Internships with CST’s Education department are designed for graduate and undergraduate students, recent college graduates, or early-career professionals seeking greater understanding and deeper knowledge of all facets of a youth-centered, community-based education program.
The length and daily schedule of the Internship will be agreed upon by the Intern and the Education Manager, for not shorter than 3 months (minimum 2 months during the summer) nor less than 15 hours per week.
Responsibilities and opportunities for an Education intern may include:
– Strategic planning and research
– Outreach and coordination with diverse stakeholders, including youth, families, school teachers and administrators, CST Teaching Artists, community partners, funders, board members, and others
– Curriculum writing and revision
– Grant writing and reporting
– Creating Study Guides for mainstage performances and Youth Underground touring shows
– Imagining and developing new content and growth strategies for our in-school Residency programs, Summer Stage program, and/or Youth Underground program
– Logistical support for Youth Underground touring performances
– Social media and Marketing support
– Data collection and analysis for program improvement and reporting to funders
– Optionally attend staff meetings and CST season planning meetings
– Coordinate with Marketing, Development, Connectivity, Artistic, and Production departments to ensure cross-collaboration and theater-wide program success
Experience in teaching youth theater, performing youth theater, or passion for theater education. Undergraduate degree (or degree candidate) in theater, education, arts administration, or similar, or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate is an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent grad who appreciates the power of theater to transform the lives of young people.
Additionally, these skills are essential:
– Excellent organizational and communication skills.
– Basic software skills and familiarity with G-Suite and Google (or Word/Excel).
– Ability to work independently and with a team.
– Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, with and without hard deadlines.
– Ability to problem-solve and think creatively.
– Calm, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
Work will be hybrid, with some work onsite at CST’s Offices in Cambridge, and some remote. Specific schedule to be determined by the Intern in collaboration with the Education Manager.