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Arts Leadership Training Program

Now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Season Arts Leadership Training Program. Click here to apply
Deadline to apply is June 3, 2014

Contact the Education Department, 415.322.6026, for more information.


The Arts Leadership Training Program at Marin Theatre Company is designed for individuals already pursuing a path in theater, marketing or general management, providing the opportunity to transition from academia and pursue the participant’s goal of becoming a leader in in their field. By obtaining practical experience in a supportive environment, participants enhance their skills as guided participants and, eventually, as independent practitioners. The goal of our program is to prepare young arts leaders for possible integration into the Bay Area theatre community following a successful internship.

Positions are available in Artistic Direction; Literary Management; Dramaturgy; Production Management; Theatre Arts Education; Development & Special Events; Community Engagement; Communications and Marketing, Graphic Production and Theatre Management.

Time Commitment:
- Full Season (10 months, August 11-June 19).
- 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 move-in fee.

Supplemental Income:
Part-time paid positions may be available to participants of the Internship 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 three 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

To Apply:
Submit resume materials and references here.
Deadline to apply is June 3, 2014


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