Yes4Youth Internships Opportunity at Market Theatre Foundation

The Market Theatre Foundation invites young people to apply for the 2024 Yes4Youth Internships Opportunity at the Organization.

Closing date: 29 November 2023Yes4Youth Internships Opportunity at Market Theatre FoundationThe Market Theatre Foundation in partnership with Yes4Youth have the opportunity to offer 15 currently unemployed young people a 12 month internship. We are looking for motivated and talented individuals between the ages of 18-28(must be 28 in 2024) who are interested in gaining hands-on experience.The internship is a 12-month fixed term contract with a stipend of  R5000 p.m. This is an opportunity to work with dynamic creatives at the prestigious and world renowned Market Theatre Foundation, which has a long legacy of contributing to the Arts & Culture sector in South Africa. The learning experience includes on- the- job training offering a wide range of skills that will provide invaluable work experience.The following 15 internships are on offer at The Market Theatre Foundation:1. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNThe incumbent will join the Market Theatre Foundation’s overall Brand & Communications team.  The Intern will work to ensure the successful running of digital channels including but not limited to database and social media campaigns that create new customer leads, promote the brand and its products, and contribute to overall company growthPosition Requires:

  • A relevant degree/diploma in Marketing, Brand Communications, Media studiesBasic knowledge of campaign management from conceptualisation to executionAwareness of the nature and role of theatre and entertainment industries.Hands on experience with social media monitoringAbility to interpret social media traffic, impressions, target and audienceKnowledge of online marketing
  • 2. GRAPHIC DESIGNER INTERNThe incumbent will join the Market Theatre Foundation’s overall Brand & Communications team. The incumbent will work closely within the MTF’s team in creating visual marketing material for all the departments of the MTF and provides visual material for marketing and branding purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, the design of posters, flyers, banners, digital media (social media, website, and other visual online assets), annual reports, brochures, merchandise etc.Position Requirements
  • Degree in fine/visual arts, communications, media or related fieldExcellent proficiency and experience in MAC OS, Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.Understanding of copyright and licensing of visual material.Understanding of social media and other online platform
  • 3. AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT INTERNThe incumbent will join the Market Theatre Foundation’s overall Brand & Communications team.The Audience Development intern will work to strengthen the relationship between an individual and the arts in way that involves changing the individual’s behaviour. They do this by breaking barriers, educating stakeholders about art form and thus broadening audiences for arts in general or attracting first-time visitors specifically to the theatre with a central aim of bums on seats which leads to increase in revenue.Position Requires:
  • National Diploma /Degree in Marketing/ Sales /Stakeholder RelationsFurther relevant qualifications, e.g. sales & marketing would be advantageousArrange meetings within/off site with potential clients in a bid to capture their interest that will generate bums on seats.Seeking and capturing referrals to grow the Audience Development database in order to disseminate information that will lead to potential bums on seats for our shows/productions.Attending to any show, ticketing queries from stakeholders/patrons.
  • 4. STAGE MANAGER INTERNSuccessful incumbent will assist stage managers to ensure that every assigned production is stage managed efficiently and effectively to a predefined process and procedure as documented in the Stage Managers manual. Ensure efficient and effective management of the communication channels between stakeholders, Act in the best interest of the company.Position requires:
  • Degree/Diploma Performing Arts, relevant Theatre QualificationsAbility to manage and motivate a team of people in a very stressful environmentAble to work under pressure
  • 5. SOUND TECHNICIAN INTERNThe incumbent will be a member of the Market Theatre’s professional technical production team and be involved in the staging of Market Theatre productions specifically from a sound perspective.  The applicant will be working with Market Theatre’s sound technician to do set ups for events, productions and outside events, Applicant will require technical experience in sound engineering, sound set up, patching and mixing.Position Requires:
  • Degree/Diploma in sound technology/engineering, performing artsThis position will suit a sound engineering graduate or a person with previous sound experience.Programming cues with a mixing console for a shows or events.Operating analogue or digital mixing consoles for shows and events
  • 6. LIGHTING INTERNThe successful incumbent will be part of the Technical department team where they will assist to  Hang lights, focus, program, repair, trouble shoot any problems that may arise and operate lights for all events/ shows and conferences at the Market Theatre Foundation.Position Requires:
  • NDip/Degree in Lighting Design or  Theatre Production Operating lighting desks and cues during technical get in and performances and efficiently operating effects equipment as per SM cues.Read and interpret light plots, cue sheets, and other technical documentsAssist in the load – in and load – out of lighting in the theatre venueApplying technical knowledge of lighting to achieve the determined artistic objectives.Repairing or replacing light bulbs or tubes in light fixtures, or replacing entire light fixture when needed
  • 7. IT TECHNICIAN INTERNThe successful applicant will assist in providing onsite and remote support as and when required. Responsible for set up, maintaining, installing hardware. To develop and maintain effective technical processes to ensure internal and external satisfaction.Position Requires:
  • Completed MatricDiploma\IT QualificationCompleted A+ N+ QualificationBasic knowledge of computer hardware and softwareFamiliarity with common operating systems (e.g., Windows 10, 11 | Server 2016 ,2019 | macOS)Basic understanding of networking concepts and protocolsAbility to troubleshoot and solve technical problemsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to work well in a team environmentFamiliarity with support ticketing systems
  • 8. ADMINISTRATION INTERNGeneric front office management and reception services, attend to visitors and deal with enquiries on the phone and face to face. Supply information regarding the organization to the general public, clients and customers. Filing, records management and administrative functions.Position requires:
  • Diploma in Office Admin or equivalent Knowledge of Administrative and clerical proceduresKnowledge of computers and relevant software applicationKnowledge of customer service principles and practicesPeople and communication skillsAbility to operate a switchboard
  • 9. MEDIA INTERNThe incumbent will join the Market Theatre Foundation’s Market Photo Workshop. The incumbent will be responsible for consolidation of material for publications, brochures, postcards, newsletter etc, while ensuring high standards. They will be expected to design media materials according to MPW corporate identity and provided templates as needed. They will also conceptualise and implement publicity and marketing strategies for all Photo Workshop courses, projects, and programmes in order to maximise public consumption and involvement, together with relevant managers.Position Requires:
  • Basic knowledge of campaign management from conceptualisation to executionAwareness of the nature and role of theatre and entertainment industries photography and visual culture landscape.Hands on experience with social media monitoringAbility to interpret social media traffic, impressions, target and audienceRelevant qualification – in media or marketing
  • 10. LIBRARY ASSISTANT INTERNLibrary assistants are responsible for sorting and shelving books according to their categorization, assisting customers with internet access and ensuring their technical needs are met. They also manage inquiries over the counter, via email or telephone, among other duties.Position Requires:
  • Library Information Studies or similiar Helping students and colleagues locate books.Checking books in and out at the front desk.Sorting and shelving books according to their categorization.Maintaining records of books taken out and books brought back.Cataloging new arrivals.To assist the Programmes Officer to manage and run the Literacy and Homework Support Programme supported by the SEF Internship ProgrammeTo assist with the development of public programming associated with the reading rooms.
  • 11. RESEARCH AND ARCHIVING INTERNThe incumbent will assist to co-ordinate the development of archive and research programming for the Market Photo Workshop. This position supports the public programming and administrative capacities of projects and courses, exhibitions, research and the Photo Workshop library.Position Requires:
  • Tertiary qualification in Humanities (qualification in Photography, visual and heritage archives will be advantageous)Computer skills (Mac and PC, Excel and Word, E-mailBe driven and passionate about photography and the importance of archives for South Africa’s futureBe able to work under pressure, unsupervised and show strong initiativeShow a critical awareness of the nature and role of photography, archives in general, and of the education and development landscape for African practitioners

