COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EDUCATION
Title: Community Programs & Education Intern
Reports to: Director of Island Programs & Education/Co-Producer, Senior Staff, KidsDODance Program Director
Works with: Festival Performers, Community Programmers/Organizations and Institutions, Kids Program Director & Participants, and fellow Interns
Dates: May 16-September 16
Focused Responsibilities: Assistant teaching and administration of Education Programs, Project Coordination for Community Based Activities, Head of Intern Choreography Projects
Core Skills Required: Dance/Education teaching background, Parent and Community Relations experience, Choreography
The Community Programs & Education Intern assists the Director of Island Programs & Education coordinating community activities with surrounding organizations on the Vineyard, helping teach and execute educational programs and events held on Yard property, and leading intern choreography projects throughout the summer during structured open studio rehearsal time. The successful candidate will work directly with The Yard’s creative dance education program, Making It: KidsDODance, throughout the season, with particular emphasis on the month-long Yard summer program, assistant teaching with, and learning from, Master Teacher, Deborah Damast of NYU’s Steinhardt School, and the Director of Island Programs & Education, as well as working with Yard community teaching programs at sister organizations. They will be responsible for registration, weekly meet-and-greets with parents and students, organizing post-program receptions, communicating with parents and capturing and filing all participant information. This candidate will also be responsible for assisting the Director of Island Programs and Education with weekly Box Office and Theater Front of House preparations, and audience tracking.
Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate a genuine interest in dance education and community outreach initiatives, as well as their own personal choreographic projects and growth. The will work well with fellow staff, have excellent communication and community relation skills, be highly detail-oriented, proactive, efficient, and also have a strong sense of creating work, and supporting teaching programs in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines over many months.
The Community Programs & Education Intern is also responsible for aiding senior staff with daily operations and any general tasks required, not specific to community programs and general management. For more information go to Overview of Internship Program.