Education Internship: Administrative - Summer

Category: Internship Deadline: February 16, 2020 Location: Des Moines, Iowa


Summer 2020

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in performing 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, summer camps, audience engagement experiences and school-based programs.

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

  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards: support Awards Showcase implementation
  • Summer Camps: assist in event preparation and management, act as a liaison to faculty, students, and families.
  • Audience Engagement: research audience engagement opportunities for upcoming season’s events.
  • 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 theater, education or arts administration.

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

This paid internship will begin May 2020. Applicants must be available a minimum of 30 hours per week, with more hours during peak programming times. This position is a seasonal-based temporary position and will conclude mid-August.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and online application at No compressed files, please.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 17, 2020.

Des Moines Performing Arts’ Summer Program offers excellent practical experience for college students with an interest in working with youth to develop their educational theater and production skills.

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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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