Technical & Production

Technical & Production

June 19 – July 31, 2022

Europe’s Premiere Young Artist Program Offering Exceptional Training Opportunities

The Trentino Music Festival, produced by Music Academy International in collaboration with the Mezzano Romantica series, presents over 30 summer performances. Productions include fully staged opera and musical theatre, choral and orchestra concerts, chamber music events, and a variety of recitals.

We offer training studios in Musical Theatre, Opera, Chamber Music, Orchestra and Choral, and we have a growing and developing technical theatre and production department. Each studio also offers placement opportunities to young professionals looking for experience in their field.

In the summer of 2022 we will produce 2 fully staged musicals, 4 fully staged operas, various opera, musical theatre and crossover galas, 2 orchestra concerts, 1 choral concert, and multiple chamber music concerts and recitals.

We have an incredibly talented faculty and staff team of visiting artists and production professionals, each with an established and celebrated career in their field.

This is a high-octane hard-work environment made up of good people and wonderful artists. There will be fun to be had and lots of magnificent teachers and young talent on both sides of the stage.

We are looking for people that are open minded and quick on their feet, willing and happy to get their hands dirty when needed.

You’ll find moral and professional support, mentorship and brainstorming informal sessions, as well as official Q&A sessions with the Trentino Music Festival team. Each internship includes individual and group sessions with faculty and staff, and working alongside them, furthering Music Academy International motto of “learning by doing”.

All internships include ground transportation from the airport (VCE or TSF) on arrival and departure days and shared housing with other members of the team. All internships are non-paid internships.

Please note: different internships and studios have different arrival and departure days.

All internships are summer positions for the dates specified under each position; during this time we will require full-time commitment and residence on site (provided by Trentino Music Festival). Daytime as well as evening and weekend work will be required, according to rehearsal and performance schedule, but free time will be scheduled to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Details of the schedule will be discussed later on, and specific tasks once on site, but please feel free to inquire for specific questions.

Location: Mezzano and Primiero (TN), Italy (nearest airports: Venice VCE, and Treviso TSF)

Festival duration: June 19-July 31, 2022:

To apply send a cover letter, references and most recent CV to maddalena@trentinomusicfestival.org specifying which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Stage Management

Trentino Music Festival offers internship placements in stage management for both the opera and the musical theatre studios.

Each selected participant will be in charge of the rehearsal room for one production. They will be expected to take blocking notes, fill out daily reports and requests to other departments and fulfil other Stage Manager’s duties, under the supervision of the Senior Stage Managers and in collaboration with the Stage Managing and Production team. They will be required to participate to stage managers’ and production meetings and to issue and distribute daily reports.

Upon moving to the theatre they will act as Assistant Stage Manager to their assigned Senior Stage Manager, who will assign tasks for technical rehearsals and performance.

Each selected participant will have the opportunity to work with renowned professionals on the artistic team and meet the entire TMF faculty, they will be mentored by the Studio’s Senior Stage Managers, the TMF Technical Director, Production Manager and the entire production and administration staff.

There will be opportunities for formal and informal Q&A sessions with the Festival’s team of professionals in the different fields of live entertainment, and the interns will be able to follow closely the work of the Senior Stage Manager. Additional coaching opportunities can be discussed according to the specific interests of the participants.

Musical Theatre Studio: June 19 – July 16, 2022: 1 position available

Opera & Voice Studio: June 26 – July 31, 2022: 3 positions available

To apply send a cover letter, references and most recent CV to maddalena@trentinomusicfestival.org specifying which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Technical Assistant With Sound Or Lighting Bias

Trentino Music Festival strives to be flexible with our internship assignments, and responsibilities of the interns will be divided as much as possible according to the area of study or expertise.

The production internship will work closely with and under the supervision of the Festival’s Technical Director, assisting with load-in and load-out and being assigned tasks respectively under the Light Designer and the Sound Designer.

The technical intern with a sound bias will be working under the supervision of the Sound Designer and Technical Director. In addition to working on the load-in and load-out of the equipment, they will initially focus on the Musical Theatre Studio productions and the outdoor galas, working backstage during rehearsals and performances and assisting with setting up microphones and any other sound needs or tasks assigned. After the departure of the Music Theatre Studio they will assist the Technical Director with any necessary production duties, and have the opportunity to observe the fast-paced environment of a rep-style festival.

The technical intern with a lighting bias will work throughout the festival under the supervision of the Lighting Designer and Technical Director. In addition to working on the load-in and load-out of the equipment (not exclusively lights and projections), hanging, focusing etc, they will work as board operator and assist during every lighting session and technical rehearsal, and carry out assigned tasks during performances.

There will be opportunities for formal and informal Q&A sessions with the Festival’s team of professionals in the different fields of live entertainment, and the interns will be able to follow closely the work of the Technical Director, Designers and Production Manager.

Both placements require arrival on June 26 and departure on July 31.

