Three School Programs Interns will work with The School staff to coordinate and implement six professional advancement programs involving a roster of 50 artist faculty and 130 dancers and program participants from 20 or more countries.
Interns gain hands-on experience in the administrative, financial, and logistical functions needed to successfully deliver six unique, in-depth programs led by a world-class, international Artist Faculty. Working in the state-of-the art Perles Family Studio, interns interact daily with the Artist Faculty and a student body of accomplished dance artists who focus on the development of new work and share this work with studio observers and at the informal showings for Festival audiences each Saturday. Coordinating meet-ups between students and School Sponsors, career-building discussions with Festival companies, and studio observation visits for groups and the public are weekly activities that involve collaborative work with other departments.
Responsibilities will include: creating, assembling, and distributing program information to Artist Faculty, program dancers, and visitors; scheduling, executing, and summarizing program curricular activities; and diligent maintenance of office records, payment reports, correspondence, and data collection. Interns lead program orientations; supervise campus studio preparedness for daily classes and rehearsals; and help coordinate an annual luncheon for School Sponsors, Master Classes led by Festival Artists, and School showings held on the iconic outdoor stage, as well as June’s Season Opening Gala and Gotta Dance, a benefit performance held in August for The School at Jacbos’ Pillow.
Candidates must have a dance background, an interest in dance training and education initiatives, and the computer skills to manage documents, spreadsheets, and conduct Internet research. Professional skills needed include being detail-oriented, organized, able to keep track of multiple projects, meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively, possess strong written, interpersonal, customer service, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to face challenges with a positive attitude. Two writing samples, maximum two pages in length each, are required with the intern application.