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Arts Leadership Training Program at Marin Theatre Company

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 enhance your skills and put them to use as an integral part of our team. With connections to theatres in the Bay Area and beyond, a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a thriving new play program, MTC is a great 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, digital communications and social media, fund development and theatre management.

As the premiere North Bay and leading mid-sized theatre in the Bay Area, MTC serves 30,000 patrons and nearly 4,500 students from over 40 Bay Area schools annually. MTC creates groundbreaking, nationally recognized, socially relevant plays with a focus on new works for the American stage. We believe in taking risks and we celebrate and promote the intellectual curiosity of our community with a belief that theatre can be an important tool to help people build empathy and create change. MTC believes that arts education provides a creative, diverse and supportive environment where students can take risks, grow and further their educational success. Click here to learn more about MTC.

Diversity and inclusion are guiding values in all our work–from the actors and stories on our stage and the audiences in our seats to the people in our office. To support these values, Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages qualified applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.


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 Artistic Producer. 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.

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 mainstage 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.

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 part of a production team, and rounding out their familiarity with lighting, sound, scenery, props, costumes and other areas of production.

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 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,

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.


Time Commitment:
Full Season: August 12, 2019-June 26, 2020
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.

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.

Reliable transportation (strongly recommended)
A minimum of three years of advanced theatre experience post high school
Some experience in area of application

You may apply in the following areas: Artistic Direction, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Production Management, Education, Stage Management, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Fund Development, Theatre Management. For complete descriptions, go to