Internships

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is committed to providing exceptional internship opportunities for the next generation of artists, educators and administrators.  Through our program develop the tools you will need to move forward in your chosen field – observing, training, and collaborating with dedicated professionals at the largest children's theatre in America. Gain invaluable experience, build your resume, make connections, and have the option of earning college credits.

TIME COMMITMENT: CTC offers short-term and long-term internships ranging from just a few weeks to an entire season broken out between the Fall/Winter/Spring and Summer.  Please see individual internship postings for specific date requirements. It is recommended that persons interested in these positions apply anywhere from one to six months prior to their availability, depending on the specific internship for which they are applying.  

COMPENSATION: CTC interns are compensated with complimentary tickets, professional development and networking opportunities such as staff meetings, meet-and-greets, artist hours and more.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS OFFERED: Stage Management, Sound, Assistant Sound Board Operator, Assistant Lighting Design, Electrics, Assistant Director/Dramaturg, Assistant Choreographer, Properties, Marketing & Communications, Play Licensing: Plays for Young Audiences, and Education (Theatre Arts Training). Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2016 (April 1, 2016 for Education).

FALL/WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIPS OFFERED: Production Management, Stage Management, Music, Assistant Lighting Design, Costume Production, Costume Design, Scenery, Paint, Directing, Dramaturgy/Literary, Marketing & Communications, Play Licensing: Plays for Young Audiences, and Education (Theatre Arts Training and Neighborhood Bridges). Rolling application deadlines for all departments, excluding Neighborhood Bridges. Deadline to Apply for a Neighborhood Bridges 2016-17 school-year internship: May 15, 2016. 

QUALIFICATIONS: CTC offers internships for college and graduate level students as well as early career professionals with a range of experience from very beginning to advanced skill level. Please see the individual internship descriptions for specific qualifications. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. For Teen Opportunities, Click Here. 

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a national leader in the field of theatre for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to creating an accessible, diverse, and inclusive culture in our audiences, our programs, our staff, and our board. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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How to Apply

To apply for an internship, please complete the Internship Interest Form and provide the following:

  • Three references (names/contact information) from people who know your work well such as employers, professors, supervisors or mentors.
  • A resume of work, theatre experience and any relevant training.
  • A personal statement of 500 words or less that answers all of the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in an internship with the Children's Theatre Company?
    • What strengths would you bring to this internship?
    • What are your career goals and how would a CTC internship assist you in attaining those goals?
  • NOTE: Please read your specific internship description closely as some internships require additional materials.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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  • Production Management
  • Stage Management
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Lighting
  • Electrics
  • Costume
  • Scenery
  • Paint
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Marketing
  • Play Licensing
  • Education
  • Neighborhood Bridges
  • Choreography
  • Properties

Production Management (Fall/Winter/Spring)

A production management intern will have the opportunity to observe alongside the production managers as they oversee all production departments in facilitating the realization of the director and designers’ vision for each production.  Learn about the day-to-day running of the production office, observe technical rehearsals and attend production meetings.

Intern candidate should be strongly considering a career in management or administration.  Coursework or experience in summer theatre setting highly desired.

Hours in the department are flexible depending on the time of season the intern is available.  In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is 40 hours a week for at least 2 months.

Stage Management (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The stage management intern experience at Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is set up to give the intern an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre.

The stage management intern will observe the daily duties of CTC’s stage management team: the set up of the rehearsal hall, both the overall and the daily production paperwork, the running of the rehearsals themselves and the outside communication and collaboration with the designers and production staff.  The intern also has a unique opportunity to look at how a director puts a show together – from the rehearsal process to production/design meetings to technical rehearsals to previews to opening night.  

Intern candidates must have substantial previous stage management experience with a college, community, or professional theatre.

Since the production schedule is intense and very strenuous, a strong commitment to a career in theater is necessary.  The stage management schedule is based on a six-day work week.  Rehearsals can run from 11am to 9pm with a dinner break – times may vary depending on the cast and artistic team.  Interns may work hours on either end of this schedule to do preparatory work.  The internship takes place during the rehearsal period only and completes on opening night.  Interns may be invited to stay and participate in understudy rehearsals post-opening.  EMC points can be available for this internship.


