Employment - The Theatre Lab



Intern-Summer Acting Camp for Kids
June 17-August 23, 2023 (no camp June 19, July 4)

The Theatre Lab is seeking applicants with the desire and eagerness to work with youth, supporting faculty and staff in the implementation of drama curriculum for children entering grades 1-8. Interns will work directly in the classrooms, helping to ensure a safe and fun environment for all campers. Additionally, interns will collaborate with the senior faculty and Youth Program Director to assist any student requiring additional support in the classroom. Interns will also contribute to day-to-day logistics, including greeting campers, preparing snacks, and classroom cleanup.

The Theatre Lab’s Summer Acting Camp is one of the area’s most recognized youth training programs. Interns will have the opportunity to work with and learn from renowned theatre teaching artists and educators, receiving training in various topics such as working with students with learning differences, using theatre to create connections among a diverse student body, and implementing trauma-informed teaching strategies. The position will be supervised by the Executive Directors and the Youth Program Director. Applicants must be passionate about working with children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region.

This is a part-time, stipend position with a $150 per week stipend and the opportunity to take unlimited Theatre Lab adult acting classes free of charge from the start of the internship until the end of 2024.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and available for the full 10 weeks.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña at terah@theatrelab.org. No phone calls, please.

Director-Lead Teaching Artist (Youth Programs)
Various Dates/Times as Faculty Positions are Available

The Theatre Lab is accepting resumes for experienced teaching artists who are passionate about working with students from a diverse cross-section of the DMV ranging from Kindergarten-12th grade. Directors develop their own curriculum for the program assigned under the supervision of the Co-Executive Director and the Youth Program Director. Directors will also be responsible for cultivating a final sharing at the end of the program. Candidates should have at least 3+ years experience teaching theatre to young people. This is a part-time, contract position.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

This is a part-time, contract position.
Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.


Earn Free Adult Classes: Usher at Theatre Lab

Ushers make performances possible! You’ll meet other people who enjoy theatre, and get to see *most* of the show for free! After you usher for four performances, you’ll earn full tuition for an upcoming six-week adult class. To apply, send a brief email to marketing@theatrelab.org with your name, ushering experience (if any) and we’ll let you know about upcoming opportunities. Ushers should be prepared to arrive at the venue at 45 minutes before showtime and stay through intermission.


Email Cassie@theatrelab.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


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 $165,000 this year in scholarships and offering innovative drama outreach programs for incarcerated youth, seniors in assisted living facilities, and homeless women in substance abuse recovery.

The Theatre Lab is an equal opportunity employer committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, and anti-oppression.


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