Employment

WINTER & SPRING 2018

SUMMER 2018
Internship: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 
Assistant Director: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 
AfterCare Director: GrandFinales/Summer Acting Camp for Kids (June 25-August 16, 2018)
Lead AfterCare Director: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 

Assistant Technical Director: Musical Theatre Institute for Teens (June 25-August 18, 2018)
Internship: Production Management Musical Theatre Institute for Teens (June 25-August 18, 2018)
Internship: Technical Direction Summer Acting Camp for Kids (June 25-August 18, 2018)
Internship: Costume and Wardrobe Musical Theatre Institute for Teens (June 25-August 18, 2018)
Internship: Stage Management Internship Musical Theatre Institute for Teens (June 25-August 18, 2018)
Costume Designer: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (July-August 2018)

 

Costume Designer: Creating a Musical Role

February-April, 4/14, 4/17-4/19, 4/28
Stipend
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking a Costume Designer for its class production of If/Then this spring. Candidate will design and build show wardrobe, in consultation with Faculty Director. Show preparation schedules are flexible, but some hours are required for show week. You will need to be available for Viewing Rehearsal as determined by the Faculty Director, Tech rehearsals the Saturday and Tuesday before performance, Dress Rehearsal the Wednesday before performance, and STRIKE (or load-out) Saturday night after closing. This applies to dates 4/14, 4/17-4/19, and 4/28. Ideal candidate will have access to wardrobe stock for modern looks. Please apply with resume and portfolio by email to angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please. 

 

INTERNSHIP: ARTS ADMIN (January-May 2018)

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
  • 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 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.

SCHEDULE
Monday – Friday (flexible hours).

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
Stipend: $200/month

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 ASAP. Interviews are currently in progress.

 

Stage Management Internship: Creating a Musical Role (Adult class)

April - Evenings and Weekends

Candidate with interest in pursuing career in stage management will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production for the musical If/Then. The Theatre Lab is DC’s largest educational theater with over 2,300 students and $103,000 in scholarships last year. Applicant must be willing to learn in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, scenic transitions, and cuing.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 
 

Stage Management Internship: Creating a Role (Adult class)

May-June: Evenings and Weekends

Candidate with interest in pursuing career in stage management will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production for the drama The Skin of Our Teeth by Thorton Wilder. The Theatre Lab is DC’s largest educational theater with over 2,300 students and $103,000 in scholarships last year. Applicant must be willing to learn in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, scenic transitions, and cuing.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 
 

Internship: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 

M-F, 9AM-3PM
Stipend position

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.  Position will be supervised by the Executive Directors and Program Manager. 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.

 

Assistant Director: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 

M-F, 9AM-3PM
$15/hr

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 working with children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region. This is a part-time contact position. Candidates will be required to pass a background check. A high school diploma is required, a college degree is preferred.

Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please. 

 

AfterCare Director: GrandFinales/Summer Acting Camp for Kids (June 25-August 16, 2018)

M-F, 3PM-6PM
$30/hr

The Theatre Lab is seeking qualified applicants with youth experience to direct the Aftercare Program for students entering 6th 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, $30/hr. Must be available from June 25-August 16. 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.

 

Lead AfterCare Director: Summer Acting Camp for Kids (Summer 2018) 

M-F, 3PM-6PM
$40/hr

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.

 

Assistant Technical Director: Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 25-August 18 (no camp 7/4)
M-F, 8am-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 teaching. 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 25-August 18 (no camp 7/4)
M-F, 8am-1pm
 
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)

June 25-August 18 
Part-time Weekdays
 
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 two summer junior musicals for youth. Candidate will have an opporutnity to work in all aspects of design and one final performance for both shows. 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.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

 

Costume and Wardrobe Internship: Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 25-August 18 (no rehearsal 7/4) 
Costumes construction - flexible hours
Show schedule, evenings and weekends
 
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 25-August 18 (no rehearsal 7/4) 
Daytime rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm
Show schedule: Evenings and weekends (dress rehearsals run daytime and evenings July 17-July 18 and August 14-15 and performances run July 19-21 and August 16-18)
 
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.
 
 

Costume Designer: Summer Acting Camp (Tweens and SAIT)

July-August 
Show schedule, evenings and weekends
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking a costume designer to work for our Summer Acting Camp for Kids programs. Designer will work with directors from our Grand Finales programs to design and build costumes for a junior musical and an original drama devised by the class. Grand Finales performs one invited Dress Rehearsal and one performance at the end of each four week program. Ideal candidate will also design and build costumes for Summer Acting Institute for Teens original production of MacBeth, which runs concurrently. Stipend per show.
Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.