The Center Internships

Internship lighting

Real-Life Theater Experiences

In addition to a full array of courses throughout the arts, Eagle Hill School students have the chance to enroll in Cultural Center internships to gain real-life theater experience. Through these yearlong internships, students receive not only course credit but also a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a world-class performing arts venue, The Center at Eagle Hill. 

Arts Management Internship

Luke Haunted House

Arts management interns help to publicize and market events, assist in managing the operations of a professional box office, and gain a broad understanding of the arts administration field. Throughout the internship, students learn about current practices of the performing arts world and tackle a variety of projects, including: drafting content for social media, learning how to write press releases, creating graphic materials, and designing, administering and analyzing audience surveys. Interns complete a final creative project using what they’ve learned to imagine their own performing arts venue.


“In my time as an intern I have grown immensely both in experience and knowledge in the world of business management, marketing, and the arts. I have learned a vast array of new and interesting things that will help me in the future.”—Luke B., class of 2021

Technical Theater Internship

Student adjusting lighting

Technical theater interns manage and run the state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, sound, and rigging systems of the Cultural Center, for both Eagle Hill and visiting productions. Student interns participate in intensive training and take on responsibilities such as consulting with performing artists about their technical needs, designing and implementing lighting, sound, rigging, and set, and running the technical functions for each concert and production. Throughout the internship, students become experts in theatrical systems and build unusually substantive résumés.


“I came into the internship not knowing much about what went on behind the scenes and left knowing how to program lights and sound cues without giving it a second thought. It’s fun getting to work with an outside performer and getting to make their show what it is. I can look back and know that there was part of me in it.”—Caroline P., class of 2021


Archipley Cultural Center Staff

Mr. Carl Mercier

Director of Cultural Center

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Mrs. Molly Romaker

Marketing and Box Office Manager

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