To apply send a cover letter, references and most recent CV to maddalena@trentinomusicfestival.org specifying which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Costumes And Props

Trentino Music Festival offers one internship placement to work closely with our Costume and Props Coordinator. This placement is divided into three formative phases: before the performances, during the performances and closing the productions with cataloguing of the inventory.

The selected participant will work under the supervision of the Costume and Props Coordinator, as well as the Technical Director. During the first phase items for each production will be sourced and worked on if needed, creating a detailed worksheet and working within the assigned budget. This will be a hands-on experience on how to be resourceful while staying within an artistic view and working with budget and time constraints. Goals in this phase are managing the assigned budget, managing the workload and creating/adapting the items requested, while managing last minute requests and any unexpected curveballs that productions will throw at us. While in performance – second phase – the intern will work in the theatre, during lighting sessions, technical rehearsals and performances, filling roles backstage as prop and/or wardrobe crew, learning to manage quick changes and so forth. Formative goals in this phase are the management of load-in and load-out of each production in a rep context, coordinating with Stage Managers, managing of backstage space and working together as a small backstage crew. The third and last phase is the closing of a production and cataloguing of its inventory. Once each production has finished performances its props and wardrobe inventory will be catalogued, returned when rented or borrowed, given to other production(s) if needed or stored. Formative goals in this phase are learning to catalogue items, closing a production and managing storage space.

This placement is ideal for an experienced student or young professional with good manual ability that wants to learn how a complex multi-production festival works. We are looking for someone willing to learn how to manage unexpected situations and with good manual skills. Basic make-up knowledge is a plus.

There will be opportunities for formal and informal Q&A sessions with the Festival’s team of professionals in the different fields of live entertainment, and the interns will be able to follow closely the work of the Costume and Props Coordinator, Technical Director, Designers and Production Manager.

This placement requires arrival June 19 and departure July 31.

To apply send a cover letter, references and most recent CV to maddalena@trentinomusicfestival.org specifying which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Orchestra & Chamber Music Management Assistant

TMF offers one internship placement to work closely with our Orchestra Manager and Logistics Director.

This placement is ideal for someone who is interested in the inner workings of orchestra and chamber music performance; an interest in conducting and/or orchestra management will be rewarded by working closely with seasoned and renowned conductors and talented musicians. This is an ideal position for an individual who is looking to gain experience in the fast-paced industry of concert management and festival production. The Orchestra and Chamber Music Management Assistant will work under the supervision of the Orchestra Manager, the Chamber Music Coordinator and the Logistics Director; they will always have the support of our senior staff, but will often need to work independently given the fast-paced and busy nature of the festival.

Formative goals in this internship are: learning to read, interpret and prepare pit plots from different conductors, understanding and finding solutions for rehearsal and performance requests for chamber and orchestra concerts, learning about the intricacies of orchestra scheduling in a busy festival environment and understanding the needs of different ensemble members and conductors.

The successful candidate major responsibilities will include – with the support of the senior staff:

  • Preparing the orchestra rehearsal room before each rehearsal according to the appropriate pit plot, with the relevant number of stands, chairs etc;
  • Preparing chamber music performance spaces at the agreed-upon time with the relevant number of stands, chairs etc. and ensure performers and instruments have a way to reach the space;
  • Working closely with the Orchestra Manager, conductors, and assistant conductors to ensure all members of the rehearsing or performing orchestra are present and ensure the conductor can arrive and start rehearsal on time – assist with picking up the conductor from another rehearsal if and when needed;
  • Assisting with transportation and set up of orchestra instruments, stands, and stand lights as needed from the rehearsal room to the performance site under the supervision and with the help of the Orchestra Manager;
  • Setting up the orchestra plot for each concert and performance, including changes from one piece to the next during technical rehearsals and performances;
  • Being one of the points of contact with members of the orchestra for any upcoming issue, reporting to senior management and escalating issues when needed.

We are looking for young music professionals or experienced students with an interest in ensemble music and/or conducting; initiative, enthusiasm, and ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment is necessary, as is the ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects simultaneously and a willingness to undertake physical work with the care necessary while moving delicate instruments. European or International driving license is essential as well as basic computer knowledge which includes Microsoft Office Suite and internet/e-mail. Knowledge of classical repertoire is a plus.

There will be opportunities for formal and informal Q&A sessions with the Festival’s team of professionals in the different fields of live entertainment, and the interns will be able to follow closely the work of conductors, players, Orchestra Manager and Production Manager. If the selected participant is interested in conducting or plays an instrument, one or more coaching sessions with our musical director and guest teaching artists can be arranged.

This placement requires arrival June 26 and departure July 31.

To apply send a cover letter, references and most recent CV to maddalena@trentinomusicfestival.org specifying which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Limited Placements Available. Early Application is Recommended!!

Send us your application today.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Trentino Music Festival accepts applications for Technical & Production Internships in lighting, sound, costume/makeup, stage management, and music management. Interested applicants should email a current resume that shows all relevant experience, education, and contact information to Maddalena Deichmann, Director of Artistic Planning at Maddalena@TrentinoMusicFestival.org. The TMF has a rolling application process with limited internships. Early application is encouraged for best results.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022