The Pasadena Playhouse
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER INTERN
Company: The Pasadena Playhouse, State Theatre of California
600 Playhouse Alley, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91101
Job Title: Community Organizer Summer Intern
Status: Full-time, Intern
40 hours/week, eight consecutive hours each day, with some weekends and weekday evenings required.
A designated workspace equipped with a phone and computer will be provided.
Term: 10-week summer internship
Begins between June 1 and June 15, 2015
Ends between August 7 and August 21, 2015
40 hrs/week, $10 per hour and in keeping with California Labor Law rules for a non-exempt temporary position
Reports to: Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Department
Eligibility: This internship is made possible by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. To be eligible, interns must meet the following requirements:
The Community Organizer Intern primarily reports to Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director to activate our Consensus Organizing for Theatre methodology and represent The Playhouse through interactions with community leaders and members of the public. Opportunities for smaller projects in conjunction with the Development Office and/or Productions Department may also be assigned.
Consensus Organizing for Theatre (CO) is a methodology through which an arts organization builds stake in multiple and diverse pockets of communities and those communities build stake back in the art work by surfacing and organizing around mutual self-interests. The process is centered in the Artistic Department, but its impact crosses all departments — Artistic, Education, Marketing, Development/Fundraising, Production, Facilities, etc. Social justice, or the idea that everyone deserves equal opportunity in and access to the arts, is at the core of CO philosophy.
Please read this article from the January 2015 issue of American Theatre for more information on CO.
Under the direction of the Associate Artistic Director, the Community Organizer Intern’s duties include, but are not limited to:
Skills Knowledge or Other Requirements
The Pasadena Playhouse seeks an intern who is a self-starter with tremendous drive, honesty, integrity, curiosity, creativity and bravery. The Playhouse needs a team player with the ability to communicate respect. A passion for theatre and its community-building possibilities is a must.
Candidates must demonstrate an ability to articulate their own core values and personal mission. The intern needs excellent verbal and presentation skills, writing, listening, research and learning. This internship requires 360-degree thinking, and the ability to connect the dots across multiple agendas. The Intern also needs to be able to follow up and close a deal.
As a result of this 10-week summer program, the intern will:
The Consensus Organizing methodology has been used extensively in social services since the 1980s. While The Pasadena Playhouse’s Consensus Organizing for Theatre is the first large-scale use of this methodology in the arts, the Intern will learn skills that are applicable to many other fields, including:
How to Apply
To apply, please email Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director, with the following:
Combine the above materials into one PDF and email them as one attachment to email@example.com with “Community Organizer LACAC Intern” in the subject line.
Deadline for applications: April 20, 2015, midnight.
Applicants who do not follow the above instructions will be automatically disqualified.