Employer Profile: Center Stage, Baltimore, MD

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www.centerstage.org

Under the leadership of playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. The professional, nonprofit theater company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of a dynamic and diverse array of new and classic work, and each year hosts an audience of more than 100,000 in its historic home in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21st century, and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.

For more than 25 years, Center Stage has helped cultivate the next generation of theater makers through its Professional Internship Program. This highly competitive program helps bridge the gap between university and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of roughly 20 different administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.

Center Stage Professional Internship Program

Paid/ Temporary/ Starts Summer

For more than 25 years, Center Stage has helped cultivate the next generation of theater makers through its Professional Internship Program. This highly competitive program helps bridge the gap between university and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of roughly 20 different administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.

Benefits

Free Housing Each intern is provided with a furnished efficiency apartment in a historic row home just two blocks from Center Stage.

Pay Thanks to funding from generous donors, Center Stage is able to pay interns a small weekly stipend. Interns often have the chance to make additional income by working in the box office, house managing, and bartending.

Great Location Center Stage is located in Baltimore’s vibrant Mount Vernon Cultural District, convenient to the Inner Harbor, restaurants, and urban nightlife. Baltimore is also a short ride away from the dynamic scenes of New York and Washington, DC.

Academic Credit In some instances, students can receive academic credit for an internship. Center Stage will work with the intern to meet his or her school’s credit requirements. However, the intern is ultimately responsible for those arrangements.

Professional Development Interns are offered the following opportunities to help further develop their professional careers:

Intern Seminars These regular meetings are an opportunity for interns to learn from and network with theater professionals, including guest designers, area artists, and Center Stage staff.

Portfolio Reviews Interns are encouraged to keep their portfolios updated throughout the season for portfolio reviews with Center Stage staff and guest designers.

Evaluations Interns are evaluated within 90 days of arrival and again at the end of the internship. Evaluations provide a formal framework within which to discuss progress, identify goals, and articulate mutual expectations.

Internship Positions:

Managing Director’s Intern

Artistic and Dramaturgy Intern

Audio Intern

Carpentry Intern

Company Management Intern

Costumes Intern

Lighting Intern

Multimedia Intern

Production/Stage Management Intern

Properties Intern

Scenic Art Intern

Stage Management Intern

Audience Relations Intern

Community Programs & Education Intern

Development Intern

Digital Media Intern

Graphics Intern

Marketing & Communications Intern

Qualifications:

Eligibility

Applicants must commit full time to one entire season at Center Stage from mid-August to early June.

Most interns have received undergraduate degrees. Applicants without undergraduate degrees should have equivalent professional experience.

Computer literacy is a must for anyone applying to an administrative position.

Because of the time-consuming nature of securing visas for foreign students, we are unable to accept applications for non-US citizens.

Part-Time/ Summer Internship

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer 2016

Still in school? Center Stage’s part-time and summer internships provide hands-on experience for students currently enrolled in middle school, high school, or college who are interested in exploring theater as a career. Each internship is designed around the student’s interests by providing real-life experience working alongside theater professionals in nearly every department of the theater.

Center Stage will work with each individual student to determine an appropriate curriculum, schedule, and department to work with based on the experience and interests of the student and the needs of each Center Stage department. Computer literacy is required for administrative positions.

Applications are accepted year round; most internships areas are available during the season (September—June). During the off-season (June-August), only administrative internships are available.

Part-time/summer internships are unpaid and Center Stage does not provide housing to participants. In some instances, students can receive academic credit for an internship. Center Stage will work with the intern to meet his or her school’s credit requirements; however, the intern is ultimately responsible for those arrangements.

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