Employment

May-August 2020: Arts Administration Intern

June-August 2020: Summer Acting Camp for Kids staff
 
June-August 2020: Musical Theatre Institute for Teens production staff
 
June-August 2020: Tween "Grand Finale" production staff
 
July-August 2020: Summer Acting Institute for Teens production staff
 

Arts Administration Intern

May-August 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 cover letter.

 

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. 

If interested in working summer teen shows (July and August 2020), please indicate in your cover letter.

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

 

AfterCare Director-Grand Finales/Summer Acting Camp for Kids

June 29-August 21, 2020 (no camp July 3)
M-F, 3 PM-6 PM
$30 per hour
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking qualified applicants with youth experience to direct the Aftercare Program for students entering grades 7 and 8.  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. Candidates will be required to pass a background check. Experience with this age ground and a college degree with a theatre or education 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.

 

SPRING POSITIONS (COLLEGE OR PROFESSIONAL)

 

Production Management Internship —Adult Classes

March 16-May 9 (7/3 is a holiday), M-F, 20 hours per week flexible
Show schedule (Performances April 2-4 at 7:30pm and April 4 at 2:00pm and Apr 20-May 2, May 7-9 at 7:30pm)
$400 Stipend
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking someone passionate about technical theater and seeking an opportunity to work in Production Management. Candidate will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of an adult class drama and adult class musical. Candidate must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, costumes, and stage management under the supervision of professional designers and directors.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

SUMMER TEEN POSITIONS: TECHNICAL THEATER INTERNSHIPS FOR TEENS – Ages 14-19

Length Session 1: June 22-July 16th (except July 3rd is a holiday)
Length Session 2: July 20-Aug 21 (except Aug 14th) 
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
 
By interning at The Theatre Lab, high school students can earn Service Learning Hours or fulfill school Volunteer Requirements.
 
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 22nd-July 16th, 9am to 12pm (except July 3rd).
Technical Theater Internship II meets Monday through Friday, July 20th-August 21st, 9am to 12pm (except Aug 14th).
Production week for the first teen musical runs July 14th-July 18th (evenings and weekends).
Production week for the second teen musical runs August 11th-August 15th (evenings and weekends).
 
To apply, email angelo@theatrelab.org with your name, contact info, and a brief history of your experience and interests. No phone calls, please.

 

SUMMER POSITIONS (COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL)

 

Assistant Technical Director, Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 22-August 21, 2020 (does not meet on July 3)
M-F, 8:00am-12pm
$2,000 Stipend
Candidate with experience in stage carpentry will work with Technical Director in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and student learning, participating in build of two full musicals and three small productions. 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 teen tech workers. Must have valid driver’s license.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

Production Management Internship, Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June 22-August 21 (7/3 is a holiday), M-F, 8:30am-12pm, $400 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.
For inquiries or to apply: 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 22 -August 21, (7/3 is a holiday) Costumes construction - flexible hours, $500 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, for about 150 hours total.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

 

Technical Director, Grand Finales (Tweens)

June 29 - August 21, (7/3 is a holiday) Part-time Weekdays, $2000 Stipend
Candidate with experience in technical theater will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of one summer junior musical and one Shakespearean drama for middle school 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 and one-act drama. Must have valid driver’s license.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

Costume Coordinator, Grand Finales (Tweens)

July - August 2020
Show schedule, evenings and weekends (Performances 7/19, 8/16)
$1,200 Stipend
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking a costume designer to work for our Summer Acting Camp for Kids program. Designer will work with directors from our Grand Finales programs to design, pull, and build costumes for a junior musical and a Shakespearean drama. This middle school-aged class performs one invited Dress Rehearsal and one performance at the end of each four week program at the Washington Stage Guild.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

Costume Coordinator, Summer Acting Institute for Teens

July - August 2020
Flexible rehearsal schedule (Performance 8/14)
$400 Stipend
 
The Theatre Lab is seeking a costume designer to work for our Summer Institutes for Teens program. Designer will work with director from our Summer Acting Institute to design, pull, and build costumes for an original drama. Students perform one invited Dress Rehearsal and one performance at the end of the four week program performing at a professional venue in DC.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
Sound Designer —Summer Acting Institute for Teens
July - August, Flexible rehearsal schedule (Performance 8/14) $200 Stipend
Candidate with experience in mixing sound effects and Qlab will work with Program Director in design and operation of theatrical sound system for one summer drama for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant will schedule meetings with director and rehearsals to develop sound design plan. Tech and final performance will take place at the end of the four week program at a professional venue in DC.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

Sound Designer, Summer Acting Institute for Teens

July-August 2020
Flexible rehearsal schedule (Performance 8/14)
$200 Stipend
 
Candidate with experience in mixing sound effects and Qlab will work with Program Director in design and operation of theatrical sound system for one summer drama for youth. The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area's most recognized youth training programs. Applicant will schedule meetings with director and rehearsals to develop sound design plan. Tech and final performance will take place at the end of the four week program at a professional venue in DC.
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to usher a show, help paint a set, learn how to work with costumes, or volunteer in other ways? Email contact@theatrelab.org to be added to our volunteer mailing list.