Stage Management (Summer)

During the summer, we offer unique opportunities in a variety of production areas.  We stage two Theatre Arts Training shows in our flexible, 300-seat space with young performers and our professional teaching/production staff.  These interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew.  We are looking for a stage management and assistant stage management intern for each show.

The stage management intern experience at Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is set up to give the intern an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre.

The stage management intern will be a part of the daily duties of CTC’s stage management team: the set up of the rehearsal hall, both the overall and the daily production paperwork, the running of the rehearsals themselves and the outside communication and collaboration with the designers and production staff.  The intern also has a unique opportunity to look at how a director puts a show together – from the rehearsal process to production/design meetings to technical rehearsals to previews to opening night.  

The stage management intern candidates must have substantial previous stage management experience with a college, community, or professional theatre.  The assistant stage management intern must have similar experience at a high school or early college level.

The time commitment for this internship is from early July to mid-August/Monday through Friday culminating in a weekend of performances.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

All Stage Management Internships for Summer 2016 are filled 

Music (Fall/Winter/Spring)

An internship in music would provide the opportunity to observe alongside the resident Music Director/Composer in rehearsals for the various productions at the Children's Theatre Company.  Duties may include accompanying rehearsals on piano and helping to teach songs to actors.  Useful skills would be music copying work on Finale or Sibelius.  Intern should have at least a bachelor’s degree in music and a sincere desire to spend countless hours in the rehearsal room.  There is also opportunity to assist in recording sessions.  Knowledge of ProTools is a plus.

This music internship could take place anytime between August and June (inclusive).  In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is a minimum six weeks/one full rehearsal period.

Sound (Summer)

This intern would observe alongside our professional sound engineers during our maintenance period.  Learning projects would include the inspection and repair of sound equipment; the prep, load in and tech of the first show of our season.  Skill set: Basic knowledge of audio signal path.  This is a summer internship opportunity.  It would start in July and continue through the fall load in.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

 

Assistant Sound Board Operator (Summer)

During the summer, we offer unique opportunities in a variety of production areas.  We stage two Theatre Arts Training shows in our flexible, 300-seat space with young performers and our professional teaching/production staff.  These interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew.  This is a chance to get deeply involved in all sound aspects of the production from wireless microphones, to speaker rigging.  We are looking for detail-oriented candidate with audio experience and enthusiasm for learning new skills in a professional environment.  A successful candidate with have a solid understanding of analog and digital audio transmission and manipulation, acoustics and theatrical production.  Experience with wireless mics, digital mixing consoles, QLab audio playback, ProTools editing and the ability to read music are a plus but not required.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Assistant Lighting Design (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The Assistant Lighting Design (ALD) internship is geared for students and/or graduates who are aspiring to enter the profession of design (or assisting) and looking to deepen their experience by observing and participating in a production at a professional regional theatre.  While at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), this intern will observe the work of the Lighting Supervisor and the production lighting designer through being at the tech table with the lighting designer during the tech process.  Learning projects will include tracking moving lights, follow spot cueing, focus charts during focus, and plot and paperwork updates during load in and tech.  CTC’s Lighting Supervisor and Master Electrician will help guide and work with the ALD to improve upon communication, organizational, and software based skills.

Skill sets required for consideration: working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Excel.  Lighting design or assistant lighting design experience preferred.

This internship is potentially available on all of our productions, and any one intern is not limited to just one production.  The specific dates will be tied to each production’s schedule and will begin about a week prior to tech and go through opening (3 week commitment).

 

Assistant Lighting Design (Summer)

The Assistant Lighting Design (ALD) internship is geared for students and/or graduates who are aspiring to enter the profession of design (or assisting) and looking to deepen their experience by observing and participating in a production at a professional regional theatre.  While at Children’s Theatre Company (CTC), this intern will observe the work of the Lighting Supervisor and the production lighting designer through being at the tech table with the lighting designer during the tech process.  Learning projects will include tracking moving lights, follow spot cueing, focus charts during focus, and plot and paperwork updates during load in and tech.  CTC’s Lighting Supervisor and Master Electrician will help guide and work with the ALD to improve upon communication, organizational, and software based skills.

