Intern at the Cauldron
We are pleased to announce our 2019 Internship Program! As we expand the business, we are looking for interns in a few different areas. If you or someone you know may be interested, please get in contact.
If you are applying for the Prop-making Internship, please follow the link on the Careers Page.
We are looking for self-starters who already have a strong idea of what they are doing and are looking to get some industry experience. Interns will tackle projects that are interesting, measurable, visual, and make for good portfolio work. We welcome people who can solve challenging problems, self-start, and who are not afraid to be themselves. If this sounds like you, please get in contact!
Prop Making, Product Design and Laser Cutting.
We are raising an investment round and are looking for interns with business acumen, who are great with data, finance, and presentations. Some tools that you would use: LivePlan, Excel, Sheets, Presentations
Marketing & Advertising
We need to get the word out about The Cauldron through digital advertising and social media. This is a broad task that occupies a space between somewhere between brand building, marketing, and advertising, and an internship could hit on just one or more of these components. Some tools that you would use: social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), Canva, Buffer, Mailchimp, Adwords.
We gotta sell some tickets! A sales intern would look at how we can reach our target customer and focus on driving those sales through the roof. Some tools that you would use: Mailchimp, Adwords, Facebook & Instagram ads, Reply.io, Leadiro, and Freshsales.
IoT Hardware Design
We are creating an immersive experience that uses embedded technology to simulate magic. Kind of like an advance escape room that uses a ton of embedded tech. You will be assembling IoT hardware and embed it in a variety of objects. You can expect to solder, screw, saw, and make some cool stuff that works with a magic wand!
IoT Software Design
Do you use Arduinos and Raspberry Pis? Good! Get in contact.
Graphic Design & Videography
We have a potions book to make and moving photos to record. For graphic design, you should have a strong understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. For Videography, you should know how to shoot and edit video. Premiere Pro and After Effects is ideal.
Set Dressing/decorating (venue installation team)
When we install a new venue, we need all hands on deck. We will need a big team of enthusiastic, creative, hands-on people who can work cohesively to install furniture and props according to the design plans. Working underneath the project manager and designers, your tasks may range from painting walls and furniture to constructing magical beer-dispensing trees, visual merchandising displays, and arranging props. If you have a particular area of interest/skill in construction or scenic art, please let us know so we can place you accordingly.
Beneficial skills: creative flair, eye for detail, familiarity with glue guns, staple guns, and drills
We are a growing design team and will need people to bring magical new ideas for venue theming and give us a hand drafting plans for venue layout and designing themed spaces. Tasks are incredibly varied and can include designing signage, laser cutting, drafting, researching, compiling design proposals, and prop/furniture sourcing.
Beneficial skills: knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft office.
As with the design team, we are a growing construction team and try to produce as much tailor-made furniture and set pieces in-house as we can. Working from a community maker-space workshop near Tottenham Hale, we will need people to assist in the drafting and construction of bespoke furniture. Having your own solid selection of tools is a must, as everyone works with their own tools.
Beneficial skills: Carpentry skills; Knowledge of workshop machinery; Familiarity with plywood, MDF, veneers; Knowledge of AutoCAD, Fusion 360, Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw/laser cutting systems.
Got an idea for something else?
If you feel like you can contribute something and have an idea about how, we all all ears! Please drop us a line :)
Meet some of our previous interns!
Prop Design, Woodworking, Model Making, Illustration
Sam studied Prop and Model Making at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and has always had a love of designing and creating things. His background is in illustration and model making, and helps him to work as a versatile maker with experience in everything from 2m high welded steel structures to stop frame animation miniature sets. Past work has included working for the model makers Wetton and Grosch, constructing a replica of a stove from Downton Abbey for a touring show and also with Miles Ascough, designing, sculpting, mould making and finishing a set of 7 animal skull masks for the BBC series “Strike.”
You can view more of Sam's work here and contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Octavia Crawford Collins
Interior Design and Set Dressing
Octavia studied stage management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as being an experienced stage manager specialising in props buying and set dressing she has worked as a props buyer on some of London’s top off west end productions. She also works as a freelance stylist for top UK and Ireland interior magazines and some of the UK’s largest music festivals. The Cauldron was Octavia’s first interior design project where she acted as the interior designer, interior stylist, props maker and prop buyer.
You can contact Octavia at email@example.com
Prop and Set Design
Julia graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University. Except for prop making she also designs sound and acts.
Julia is working creatively in educational environment with children and teenagers, and plays and designs live action role playing games, both for children and adults.
More information about her work and experience can be found here.
Prop and Set Design
Vix graduated with a Distinction in Character Creation and Technical Effects from the University of Hertfordshire and has since gone on to have 5 years of varied experience in the film industry and further experience in events and theatre.
Proficient in sculpting, mould making, prop making, costume fx and set dressing, and has plenty of on-set and workshop experience.
Examples of her work and her CV can be viewed on her website: http://victoriapearce.net.