Job Posting: Dance Place Seeking Fall Interns

Opportunity

Dance Place

Dance Place Seeking Fall Interns

Due June 15th
Internship from September 4 – December 17

Dance Place
3225 8th St NE Washington, DC 20017

http://www.danceplace.org/get-involved/internships/

Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences and
students through high quality performances, commissions, training and
educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood in
Washington, DC.

Dance Place is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in learning how a thriving dance center operates from the inside out. The experience will enhance participants’ abilities to shape sustainable, creative careers. Interns are selected for specific departments including: technical theater, production, development, arts administration, marketing and youth development. Internships are available with housing provided, or if you are located in the DC area consider the non-housing option!

BENEFITS OF A DANCE PLACE INTERNSHIP
Dance Place’s internship program provides employment experience that has helped hundreds of individuals
begin a professional career in the non-profit arts sector. Other benefits include:
• Dance classes. Unlimited free classes during your internship.
• Performances. See performances with complimentary tickets during your internship.
• Gain valuable work experience. Gain hands on work experience in the arts and dance community.
• Have an edge in the job market. Hands-on internship experience sets you apart from others.
• Transition into a job. Many interns have transitioned to jobs at Dance Place and other arts
institutions!
• Networking opportunities. Meet arts leaders, presenters, teachers, choreographers and professional
dancers in the field of dance.
• Gain confidence. If an interviewer asks if you know how to do something, you won’t say, “I think I
would be able to do that” but can say “absolutely” and supplement your assertion with examples.
• Decide if this is the right career for you. Doing an internship is a great way to find out if working in
the arts is for you.

REQUIREMENTS OF A DANCE PLACE INTERNSHIP:
Internship with housing provided:
• 20-25 hours per week (M-S between 9am-10pm)
• Must be available Mondays 12-2:30pm for staff/intern meetings
• Work week includes at least 1 shift of studio management
• Assist with front of house management at least once a month for performances
• Actively participate in multiple Dance Place departments and programs and volunteer for special events
Internship non-housing:
• 13-15 hours per week (M-F between 10am-6pm)
• Work week includes at least 1 shift of studio management
• Actively participate in multiple Dance Place departments and programs and volunteer for special events

HOW TO APPLY:
Email the following materials to
internships@danceplace.org
• Cover letter- Specifying 2 areas of interest
and housing or non-housing option
• Resume (if applicable also submit your
dance resume)
• One letter of recommendation

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