The Kennedy Center

PAFE/Community Engagement Performance Curation Intern

Department description

The Kennedy Center Artistic Programming Community Engagement team produces approximately 400 shows a year. A large portion is Millennium Stage, the Center's daily, free performance series. Millennium Stage embodies the Kennedy Center's mission is to connect and engage artists and audiences across America and around the world to share, inspire, and celebrate our cultural heritage. We aim to welcome all to create, experience, learn about the performing arts in our multicultural world. The programming is designed to be as inclusive as possible, and accessible without financial or geographical barriers. It is streamed on our website, YouTube, and Facebook Live, with a regular online audience of more than 5,000 people, often more, and archived for future viewing. We are seeking two creative, young visionaries to join our team for a semester and help us in shaping the future.

Project description

How does the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage select and present a different artist every single day of the year? Join the Millennium Stage team to learn how to curate a performance series! Intern will be a part of the process from researching and selecting artists, to contracting, advancing, and running performances. The intern will also support the Creative Ecosystem process and learn how to engage with community members in order to help support and uplift the artistic community. Intern will also work on developing evaluation tools designed to analyze the success of Community Engagement Activities.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017