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2023 Spring & Summer Internships

Visual Arts, Events, Exhibitions & Marketing

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic student interns in the 2023 spring and summer semesters. Students will learn on-the-job skills in a unique and exciting nonprofit environment. Opportunities include:

  • Youth Visual Arts Studio Intern
  • Student Artwork Exhibition Intern
  • Music for All Intern
  • Curatorial Outreach Intern
  • Art Auction Intern
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • Digital & Social Media Intern
  • Have an internship idea that’s not listed? Send us your pitch!

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2023: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

Summer 2023: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Internships are for credit only with flexible hours for 10-15 hours per week for each semester. View all current opportunities and learn how to apply HERE.


Administration

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

The Lawrence Arts Center has an opening for a part time Front Desk Administrative Assistant; shifts will include weekends, evenings, and possibly days, approx. 10-15 hours per week to start. Fill in shifts are required at times to ensure coverage during business hours of operation, 9 am – 9 pm Sunday-Saturday. The successful candidate will serve as the primary contact between the Lawrence Arts Center program staff and the public. This position includes greeting all patrons of the Lawrence Arts Center, processing class enrollments, answering in-person and telephone inquiries, maintaining financial and contact information, ticket sales, and account reconciliation. Strong administration skills, excellent customer service, and organizational skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google calendar, and database experience required. Salesforce, communications, and gallery or art experience preferred.

Please send Cover letter including availability, resume, and references to jennifer@lawrenceartscenter.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.  Starting pay range $10.50 -12.00 per hour.


Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Creative Movement Educator

The Early Childhood Education program has an opening in its SmART Moves program, created to supplement our preschool and kindergarten programs through creative movement and theatre practices.

This 3-hour-per-week position consists of teaching three (half-hour) mixed-age preschool classes and one (45-minute) kindergarten class (planning time included). The ideal candidate would have experience in early childhood movement and theatre practices, effective classroom management skills, patience and a playful imagination. This position focuses on play-based movement exploration rather than dance technique.

Health assessment, negative tuberculosis (TB) test result, and background check/fingerprinting are required upon hire.

If interested, submit your resume and cover letter to Andria Devlin, Director of Early Childhood Education at andria@lawrenceartscenter.org


Performing Arts

The Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts program is always looking to fill the following positions. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

 

School of Theatre and Music Teaching Artists

Design and implement curriculum in any of the following areas: imagination-based theatre, theatre skill-building, music-making (both vocal and instrumental), musical theatre performance, early childhood exploration, and technical theatre. Classes typically run anywhere from one week to six weeks for ages ranging between infancy and adulthood.

Teaching Artists are hired as contract artists by semester and report to the School of Theatre and Music program coordinator. Currently seeking Teaching Artists to work in person and/or virtually. Hiring scale is $20-$25 per hour with paid planning time.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Amanda Pintore: amanda@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Bartenders/Concessions

We are hiring bartenders to serve alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks pre/post show and during productions and events for the Lawrence Arts Center.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serving drinks and food, handling cash bars & credit cards, alcohol compliance, cleaning, organizing, and customer service.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, and have customer service experience.  The right person can be trained for this position. Bartenders are hired hourly, paid $12 an hour, and report to the Events Manager.

Interested? Please email Lisa at Lisa@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

House Managers

We are hiring house managers to take tickets and assist patrons during productions and events for the Lawrence Arts Center.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: taking tickets, assisting patrons with wheelchairs and strollers, and following ADA compliance.

Applicants must have customer service experience.  The right person can be trained for this position. House Managers are hired hourly, paid $10 an hour, and report to the Events Manager.

Interested? Please email Lisa at Lisa@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Designers

Design, conceive and realize original set, lighting, or costume designs. Work with a professional production team to collaborate and envision designs and plans for theatre productions.

The number and distribution of hours vary depending on the production schedule. Number of designers needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Scenic, lighting, and costume designers are hired as contract artists by production. Designers report to the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Theatre Technicians

Set up, run, and strike concerts, dance shows, theatre shows, lectures, and other events as needed. Build sets, costumes, hang lighting instruments, curtains, run projections, sound, and lighting boards.  The number and distribution of hours vary depending on the production schedule. Number of crew needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Theatre Technicians Jobs are part-time, hourly work. Theatre Technicians report to the Production Coordinator & Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Stage Managers

The Stage Manager (SM) works under the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts and will coordinate communications among various production teams for specific productions and events produced by the Lawrence Arts Center. The stage manager works with the director to schedule production meetings, lead projects, communicate with the designers and technicians, run technical rehearsals, and the actual performances.

The number and distribution of hours vary depending on the production schedule. Number of stage managers needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Stage Managers are hired as contract artists by production and report to the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

School-Year Interns

Internships allow students to gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. Within the Performing Arts Program, interns are part of the team and have the opportunity to assist with all aspects of theatre programming, including assistant directing, stage management, administration, technical theatre, marketing, and theatre education. Interns become familiar with proper performing arts procedures and expand their knowledge of the profession.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org