Skill sets required for consideration: working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Excel.  Lighting design or assistant lighting design experience preferred.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Electrics (Summer)

The Electrics internship is geared for students and/or graduates who have an interest or are aspiring to enter the profession of a theatrical electrician.  This internship focuses on several areas within the field of being an electrician – maintenance of gear, hanging a light plot, focusing lighting fixtures, programming a lighting console, and follow spot operation (if required by summer production).  Learning projects under the guidance of staff and over-hire electricians would include: Cleaning, tuning and repairing lighting fixtures (conventional and automated), dimmers and consoles; the inspection and maintenance of truss and chain motors; the prep, load in and focus of the summer intensive productions; programming an ETC lighting console and learning how to communicate with a lighting designer; operating a follow spot and taking cues from a stage manager.

Skill set: basic knowledge of safe electrical practices.  This internship would start in July and continue through the completion of the summer intensive program or maintenance (whichever occurs last).  Calendar changes are possible, and there may be a slight break between the two focuses of the internship.

This internship is available for high school and college students.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Costume Production (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Costume Production Internships are available in the costume shop where the intern would observe and be mentored in basic and advanced costume construction methods by a professional staff of Cutter/Draper/Tailors and 1st Hands. In the Costume Crafts Department the intern would observe and be mentored by a professional staff of Crafts Artisan/Milliners, a Painter/Dyer and a Wig Master.

An internship in the Children’s Theatre Company Costume or Crafts Shop is for the person seriously considering a career in costume production/construction or costume crafts.  For the Costume Production internships, you need to be a Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate Costume Production or Design student or higher.
The goal of this internship is to give young artists a sense of what it takes to get from the page to the stage.  Learning projects might include: review of basic sewing techniques, pattern draping, drafting and fitting. In Crafts additional projects in various techniques including millinery, jewelry making, shoe modification and fabric painting and dying.  Opportunities to observe wig construction and maintenance would also be available. Portfolio review required.
In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is 40 hours a week. A stay for a whole season or a semester will allow the intern to be exposed to different designer approaches and resultant in varying construction techniques.  Shorter stays are also negotiable.  The Costume Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

 

Costume Design (Fall/Winter/Spring)

An internship in the Children’s Theatre Company Costume Shop is for the person seriously considering a career in costume design.  For the Costume Design internship, you need to be a graduate Costume Design student or higher.

The goal of this internship is to give young designers a sense of what it takes to get from the page to the stage.  Learning projects include: Organizing design bibles; swatches; assisting with shopping, ordering and tracking; keeping up with fittings notes and needs; helping to set up and take down fittings; attending dress rehearsals.  Portfolio review required.
In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is 40 hours a week plus attendance at dress rehearsals outside of regular shop hours.  A stay for a whole season or a semester will allow the intern to be exposed to different designer approaches and resultant varying construction techniques.  Shorter stays are also negotiable.  The Costume Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Scenery (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The goal of an internship in the Scene Shop is to observe and learn theatrical scenery building skills, under the guidance of the Technical Director and alongside professional staff carpenters.  You will learn how to use a variety of materials and tools during a typical build, load in and strike of a show.  A stay for a semester or a whole season will allow the intern to be exposed to different scenic designs and resultant varying construction techniques.  Interns may focus on carpentry, or on Technical Direction skills.

Basic scenery construction skills and prior experience in a professional or educational theatrical environment are prerequisites to acceptance into the internship program.  For applicants interested in carpentry, one must be comfortable with basic woodworking and pneumatic tools.  Welding skills are a plus but not required.  For those interested in Technical Direction, drafting experience is a plus. Your work at the Children’s Theatre Company will help to develop these skills to the high quality level required in the professional theater.  We are seeking those who are upper level undergraduates (junior or senior) or those who have already attained their undergraduate degree to apply.

