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IIP-Market Theatre Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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Market Theatre Foundation
The Market Theatre Foundation is made up of four business units:
Market Theatre
With a 41-year history and over 300 awards the Market Theatre is celebratory of its past, anchored to the present and visionary about its future. The Market Theatre Foundation remains at the forefront of producing and presenting cutting edge work that has an authentic African artistic voice and which is inclusive of the rich tapestry of African diversity.
Market Theatre Laboratory
The Market Theatre Laboratory trains actors and theatre makers. Founded by Barney Simon and Dr John Kani in 1988, it is the educational arm of the world-famous Market Theatre, and has developed into one of the premiere training facilities of its kind in Southern Africa. It has trained exceptional performers and theatre-makers including Olive Schreiner Award winner Phillip Dikotla, three Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year winners, Monageng Motshabi (2016), Prince Lamla (2013), and Mncedisi Shabangu (2014), and SAFTA award winners Harriet Manamela, Warren Masemola and Lindiwe Ndlovu. In addition, the Lab has been recognised on multiple platforms for creating excellent theatre that engages with human rights issues. Deeply embedded in the ethos of the Laboratory is its commitment to providing opportunities to talented youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to pursue their passion for the arts.
Market Photo Workshop
 As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues and debates in photography and visual culture.
Windybrow Arts Centre
The newly revived Windybrow Arts Centre, is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation. It serves both the surrounding neighborhood, as well as the arts and culture community with a range of programs and events, with a focus on youth and Pan-Africanism.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will be assigned projects based on the strengths, passion and interests of the student in conjunction with the needs and capacity of the Market Theatre Foundation. Project areas are as follows:
  • Brands and Communication Department at the Market Theatre Foundation
    The Brands and Communication department manages marketing for four professional theatres, one drama school,one photography school and an arts centre. IIP interns will be afforded experience across the arts marketing spectrum from a hands-on level to a conceptual and strategic level in several arts disciplines.
    Practically, the IIP interns will be invited to work in the Marketing Department to organize events like opening nights, high-profile panel discussions and in dealing with local press and funding stakeholders. IIP interns will assist in designing and developing content for the Market Theatre’s various platforms, press releases, reports, social media and publications. IIP interns may also be invited to offer implementation strategies of integrating cost-effective technology into sales and consumer engagement, offer input on marketing strategies and may be invited to lead audience/consumer focus groups and sales research.
  • Market Theatre’s Technical Departments
    IIP interns with experience in stage management and theatre-tech, will be invited to work alongside professional production staff; this will include moving in and setting up shows, rigging and running lighting and sound equipment. The Market Theatre is an internationally renowned theatre, giving IIP interns a first-hand experience of working at a professional theatre. This will be managed under the supervision of our technical department. The technical staff are involved in setting up and co-ordinating several events outside of the theatre, including conferences, talks and workshops. Subject to the arrival time of the IIP intern, they will be able to work with productions in rehearsal, working closely with some of the most established and talented artists in South Africa as they realize their plays.
  • Archiving the Market Theatre Foundation
    IIP interns will be invited to work on and develop the Market Theatre Foundation archive, this process will involve digging into the archive, conducting interviews and compiling information on the Foundation’s 41-year history.  IIP interns will be required to write up their research to make available online and print formats.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in the arts, performing arts, theatre, drama, visual arts, photography, dance, music, the humanities, social entrepreneurship, sustainability in the arts, creative arts teaching, and/or theatre producing are encouraged to apply. A background or interest in theatre technicians: sound/lighting/audio visual, stage management, writing, project management, consumer or audience development/research/sales would be an asset. Technical skills in sound, lighting, audio visual theater, and Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset, as well.


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