Our summer internships are in conjunction with our summer production period. Typical Internships are in Stage Management, Costumes, Scenic/Tech, Sound, Tour Management and Administration. These internships are offered based on our need for help in particular areas. Internships start as early as May and end when that aspect of the project is over.
DO THE INTERNS GET PAID?
Interns receive a small stipend of $40 per week.
CAN I DO BOTH THE WORKSHOP AND AN INTERNSHIP?
Yes. Keep in mind that the workshop is a 16 hour/week commitment (classes and work exchange) and an internship is typically 40 hours/week. So, if you do both, you are committing a lot of time to the Troupe. This is not a bad thing. Summer with us is a lot of fun. A lot of work and a lot of fun.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE WORKSHOP AND/OR AN INTERNSHIP?
For the workshop use the Summer Workshop Application. For an internship use the Internship Application. If you are applying for both, fill out both applications and pay the application fees for both.
Please do not let the application fees discourage you from applying. You may submit a letter of request which clearly states why the Mime Troupe should grant you an application fee waver. Note, you must be granted permission prior to mailing in your full application. Please understand that the Troupe can only grant permission to a very limited number of applicants. Mail your letters of request well before March 1st to the attention of the "Workshop Coordinator" or "Internship Coordinator" at the address listed at the bottom of this web page.
DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP?
There is a non-refundable $25 application fee and upon acceptance into the workshop, participants will be required to pay a non-refundable $60 materials fee to cover workshop expenses and a deposit fee of $50 which will be returned upon completion of the workshop. The $50 deposit will be returned in full provided: 1) participants don't drop out of the workshop prior to completion. 2) Eight hours of work exchange is completed each week. 3) Attendance is met at the mandatory post mortem which is scheduled on the day directly following the workshop performance.
NEW: Participants may now opt out of the full work exchange and pay $950 for the workshop classes! This is a great option for people who have full time jobs and demanding work schedules. Paying participants will still be required to work at least one full park day approximately 8 hours long. A non refundable down payment of $100 will be due upon acceptance into the program and the remaining, non refundable, $850 will be due one week prior to the start of the workshop.
HOW CAN I PAY THE WORKSHOP MATERIAL FEE AND DEPOSIT?
Once you have been accepted into the workshop, it is important to promptly pay the non-refundable $60 material fee and the $50 deposit in order to secure your spot in the summer workshop program. There are two payment options: 1) you may write a $110 check to the San Francisco Mime Troupe (or SFMT), and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of this page to the attention of the "Workshop Coordinator" 2) upon acceptance you may ask the Workshop Coordinator for a web address which will allow you to pay via PayPal. Please note, there will be a $3 handling fee if you choose to use PayPal.
HOW CAN I PAY THE DOWN PAYMENT IF OPTING OUT OF THE WORK EXCHANGE?
Once you have been accepted into the workshop, it is important to promptly pay the non-refundable $100 downpayment in order to secure your spot in the summer workshop program. There are two payment options: 1) you may write a $100 check to the San Francisco Mime Troupe (or SFMT), and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of this page to the attention of the "Workshop Coordinator" 2) upon acceptance you may ask the Workshop Coordinator for a web address which will allow you to pay via PayPal. Please note, there will be a $3 handling fee if you choose to use PayPal.
CAN I BANK MY WORK EXCHANGE OUR FOR THE WORKSHOP?
We are flexible on an individual basis, but the basic answer to this question is NO. Expect to work eight hours a week in exchange for the classes.
Shift schedules are often posted two weeks in advance in 2, 4 and 8 hour blocks. Sometimes you may have to complete your weekly work exchange over the course of 2-3 days. And at other times, like when working a park show, you will be able to complete you 8 hours all in one day. Shift schedules are first come, first served - but fellow workshoppers are often willing to switch to help each other out. It's important to note, work exchange hours could fall on Mon and Tue (same day as the workshop class) but these are coveted slots, so you need to be flexible and able to complete the work exchange on different days, each week.