Paid Internship - Assistant Director Intern, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Masterclass and Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for an Assistant Director Internship on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to further their career and gain the necessary experience to become a Resident or Associate Director on a large-scale commercial production.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a uniquely complex and busy show, with over 40 cast members and a huge team off stage across multiple departments, all working together to realise the production. The Assistant Director Intern will shadow and work closely with the Associate and Resident Directors across recast, technical and understudy rehearsals, learning how a show of this scale balances rehearsing new and continuing company members with maintaining the quality of the performances.
The internship will run from August to November 2023 across the production’s recast rehearsals. Standard working days will be Monday to Saturday.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Script supervision, rehearsal supervision and support as required, Scheduling support and liaising with company management. Gathering and sharing research materials. Liaising with creatives and technical departments. Taking notes as required by the directors. Attending understudy rehearsals, including tech and dress rehearsals of Understudy company and supporting the directors as required.
Given the nature of this role* we are exceptionally accepting applications from candidates aged over 30 who can demonstrate that they have faced obstacles to progression. Candidates aged under 30 must be a Masterclass Member (you can join for free!)
*Our internships vary from entry-level placements to later career development opportunities. This role is a career development opportunity, specifically for Directors or Assistant Directors who have experience working on a mid-scale, but might be lacking the necessary skills to make the step up to large scale productions.
Please note if you have completed a degree or higher education qualification you are still eligible to apply.
We particularly welcome and encourage candidates from backgrounds which are currently underrepresented in the offstage workforce, although we regret that due to the nature of the venue there is no step-free access.