Arts Leadership Training Program

Get to know our 2019/20 Arts Leadership interns! 

Scroll down to learn more abut this season's brilliant internship cohort. 

  • Aurelia Grierson

    Aurelia Grierson

    Artistic Direction Intern

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    Aurelia (They/Them/Theirs) is a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University where they earned their BFA in performance. Before arriving in Marin they were a member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of the Trainee Program. In addition to SOU Aurelia studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. It was in Dublin that they discovered their love of directing and writing, which they have taken with them through all of their artistic endeavors. They have self-produced and directed four shows, two of which they also wrote. Aurelia is driven by a passion for work that brings underrepresented voices to the forefront, and believes that theatre is an essential tool in learning empathy and understanding. Aurelia is elated to be a part of the artistic team at MTC, and cannot wait to make and share art in the beautiful bay area. 

  • Siobhán Slater

    Siobhán Slater

    Production Intern

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    Siobhán (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate from University College Dublin, Ireland where she received a BA in English & Film with a minor in Social Justice  and holds a qualification from UC Berkeley where she studied American Theatre and Literature. In the past year, she was the Theatre Production Manager for the 92nd session of UCD Dramsoc Theatre (Dublin, Ireland) where she also set designed for nine productions including several original works. The Irish Student Drama Awards nominated her set design for Radiant Vermin and subsequently, the production travelled to Belfast, UK. Siobhán moved to the Bay Area from Dublin, Ireland to pursue her passion for modern American theatre and for the lush world of design and art in the Bay. She is passionate about all elements of production and wants to take part in the living American theatre MTC produces.

  • Victoria Snow

    Victoria Snow

    Literary Management & Dramaturgy Intern

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    Victoria is a playwright and dramaturg from Boiling Springs, South Carolina. They are a recent graduate from Clemson University where they earned a double BA in English and Production Studies in Performing Arts. They are passionate about exploring the landscape of American theatre in search of radical new voices. Before moving to the west coast for MTC’s 2019-20 season, Victoria was able to work in dramaturgy, directing, acting, and production design at regional theatres; but their passion lies in writing.  They plan to pursue playwriting, screenwriting, and dramaturgy over the next several years, and are thrilled to launch their career at MTC. 

  • Angie Zuber

    Angie Zuber

    Artistic Direction Intern

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    Angie (she/her/hers) is a senior at Tamapais High School, and began working with MTC in 2018 as part of the high school understudy cast of The Wolves. Along with acting, Angie has a passion for directing and producing, and is beyond excited and grateful to be learning from the incredible ensemble of performers, and creative teams here at Marin Theatre Company. Angie is also a javelin thrower and plans on studying theatre and business in college. Her favorite past MTC productions are Fences, August: Osage County, and Straight White Men. Thank you MTC for the opportunity!


Join the team at Marin Theatre Company through our Arts Leadership Training Program!


About the 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, but also put them to use as an integral member of our team. 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 theatre and the performing arts. The program offers year-long internship opportunities in artistic direction, dramaturgy and literary management, production and stage management, education, graphic design, communications and social media, and administration. Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages qualified applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume by April 30th, 2020 for consideration to Liam Robertson, Director of Education: robertsonl@marintheatre.org 

Time Commitment:

  • Full Season: August 18, 2020-June 17, 2021
  • Up to 30 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

Compensation/Supplemental Income:

This is an unpaid internship. There are opportunities for supplemental paid work through front of house, production or the education department for qualified applicants. Hours will be set and remain steady so interns can acquire outside employment on nights and weekends.

Housing:

MTC does not provide housing but has affordable furnished housing available for rent in an apartment with shared rooms in a co-ed living environment. Rent is $650 per month and includes utilities, plus a $300 nonrefundable move-in fee.

Required:

  • Reliable transportation (strongly recommended)
  • A minimum of three years of college or advanced theatre training post high school
  • B.A./B.F.A or equivalent experience preferred
  • Some experience in area of application


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Intern Descriptions...

Artistic Direction

The Artistic Direction Internship is designed for individuals who are looking to pursue a career as an Artistic Director. The position is a well-rounded introduction to how the artistic department functions and how it is led and managed by the Artistic Director. The Artistic Direction Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director, the Literary Manager, and Casting Director. This position requires knowledge and some experience in directing, administrative duties, and computer skills. The Artistic Direction Intern will assist with company-wide projects and events and maintain communication within the Artistic department. The Artistic Direction Intern will serve as Assistant Director for 1-2 productions in the season, participate in season planning, attend rehearsals and meetings as the Artistic Director’s representative when needed, support artistic programming within the Education department, and support company events as assigned.

