The Market Theatre Foundation Internships 2022/2023

The Market Theatre Foundation in partnership with Yes4Youth have the opportunity to offer 17 currently unemployed young people from previously disadvantaged communities the opportunity to rejoin the workforce through a sponsored internship programme.

The 17 successful applicants will have a 12 month fixed contract at R5000 p.m. which will benefit them from being associated with and gaining hands on experience at the prestigious and world renowned cultural institution in the Market

The following Internships are on offer at The Market Theatre Foundation:

Stage Manager Intern

Ref: 2022/11/STM
• Degree/Diploma in: Performing Arts, relevant Theatre Qualifications
• Ability to manage and motivate a team of people in a very stressful environment
• Able to work under pressure

Receptionist Intern

Ref: 2022/11/RT
• Diploma in: Office Admin or equivalent Knowledge of Administrative and clerical procedures
• Knowledge of computers and relevant software application
• Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
• People and communication skills
• Ability to operate a switchboard

Sound Technician Intern

Ref: 2022/11/ST
• Degree/Diploma in: Sound Technology/Engineering, Performing arts
• This 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.

Box Office Admin Intern

Ref: 2022/11/BOA
• Grade 12 / Matric and certificate in Bookkeeping/Customer Service
• Ticket sales
• Banking
• Record management and administrative functions
• Weekly reporting of sales to management

Social Media Intern

Ref: 2022/11/SOM
• Degree/Diploma in: Marketing, Brand Communications, Media studies.
• Basic knowledge of campaign management from conceptualisation to execution
• Awareness of the nature and role of theatre and entertainment industries.
• Hands on experience with social media monitoring
• Ability to interpret social media traffic, impressions, target and audience
• Knowledge of online marketing

Library Assistant Intern

Ref: 2022/11/LA
• Grade 12 / Matric certificate
• 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.

Marketing Assistant Intern

Ref: 2022/11/MA
• A Marketing Degree or equivalent qualification is essential for this internship
• Good communication skills
• Target driven
• Ability to cope with rejection.
• Ability to remain calm in fast-paced environments
• Structured individual, with good time management

Research and Archiving Intern

Ref: 2022/11/RAA
• Tertiary qualification in: Humanities (qualification in Photography, Visual and Heritage archives will be advantageous)
• Computer skills (Mac and PC, Excel and Word, E-mail
• Be driven and passionate about photography and the importance of archives for South Africa’s future
• Be able to work under pressure, unsupervised and show strong initiative
• Show a critical awareness of the nature and role of photography, archives in general, and of the education and development landscape for African practitioners
• Background and understanding of Arts, Culture and Heritage-related industries will be advantageous

Lighting Technician Intern

• A National Diploma /Degree in: Lighting or relevant qualification
• 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 documents
• Assist in the load – in and load – out of lighting in the theatre venue
• Applying 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

Technical Assistant Intern

Ref: 2022/11/TA
• Degree/Diploma in: 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

Supply Chain Management Intern

Ref: 2022/11/SCM
• National Diploma/Degree in: 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

Maintenance Intern

Ref: 2022/11/MI
• 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.

Human Resources Intern

Ref: 2022/11/HR
• National Diploma/Degree in: Human Resource Management or any relevant qualification
• Basic knowledge of South African labor laws
• Accountable and able to handle confidential matters
• Organized and attention to detail

Producing Administrator Intern

• National Diploma/Degree 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

Media Intern

• Relevant qualification – in Media or Marketing.
• knowledge and skill on Adobe Suite
• Consolidation of material for publications, brochures, post cards etc while ensuring high standards.
• Design media materials according to MPW corporate identity and templates as needed.
• Maintenance of templates and media image archives.
• Follow project plans pertaining to media and publicity including logistical design and time frames.
• Deal with administrative matters, such as quoting

Applicant Requirements:

  •  Must be 21 -35 years old
  • Applicants need to register on the Yes4Youth website (
  •  Proof of Yes4Youth ( registration – Screen shot will suffice
  • Knowledge of or an interest in the creative arts would be an advantage but is not a requirement.
  • Prior to commencing the programme, you will need a Certificated copy of ID and Affidavit stating that you are currently unemployed.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

How to Apply

Required Documents:

  • Copy of CV with reference’s contact details
  • Relevant qualification from a recognised institution of higher learning in the Republic of South Africa.

To Apply, Please send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to:  (Indicate the Reference Number of the post)

  1. ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted.

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: Zinhle Mngadi @ (011) 832 1641

Opportunity Closing date: 28 November 2022