Employer Profile: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/ Washington National Opera Costume Shop

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www.kennedy-center.org/education/internship

The Kennedy Center, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility. Touring Kennedy Center productions and its television, radio, and Internet broadcasts reach more than 40 million people around the world each year. As part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone program, more than 400 free performances are offered each year featuring international, national, and local artists. These include daily 6 p.m. concerts on the Millennium Stage—now in its 16th year—which are streamed live over the Internet and digitally archived on Kennedy-Center.org.

In recent years the Kennedy Center has dramatically expanded its education programs to reach young people, teachers, and families throughout the nation.  A clear sign of the Center’s commitment to the arts for young people and families is the Family Theater, which opened in 2005. This state-of-the-art, accessible theater of 320 seats presents performances for young people. The education programs of the Kennedy Center have become models for communities across the country and have unlocked the door to learning for millions of young people.

Washington National Opera- Costume Studio Internship

Unpaid/Internship/June, 2015

The Washington National Opera Costume Studio produces costumes for all WNO productions with the help of a professional staff of patternmakers, stitchers and crafts artisans in a state of the art costume facility. Interns will have the opportunity to improve and broaden costume construction skills, gain in depth understanding of the day to day operations of a professional costume shop, and work as part of a costume construction team.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates are those with an interest in pursuing a career in costume management or technology, with basic to intermediate stitching or costume craft skills. Candidates should provide access to a portfolio of their costume work, either in print or on line

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