PlayMakers Laboratory is Hiring Summer Interns

PlayMakers Laboratory Education Program Internship

PlayMakers Laboratory is currently seeking a summer Education Intern. Our internships are immersive and allow interns to get a sense of PlayMakers Laboratory’s artistic and educational programming while supporting the efforts of the education department of the organization. Our summer intern will support summer program assessment and summer education programming. They will also be welcome to attend and observe staff meetings, shows, rehearsals, and other events, based on their interests.

Dates: Approximately 10 weeks; June-July (Flexible depending on intern’s schedule)

Responsibilities:
-Assist in organizing and coding stories to be used in our student assessment.
-Participate in assessment of student writing and compiling assessment results.
-Assist summer residency teachers in the park storytelling/creative drama workshops.
-Other administrative tasks and projects, as assigned.

Necessary Skills:
-Competency working with Microsoft Office Suite/Google Apps Suite.
-Proficiency and willingness to transcribe handwritten documents to be digitized.
-Strong attention to detail
-Outstanding organizational skills
-Commitment to working collaboratively
-Interest in programs that support and champion the voices of students
-Interest in Theatre Education, Creative Writing, Assessment, Dramaturgy and Archiving

PlayMakers Laboratory Artistic & Production Summer Internship

PlayMakers Laboratory is currently seeking a summer Artistic & Production intern. Our internships are immersive and allow interns to get a sense of PlayMakers Laboratory’s artistic and educational programming while supporting the efforts of the artistic department of the organization. Our summer intern will support summer performances and our outdoor public performances on our Summer Tour.  They will also be welcome to attend and observe staff meetings, shows, rehearsals, classroom residencies, and other events, based on their interests.

Dates: Approximately 10 weeks; June-July (Flexible depending on intern’s schedule)

Responsibilities:
-Assist in organizing and coding stories to be used in our student assessment.
-Participate in assessment of student writing and compiling assessment results.
-Assistant Stage Manage or Assistant Direct the summer production of “Summer of Stories” our Summer -Park Tour
-Other administrative tasks and projects, as assigned

Necessary Skills:
-Competency working with Microsoft Office Suite/Google Apps Suite
-Strong attention to detail
-Outstanding organizational skills
-Commitment to working collaboratively
-Interest in programs that support and champion the voices of students
-Interest in Directing, Stage Management, and Performance

General Internship Information for Education and Artistic Internships

PlayMakers Laboratory values its interns immensely and works hard to provide an environment that is engaging, challenging, educational, and fun. Our small staff of two works in an open and collaborative environment and we welcome interns to adopt that spirit of collaboration while they are on our team.

We do not have a physical office space. This means that many of our tasks such as meetings and student assessments, are conducted virtually via Google Meet. However, our rehearsals, park shows and gala fundraiser events are all done in person at various sites across Chicago, providing a unique and hands-on experience for our summer interns. We are looking for proactive and adaptable individuals who are comfortable working in a virtual environment for certain tasks, while also being able to thrive in in-person settings for rehearsals and events.

Internships are paid a $900 stipend and may be undertaken for school credit. The summer internship will have a preferred time commitment of 10-15 hours per week.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to producer@playmakerslab.org.

Must be 18 or older to apply.


Equal Opportunity Employer
PlayMakers Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

PlayMakers Laboratory (PML) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in its 25th year. We provide arts education programs to students aged 7-13 throughout Chicago, focused on storytelling, theater, and social-emotional skills.

Our objectives are:
to teach fundamental creative writing skills;
to provide consistent and nurturing attention to each student over a sustained period of time ;
to build each student’s confidence in self-expression, self-esteem, and writing skills;
to perform high quality, professional theater to the students we serve and the broader community; and
to form lasting partnerships.

Our Mission
PlayMakers Laboratory (PML) is an ensemble of teaching artists who create an experiential learning environment in which students share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. PML accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of student stories. PML also engages the broader community in support of the visions of young people through public performances of their work.

Our Vision
A radically kind Chicago that champions children’s ideas.

“Audiences can sense that all of the actors are having a great time and giving it their all during the show. Best yet? It's perfect for all ages.”

–Dennis Mahoney, Centerstage.net