Summer Internship Opportunities

High School Students ages 15-18, including recently graduated seniors, are invited to apply for any or all of the following paid positions. The deadline for applications is May 21. Interviews will be conducted the week of May 24th and selected candidates will be notified by May 31st.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Song Leader
June 7-11, 10am-2pm; June 14-18, 10am-2pm; additional hours as requested
This position is aimed at working individually with each student in the camp to identify vocal strengths and weaknesses and work to build confidence and vocal independence. This instructional leader will assist campers in the selection of 1-2 Broadway songs that can be used in future auditions/performances beyond the weeks of camp. The intern will provide focused vocal coaching using these pieces, make photocopies for the student to carry with them at the end of camp, and will coach students on how to perform a song for a musical theater audition. This will include coaching on the staging/blocking of an audition song. Additionally, this position may include the rehearsing/coaching of camp-specific songs as assigned by the director. The student will report to Mr. Jensen and will undertake other camp responsibilities if assigned.

Monologue Leader
June 7-11, 10am-2pm; June 14-18, 10am-2pm; additional hours as requested
This position is aimed at working individually with each student in the camp to identify student acting strengths and weaknesses and work to build confidence as stage performers. This instructional leader will assist campers in the selection of 1 monologue (comedic or dramatic) that can be used in future auditions/performances beyond the weeks of camp. Most students at the middle school level have never selected or performed a monologue, so this instruction will include basic direction on introduction, delivery, character interpretation, projection, physical interpretation, etc. The intern will make photo copies for the student to carry with them at the end of camp, and will coach students on how to perform this monologue for a musical theater audition. This student will need to bring books, anthologies, or internet resources for as many as 50+ quality monologues to use with the students. The same monologue may be used for multiple students, but the research and prep of these pieces by the intern is a vital part of the job. Additionally, this position may include the rehearsing/coaching of camp specific songs or scenes as assigned by the director. The student will report to Mr. Jensen and will undertake other camp responsibilities if assigned.

Team Building Leader
June 7-11, 10am-2pm; June 14-18, 10am-2pm; additional hours as requested
This position is aimed at building community and working with groups of students in the camp to engage them in activities when they are not called for a specific period of the rehearsal process. This position will require a thorough knowledge of theater/acting games, “summer camp” activities, show-specific character analysis and creative movement practices, and generally build a sense of community among the campers. One of the most challenging aspects of any production is waiting for your scenes to be rehearsed, and this position is aimed at engaging students in these instances with targeted, pre-planned, and varied activities throughout the two weeks. Additionally, this position will be responsible for engaging all the students in the care and maintenance of the rooms we use during the rehearsal day and may include the rehearsing/coaching of camp-specific songs and scenes as assigned by the director. The student will report to Mr. Jensen and will undertake other camp responsibilities if assigned.

Program Coordinator
June-August, 9 weeks, 20 hours weekly
This summer-long administrative position will give the successful applicant valuable experience in Arts Administration. The position will perform the following types of tasks: Work reception desk greeting students/families. • Answer phones and assist callers as needed. • Help with room scheduling, student placement, and registration. • Provide administrative assistance for summer programs including ordering/gathering program materials, organizing costumes, disseminating communications, selling tickets, etc. • Help with planning and executing special summer community festivals. The student will report to Cynara Pierzina, Executive Director of Encore Music Academy, and will undertake other responsibilities as assigned.