Housing, paid work, and other logistical info
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PART-TIME PAID POSITIONS
We are committed to making internships possible for young artists who might otherwise not be able to afford to intern with Cal Shakes. Part-time work as a member of House Management, Box Office, or Theater Store staff may be available to participants in the Professional Immersion Program based on financial need and the experience level of the intern. Stage management interns will not be able to participate in paid work study due to their rigorous schedule. Applications for part-time work program will be distributed once offers of employment have been accepted. Part-time opportunities are not guaranteed.
Cal Shakes offers furnished, all-inclusive housing for rent to interns during the Cal Shakes Main Stage season (May–September). Housing is centrally located to the office and public transportation. To be included in the apartment, a down payment of $200 (which will be used for utilities and housing supplies) plus a general housing application must be turned in by March 14. The first half of the remaining balance will be due by April 1, with the remainder due May 1.Rent is $450 a month and is pro-rated by half-months..
Internship duration and housing costs:
June 4–August 11 (Artistic Learning only): $200 down payment + $1125 rent
May 14–August 11: $200 down payment + $1350 rent
June 4–September 15: $200 down payment + $1575 rent
May 14–September 15: $200 down payment + $1800 rent
June 4–October 14: $200 down payment + $2025 rent
Housing availability during the off-season is dependent upon the number of interested parties.
Cal Shakes does not provide transportation, however it is possible to participate in certain internships within the Professional Immersion Program without a car. The Cal Shakes office and rehearsal hall are located one mile from the Ashby BART (train) station in Berkeley, and there is a bus that picks up at the BART station and drops off just a few blocks from the office. Our outdoor theater is also BART-accessible; there is a shuttle that picks up at the Orinda BART prior to performances; the shuttle returns to the BART station following the performance. Rides will have to be arranged during technical rehearsals as there is not a shuttle and BART stops running before tech is done for the evening. Coordinating rides is the responsibility of the intern and it is expected that interns contribute gas money to repeat drivers, especially fellow interns. It is expected that those details will be worked out amongst the interns. Interns are responsible for getting themselves to and from work, on time.
The Internship and Apprenticeship branches of the Professional Immersion Programs do not fiscally compensate participants. Interns are compensated with in-depth advanced training; meals are provided at certain trainings and events. We do, however, reimburse travel expenses for any Cal Shakes errands. Participants in the Professional Immersion Program are entitled to up to eight tickets per Cal Shakes show during which they are on staff, and walk-in tickets to many theaters in the Bay Area community.
Cal Shakes is happy to assist you in receiving college credit through your university. Requirements on the part of Cal Shakes must be discussed up front in order to accommodate the needs of the university and for reporting purposes.
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