Internships are potentially available at any time during our regular season, from early July through the end of April.  In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested time commitment is between 20 and 40 hours a week.  The Scene Shop work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Paint (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The goal of an internship in Paint is to observe and paint alongside the Charge Artist and learn advanced techniques using a variety of materials.  We have two paint shops, one with a 28' by 43' paint frame and the other with a 50' by 40' paint deck.  Interns will have experience on both depending on the show requirements.

There is a single internship available per show build period.  In order for the intern to have the optimum experience, the suggested minimum time commitment is 6 weeks at 32 hours a week during normal shop hours (Monday through Friday/7:30am – 4:00pm).  This internship can be longer if the intern is interested and this is strongly encouraged since more than one show will give a greater diversity in techniques.  Show projects could consist of work with scrims, drops, translucencies, faux finishes, texturing, color mixing, and carving depending on the needs of the design.

The intern must have prior experience in a theatre environment (i.e. college or community theatre) and an art background.  Prior experience on drops is a plus but not necessary.  Must have taken drawing classes and scenic art classes, or must have extensive experience to make up for the lack of introductory training.

Positions will only be offered upon portfolio review and an interview with the Charge Artist.

Directing (Fall/Winter/Spring)

A directing internship is a professional learning experience for early career applicants with pertinent training and skills.  In addition to the internship application and recommendations, an interview may be required (an in-person interview is preferred but a telephone interview may suffice).  We are seeking those who are upper level undergraduates (junior or senior) or those who have already attained their undergraduate degree to apply.

It is important to note that the experience of a directing intern is entirely dependent upon the process of the production's director; therefore, the nature of each internship may vary widely.  Directing interns begin their assignment on (or before) the first rehearsal date of the production and the suggested commitment then continues through the opening performance or understudy rehearsal (scheduled shortly after the official opening).  The period of time may vary from about four weeks to two months, depending upon the production schedule.  The rehearsal day is typically 8 to 10 hours a day, six days a week.  Some days span a twelve hour time period.  Mondays are the customary day off.

Assignments are made on an on-going basis.

 

Assistant Director/Dramaturg (Summer)

Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers summer camps and performance programs for students ages 4-18.  Our classes range from beginning exploration to advanced training with an emphasis on process and skill development.  As part of CTC's commitment to access, TAT's classes and camps are available to all students of all abilities.

TAT’s two Summer Intensives are audition-only, performance opportunities for 5-12th graders staged in our flexible, 300-seat space with our professional teaching/production staff.  Interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew. 

The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern experience at CTC is design to expose undergraduate, graduate and early career directors to an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre with youth.

The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern will attend all rehearsals, production meetings, performances and strike.  Learning projects may include: researching and preparing pre-rehearsal dramaturgy packets, running scenes, blocking scenes, giving notes, communication with stage manager and/or design team, organizing community conversations, creating lobby displays, facilitating student-lead research projects or leading post-show discussions.  The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern will supervise actors before and after rehearsals, during lunches and breaks, and help backstage during performances. This internship also requires one week working in a TAT summer camp classroom to become familiar with TAT policy, procedure, and working with youth. The ideal candidate will have experience directing and/or dramaturgy at the college level or above.  Experience with youth is preferred.

For Summer 2016 we offer the following opportunities:

Junior Intensive:
Shrek Jr for Grades 5-9
Camp Week: July 5-8 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 11-29 from 8:15am-5pm
Performances: July 29 and 30 at 7pm; July 30 and 31 at 3pm

Senior Intensive:
Bat Boy: The Musical for Grades 9-12
Camp Week: June 27-July 1 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 5-August 5 from 8:15am-5:30pm
Performances: August 5 and 6 at 7pm; August 6 and 7 at 3pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

Assistant Director/Dramaturgy Internship Positions for Summer 2016 have been filled. 

Dramaturgy/Literary (Fall/Winter/Spring)

The Dramaturgy/Literary internship at CTC offers the opportunity to observe the field of new play development, literary management and dramaturgical research, script analysis and production support.  It also provides an opportunity to participate in myriad activities associated with the functioning of a dramaturgy/literary department of a professional theatre.

