Internships

Get experience with us. Dallas Children's Theater often uses qualified college undergraduate or graduate students of the performing arts, arts education or arts administration to work in full- or part-time internships.

Internships are customized for each participant and may include a combination of duties. A stipend is sometimes offered based upon the type of internship. Housing is not provided. Reliable transportation is required. Dallas Children's Theater will work with colleges or universities to arrange credited internships. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply throughout the year.

Areas for internship may include:

Production

Stage Management: Stage Management Interns have the opportunity to observe and work alongside our professional AEA stage managers in all phases of production; from auditions and callbacks, through rehearsals, even assisting backstage during performances.

Technical Production: Technical Production Interns may choose an area of focus or participate as generalists. Interns will observe and work alongside professional technicians and will receive feedback on their projects that enhances their educational experience. Production areas include Scenery, Costumes, and Lighting.


Communications

Development: Assist the Development Director with the annual fund campaign and fundraising events, and grant proposal writing. Duties may include research, planning, computer data entry, mailing list maintenance and general office assistance.

PR/Marketing: Assist the PR/Marketing Director in the promotion and sales of all productions, education programs and special events for the theater. Duties may include writing press releases, newsletter preparation, general office work and customer relations.

Box Office/Subscription Campaign: Assist in ticket sales, customer relations, telemarketing and all aspects of computerized box office operations.

Community Engagement: Brainstorm, plan, and implement strategies to engage diverse families and ensure all are aware of the benefits of live theater for their children and for their families. The intern will also spend time in the community representing DCT and collaborating with other cultural and advocacy organizations.


Education

Department Support: Assist Education Director in operation of drama classes for children ages 3 to 16. Duties may include data entry, light typing, assistant teaching, helping with After School Drama classes and Curtains Up On Reading classes and assisting with class performances.



For Consideration

Except where otherwise indicated, simply email resume and cover letter with contact information and three letters of recommendation and/or three references to Gina Waits, Intern Coordinator at:
gina.waits@dct.org.

For more information contact Gina Waits at 214-978-0110, ext. 138.

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