Arts Alive Summer Internship

Arts Alive

Torrance, CA

Hiring: Paid Internship: Summer School Production Assistant

Want to learn to work in an educational environment for children?  Apply as a paid intern for summer camp which will culminate in a theatre production! Applicants local to the city of Torrance are a plus as 5 weeks of camp commences at 8:30am each morning. This position is full-time, 40 hours a week over a 10 week period.

Searching for committed artists who are interested in working in an artistic environment with at least two of following skills:

  • Strong interest in educating students under age 12 in performing arts and music
  • Have skills in costume management, sound production or stage management
  • Be prepared to aide teachers with setting up musical instruments
  • An understanding of music or playing an instrument in the past to help students is a plus for this position


Kings and Clowns provides fundamental arts education and performance opportunities for young people in music, dance, and the performing arts. The volunteer Board of Directors and administration ensures that each child has access to quality arts education through in-school and after-school programs throughout Los Angeles County.  This program is funded by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Working with the production staff of a director, producer, art director, choreographer and musical director the Intern will assist in all areas of the preparation, execution and presentation of the Summer Musical Production for our 2016 summer camp. The intern will be serve as the stage manager to a professional director, choreographer and music director to carry out the Summer Production and effectively teach children the aspects of live theatre.

The Intern will be involved with the day-to-day activities from pre-production work, through rehearsals to opening show. We are looking for a candidate who is eager to learn, curious, can be self-directed, have a sense of humor while working with children. Production Intern must be ready to take direction from Artistic Director and administrative office staff. 

Phase 1 Coordinating and Planning

Phase 2 Rehearsals and Production

Phase 3 Completion of Production


The Intern should have some basic knowledge of theater production and have an interest in learning all aspects of a youth theatre production. Other skills expected of the prospective intern include strong time-management, organizational skills, and prioritizing skills. A successful intern will be highly-motivated with energy to work with a full staff and children each day. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel is a plus. Most importantly the intern should possess a passion for the arts and have the ability to multi-task. It is our policy while working in schools for the intern to be fingerprinted and have a current TB shot. Finally, the intern must have a working vehicle.


It is our policy while working in schools for the intern to be fingerprinted and have a current TB shot.  Finally, the intern must have a working vehicle.  Student can apply to the internship through the website. Candidate will be asked to fill out a simple application and questionnaire, include resume with 2 references. If student does not have access to website, these materials may also be emailed to or brought to our Hawthorne office. A call from our Director will follow to schedule an interview.  Interviews will be conducted April 19 and 26.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at more than 100 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation.  The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at



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