each of the interns received a $500 stipend.

Bohn said Havre is beautiful.

"The community here is very, very nice," Hagen said. "Very supportive."

From Havre, the women think they will move to Spokane to continue their careers. The city has a large theater scene, the women said.

The group of four women took control of all the Kids MAT camps this year and is in charge of putting together the youth production of "Dracula."

"We're basically in charge of making sure the show happens and everything between that," Hagen said.

They are taking up stage management, training the actors, building the set - everything needed for the production to go on. There are 16 actors for the youth show, which will feature mostly high school students.

"Dracula" opens Thursday at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults. The doors open at 7:30 to the lounge and seating.

"Dracula" will play at the Montana State University-Northern Little Theatre at Cowan Hall July 30-31 and Aug. 1 and 6-8.

The members of the Montana Actors' Theatre 2015 internship program, from left, Sabrina Robertson of Havre; Amanda Bohn of Chicago; Collette Hagen of Richmond, Minn., and Cat Hubin of Crystal, Minn., pose for a photograph in Montana State University-Northern's Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. The interns are part of a three-month program put on by MAT. They will open up MAT's youth production of "Dracula" Thursday through Saturday and Aug 6-8. Photo by Roger Miller

Havre Daily News/Roger Miller

The members of the Montana Actors' Theatre 2015 internship program, from left, Sabrina Robertson of Havre; Amanda Bohn of Chicago; Collette Hagen of Richmond, Minn., and Cat Hubin of Crystal, Minn., pose for a photograph in Montana State University-Northern's Little Theatre in Cowan Hall. The interns are part of a three-month program put on by MAT. They will open up MAT's youth production of "Dracula" Thursday through Saturday and Aug 6-8.

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