The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is an award-winning arts education and mentoring organization that uses theater as a tool to reach underserved/at-risk LA County youth and families. Via participant-driven theater-arts programs, we create safe, non-stigmatizing spaces in which youth and families utilize theater to explore social factors that impact their well-being and develop skills, competencies, and connections needed to overcome these factors and achieve success in school and life.
The Alumni Program Coordination Intern will work closely with The Unusual Suspects’ Programs Department to implement a writing and performance-based residency program for alumni of The Unusual Suspects in a hybrid space (virtual and in-person workshops). The Intern will assist with development of curriculum and program materials, outreach to alumni to recruit participants, coordinate site logistics, provide support during all workshops (both on-site and virtual), and assess the outcomes of the program as part of a larger goal to deepen the organization’s alumni network. The Intern will also support the work of the Alumni Leadership Committee, whose mission is to “create theater art, civic engagement, and career connections for ourselves and those that follow”. The Intern will support the coordination of Guest Speakers and studio visits to make Creative Career Connections. The intern will participate in the collection and management of digital content and documentation.
The internship requires a creative thinker with strong communication and project coordination skills, the ability to work with youth, and a passion for community empowerment through the arts. The Alumni Program Coordination Intern position is a unique opportunity to understand each step in implementing arts-based programming, from design to execution to assessment and evaluation. The Intern will gain administrative skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills, to successfully complete the 10 to 25-week project.
The Alumni Program Coordination Intern should have experience in community relations and/or creating written or visual content for marketing purposes. They should possess a strong educational background or experience in project coordination, arts education, PR, and/or human services, basic computer skills, and experience with Microsoft Office & Google Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is encouraged, but not required. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented creative thinker who works well independently and as part of a team; has knowledge of/interest in theater-arts, arts administration, and nonprofits; and a strong commitment to social change through arts-based community empowerment. The intern should demonstrate good writing, proofreading, organization, communication, and time-management skills, and be punctual, flexible, and conscientious. The intern must have the cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
How to Apply
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