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SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS

About The Internship Program:

Youth Theatre at the U (YTU) is one of very few theatre programs for young people that is a part of a university year-round. Each year, YTU offers several internship positions to support our programming including our summer sessions and classes for students in grades K – 12 and programming for the upcoming season and school year. The Internship Program is an exciting opportunity to develop hands-on experience in theatre education through classroom observation, teaching artistry, and arts administration, while building professional relationships in the field. In addition, interns receive professional development opportunities to increase proficiency in theatre, education, and administration.

Summer Internships typically run from early June through the beginning of August for approx. 15 - 35 hours a week for 8 weeks; typically Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 3:30 pm; the length of internship is dependent on position. Stipend is up to $385/week (depending on position). Housing not provided.

Like the University of Utah, YTU is working to become an anti-racist organization, and we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Available Internships for Summer 2021:

Position Title: Teaching Artist Internship
Supervisor: Director of Youth Theatre
Classification: Seasonal Internship

Position Summary: The Teaching Artist Internship program is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in classrooms. Interns assist in virtual and/or in-person classrooms and support professional teaching artists via a variety of summer sessions and classes. Over the course of summer, our interns build professional relationships within SCT, gain administrative experience, gain classroom management, and build communication skills by working with children and corresponding with families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Teaching Artists in virtual and/or in-person classrooms in roles ranging from leading an exercise to supporting classroom management.
  • Supervises students prior, during, and after in-person classes.
  • Supports technology administration for virtual learning.
  • Communicates all student and classroom changes or updates to the program director
  • Supports day-to-day administrative tasks.
  • Provides excellent customer service for students and families.
  • Supports program events.
  • Assists staff and faculty to develop the curriculum.
  • Participates in weekly meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled college student, 2nd year or above, or a minimum of two years in a related field, with experience working with students.
  • Familiarity with using Google docs, Word, Excel, and Zoom.
  • Experience in Theatre education.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and direct multiple tasks concurrently, and provide follow-through.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and patient with customer service skills.
  • Must be an independent thinker and doer while being a collaborative, effective team player.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Experience or interest in theatre required, arts education or experience working with youth preferred.
  • Commitment to social justice work.
  • Clearances/background checks will be conducted

Stipend & Schedule:

  • The stipend is $385 per week.
  • Consistent schedule Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm on site.
  • Term of Internship is June 1, 2021 – August 13, 2021 (offices are closed June 26 – July 4)
  • Interns work 35 hrs/week, dependent on class schedule/cancellations, or other duties as assigned.

Application Procedures: Rolling applications accepted until February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement addressed to Penny Caywood, Director of Education to p.caywood@utah.edu no later than February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST.

The Diversity Statement should describe how your work, training, and/or experience demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. What effort have you made and/or have been involved with that fosters cultural awareness and understanding? What have you done to further your knowledge of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion? What do you hope to bring to YTU that will enhance and support a commitment to antiracist work?

No phone calls, please. As we continue to monitor Salt Lake County’s health and safety standards for COVID-19 Youth Theatre will modify and adapt summer programming to keep staff and students healthy. With this in mind, the interview process starts in January 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis until cohort positions are filled. Final offers will be made no later than March 12, 2021.

Position Title: Arts Administrative Internship
Supervisor: Director of Youth Theatre
Classification: Seasonal Internship

Position Summary:  The Arts Administrative Internship track is an exciting opportunity to develop hands-on experience in arts administration and theatre education skills in a professional setting. Through this educational internship program, the individual builds professional relationships within the Department of Theatre and the College of Fine Arts, gains hands-on experience via administration and in the classroom, attains professional development, and gains communication skills by working with children and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports day-to-day administrative tasks.
  • Creates and maintains class folders and lists.
  • Assists with registration inquiries and database management.
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Communicates with parents, interns, and teaching artists via email, phone, and in–person.
  • Supports program events.
  • Supports Teaching Artists in the classroom.
  • Provides administrative support during, prior, and post classes.
  • Assists staff and faculty with student needs.
  • Participates in weekly meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled college student, 3rd year or above, or a minimum of two years in a related field, with a passion for theatre education, and performing arts.
  • Experience with using Google docs, Word, Excel, and Zoom.
  • Experience in customer service required.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and direct multiple tasks concurrently, and provide follow-through.
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail, and patient.
  • Must be an independent thinker and doer while being collaborative; effective team player.
  • Familiarity with web design and WordPress is a plus.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Experience or interest in arts administration; preferably with a theatre or Theatre for Young Audience focus.
  • Experience or interest in theatre required, arts education or experience working with youth required.
  • Commitment to social justice work.
  • Clearances/background checks will be conducted.