The duties of each intern vary, but a general list of potential learning projects includes: reading and evaluating new scripts; corresponding with playwrights, agents and literary managers, conducting library and archival research; dramatic text analysis, editing and compiling different editions of a script; and observing new play development workshops and rehearsals.

The ideal candidate should have strong writing and communication skills, a strong background in literature (especially drama), and experience in research.  Candidates should also have a special interest in the process of transforming a written play into theatrical productions.  Word processing skills and basic computer competence are helpful.  We are looking for someone who has attained their undergraduate degree and is expecting to pursue dramaturgy and/or new play development at the graduate or early-career level.  Candidates must be able to commit to 10 -20 hours a week for 6 – 12 months.

 

Assistant Director/Dramaturg (Summer)

Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers summer camps and performance programs for students ages 4-18.  Our classes range from beginning exploration to advanced training with an emphasis on process and skill development.  As part of CTC's commitment to access, TAT's classes and camps are available to all students of all abilities.

TAT’s two Summer Intensives are audition-only, performance opportunities for 5-12th graders staged in our flexible, 300-seat space with our professional teaching/production staff.  Interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew. 

The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern experience at CTC is design to expose undergraduate, graduate and early career directors to an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre with youth.

The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern will attend all rehearsals, production meetings, performances and strike.  Learning projects may include: researching and preparing pre-rehearsal dramaturgy packets, running scenes, blocking scenes, giving notes, communication with stage manager and/or design team, organizing community conversations, creating lobby displays, facilitating student-lead research projects or leading post-show discussions.  The Assistant Director/Dramaturg Intern will supervise actors before and after rehearsals, during lunches and breaks, and help backstage during performances. This internship also requires one week working in a TAT summer camp classroom to become familiar with TAT policy, procedure, and working with youth. The ideal candidate will have experience directing and/or dramaturgy at the college level or above.  Experience with youth is preferred.

For Summer 2016 we offer the following opportunities:

Junior Intensive:
Shrek Jr for Grades 5-9
Camp Week: July 5-8 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 11-29 from 8:15am-5pm
Performances: July 29 and 30 at 7pm; July 30 and 31 at 3pm

Senior Intensive:
Bat Boy: The Musical for Grades 9-12
Camp Week: June 27-July 1 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 5-August 5 from 8:15am-5:30pm
Performances: August 5 and 6 at 7pm; August 6 and 7 at 3pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

Assistant Director/Dramaturgy Internships for Summer 2016 have been filled 

 

Marketing & Communications (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer)

Marketing & Communications Interns assist with promotional events and appearances, as well as provide administrative support to the marketing and public relation functions of the department. Interns will gain specific marketing skills including copy writing, scheduling, research, metrics, and promotional event planning and logistics.

The ideal candidate will be a college-level student interested in working in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment with a keen interest in marketing, public relations, and social media in the entertainment industry. Being detail-oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines, willingness to try out new skills, show initiative, and ask questions are essential. Experience needed in Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet, social media; Database skills are a plus.

All Marketing Internships for Summer 2016 are filled  

 

Social Media (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer)

Social Media Interns will focus on research of best practices for social media marketing, posting on behalf of CTC, and implementation on platforms that CTC currently doesn’t have a profile.

The ideal candidate will be a college-level student interested in working in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment with a keen interest in marketing, public relations, and social media in the entertainment industry. Being detail-oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines, willingness to try out new skills, show initiative, and ask questions are essential. Experience needed in Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet, social media; Database skills are a plus.

Social Media Interns will focus on research of best practices for social media marketing, posting on behalf of CTC, and implementation on platforms that CTC currently doesn’t have a profile.

