Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First 

·3 to 4 days a week 
·Timeframe: 4 months w/ possible extension 
·Area of the City: Mid-Wilshire 

Learn all aspects of working with a non-profit arts organization, and assist in designing and implementing Artist-In-Residence programs for at-risk youth from start to finish. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This internship offers the chance to take a hands-on role in the coordination of performing arts education programming in a vibrant non-profit organization with a 28-year history of success.  By the end of the internship, the Program Intern will better understand the role of the arts in the communities, and how to design and implement standards-based quality performing arts education programming. The Program Intern (PI) will assist the Program Director and Program Coordinator in coordinating Youth First Artist-In-Residence Programs and Youth First Meet-The-Artist Presentations. These will be comprised of interactive demonstrations, workshops, and classes.  The PI will gain experience in fielding inquiries from clients and communicating with teaching artists regarding program logistics. The PI will participate in staff meetings and contribute to the completion of various projects. The PI will also be expected to integrate within the full range of Theatre Of Hearts activities, including, but not limited to: fundraising, administration and outreach efforts. PLEASE NOTE: This is a program/administrative position, NOT a teaching position. 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be over 18 years of age and residing in Los Angeles County. Must have car, current valid CA driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check. Candidates are welcome from all areas of study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts, but the ideal candidate is currently pursuing a career in arts education or administration. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills required.  Fluency with Mac OS X 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Social Media required. Familiarity with Word Press and FileMaker Pro preferred. Be organized, punctual, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task. Personal art-making experience (performing or visual arts) a major plus. PLEASE REVIEW WEBSITE BEFORE YOU SEND RESPONSE (www.theatreofhearts.org ) then e-mail cover letter and resume to: youthfirst@theatreofhearts.org (NO CALLS PLEASE).