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Artistic Internship for Walkabout Theater

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

Over the course of the Spring 2017, interns will assist with administrative tasks in several departments, including education, marketing, development, and grant writing. If a candidate has a department they are particularly interested in working in, we will work towards meeting that interest. Additionally, Interns will assist in production to support Walkabout's programming, which include a series of Open Trainings and Workshops in Chicago, as well Walkabout’s co-production with Red Tape Theatre in Spring 2017, Mother of Smoke. Lastly, it is encouraged for interns to develop their own project(s) over the course of their internship and Walkabout company members will work to support Interns in their artistic pursuits.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Walkabout Theater is dedicated to the production of original work and arresting theatrical events. We challenge the theatrical form, the architecture in which theater is created, and the capacity to tell a story. With a dedicated ensemble of ten multi-disciplinary artists, Walkabout is a unique example of laboratory theater in Chicago. Through self-examination, dynamic movement, visceral action, music and a deep commitment to each other, Walkabout is developing a foundational performance practice and ensemble culture that connects us to the work of those that came before in order to better orient us to the present moment. Walkabout produces world-premiere ensemble performances in theaters and immersive, site-specific performance events across the city. The company maintains an active pursuit of artistic exchange with local and international artists, and leads workshops and trainings for artists of all backgrounds.  Recent performances include The Wild (Steppenwolf Garage Theater / Physical Festival Chicago), Summer Wild (Garfield Park Conservatory / Humboldt Park), Storm (Links Hall), Beach Party at the End of the World (8 different Chicago beaches), and All Rise (Lutheran Memorial Church).

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Candidates should be flexible, self-motivated, and interested in learning more about non-profit operations and ensemble theater. A strong candidate will be highly organized, able to work independently and have experience in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Prior experience with social media strategy and Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite platforms is advantageous. Photoshop skills and experience in creating visual marketing materials is also advantageous. 

Walkabout is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

To Apply: 

If you are interested, please submit a paragraph describing your background as an artist, your interest in the program, what you hope to gain from the experience, and what aspect of your craft you would like to develop through your work with Walkabout.  Your paragraph should be between 150-250 words.  Please email both Thom Pasculli and Emma Stanton with your submission at thom@walkabouttheater.organd emma@walkabouttheater.org.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Emma Stanton