Employment

Arts Administration Intern

January-May 2020
20 hours per week to take place M-F, between the hours of 9-5pm; collaborative schedule to be determined at start of internship (minimum of 16 weeks)
Stipend: $200/month

Interested in a career in arts management, arts education, or non-profit fundraising? College students and graduates are encouraged to apply for a four-month internship with The Theatre Lab, Washington’s largest theatre school.

ABOUT THE THEATRE LAB

The mission of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts is to “transform lives through theatre education.” We make the artistic, personal, and academic benefits of high-quality dramatic arts instruction accessible to youth and adults in Washington, DC. Founded in 1992, TTL serves approximately 2,500 students each year with award-winning theatre classes and programs. We make extensive efforts to serve underserved youth and adults from diverse communities, providing more than $110,000 each year in scholarships and offering innovative drama outreach programs for incarcerated youth, seniors in assisted living facilities, and homeless women in substance abuse recovery.

INTERN DUTIES

  • Provide top-level assistance to the coordinating, administration, and marketing of adult classes, youth programs, and outreach programs  
  • Communicate with prospective students and parents about The Theatre Lab’s classes and programs
  • Assist with planning and execution of fundraising events (Dramathon)
  • Use online database to register students for classes
  • Support production manager on spring performances
  • Contribute to operations and maintenance of theatrical environment
  • Provide other assistance as needed

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

• Gain experience in marketing and arts administration, with the opportunity for interested candidates to explore some production management

• Improve your skills in communications, fundraising, and development

• Interact with top-level theatre artists, educators, and administrators

• Formalized mentorship by organization’s Executive Directors

• Opportunity to enroll in Theatre Lab classes at no cost

• Consideration for future employment -- note: successful interns have often been asked to return for additional semesters and have been considered for 

REQUIREMENTS

Successful applicants should possess at least one full year of business, liberal arts, arts management, communications, education, or arts-related study at the college level. Excellent judgment, and good written and verbal communications skills are essential. Candidate must be able to work independently on tasks and to ask for direction whenever needed, and should have a passion for arts education. The job requires lifting, up to 20 lbs. periodically.

School Credit and Time Commitment: If the applicant is pursuing an internship for school credit, the intern will be expected to provide all forms and school documents to the Program Coordinator to ensure that all school requirements are met. The internship requires a 20-hour week minimum. Interns will be required to adhere to the negotiated schedule. TO APPLY: Email marketing@theatrelab.org with your resume and coverletter.

2020 House Managers

We're currently interviewing candidates for 2020 House Manager positions. Each house manager should commit to an entire run of a show. House managers are responsible for leading house operations for our student shows. House managers should be responsible, friendly, motivated, and willing to help out as needed. Candidates should have prior customer service and cash handling experience, as well as an interest in the arts. 

Responsibilities include: taking attendance of volunteer ushers, keeping patron lists organized, setting up/breaking down the box office, showing volunteers how to use Square point-of-sale tablets, putting up or taking down guest signs, helping guests around the building, securing banks at the end of the night, and communicating with Theatre Lab staff. Please see dates below. 

As You Like It: April 2 (6-10pm), April 3 (6-10pm), April 4 (1-4pm and 6-10pm)
Compensation: $200 for working entire run

Bonnie and Clyde: April 30 (6-10pm), May 1 (6-10pm), May 2 (6-10pm), May 7 (6-10pm), May 8 (6-10pm), May 9 (6-10pm)
Compensation: $300 for working entire run

To apply, please submit a resume and short cover letter (in the body of your email) to marketing@theatrelab.org

 

Director (Lead Teaching Artist)-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

June 22-August 28, 2020 (no camp July 3)*Availability during all dates is not required
M-F, 9 AM-3PM
$40 per hour

The Theatre Lab is seeking experienced teaching artists who are passionate about working with diverse population to serve as Directors of the Summer Acting Camp for kids entering grades 1-8. Candidates should have at least 3+ years experience teaching theatre to young people. Directors develop their own curriculum for their program under the supervision of the Co-Executive Director and the Youth Program Director. Directors will be in charge of cultivating a final presentation to be shared at the end of the camp session. Candidate should be passionate about working with youth from a diverse cross-section of the DC region.  This is a part-time contract position. Candidates will be required to pass a background check.  Bachelor’s or master’s degree in theatre/theatre education or related field is highly preferred. Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls please.
 

Assistant Director (Assistant Teaching Artist)-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

June 22-August 28, 2020 (no camp July 3)*Availability during all dates is not required
M-F, 8:45am-3pm 
$16 per hour

The Theatre Lab is seeking qualified applicants with youth and theatre experience to assist the Program Directors with development and implementation of drama curriculum.   The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Camp for Kids is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs.  Applicant must be passionate about teaching children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region. This is a part-time contract position.  Candidates will be required to pass a background check. A college degree with a theatre major or minor preferred. Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls please.
 

Intern-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

June 22-August 28, 2020 (no camp July 3)
M-F, 8: 45am-3pm 

The Theatre Lab is seeking people with a passion for working with youth to support faculty and staff in the implementation of drama curriculum for children entering grades 1-8. The Summer Acting Camp Intern will help facilitate and ensure a fun and safe environment for all campers.  The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Camp is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs.  Applicants will receive mentorship from some of the area’s most renowned theatre teaching artist and educators.  The position will be supervised by the Executive Directors and the Youth Program Director and will include training and mentorship opportunities. Applicant must be passionate about working with children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region. This is a part-time, stipend position.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check. Must be at least 18 years of age. Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls, please.

 

Volunteers

To be added to our volunteer list, please email marketing@theatrelab.org.