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Company/Organization: Marin Theatre Company

Description:

Marin Theatre Company (MTC) is currently accepting applications for our Arts Leadership Training Program during the 2014-15 season. Join a dynamic team of Bay Area artists and administrators dedicated to bringing professional theatre to Marin County.

The Production Management Internship is an opportunity for burgeoning artisans to be involved in all aspects of production at a professional regional theater. Working directly with the Production Manager, the intern will receive on-the-job training and instruction while also being assigned tasks and projects to complete independently. The intern will be integrated fully into the MTC staff, working directly with the production staff by attending production meetings; observing the rehearsal process; participating in strike, change-over, and technical rehearsals; and shadowing his/her supervisors in day-to-day operations. Adjustments will be made to the structure of the internship based on the individual’s skill level and personal goals for the experience.

Start Date: August 11, 2014
End Date: June 19, 2015

MTC believes in cultivating the next generation of arts leaders by providing a supportive environment with increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with developed skills over the course of the internship. Interns will be exposed to all functions of their department as well as the organization as a whole. MTC provides interns with advanced training and experience in professional development, producing opportunities, and project management.

The Arts Leadership Training Program at Marin Theatre Company is designed for individuals already pursuing a path in theater, marketing or general management, providing the opportunity to transition from academia and pursue the participant’s goal of becoming a leader in in their field. By obtaining practical experience in a supportive environment, participants enhance their skills as guided participants and, eventually, as independent practitioners. The goal of our program is to prepare young arts leaders for possible integration into the Bay Area theatre community following a successful internship.

Time Commitment:
- Full Season (10 months)
- 35 hours per week
- Daily office hours between 9a-5p, some nights and weekends as needed
- Hours may increase during technical rehearsal/preview weeks and youth performances

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. There are opportunities for supplemental paid work through Front of House and the Education department for qualified applicants. Hours will be set and remain steady so that interns can acquire outside employment nights and weekends.

Housing:
MTC does not provide housing but has affordable furnished housing available for rent. The housing available is an apartment with shared rooms in a co-ed living environment. Rent is $600 per month and includes utilities. There is a one-time $500 non-refundable move in fee

Supplemental Income:
Part-time paid positions may be available to participants of the Internship Program, based on need and qualifications. Possible positions include: Box Office, Café staff and After School Drama Teacher.

Training:
Members of the Arts Leadership Training Program undergo intensive trainings each month to supplement training received in academic programs. The focus of the trainings is professional and administrative skills based development. Interns will assess their short-term goals and will be assessed midway through and at the end of the internship against those goals. Mentorship provided by supervisors and specifically the director of the program is a large part of the experience. Interns are provided with constant feedback and problem solving support as they develop skills and navigate challenges. MTC provides a supportive environment within which to learn with the expectation that each participant will be stretched and expected to maintain adjustments and embrace new challenges.

Qualifications:

• Reliable transportation
• A minimum of four years of college or advanced training post high school
• B.A./ B.F.A or equivalent experience preferred
• Some experience in area of application

Paid Internship Info:

Unpaid

Hours:

35 hours a week

Length/Availability:

10 months

Start Date:

August 11, 2014

End Date:

, June 19, 2015



Deadline:
June 3, 2014
Tags:
theater  theatre  production  design 
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