The department of Community Engagement works to deepen and extend the Center’s reach through meaningful collaborations with diverse communities – advancing the public good and enabling a more inclusive, culturally connected and vibrant landscape at the Center and across the region. One of the many ways we connect with community is on the George and Julianne Argyros Plaza, voted the “Best New Community Gathering Place” by Orange Coast Magazine! This is the community’s place to play, dance, laugh, and simply, have fun! It’s all together different. And, altogether GREAT!
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is seeking a paid summer intern to assist with its busy summer of events and performances on our outdoor community plaza for eight weeks, June—August.Summer at the Center is a collaborations between Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Education Department and the Orange County Department of Education.
Duties and responsibilities include coordinating logistics for performances and events; preparing contracts and check requests; staffing the events; communicating with members of the public, artists, and Center colleagues to deliver high-quality, engaging events and activities. Assisting with other departmental duties as needed.
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be enrolling in college, currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate
Must be comfortable on the computer and with Microsoft Office software
Must be a good, detail-oriented communicator
Creative thinker and a people person who enjoys meeting individuals from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives
Ability to speak another language in addition to English is strongly
Experience as an artist or working with artists is a strong plus for this work
Dependable and punctual attendance needed
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
June 15, 2020— August 7, 2020
Approximately 25-30 hours per week
Some evenings and weekends are required for this work
Applicants with full availability will be highly considered
Visit www.scfta.org/interns and click on "Apply." Deadline is April 17, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both in our organization and in the performing arts community at large. To that end, our Summer Internship Program is designed to provide opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or those who are members of a group that is underrepresented in our industry. While these internships are inclusive of all people, we strongly encourage candidates from diverse or underrepresented groups to apply.
The following documents will be required in order to apply:
A business professional resume (please do not submit a performer, stage manager or any other artistic style resume).
A personal statement addressing your specific interest in interning at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, how this internship would further your professional goals and highlighting any skills or experiences that make you a good candidate for this internship. Please do not use your personal statement to reiterate your resume. Applicants are also encouraged to use their personal statement to express what diversity and inclusion means to them and why it is important in our industry.
Acceptable file formats for these documents are: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png.
About Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. The Center’s education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year.
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