Multicultural Leadership Program

Multicultural Student Leadership Program 

June 20 - June 30, 2023 

LOCATIONS: DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER, TEMPLE THEATER, STONER THEATER, COWLES COMMONS

 

OVERVIEW:

Des Moines Performing Arts is seeking two students of color interested in developing their leadership skills in business and/or arts management.  

In this two-week program participants will be exposed to leaders within our organization and community. Participants will learn about essential business functions in each department and network with community leaders in the Des Moines area who support DMPA’s mission.  

The goal of our multicultural program is to inspire and offer opportunities in the live entertainment industry to students of color.  

 

TOP REASONS TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN OUR PROGRAM:   

  • Gain leadership insight and experience from some of Des Moines top leadership professionals 
  • Get a seat at the table with leaders in a variety of fields and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask 
  • Build your resume with an exclusive leadership development program in Des Moines, Iowa 
  • After successful completion of the program, students will receive $1500 and a $500 gift card to a local business professional apparel store, and a Certificate in Leadership from Des Moines Performing Arts  
     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This scholarship is available to students of color who attend an accredited college or university with planned graduation dates between 2023 and 2026 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Must be able to commit to mandatory attendance throughout program (6/20-6/30) 
  • Must be attentive and willing to learn various aspects of the organization 
  • Must be an active participant in group activities  
  • Must be resourceful, innovative, forward thinking, and committed 
     

APPLICATION DETAILS:

  • Deadline to apply is midnight on May 1, 2023 
  • Complete online application via button below
  • Short essay is required – please submit your essay identifying the following: 
    • Describe your career goal 
    • Identify why this program interests you 
    • Why, in your own words, does Des Moines Performing Arts exist? 
    • Interviews will be conducted either zoom or in-person  
       

Questions?

Contact Shay Kaesser at 515-246-2302 or email tishayk@dmpa.org

 

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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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