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Internships
Arden Theatre Company internships are designed to provide insight and hands-on experience for a specific technical or administrative area of the theatre. We offer several types of internships on a rolling basis.

Internships are non-paid positions and we do not provide housing. Time commitment is decided on a case by case basis, although part-time internships average about 20 hours per week.


Now accepting applications:

Arden Summer Camp Intern
Arden Theatre Company seeks a dedicated Education Intern to assist with Arden Drama School Summer Camp. Requirements include positive attitude, willingness to learn, strong communication and organizational skills. Teaching experience a plus but not a requirement. Please indicate if you have availability on weekends. Excellent opportunity for college or graduate students interested in gaining experience in arts education at a non-profit arts organization. Time commitment is 20 40 hours per week beginning June 16th through Sept 5th. (Summer camp runs in two week installments. You do not need to be available for the entire summer to participate).

Application Process:
If you would like to be considered for an internship position, please send the following:
  • A copy of your current resume with two references listed, preferably from an educator, mentor or employer.
  • A cover letter discussing your specific area of interest and available time commitment. Cover letters should also address any specific timeframe and/or special requirements for educational credits.
  • E-mail materials to: Angela Coleman, acoleman@ardentheatre.org

Arts Administration Intern Summer 2014
Internships are designed to provide insight and hands-on experience for administrative areas of the theatre. Administrative Internships provide specialized opportunities in the areas of marketing, development, general management, education or artistic administration. Interns can work on a rotating basis throughout various departments or create a specialized internship in one individual department of interest. Each applicant's experience is unique as we work together to define specific goals and requirements.

We are seeking people who possess a positive attitude, willingness to learn, strong communication and organizational skills. Teaching experience is a plus but not a requirement. Please indicate if you have availability on weekends. This is an excellent opportunity for college or graduate students interested in gaining experience in arts administration at a non-profit arts organization.

We are looking for a commitment of at least 4 weeks between Jun 16th and September 5th.

To apply for a summer internship at Arden Theatre Company please submit the following:

  • A copy of your current resume with two references listed, preferably from an educator, mentor or employer.
  • A cover letter discussing your specific area of interest and available time commitment. If you are interested on more than one department, please indicate order of preference. Cover letters should also address any specific timeframe and/or special requirements for educational credits.
  • E-mail materials to: Angela Coleman, acoleman@ardentheatre.org

Development and Special Events Internship - 2014/15 Season
The objective of this internship is to provide an opportunity for hands-on experience and an introduction to the operations of development and fundraising at a nonprofit theatre company. Intern support will help the Arden bring in the necessary funding and patronage to fulfill its mission. This position is unpaid. Hours are negotiable. Internship opportunities begin September 1st for our 2014/15 season.

Development Intern Projects Available:
Assisting the development staff in hosting special events, including opening nights and our annual gala
Various projects maintaining our donor database
Assisting with gift acknowledgement and donor tracking
Assisting with institutional fundraising, from research to developing funding correspondences, proposals, and reports
Additional administrative support for the Development Department

We allow for flexibility of schedule and may also ask that you assist with off-hour special events.

Qualifications:
Attention to detail. Self-motivation and time management skills. Excellent online research skills. Strong writing ability. Creativity and an outgoing personality. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. An interest in the regional theatre community. Some knowledge of local and regional foundations a plus.

Contact Joanne Burak with interest at jburak@ardentheatre.org. Please enclose a cover letter. resume and brief writing sample.

Fall Semester Props Intern
Arden Theatre Company, a leading non-profit regional theatre, is seeking a Props Interns for the fall semester of the 2014/2015 Season. Semester dates September - December. Schedule is negotiable. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities will include crafts, basic carpentry, painting, basic sewing, shopping and set dressing. The Arden is an equal opportunity employer. This is an unpaid position and applicants must have local housing. Send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jessica Day West, Associate Production Manager, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, by fax to 215-922-7011 or email to jwest@ardentheatre.org.

Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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