Employer Profile: Center Stage, Baltimore, MD



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.

Graphic Design Intern

Paid/ Internship/ Summer 2017

The Graphic Design Intern will see a wide range of projects as part of the marketing and communications team that supports the entire theater. Responsibilities can range from simple in-house print production to creating promotional materials from concept to commercial print production to assisting with the design and maintenance of digital media. Significant other tasks will include photography, digital asset management, and event support. The intern will work directly with the Art Director and will collaborate with many other staff members. The candidate should have solid experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; understand basic design and typography concepts; be comfortable using a digital DSLR in an event setting; know their way around the Mac platform. Experience with HTML would be useful; efficiency, diligence, proofreading, and people skills are essential. A portfolio of desig work must be provided.