     The successful candidate will be performing specific administrative tasks in relation to the acquisition of goods and services within the department in compliance with the city government’s procurement policies and practices.

    Position Requires:


    • National Diploma/degree or diploma related to Supply Chain Management
    • Acquire quotations in compliance with guidelines stated in the procurement policy
    • Facilitate gathering and return of quotations to project managers to allow assessment of responses and finalize the selection of service providers
    • Keep track of control documentation, business procedures and processes in relation to supplier requirements and applications


    The successful applicant will assist to develop and maintain effective technical processes to ensure internal and external satisfaction.

    Position Requires:

    • Degree/Diploma Performing Arts or relevant Theatre qualifications
    • Ability to manage and motivate a team of people in a very stressful environment
    • Maintains all department equipment and ensure they conform to all maintenance and service procedures and are in good working order
    • Programming cues with a mixing console for shows or events
    • Knowledge of sound/lighting


    The incumbent will work in the Producer’s office and gain in-depth knowledge of the administration behind professional theatrical productions.

    Position Requires:

    • Degree/Ndip in Office Administration or equivalent or arts related qualification
    • Applicants will assist Producer and Assistant Producer with the administration of quotations

    and contracts

    • Computer literate
    • Basic accounting, communication, and project management skills
    • Assist Production Department with the drafting and maintenance of schedules


    The successful incumbent will be assisting Handyman performing multiple maintenance tasks throughout the day.

    Position Requires:

    • Computer Literacy ( excel to be specific)
    • Project Management
    • Building & Construction qualification or similiar 
    • Experience with hardware tools and electrical equipment
    • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems
    • Basic math skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Health & Safety experience will be advantageous.

    How to apply:


    If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please apply below.

    Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

    Enquiries may be directed to Zinhle Mngadi @ (011) 832 1641


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