Education Internship: Teaching - Summer

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


Summer 2020

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for current college students interested in arts and theater education to serve as a Teaching Intern for summer camps.

The Teaching Intern’s primary responsibilities include supporting summer camp faculty in the execution of musical theater-based performance camps for young artists in grades 3-8.

The Teaching Intern will assist the Director and Music Director in producing a show in 5-days, with a different cast each week. Based on the needs of the title selected and the skill-level of each cast, the duties of the Teaching Intern will include assisting in the rehearsal process, facilitating skill-building theater workshops outside of rehearsals, supplying general assistance in technical areas of theater, leading art and craft activities, and providing additional support to create a safe and supportive environment for participating youth.

This position is ideal for students majoring in theater education, theater, or music education, and who have a passion for working with young people.

Experience working with children, skills in classroom management, interest in event management, and a passion for the arts is highly preferred.

This position will begin early June 2020. Applicants must be available 40 hours per week, with more hours during peak programming times. This position is a seasonal-based temporary position and will conclude early August. Stipend provided.

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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