The Highland County Arts Council will begin a program of paid Internships for local high school students and adults.  The internship will focus on the technical support needs for performances at the Highland Center.  Funded by the Little Swiss Fund, the internship will require a series of classes as well as the experience of providing technical support for one of the monthly performances sponsored by the Arts Council.  At the completion of the program, the interns will receive a small stipend and will be eligible for employment for subsequent programs at the Highland Center that use the Arts Council’s equipment.

Leading the internship training will be Gary Kirby, who was instrumental in transforming the auditorium at the center into an acoustically efficient space for music and theatrical performances.  Kirby is recognized as a first-class sound engineer.  He has and continues to provide sound and lighting for production throughout Virginia and the East Coast.  He has created a series of workshops that will give the interns the background to handle events at the Center.  They will learn to set up the auditorium space, arrange the lighting and sound equipment, and operate the equipment during a performance.  Workshops will be arranged to accommodate the interns and Kirby’s schedule.

The number of internships is limited. 

The Internship Application can be found on this website’s “Forms” page.

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