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Smithsonian Discovery Theater Assistant to the Director Internship (Unpaid)
Date inactive: 12/19/2013

EMPLOYER: The Smithsonian Associates

Description: The Smithsonian Associates advances the Institution's mission "to increase and diffuse knowledge" through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian's research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.Discovery Theater - The Smithsonian's Discovery Theater is dedicated to offering the best in live performance for young people that celebrate the rich diversity of our region and our world. Each season we tap into the vast resources of the Smithsonian Institution to present relevant, culturally accurate entertaining programs.  We offer dozens of interactive productions that feature puppets, storytellers, dancers, actors, musicians, and even mimes! Intern Duties:•General administrative tasks associated with theater production •Work closely with Artistic Director, Roberta Gasbarre, to help with her schedule and projects around the office.   •Attend meetings with other museum partners to work on educational programming.  Professional Development Opportunities: •The Intern in this position will be exposed to all areas of artistic administration including season planning, new play development & auditions/casting •If schedule permits, the intern will have the opportunity to act as the Assistant to the Director on a production/show. Qualifications: We seek candidates who have strong organizational and communication skills.   •Candidate should also be responsible, creative, personable and resourceful •Must have a professional demeanor, writing ability and internet research skills •Familiarity with computers, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint •A history or interest in theater and/or arts education and administration is a must!

Locations: Washington, D.C.

Compensation Type: Unpaid

HOW TO APPLY: http://intern.si.edu/ and then clicking on the words Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).  You will need to answer all questions and attached a resume and writing sample and most recent transcripts.  Those writing your letters of recommendation (We need two letters of recommendation.) will enter those letters themselves or you may do so for them if you have the letters of recommendation.  If whoever is writing the recommendations has trouble with SOLAA, they may send the recommendations to me by email (TSAInternships@si.edu).  Please use the Help function if you need assistance with SOLAA; SI staff members WILL respond promptly to you questions. Tips for application success:  Apply early; use standard English; proof your work; request and read the position description for the internship you are seeking before you apply; tailor your resume to the position being applied for; enter into SOLAA the names and email addresses of those two individuals who will write recommendations for you and then hit the Send button so they are notified; ensure all application materials are entered into SOLAA prior to hitting the Submit button.  A complete application consists of the application form, resume, writing sample, most recent transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.  If you have any questions, please write to TSAInternships@si.edu.  Summer internships are very competitive so apply early; applications started arriving in December. All TSA Internships are unpaid. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern's university/college. TSA offers internships in the winter-spring, summer, and fall. There are no application deadlines, but early submission is encouraged. Interns at the Smithsonian are required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship.