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Education Internship - Fall 2015

Deadline: August 16, 2015 Contact: Karoline Myers Location: Des Moines Read More...

Fall 2015

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in arts education and event management.

We are seeking current college students for our internship program within the programming and education department. The Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will include supporting the planning and implementation of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, audience engagement experiences and school-based programs.

Candidates can expect to gain experience in event management and performing arts education. Primary projects will likely include:

  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards: maintain database of school and adjudicator program materials; assist in the creation of communication pieces; support Awards Showcase implementation
  • Audience Engagement events, including master classes and Discovery Parties: assist in promotions and event preparation and management.
  • Professional Development for Teachers: assist in event preparation and management.
  • Applause Series performances: assist in the development of curriculum and marketing materials, research special school-based projects connected to identified shows.

This position is ideal for students majoring in theater, theater education or arts administration.

Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Experience in event management and working with youth, as well as a passion for the arts, is highly desirable.

This paid internship will begin September 2015. Applicants must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week, with more hours during peak programming times. This position is a semester-based temporary position; an extension for a second semester may be possible.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and online application at http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/discover-des-moines-performing-arts/careers.php. No compressed files, please.

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 17, 2015.

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Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.