All Social Media Internships for Summer 2016 are filled

Play Licensing: Plays for Young Audiences (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer)

Plays for Young Audiences (PYA) is the script licensing program of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (CTC), the leading theatre for young people in North America. CTC is well-known for commissioning scripts that are topical, contemporary, fantastical, and written by some of today’s leading playwrights. In addition to CTC’s body of work, PYA also represents a cannon of sophisticated, high-quality plays and musicals for young audiences created by respected playwrights nationally and internationally. Through its service to the larger children’s theatre community, PYA is a catalyst to drive the field of theatre for young people to new heights. For more on PYA, go to www.playsforyoungaudiences.org.

PYA offers two different types of internships. One focuses on Illustration/Graphic Design, and the other is more focused on General Arts Administration. Internships are flexible in duration and schedule to accommodate the needs of the intern and PYA.

All PYA Internships for Summer 2016 are filled

TAT Education Internship (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers school-year classes and summer camps for students ages 2-18 (4-18 in the summer). Our classes range from beginning exploration to advanced training with an emphasis on process and skill development. As part of CTC’s commitment to access, TAT’s classes and camps are available to all students of all abilities.

The Theatre Arts Training Teaching Internship provides professional theatre teaching artist training for undergraduate and graduate students as well as early career educators (find opportunities for high school students here). Through observations, mentor guidance, trainings, supervisor-feedback and in-class practicums, interns gain experience in classroom-management, lesson-creation, and instruction for students ages 2-18.

Our academic year program features classes in the fall (9 weeks), winter (9 weeks) and spring (6 weeks). Interns are welcome to join us for just one session, but for the greatest impact and rigor we highly recommend interning for 2-3 consecutive sessions. Learning projects for the interns will include: classroom warm-ups and exercises, small group work, and the overall success of classroom experience.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to theatre and sincere interest in sharing this experience with young people. Strong communication skills, ability to function as a member of a team, adaptability, and creative problem-solving skills are essential. General knowledge of the theatre, youth development, educational process, and administration are preferred.

2015-2016 DATES:
Fall: September 21-November 21, 2015
Winter: January 19-March 21, 2016
Spring: April 4-May 14, 2016

 

TAT Education Internship (Summer)

Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers summer camps for students ages 4-18 (2-18 for fall/winter/spring classes). Our camps range from beginning exploration to advanced training and performance opportunities with an emphasis on process and skill development. As part of CTC’s commitment to access, TAT’s classes and camps are available to all students of all abilities.

The Theatre Arts Training Internship provides professional theatre teaching artist training for undergraduate and graduate students as well as early career educators (find opportunities for high school students here). Through observation, mentor guidance, trainings, supervisor-feedback and in-class practicum interns gain experience in classroom-management, lesson-creation, and instruction for students ages 2-18.

Our Summer Program is 9 weeks of mostly week-long camps where interns take a collaborative role in the classroom with our professional faculty. Learning projects will include: classroom warm-ups and exercises, small group work, and the overall success of classroom experience, as well as practicing independent leadership during lunch and activities time.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to theatre and a sincere interest in sharing this experience with young people. Strong communication skills, ability to function as a member of a team, adaptability, and creative problem-solving skills are essential. General knowledge of the theatre, youth development, educational process, and administration is preferred.

SUMMER 2016 DATES: Camps run Jun 13-August 12. Orientation will be held June 10. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2016

Neighborhood Bridges Internship (Fall/Winter/Spring)

As part of the Center for Innovation in Theatre Education, the Neighborhood Bridges program internships are designed for students who are interested in how storytelling, theatre and creative writing are used to empower students to become animators of their own lives.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or current enrollment in theatre, education, or arts degree program; enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with strong ability to build relationships with diverse communities; working knowledge of theatre education and public schools are a plus. Neighborhood Bridges Interns must be able to travel to off-site meetings and programs.

2016-17 School-year internship application deadline is May 15, 2016. 

 

 

Assistant Choreographer (Summer)

Theatre Arts Training (TAT) offers summer camps and performance programs for students ages 4-18.  Our classes range from beginning exploration to advanced training with an emphasis on process and skill development.  As part of CTC's commitment to access, TAT's classes and camps are available to all students of all abilities.

