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The Market Theatre Foundation in partnership with Yes4Youth has 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 them to benefit 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:

#1. 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


#2. Receptionist Intern

Ref: 2022/11/RT

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



#3. 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.


#4. 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


#5. 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


#6. 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.
  • Cataloguing new arrivals.


#7. 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



#8. 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


#9. Lighting Technician Intern


  • A National Diploma /Degree in Lighting or relevant qualification
  • Operating lighting desks and cues during the 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 fixtures when needed


#10. 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


#11. 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


#12. 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.


#13. Human Resources Intern

Ref: 2022/11/HR

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



#14. Producing Administrator Intern


  • National Diploma/Degree in: Office Administration or equivalent or Arts related qualification
  • Applicants will assist the Producer and Assistant Producer with the administration of quotations and contracts
  • Computer literate
  • basic accounting, communication, and project management skills
  • Assist the Production department with the drafting and maintenance of schedules


#15. Media Intern


  • Relevant qualification – in Media or Marketing.
  • knowledge and skill in Adobe Suite
  • Consolidation of material for publications, brochures, postcards 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 – A screenshot 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 your ID and an Affidavit stating that you are currently unemployed.
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