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The Kennedy Center

Theater for Young Audiences Intern

Department description

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences (KCTYA) commissions, produces, presents, and tours a wide variety of productions for young people. We are looking for a passionate individual who wishes to help create quality theatrical experiences for young people. We value creativity, open-mindedness, and a sense of play!

Learning Objectives:

1. Self Motivation: Intern will develop a sense of awareness for professional responsibility and investment in programmatic work.
2. Collaborative Programming: Interns will gain hands-on experience with the many moving parts of season planning, as it relates to both KCTYA and the greater Kennedy Center programmatic initiatives. 
3. Artistic Communication: Intern will develop practical experience and confidence in communications with national and international artists as representative of the Kennedy Center.

Project description

The KCTYA intern will contribute to the following projects throughout their internship experience:

New Work Development: The intern will gain an understanding on the processes of developing new work for young audiences through observing and providing organizational support for workshops of upcoming TYA productions and participating in commissioning and season planning discussions. Duties include attending meetings on future commissions, observing readings, and providing hospitality, scripts, and other materials for artists in rehearsals. 

Company Management: The intern will gain an understanding of company management through assisting in planning and preparation for the TYA produced show, EARTHRISE. The intern will be responsible for assisting in planning and implementation of engagement activities, as well as administrative and on-site assistance to the rehearsal team(s). Additional, the intern will have administrative duties as assigned.

Key Dates

Summer 2019 Term

Applications Due: March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

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Spring 2019 Term

Application closed November 11, 2018

Term Dates: January 22-May 3, 2019

Fall 2018 Term

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018