Wharton Center Internship

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Company: Wharton Center
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Wharton Center connects people to engaging, creative opportunities that expand their hearts, minds, and worldview. Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity provides a wide range of educational and engagement programs for learners of all ages and is seeking one paid intern for the 2022-2023 season.

The internship begins August 2022 and ends May 2023, although interns may be offered part-time summer employment. The internship is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in the fields of arts administration and education, by participating in programs such as Disney Musicals in Schools, Young Playwrights Festival, Sutton Foster Awards, Shakespeare Immersion Project, and more. To learn more about the Institute for Arts & Creativity’s programs, please visit https://www.whartoncenter.com/education-engagement.

The Institute seeks applicants with excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong interest in arts administration, computer experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, and Zoom, along with a flexible schedule. The ideal candidate would also have an interest and/or experience in accessibility and equity in arts education and could make a multi-year commitment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • A commitment of 12-18 hours per week (including some evenings and weekends).
  • General administrative and office support, preparation of study guides, and communication with schools and other patrons.
  • Observing artists in the classroom.
  • Assist with in-house event setup, clean-up, and hospitality.
  • Ability to drive the Wharton van when necessary.
  • Staying up to date on MSU Youth Program Protocol and correlating Institute program guidelines.

Wharton also offers interns the opportunity to shadow staff and visiting artists. Training will beprovided in arts education, with the possibility of direct experience in the field.

Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity staff consists of Kelly Stuible-Clark, Manager of Musical Theatre Programs; Ben English, Community Engagement and Special Projects Manager; and Laurie Briseño, Educational Operations Manager.

To apply for this internship, please submit a resume, 2-3 references, and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern at Wharton Center to:

  • Bert Goldstein, Director, Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity
  • bert.goldstein@whartoncenter.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Interviews will be arranged in the coming months. No phone calls, please.