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Position Description: 2019 Theatrical Writing and Performing Internship
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $1,000 stipend
Time Commitment & Weekly Schedule: 70-100 total hours, beginning September 2; weekly schedule as agreed upon between intern and supervisor
Supervisor: Museum Educator
The theatrical intern will play an integral role in the development of interactive interpretation for the upcoming Parlor Performances exhibit. Parlor Performances will examine the cultural significance of theater in the home through exploring toys that engage with theatrical productions. As part of this exhibit, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures seeks a theatrical intern to research, write, and perform a 15-20-minute play – intended for our multi-generational family audience – using a toy theater and puppets. The theatrical intern will be responsible to perform the play and provide historical interpretation at the Parlor Performances exhibit opening (Friday, October 18, 2019) and during our Day After Thanksgiving Family Day (Friday, November 29, 2019). The play will be performed multiple times at each event.
Ideal applicants will have completed their junior year in college. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated experience with theatrical performance, public speaking, and working with the public, especially children and families. Must be a self-starter with high standards and exceptional creative writing, performance, and communication skills. Theater, creative writing, history, literature, performance, education, museum studies, or any students interested in a career in the museum field are encouraged to apply.
Resume, cover letter, and a list of two references due by Friday, August 2, 2019. Applicants selected to interview and audition should prepare a 5-minute monologue.
Please send application materials to Kelly Burns, Museum Educator, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.