Employment

Many technical positions are available. Please email angelo@theatrelab.org to inquire about roles.

 

Summer 2019 - Teen Positions

Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 15-19

Summer 2019 - Adult Positions (For college students and beyond)

Arts Administration Intern (June-August)

Summer Acting Camp for Kids Intern

Lead AfterCare Director-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

Stage Manager —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Assistant Technical Director —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Production Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Technical Direction Internship —Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Tweens)
Costume and Wardrobe Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
Stage Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

 

 

 

Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 14-19

Length Session 1: June 24-July 16 (except July 4th)
Length Session 2: July 22-Aug 13
Hours: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Monday through Friday)
Cost: FREE (DC residents ages 14-24 can apply for the DC Summer Youth Employment Program to receive pay for this internship)
Location: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join us all summer long as we explore the technical aspects of theatrical production! Students will receive training in lights, sound, costumes, stage management, carpentry, and the ever-important lesson of safety. Teens from across the DMV will be supervised by our team of area-professionals and college interns as we support Theatre Lab’s award-winning youth productions, including two full-length musicals performed by the Musical Theater Institute for Teens. You will have a chance to show your creativity as we work on design concepts for production and understanding the director’s vision, or simply the opportunity work Show Tech Crew for one of our productions.

You may apply for any or all of the following:

  • Technical Theater Internship I meets Monday through Friday, June 24th-July 16th (except July 4th).
  • Technical Theater Internship II meets Monday through Friday, July 22nd-August 13th.
  • Production week for the teen musical runs July 15th-July 20th for our World Premiere of Alex in Wonderland (evenings and weekends).
  • Production week for the teen musical runs August 12th-August 17th for second musical (evenings and weekends).

By interning at The Theatre Lab, high school students can earn Service Learning Hours or fulfill school Volunteer Requirements.

To apply, email angelo@theatrelab.org with your name, contact info, and a brief history of your experience and interests. No phone calls, please.

 

Intern-Summer Arts Administration (June-August 2019)
INTERN DUTIES
  • Provide top-level assistance to coordinate, administer, and market adult classes, youth programs, and outreach programs 
  • Communicate professionally with prospective students and parents about The Theatre Lab’s classes and programs
  • Assist with plans and execution of fundraising events
  • Use online database to register students for classes
  • Support production manager as needed for performances
  • Contribute to operations and maintenance of a theatrical environment
  • Provide other assistance as needed
 
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. The internship takes place at The Theatre Lab (733 8th St NW). 
 
This is a part-time, stipend position. The internship calls for 20 hours per week to occur between 9am-5pm, M-F. The ideal candidate will have availability on the evening of August 16.
 
Email cover letter and resume to Kara Turner: marketing@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls, please.
 
Intern-Summer Acting Camp for Kids
June 17-August 23, 2019 (no camp July 4)
M-F, 9am-3pm 
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking applicants with the desire and eagerness to work 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. 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.
 
 
 
Lead AfterCare Director-Summer Acting Camp for Kids
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking qualified applicants with youth experience to direct the Aftercare Program for students entering 1st through 8th grade.  The Aftercare Director will plan arts and recreational daily activities that are developmentally appropriate while providing a fun and safe environment. 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 working with children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region. This is a part-time contract position, working Monday-Friday, 3 PM-6 PM, $40/hr. Candidates will be required to pass a background check. Experience with this age group and a high school diploma are required, a college degree is preferred. Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org. No phone calls, please.
 
 
Stage Manager —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June - August
Daytime rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Stipend
Show schedule: Evenings and weekends (dress rehearsals run daytime and evenings July 17-July 18 and August 14-15 and performances run July 18-20 and August 15-17)
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical stage management will work with Program Director and Stage Manager in rehearsals and performances of two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work daytime rehearsals for two different four week programs and then evenings and weekends for two shows giving line notes, recording blocking, building and tracking props, and setting up rehearsals.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant Technical Director —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24-August 17 (no camp 7/4)
M-F, 8:30am-12pm
Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and student learning. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Ideal applicant will have a background in working with youth and strong carpentry and power tool experience. ATD will supervise teens and work with Technical Director to support our summer productions.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Production Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24-August 17 (no camp 7/4), M-F, 9am-1pm
Travel Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of four summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, and stage management. Must have valid driver’s license.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Technical Direction Internship —Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Tweens)

July -August, Part-time Weekdays
Monthly Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in technical theater will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of one summer junior musical and one original devised drama for youth. The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Camp for Kids is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, and stage management to realize a one-act length musical for teens. Must have valid driver’s license.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Costume and Wardrobe Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

July -August, Costumes construction - flexible hours
Show schedule, evenings and weekends
Travel Stipend
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical costuming will work with Technical Director and Costume Designer in construction and execution of design for two summer musicals for youth and support for three small productions. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work evenings and weekends for two shows (about 40 hours each show) and some flexible construction and repair hours as needed.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Stage Management Internship —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 24 -August 17
Daytime rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
Show schedule: Evenings and weekends (dress rehearsals run daytime and evenings July 17-July 18 and August 14-15 and performances run July 18-20 and August 15-17)
Candidate with interest in pursuing career in theatrical stage management will work with Program Director and Stage Manager in rehearsals and performances of two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work daytime rehearsals for two different four week programs and then evenings and weekends for two shows giving line notes, recording blocking, building and tracking props, and setting up rehearsals.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.