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Internships

Looking to gain business experience in a creative working environment? What better way than to intern!

Position Descriptions

VTA interns are responsible for a variety of tasks and work closely with professional staff on our Marketing & Communications, Graphics, Digital Marketing, Development, Group Sales, or Education & Engagement teams.

We offer the following internships:

  • Marketing and public relations (2-3 positions depending on semester/term);
  • Digital marketing (1 position);
  • Graphic design (1-2 positions);
  • Development and fundraising (2 positions);
  • Education and engagement (2 positions); and
  • Group sales (1 position).

Positions begin in early September for fall semester internships, mid-January for spring semester internships, and mid-May for summer internships. Yearlong internships are also available for the right candidates!

Requirements

Excellent communication skills — written and verbal — great organization and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, a desire to learn, and an ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment. There may be additional requirements specific to each area/department. For example, graphics internship applicants must be proficient in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) and have a working knowledge of layout and design.

These unpaid internships offer the opportunity to make networking connections, gain hands-on experience, and build a portfolio of work samples. A background in theatre/performing arts is not mandatory, but an appreciation for the performing arts is necessary to develop an understanding of and commitment to the position.

In general, intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with marketing and research projects;
  • Various writing tasks;
  • Development and implementation of promotion/publicity strategies;
  • Staffing special events of various kinds;
  • Database development and input;
  • Poster and flier distribution;
  • Filing and photocopying;
  • Professionally representing the organization to outside businesses through phone calls and courier duties;
  • Various administrative tasks; and
  • Compiling and coordinating reports.

Specific tasks and learning opportunities depend on the team with which you work.

Hours

Each position requires a minimum of 15 hours a week. Schedules are flexible, but a specific weekly schedule must be set. Some evening or weekend hours may be requested.

Compensation

All internships are unpaid. We do provide free parking, mileage reimbursement for work-related travel, 25 percent discount at our restaurant, Citilites, and show tickets as available.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the internship, a resume and the following samples to resumes@victoriatheatre.com :

  • For marketing and public relations internships, include 2-3 writing samples;
  • For digital marketing internships, include at least one sample of or link to something you’ve written and at least one other sample (writing, video, or image; this can be from a website, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);
  • For graphic design internships, include 2-3 design samples or links to your work;
  • For development and fundraising internships, include 2-3 writing samples;
  • For education and engagement internships, include 2-3 writing samples; and
  • For group sales internships, include 2-3 writing samples.

Victoria Theatre Association celebrates diversity! We are an EE/M/D/V employer.

Victoria Theatre Association celebrates diversity! We are an EE/M/D/V employer.