Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers – on the stage, in the classroom and in the community. They produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. They embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all their work.
Kids are celebrated at the Arden. They nurture curiosity, creativity and confidence through their educational programming. The Arden fosters connections between theatre and reading and promote literacy for young audiences. They reach thousands of students each year, introducing many of the region’s kids to theatre for the first time.
The Arden strives to be Philadelphia’s hometown theatre; they seek community partnerships and collaborations, make their work affordable and accessible, and train the next generation of theatre leaders, contributing to the region’s cultural landscape.
Internships can be arranged in one department or in multiple departments. They tend to require a commitment of 10 – 20 hours per week. Internship opportunities include:
Special Events Intern
Special Events intern will assist in the fundraising department two days per week. Individual should possess an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and solid communication skills. Individual will have the opportunity to work alongside members of the Development department to assist in the planning and executing of donor cultivation events and the annual fundraising event, as well as other administrative tasks.
Production Internships are available in stage management, lighting, sound, props, costuming, and scenic construction. Interns develop production skills by assisting in the build, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, and performance of our productions.
…And many more!
Contact Megan Staples with interest. Please enclose a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-922-8900 x46
The Fleisher Art Memorial is guided by the spirit of its founder, who first extended an invitation in 1898 for “the world to come and learn art.“ Samuel Fleisher’s singular vision of high-quality, tuition-free art instruction continues uninterrupted at the Memorial. Here, children from all economic and cultural backgrounds share in the commonality of the creative experience and the cultural diversity of the city. Adult artists of all levels of experience study with a distinguished faculty of working artists in diverse fine-arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.
Volunteer opportunities include:
On evenings and Saturdays, Fleisher will be opening the library, inviting in adult students and children and their families who are here attending classes. We would look to a volunteer to promote book donations, help visitors find the resources or entertainment they are looking for, and to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Exhibition and gallery work
There are many important ways to help out with exhibitions. Assist with the installation of shows and help monitor refreshment tables during special events.
There are many events held throughout the year for which we need additional support, including Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art, the annual Print Love-In, ARTspiration, and others.
Mini-fundraisers help keep our classrooms filled with the equipment they need, teachers paid the salaries they deserve, and supplies available to free classes. Help is needed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the coffee and cookie sale in the lobby, our annual Election Day bake and book sales, the annual Student Dinner, plus other Development events throughout the year.
Office and administrative help
Ceramics Studio Monitor
Can you count clay among your closest friends? We’re looking for extra hands to help our Studio Technician keep up with the demands of the semester by assisting with studio maintenance, firings, and other tasks.
Print Studio Monitor
During weekday afternoons, we open our etching and lithography studios to approved printmakers. We need assistance overseeing the studios, checking materials, and monitoring the Suzanne Fleisher & Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery.
On Saturdays, during the Children’s Program, we get many visitors to the gallery. We also see our exhibitions as a tool to enhance the art education provided in the classrooms. If you love learning about art and would like to share what you know with children and adults, this would be a wonderful volunteer position for you.
Art Sanctuary, founded in North Philadelphia, uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. Board and staff members have worked hard for twelve years to create a learning culture adequate to support the mission. We present, produce, commission, create, and teach artistic excellence. We hustle to pay for it. The art must be life-giving, not comfortable and happy-happy, but enriching to a community long hobbled by scarcity and injustice. Our work now is to keep advancing: with a new building, stronger infrastructure, and new technologies. For excellence in the arts. In the community. For real.
The Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and imagines and effects positive community change. We are working toward a just and joyous world where all people, regardless of their racial and class backgrounds, are able to view and create art that reflects their lives and concerns.
Created in response to community concerns about racial tension, the Asian Arts Initiative began programming in May 1993 with Philadelphia’s first-ever Asian American Arts Festival: “Live Traditions/Contemporary Issues” at the Painted Bride Art Center. The Asian Arts Initiative has since become a community arts center that offers performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for artists, youth and adults who share our commitment to community-based arts.
Volunteer and internship opportunities include:
Marketing & PR
And more, depending on the volunteer/interns skills and interest! If you have expertise with something and would like to volunteer your time and talents, we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
The Painted Bride Art Center collaborates with emerging and established artists to create, produce and present innovative work that affirms the intrinsic value of all cultures and celebrates the transformative power of the arts.
The Bride is especially committed to Philadelphia-based artists and to linking them to community groups and issues. The Bride’s core programs include world premieres, substantial commissioning support, and new work that challenges artists to further develop their work while also daring audiences to experience these artistic voices.
Bleu! A Multi-media performance by TPO Compagnia – World Tour with stops in Italy, Russia, France and Mexico
Philadelphia Premiere at Painted Bride
FringeArts amplifies the vibrancy of Philadelphia as a renowned cultural destination and an unparalleled place to live, work, and visit. FringeArts experiences are entertaining, intellectually challenging, provocative, and moving.
For 18 days every September, the annual Festival creates a cityscape filled with theater, dance, music, visual art, and everything in-between – an explosion of wild creativity and daring performances. From local pioneers to international legends, it’s your once-a-year chance to see the newest and most thrilling theater, dance, and music performances.
FringeArts internships offer empirical training for students and emerging professionals whose career interests include performing and visual arts administration, arts production, and all facets of nonprofit administration and management.
Headlong Dance Theater’s mission is to create and perform new and visionary works of dance theater that use the entire body including the voice, the face, and the mind; to create accessible dances that are relevant beyond traditional dance audiences; to bring audiences closer to dance by performing informally, in nontraditional venues, and for free; to develop and propagate training techniques that bridge dance and theater and empower performers to be co-creators; to provide mentoring and leadership in the local and national arts communities; and to dance our way into the blind spots of our strange times.
Volunteers and interns are accepted in the spring and summer. In the Fall, internships are provided only to students attending Headlong Performance Institute (HPI), a program accredited through Bryn Mawr. Those who are interested in interning/volunteering during those times are more than welcome to email email@example.com for details.
Girls Rock Philly (GRP) is an initiative to bring Philadelphia a girls-only, week-long summer day camp serving junior rockers ages 9-17. Led by a team of all female instructors & band coaches, girls in the program learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, make their own band merchandise, discover other women in rock & finesse their on-stage jump kicks.
Want to get involved? They need the year-round help of reliable, dedicated people to make camp happen. Some positions require musical experience, but there are many positions that do not. All positions are available to female & female-identifying volunteers, with opportunities available for men as well!
Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in their choice of classics, modern, and original works. They create an innovative and stimulating theatrical experience that evokes thoughtful reflection and discussion long after the play ends.
Lantern Theater Company seeks interns in various departments, including:
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre was founded as The Red Heel Theatre in 1989, initially focusing on classic works of English theatre. In 1993, Carmen Khan became the Artistic Director of Red Heel and in 1996 focused the company’s efforts on the works of Shakespeare, renaming it The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival. Since that time, The Festival has produced 30 plays, reached nearly 30,000 High School students and nearly 70,000 adult audience members. They now have several programs for adults and students including a lecture series featuring world-renowned Shakespeare Scholars, Shakespeare School Tour which also tours in schools, and a Classical Acting Academy providing early actors with intense classical training culminating in a free Shakespeare play for the public.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their Career Opportunities page for more information on jobs and internships.