TAT’s two Summer Intensives are audition-only, performance opportunities for 5-12th graders staged in our flexible, 300-seat space with our professional teaching/production staff.  Interns have an intensive, hands-on experience and learn their craft by practicing side by side with our staff of directors, designers, choreographers, production personnel and union crew. 

The Assistant Choreography Intern experience at CTC is designed to expose undergraduate, graduate and early career dancers and choreographers to an internal view of the rehearsal process of a professional regional theatre with youth.

The Assistant Choreographer Intern will attend all rehearsals, production meetings, performances and strike. Learning projects may include: notating choreography, leading warm-ups, running and cleaning choreography, providing feedback to actors, creating combinations, or choreographing specific numbers. The Assistant Choreographer Intern will supervise actors before and after rehearsals, during lunches and breaks, and help backstage during performance. This internship also requires one week working in a TAT summer camp classroom to become familiar with TAT policy, procedure and working with youth. The ideal candidate will have several years dance experience and some dance/choreography experience at the college level or above. Experience with youth is preferred.

For Summer 2016 we offer the following opportunities:

Junior Intensive:
Shrek Jr for Grades 5-9
Camp Week: July 5-8 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 11-29 from 8:15am-5pm
Performances: July 29 and 30 at 7pm; July 30 and 31 at 3pm

Senior Intensive:
Bat Boy: The Musical for Grades 9-12
Camp Week: June 27-July 1 from 8:15am-5pm
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, July 5-August 5 from 8:15am-5:30pm
Performances: August 5 and 6 at 7pm; August 6 and 7 at 3pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

Assistant Choreographer Internships for Summer 2016 have been filled 

 

Properties (Summer)

The properties intern experience at Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is set up to give the intern an internal view of the props process of a professional regional theatre.

The properties intern will observe the daily duties of CTC’s prop shop team: Experience the development of the play from creating the prop list from the script, attend meetings with the directors and designers, pull props for rehearsal and research for information and images, attend production meetings and tech.

The properties internship will start at the beginning of July and run through the opening of the Theatre Arts Training senior performances, mid-August.

Application deadline is March 1, 2016.

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This information is used to improve the functionality of the website—to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users — numbers, traffic patterns, and related site information — but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. CTC is not responsible for privacy statements or other content on websites outside of CTC, including those linked from CTC’s website.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you identify yourself by submitting mailing list, donor or ticket request forms contained in the site, we use that information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the material you have requested or to send you a written acknowledgment of your donation as required by law, or to verify and/or mail purchases and/or to process your ticket order.

You have the option to contact us by phone or by email (web@childrenstheatre.org) to request that we remove your name from our mailing and/or calling and/or trade list. If you opt to be taken off our mailing list, you will receive no mail from us, including publications or special notices. If you opt to be removed from our calling list, you will receive no calls from us except when a performance is canceled. We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If you are not a donor and you opt to be removed from our trade list, we will not provide your name to other arts organizations that might be making special offers or anyone else.

USE OF COOKIES

CTC’s website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. We and our advertising partners, including advertising networks, use information gathered through cookies and other similar technologies, as well as other information we or they may have, to help tailor the ads you see on our sites and to help make decisions about the ads you see on other sites. To opt-out of targeted adversity from many ad networks visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Please be aware that some web pages may not work correctly if cookies are disabled. More information is available here: http://www.aboutcookies.org.

CREDIT CARD SUBMISSION

All credit card transactions including ticket purchases and donations is processed on a secure server. Credit card information is protected by encryption technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. This helps to assure information is protected from unauthorized access.

CHANGES TO STATEMENT

CTC may occasionally update our Statement of Privacy to reflect customer feedback or changing technologies. CTC encourages you to review this statement periodically.

CONTACT

CTC welcomes comments and questions about or Statement of Privacy. If you believe CTC has not adheared to this statement, please contact us at web@childrenstheatre.org.

DISCLAIMER

Under no circumstances shall CTC, its employees or contractors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result in any way from your use or inability to use the information provided on this or any other web site supported or maintained by CTC or from your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the web site or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance. If you are dissatisfied with the information provided on this web site, or with any of the practices of the CTC in the operation of this web site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the web site.