Arts Leadership Training Program

Will will begin accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 Arts Leadership Training Program SOON! 

Contact the Education Department, 415.322.6026, for more information.

About the Arts Leadership Training Program

Become an arts leader today by gaining practical experience in a supportive nonprofit environment. Through Marin Theatre Company's Arts Leadership Training Program, you'll not only enhance your skills, buts also put them to use as an integral member of our staff. WIth connections to theaters in the Bay Area and beyond, MTC is the perfect place to start your career.

The Arts Leadership Training Program is designed for anyone who is transitioning from college to a career path in theater and the perfoming arts. The program offers year-long internship opportunities in artistic direction, dramaturgy and literary management, production and stage management, children’s theater production, education and community engagement, development and special events, and communications and marketing.

Program Details

Time Commitment

- Full Season (10 months, August - June, unless otherwise noted)
- 35 hours per week
- Daily office hours between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some nights and weekends as needed
- Hours may increase during technical rehearsal weeks and youth performances


This is an unpaid internship. There are opportunities for supplemental paid work through Front of House and the Education department for qualified applicants. Hours will be set and remain steady so that interns can acquire outside employment nights and weekends.


MTC does not provide housing but has affordable furnished housing available for rent. The housing available is an apartment with shared rooms in a co-ed living environment. Rent is $600 per month and includes utilities, plus a $500 nonrefundable move-in fee.

Supplemental Income

Part-time paid positions may be available to participants of the Leadership Program, based on need and qualifications. Possible positions include: Box Office, Café staff and afterschool drama teacher.


Members of the Arts Leadership Training Program undergo intensive trainings each month to supplement training received in academic programs. The focus of the trainings is professional and administrative skills based development. Interns will assess their short-term goals and will be assessed midway through and at the end of the internship against those goals. Mentorship provided by supervisors and specifically the director of the program is a large part of the experience. Interns are provided with constant feedback and problem solving support as they develop skills and navigate challenges. MTC provides a supportive environment within which to learn with the expectation that each participant will be stretched and expected to maintain adjustments and embrace new challenges.


- Reliable transportation
- A minimum of four years of college or advanced theater training post high school
- B.A./ B.F.A or equivalent experience preferred
- Some experience in area of application

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