The Hemsley Lighting Programs has announced that the open call for applicants to the 2011 internship program has begun. The Hemsley internship is open to Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts graduates in lighting design (current students are not accepted).
Applications for the 28th annual Hemsley Internship Program with the Lincoln Center Festival, the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre will be accepted from January 1 through February 15, 2011. Interviews for finalists will be held in New York on March 26, 2011 in conjunction with the Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review on March 27.
Candidates should submit a resume, a one-page statement of personal goals and anticipated benefits from the internship, and three letters of recommendation. The selected intern will begin in June 2011 and continue until the end of December 2011. The program provides the opportunity to work in a professional repertory situation with resident and guest designers. Additional opportunities may include touring and media events. A monthly stipend of $1,750 is provided in addition to travel expenses. Gilbert Hemsley dedicated his life to the training of young theater professionals. Beginning with the first intern in 1984, the Internship has continued his legacy by offering a unique experience to young designers.
To submit an application of for further information, please contact:
Mr. Mark Stanley
Resident Lighting Designer
New York City Ballet
20 Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023