FALL 2018 Arts Admin Internship

Prepare for 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.


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.


  • 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 via email, phone, and traditional mail
  • Assist with planning and execution of our biggest fundraising event of the year, the Cabaret Benefit
  • Use database to register students for classes
  • Support production manager on fall performances
  • Contribute to operations and maintenance of theatrical environment
  • Provide other assistance as needed


  • Gain experience in arts administration and production management
  • Improve your skills in event planning, 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

TIME COMMITMENT: 20 hrs/wk for a minimum of 16 weeks at 733 8th St NW, Washington, DC.

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday (flexible hours between 9:00am-5:00pm).

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.

COMPENSATION: $200/month stipend

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: Submit your resume and cover letter to marketing@theatrelab.org by August 14, 2018.

House Managers
July-August 2018 (varies by show, and may include: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, Saturday matinee)
Do you have experience managing front of house operations, including box office, merch sales, ushers, and concessions? We want you to house manage our summer shows and oversee our volunteers! Stipend paid per performance. If interested, please email angelo@theatrelab.org and describe your relevant experience, your availability (see link to summer shows above), and attach your resume.