The Stratford Courthouse Theatre is offering a 6 month student intern opportunity for a year 10 or 11 student interested in media, performing arts, events, cultural development or venue management from Feb 2018. The Stratford Courthouse has had a longstanding affiliation with the Gippsland Arts community and also presents some of Australia’s leading live shows. An intern would be able to focus on specific projects or tasks directly related to their interest or skillset whether it be marketing through a social media platform or part of the development of a full printed program. “We are after an energetic person wanting to make the most of a great opportunity” says Gavin from the Stratford Courthouse “it’s not important what students are studying, creative writing, business, media or arts. It’s about being dynamic and creative in the real world

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a dedicated team of arts professionals in a community setting while getting to meet some of Australia’s main names in the entertainment industry. This is a new program designed to connect and aid young people giving future direction while adding a youthful vibe to an Arts Venue.

Location                                    66 princes H/Way Stratford

Reporting to                              Gavin Roberts (General manager)

Position type                            Unpaid Student Internship

Who can apply                         Any 2018 year 10 or 11 student.

Indigenous Australians, people from culturally diverse communities and people with disabilities are welcome to apply.

Suitable to students studying any of the following: English Literature, media and design subjects, drama and or theatre studies

Commitment and duration      50- 60 hours total – Feb - July 2018 (6 months)

Applications due                      February 10th 2018

How to apply                            Applications online - see form below



Internship proposal:


The Stratford Courthouse Student Internship is available for a year 10 or 11 student between Feb and July 2018 and will cover all aspects of theatre management within a live arts venue with hands on experience.

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience within a professional theatre environment and get up close and personal with hands on learning and interaction with staff and performers.

To ensure the intern gains maximum benefit from the program the Stratford Courthouse tailor design the work plan around the successful applicant’s skillset and related industry interests.

On completion of the internship the intern will receive a reference and certificate of completion.



6 months (3 month review midway)



50 – 60 hours over 6 months

2 hours per week (Mondays 4-6pm negotiable)

Attendance at a selection of presented show nights

Attendance at a community event or workshop


The internship will cover learning about and assisting in the following tasks:


  • Show selection and programming
  • Program design
  • Promotion and print material distribution
  • Social media management and statistics
  • Performer set up including light and sound 
  • Pre show venue set up
  • Box office, front of house, ushering
  • Ticketing and booking administration
  • Community events and performances
  • Casual workshops and hire


Key selection criteria (skills or an interest in the following criteria is recommended)


Demonstrated passion for the Arts

An energetic and enthusiastic personality

Good communication skills and a client focus

Competent English skills in writing reports and electronic communications

Competent computer skills

Interest in design and social media

Good planning, task completion and time management skills


Perks of the job

  • Flexibility to fit in with your social and school commitments
  • Opportunity to work on dedicated projects of interest
  • The ability to learn about the process of running a performing arts venue
  • Involvement in community cultural development
  • Meet and lease with professional artists and personalities
  • Opportunity to produce work within a professional workplace for use within your own folio or CV
  • Complementary ticket for two to all Courthouse presented programmed films and live shows
  • ·We will provide a reference covering all aspects of the internship for your future endeavours.



Application process:

After reading this document and visiting our website and Facebook, if you have any questions call Gavin on 0419 323219 prior to submitting an application. Applications must be submitted via the online form below.


Ensure you include the following:

Cover letter

Short statement highlighting your interest in the key selection criteria focusing on any experience relating to aspects of the internship.

Current CV

One character or professional reference. Include phone and email contact details.

One example of your current work that highlights your interests and strengths in any form



Applications Due before Friday February 10 2018

Interviews to be confirmed


Gavin Roberts


Please fill in all sections of the form below

Additional material:

Please also send one example of your own work that you feel highlights your interests and strengths (it may be media, design or written work). Send to theatre@stratfordcourthouse.com.au please reference with your full name in the subject field

Name *
Mobile phone number
Mobile phone number
Professional or character reference (ensure your reference is aware they may be contacted)
Professional or character reference (ensure your reference is aware they may be contacted)
Reference Mobile Phone
Reference Mobile Phone