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Summer College Internships With the Atlanta Shakespeare Company
In the summer of 2018, the Atlanta Shakespeare Company's Education Department will offer four internship opportunities, detailed below. The internships are designed to allow qualified undergraduate students to learn about Teaching Artistry, arts administration, web design, and marketing while gaining valuable work experience.
Shakespeare Superheroes Internship: The Shakespeare Superheroes Intern will assist in several sessions of Shakespeare Superheroes, a summer camp designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. The Shakespeare Superheroes Intern will work in camp sessions from May 29-June 22 and from July 9-20. The Intern will assist ASC’s professional Teaching Artists in leading theater games, teaching stage combat and dances, and helping students rehearse scenes from Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona in preparation for a final performance for family and friends. Camp sessions will be located at the Decatur Friends Meeting House and at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When the Shakespeare Superheroes Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday beginning on Thursday, May 24 and ending on Tuesday, July 31. The ideal candidate for this internship is a college undergraduate studying acting, directing, theatre, education, or English literature who has significant experience teaching performing arts to young children.
Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Internships: The two Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Interns will assist in Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (SIT), which is an audition-based student summer program for teenagers, who rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play and gain pre-professional training in performing Shakespeare. One SIT intern will work with the June session of SIT, which runs from May 29-June 25, and the other SIT Intern will work with the July session of SIT, which runs from July 1-July 30. Both sessions of SIT will be located at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When an SIT Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This position is full-time, Monday-Friday beginning on Thursday, May 24 and ending on Tuesday, July 31. The ideal candidates for the two SIT Internship positions are college undergraduates studying acting, directing, theatre, or theatre education who have substantial performance experience and experience educating children and teenagers. SIT Internship candidates should indicate in their letter of interest if they have skills in any of the following categories: other types of performance, clown work, dance, stage combat, costuming, and stage management.
Web Design and Marketing Internship: The Web Design and Marketing Intern will assist Education Department staff with creating a new department website and work with staff to create, edit, and upload photographs and videos featuring education programs, patrons, and donors to the website. If time allows, the Intern will also conduct research and create presentations on current best practices in marketing and will aid the Education and Development Coordinator with marketing initiatives relating to fundraising. If time permits, the Intern may be allowed to create new marketing materials for the Education Department. This new part-time internship is designed to be flexible; ideally the Intern will work twenty hours a week between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning on Wednesday, May 30. If invited to interview, candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their preferred schedule, including the desired end date of the internship and the opportunity to extend the internship from part-time to full-time to receive college course credit, with the interview committee. The ideal candidate for this internship is a college undergraduate studying with significant experience in web design and marketing. Typical areas of study could include computer science, web design, marketing, public relations and advertising, theater, design, filmmaking or photography.
How To Apply
To apply for an internship, complete the online application here by March 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.Applicants should expect to hear about the status of their application within one business day of submitting their application and all applicants will be contacted by March 10 at noon.
We will conduct interviews with applicants at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on March 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday March 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March 11, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday March 12. Applicants who are unable to attend interviews on those dates may contact the internship coordinator, Samantha Smith, at email@example.com to request alternate interview appointments until March 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants who are unable to attend any interviews in person may request to interview via Skype. All applicants who are invited to interview will be notified of our final decision by April 1, 2018.
Interested candidates should read all of the information on the following webpage before applying: http://www.shakespearetavern.com/index.php?/education/college_internships.