Expanding Skills in Presentation, Creation, Arts Administration and Event Management
21 week internship (1 February 2021- 25 June 2021)
$12.85/hr (40 hours/week)
Travel and childcare stipends available
Kings Playhouse is thrilled to be offering 4, 21-week internships in the fields of live art presentation, creation, arts administration and event management.
The internship aims to support participants in building hands-on skills through on-the-job-training, immersive experiences, mentorship, coaching and digital workshop experiences in a working theatre and cultural centre.
Throughout the course of the project, participants will receive experience in organizing, event management, artistic project creation, presentation and facilitation.
By the end of the project, participants will:
- Have a clear understanding of the operations and management of a non-profit arts and culture centre.
- Hold certification in WHMIS, Smart Serve, First Aid & CPR, Food Handlers
- Have participated in running live events (presentations and productions)
- Have learned basic skills in the technical arts (carpentry, sound, lighting)
- Have gained experience in arts administration (grant writing, contract work, human resources)
- Have gained experience in facility management (Design, facilitation, animation)
- Have lead one original community based art project from vision through to creation and engagement with the community
- Participated in at least 3 workshops/webinars/live training sessions on subjects such as Workplace Culture and Sexual Harassment, Inclusion, Technology.
This project will draw on the skills and interests of the participants to continue in the creative process and experience how arts and culture organizations can be at the forefront of showing resilience during times of crisis.
Activities may include:
- Creation/Facilitation of outreach activities (in-person and digital) These could include but not be limited to: weekly art workshops for children, artist talks)
- Co-management for specific work: Cooking Together – a series of outreach cooking classes focusing on local chefs and sustainable food and food practices, The Arts At Your Door – designing and facilitating accessible live art performances in alternative spaces, Groove-weekly open dance classes, Play Aspire- weekly physical literacy classes for children ages 2-5)
- Development of programming (for the Spring and Summer seasons)
- Event creation and management (Running Front of House, managing presentations)
- Development of programming for community celebrations (Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Earth Day)
- Communications and media work (Writing press releases, social media campaigns)
- Training in Arts Administrative duties (grant writing,budgeting, report writing, sponsor development, fundraising,board development)
- Facility Management (creating site maps, long term planning)
- Networking (connections made with other members of the arts and culture community,
- Direct training: Webinars/Workshops/In-person training including certificates
Applicants must be:
- Unemployed, underemployed or unable to find work
- Legally authorized to work in Canada
Desired qualifications or qualities include:
- Experience or interest in theatre, creative arts, culinary arts or event management
The majority of the project will take place at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. Depending on the activities that are undertaken, some components may take place in alternate locations.
Send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to: [email protected]
Deadline for application: January 22nd at 2pm