KIDSTAGE Internship Application
This application is for our Summer Independent and Summer Internship opportunities. These internships are for students 18 and older (younger by permission) pursing a degree in their chosen field. Please contact the KIDSTAGE Production Manager if you have any questions about the application or the age requirements.
Arts Educators teach ages PreK – age 20 in KIDSTAGE exploratory, acting, and musical theatre classes and camps. Educators have a passion for working with young students, to facilitate learning in theatre skills and life skills.
Arts Education Internships include a minimum of 15 hours per week spent in the classroom assisting an experienced theatre arts educator. Most Arts Education Internships are in the summer for six to eight weeks during summer camps, where interns experience all age groups and all subjects available from KIDSTAGE. Ideally the internship culminates in the intern successfully creating and implementing a learning plan throughout a full week of camps as lead instructor.
The internship includes a small stipend to reimburse expenses.
Production Managers oversee the entire production from hiring of the production team to striking the show. They collect and gather important paperwork, run production meetings, coordinate parent and student volunteers, organize and distribute marketing materials, and assist with flow of communication between production team members. Production managers are highly organized, knowledgeable about a wide range of theatre disciplines, proficient with Microsoft Office, and capable of seeing the big picture and being objective without missing the details.
Production Management interns should expect 20–40 hours per week of hands-on experiential learning during rehearsal times. Weekends and evenings required during tech week. The internship includes a small stipend to reimburse expenses.
Students 14 years of age or older interested in becoming professional musicians may audition for KIDSTAGE summer productions. Students are challenged to execute their skills at the highest level alongside recognized professionals. Some past participants of this program have continued on to play in the pit of our professional Mainstage productions.
Orchestra students are expected to attend all orchestra rehearsals and performances, as well as practice their provided music on their own time.
Students on the professional track to become musical theatre performers may audition for our Mainstage Performance Program. Selected students perform in a nine-week run of one of our professional Mainstage productions. Students face a rigorous rehearsal schedule and are challenged to execute their skills at the highest level alongside recognized professionals.
Tuition: None. Successful applicants for the Mainstage performance program receive a weekly stipend to offset the expenses of participation.
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.