Intern at OLT!

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at a community theatre? An OLT paid internship is your chance to find out! You’ll get a birds-eye view of every aspect of producing a community theatre production through direct work with the production staff of a main stage musical and the organization’s executive board. You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills in, and gain experience with, casting, house and stage management, costume, lighting and sound design, set design and construction, publicity, box office… you name it! You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of theatre or the dramatic arts to apply—just an interest in learning about what it takes to mount a quality production at an affordable price! OLT offers internships each spring, summer, and fall. These paid internships are open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12, attending school in Northern New Jersey.

To apply, complete the OLT Internship Application (PDF) and submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator. Internship application deadlines are:

  • January 15 for spring internships, running from February through May
  • May 15 for summer internships, running from June through August
  • August 15 for fall internships, running from September through December
  • Our Spring 2017 Intern – Kayla Gurriell


    Kayla is a junior at Hawthorne High School considering a theater major in college: “After seeing how amazing American Idiot was and witnessing the incredible dedication and determination of all who participated, I knew that Old Library Theatre was the place I needed to be in order to become the best that I can in theatre.”

    She’ll be assisting us with props and set design for 13 – The Musical and participating in auditions and casting for Pippin.