Stipend & Schedule: 

  • The stipend is $385 per week.
  • Consistent schedule Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 3:30pm.
  • Term of Internship is June 1, 2021 – August 13, 2021 (offices are closed June 26 – July 4)
  • Generally, the intern will work 35 hrs/week.

Application Procedures: Rolling applications accepted until February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement addressed to Penny Caywood, Director of Education to p.caywood@utah.edu no later than February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST.

The Diversity Statement should describe how your work, training, and/or experience demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. What effort have you made and/or have been involved with that fosters cultural awareness and understanding? What have you done to further your knowledge of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion? What do you hope to bring to YTU that will enhance and support a commitment to antiracist work?

No phone calls, please. As we continue to monitor Salt Lake County’s health and safety standards for COVID-19 Youth Theatre will modify and adapt summer programming to keep staff and students healthy. With this in mind, the interview process starts in January 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis until cohort positions are filled. Final offers will be made no later than March 12, 2021.

Position Title:  Content Marketing Intern
Supervisor: Director of Youth Theatre
Classification: Seasonal Internship

Position Summary: Calling all #mediamasters! Are you obsessed with social media and creating unique content to drive likes and engagement? What about developing quirky blog posts that connect and intrigue readers? If this sounds like fun, we want you to share your expertise to help achieve our engagement and content goals while gaining a firsthand account of how marketing supports a live-theatre institution, theatre school, and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop content for YTU’s social media platforms
  • Report on social analytics and derive how this information can advise in improving and expanding social strategy
  • Contribute to content strategy across all YTU platforms as it relates to larger marketing campaigns (advertising, development, education, additional digital content, etc.)
  • Respond to comments and DM’s, creating a sense of consistency with our followers and providing customer service when appropriate
  • Own YTU’s newsroom and develop consistent, creative, and quirky content ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled college student, 2nd year or above, or a minimum of two years in a related field, with a passion for social media, marketing, and performing arts.
  • Experience communicating professionally on social media
  • Familiarity with using Google Docs, Word, Excel, and Zoom
  • Experience in customer service
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and direct multiple tasks concurrently, and provide follow-through
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and patient with customer service skills
  • Must be an independent thinker and doer while being a collaborative, effective team player

Physical Requirements & Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
  • Experience or interest in theatre required, arts education or experience working with youth preferred
  • Clearances/background checks will be conducted

Stipend & Schedule:

  • The stipend is $175 per week.
  • Consistent schedule Monday – Friday;  9 am -12 pm or 12 pm – 3 pm
  • Term of Internship is June 1, 2021 – August 13, 2021 (offices are closed June 26 – July 4)
  • Content Marketing Interns work 15 hrs/week, dependent on class schedule/cancellations, or other duties as assigned.

Application Procedures: Rolling applications accepted until February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement addressed to Penny Caywood, Director of Education to p.caywood@utah.edu no later than February 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM, MST.

The Diversity Statement should describe how your work, training, and/or experience demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. What effort have you made and/or have been involved with that fosters cultural awareness and understanding? What have you done to further your knowledge of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion? What do you hope to bring to YTU that will enhance and support a commitment to antiracist work?

No phone calls, please. As we continue to monitor Salt Lake County’s health and safety standards for COVID-19 Youth Theatre will modify and adapt summer programming to keep staff and students healthy. With this in mind, the interview process starts in January 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis until cohort positions are filled. Final offers will be made no later than March 12, 2021.

Guiding Principles for Arts Education

  • Promote inclusiveness by serving the diverse population of the Wasatch Front regardless of economic or social status, race, ethnicity, language, gender, age or abilities
  • Deliver quality programming that supports the successful accomplishment of developmental milestones for youth with a focus on skill-building and self-esteem
  • Provide high quality arts instruction and experiences
  • Develop artists into leaders, by promoting an awareness and understanding of the important role of artists as citizens in society
  • Inspire all students to reach their fullest creative potential
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