We’re really happy to welcome Elena to our team for the next few months. Elena is interning with us as part of a programme run by New Zealand Internships.
As well as helping us with box office and ticketing during the day, Elena will be working on projects to document and streamline our box office procedures and working on some of our community activities, include the Christmas Carols in the Amphitheatre (its on Sunday, 18th December – save the date!).
We asked Elena to put together a short blog about her experiences so far:
Hi there, my name is Elena and I’m going to be an international intern at the PumpHouse Theatre for the next three months.
Having graduated this summer, it was clear to me that I wanted to go abroad and learn about something that I am genuinely interested in theatre. So that’s basically the story of how I flew to the other side of the world (originally I am from Austria) and ended up being here.
Among my daily tasks are taking care of the Box Office, which also means operating the ticketing software, and answering incoming phone calls.
Currently I am still in the settling-in period, getting used to everything and being really thankful for all my helping hands, being really patient with me and explaining everything even for the 398th time when needed.