The AMP is seeking two Stage Management Interns to be part of our community and assist in the running of a 90-day art-monastic retreat, June 1 to August 31, 2012, in Labro, Italy (70 miles northeast of Rome). The goal of the retreat is to create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary theatre piece that will be co-created by a group of 10 professional artists, developed in the first 6-8 weeks of the summer, and performed locally and regionally at Italian festivals the final 4-6 weeks. Interns will be called upon for vital logistical management, running operations, technical support that will be an invaluable part of both the development and production stages.

Internship is designed for a college junior, college senior, or recent college graduates who is looking for an adventure and professional experience. After this summer in Italy, interns will be equipped to work with any kind of artistic and production challenges. Working closely in a bi-lingual environment with a professional staff, this is a one-of-a-kind experience to work closely with international artists and the Art Monastery team.

Daily duties include:

  • coordinating/typing/printing/distributing complex daily schedule
  • taking notes in rehearsals
  • daily meetings with Director/Assistant Director
  • administrative help in the office
  • developing & running technical aspects of show in performance
  • setting up/breaking down rehearsal space (leave no trace) – daily sweep, move furniture, run extension cords, etc.
  • possible driving/running errands
  • possible communication with hotel staff to coordinate rehearsal space

Creative Master Classes

Interns are invited to participate in master classes 10 hours per week for the majority of the development period. These classes will be taught by professional artists are a unique opportunity for younger artists to vastly expand their creative skill set. Classes will be taught in a wide variety of disciplines (vocal improvisation, ritual theater, physical training) but the entire community is encouraged to attend each class to truly take advantage of this special educational experience.

Community Life

All Interns, along with Artmonks-in-Residence, volunteers, and staff, will be part of the monastic intentional community for the entire summer. We will share lunch and dinner every day, participate in cooking, cleaning, and chores, as well as other community activities, and explore elements of contemporary monasticism as a group (meditation, ritual, etc.). Although we are a secular community, we are deeply interested in alternative spiritual practices and we are seeking others ready to engage art and spirit in similarly profound ways. All participants should be actively lit up by all of these elements. Our vision is that the summer will challenge each individual creatively, spiritually, and inter-personally; that the community will deeply investigate art monasticism; and that this process will yield a professional, high-quality product.

Interns will be an invaluable part of the creative team and indispensable core member. They will experience alternative creative approaches, spiritual views & practices, and community living. As a central part of the community, interns will grow as a human being (through the beautiful challenge of community living) along with the rest of us.

Board & Accommodation

Our chef prepares beautiful, delicious meals made with elements from our organic garden. Highlights include home-made yogurt at breakfast, local wine with dinner every night, and great conversations around the dinner table with world-traveled artists and like-minded souls.

The internship includes accommodation in 3-star hotel, all food, AMP-related travel within Italy, 10 creative master classes each week, professional experience, private career coaching with accomplished and diverse artists, and a unique summer-long adventure. Interns pay €1,000 per month of internship, not including transport to Italy.


Working language is English, but Italian speaking skills are a huge bonus. Internships available for the month of June, July, or August, or all three. This is a full-time position (8 hours/day), but you will have a day and a half off per week to relax, hike, explore nearby towns (including the beautiful Lake Piediluco, the biggest waterfall in Europe, and the tallest mountains in Italy south of the Alps), or explore private artistic pursuits.

Join us and co-create a magical summer!

The Art Monastery Project is a unique place, an idealistic start-up that is an exciting experiment. The ideal Intern is open-minded, kind-hearted, and enthusiastic about the adventure of living with a bunch of creative, big-spirited, hard-working Americans in the Italian countryside. It’s going to be great. Trust us.

To apply

The Art Monastery will accept two stage management interns for the summer season (June 1-August 31, 2012). Applications due March 15. Notification by April 15.  Administrative internships are also available year round, for a minimum stay of one month.

To apply for Summer 2012, fill out the online application.