Education Intern (Spring 2020)

Category: Internship Deadline: December 31, 2019 Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in arts administration, arts education and event management.

We are seeking current college students for our internship program within the programming and education department. The Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will include supporting the planning and implementation of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, audience engagement experiences and school-based programs.

Candidates can expect to gain experience in event management and performing arts education. Primary projects will likely include:

  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards: maintain database of school and adjudicator program materials; assist in the creation of communication pieces; support Awards Showcase implementation
  • Audience Engagement events, including master classes and Discovery Parties: assist in promotions and event preparation and management.
  • Professional Development for Teachers: assist in event preparation and management.
  • Applause Series performances: assist in the development of curriculum and marketing materials, research special school-based projects connected to identified shows.

This position is ideal for students majoring in arts administration, theater, education or event management.

Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Experience in event management and working with youth, as well as a passion for the arts, is highly desired.

This paid internship will begin January 2020. Applicants must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week, with more hours possible during peak programming times. This position is a semester-based temporary position.

Applicants submitting BOTH cover letter and resume will have priority.


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Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law, all personnel actions such as compensation rates, benefits, job changes, company-supported training, educational tuition assistance, screening and interviewing processes will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected class.

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