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Literary Management/Dramaturgy

The Literary Management/Dramaturgy intern works with the Literary Manager/Dramaturg. Duties include reading new plays and writing evaluations, reviewing script submissions and maintaining the script database and script library; assisting with research on upcoming productions, writing program notes and creating lobby displays; preparing dramaturgical packets, researching dramaturgical questions for productions and assisting as needed in rehearsals for upcoming main stage productions and new works readings, copying scripts, and various administrative support duties. Exact duties determined based on interest and skill level. This position is ideal for candidates pursuing Literary Management/Dramaturgy.

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Production Management

The Production Management Internship is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the procedures used in managing all design and technical elements that go into a season of theatre. The intern will learn skills such as scheduling and budgeting for a season as a whole, management of expenses, serving as a liaison between designer and director, being a part of a production team, and rounding out their familiarity of lighting, sound, scenery, props, costumes, and other area of production. Working directly with the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager, the Production Management Intern will participate in production meetings, technical rehearsals, select performances, and other operational meetings. Adjustments will be made to the structure of the internship based on the individual’s skill level and personal goals for the experience.

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Stage Management

The Stage Management Internship is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the oversight of a production in rehearsal and performance. Stage Management Interns will assist the Production Stage Manager and Production Assistant with all aspects of the rehearsal and tech process including but not limited to: preparation for a rehearsal space for each assigned production; prop/costume tracking, line notes, production meeting minutes; actor support for line memorization; and other stage management and production administrative and/or run crew duties as assigned by the Production Stage Manager.

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Education

This internship is designed to train individuals for working with youth in a professional theatre setting. The Education Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to plan and facilitate lessons for young people ages 4 -18 through drama/theatre classes on-site, arts-integrated residencies in schools, and youth production classes. Interns will work with professional Teaching Artists in the classroom, serve as an Assistant Director for youth productions, partake in career enhancement workshops such as lesson planning and curriculum development, teach warm-ups, lead theatre games, and assist teaching artists during classes. Ultimately, the Education Intern will lead and teach classes and/or residencies as proficiency is determined. Interns participate in all administrative aspects of MTC’s Education Department and support company events and needs as assigned. This position is ideal for candidates who are interested in pursuing Teaching Artist work as well as Director of Education positions.

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Digital Communications and Social Media

This internship is designed for individuals interested in learning how to develop digital marketing strategies to support production-specific and season marketing campaigns using social media channels and our integrated email marketing platform, DotMailer. The Digital Communications and Social Media Intern will work directly under MTC's Marketing Director to keep content updated on the company’s social media pages and website (as needed), learn how to create compelling and engaging marketing emails, and develop and execute community outreach communications as directed. Intern will also be asked to help produce digital content for social media and marketing emails based on experience and skill level. This position requires knowledge and practical understanding of various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube/Vimeo. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus. The Digital Communications and Social Media Intern will get to know the administrative side of professional theatre through marketing and engaging with audiences by contributing support to company wide projects and events on and offline. This position is ideal for candidates pursuing a career in Marketing and Communications for non-profit theatre.

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Development

This internship is designed to give a firsthand experience of the inner workings and structure of a fund development department including cultivation of donors, donor acknowledgement and benefits administration, event production, and overall support of department and organization. The Development Intern will be asked to provide support in the activities of conducting research, identifying potential vendors and partnerships as well as maintaining databases, providing support to staff, and other duties as assigned. This internship is ideal for candidates looking for a pathway and in pursuit of a career in non-profit administration and/or development particularly in the arts.

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Theatre Management

This internship is designed to introduce individuals to the management of a professional nonprofit regional theatre. Working directly with the Managing Director and Financial Manager, the Theatre Management intern will participate in finance, budgeting, season planning, development, marketing, IT, human resource management, Labor Law, board relations, and best practices, including anti-harassment policies and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion work. Daily tasks include bookkeeping and financial reporting, development and marketing support, contract drafting, policy development and implementation, and board and committee support. Long-range projects include strategic planning, operational improvements, and nonprofit governance. This internship is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing a career as a general manager or managing director for a nonprofit theatre.

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