Chicago Tap Theatre is looking for interns to join our team! Chicago Tap Theatre’s mission is to share the creativity, history, and joy of tap dance. CTT is a not-for-profit professional tap dance company based on the north side of Chicago with rehearsals and performances throughout the city. Our season consists of a home season, tours, and various local performances. Founded in 2002, CTT is becoming a pillar of the Chicago dance community!  CTT interns dive into the world of non-profits, develop mentor-type relationships, connect with the performance community in Chicago, and, of course, receive tap classes from CTT members! 

We are currently looking for two interns to join us starting in January! While the descriptions below cover most of our intern duties, CTT’s Production and Administration teams will work with our interns to identify and utilize their skill sets. Our internship program is built to mold each position to meet our intern’s interests and goals, so the duties may vary from week to week. 

Administration & Marketing 

Administration and Marketing Interns work closely with our Artistic Director, Business Manager, Marketing Manager, and Development Manager to gain hands on administrative experience at a not-for-profit dance company. Interns will collaborate with the Marketing Manager to create content for social media and manage a consistent social media strategy to maintain CTT accounts. Admin & Marketing interns will also collaborate with our Development Manager to maintain our donor database and provide support for fundraising efforts.

 

Responsibilities:

Remote
– Attend and notate 2 weekly staff meetings (Development & Marketing)
– Notate and communicate weekly task list to Artistic Director based on staff meetings
– Create and edit video and other content for Marketing Campaigns and CTT social media
– Manage social media strategy and communications for CTT social media accounts
– Participate in marketing & PR efforts

In Person
– Assist with Front of House tasks at performances
– Participate in Postering Campaigns

 

Required Skills:

– Excellent communication and writing skills
– Attention to detail
– Able to manage multiple deadlines
– Familiar with Microsoft suite, google drive, YouTube, dropbox
– Experience with Canva, HootSuite, and all current social media apps is a plus

 

Minimum 8 hours per week

 

Performance & Production
Performance & Production Interns work closely with our Artistic Director, Artistic Fellow, Rehearsal Director, & General Manager to gain hands on experience in a professional rehearsal and performance setting. Interns will attend CTT rehearsals and are welcome to learn rep with the company. Interns will serve as a liaison to the General Manager by documenting each rehearsal. Performance & Production interns will also collaborate with the Artistic Director and General Manager to provide support during production, tours, and intensives.

 

Responsibilities:

Remote
– Attend and notate weekly staff meeting
– Notate and communicate weekly task list to Artistic Director based on staff meetings
– Assist General Manager with venue and touring research
– Participate in full production planning cycle

In Person
– Attend CTT rehearsals each week
– Document rehearsals and maintain rehearsal video archive
– Participate in full production cycle
– Assist backstage during productions
– Take rehearsal footage for social media

 

Required Skills:

– Excellent communication and writing skills
– Attention to detail
– Able to manage multiple deadlines
– Familiar with Microsoft suite, google drive, YouTube, dropbox
– Tap Dancers encouraged, but not required

 

Minimum 10 hours per week

 

Time Commitment 
January – May 2023 with the option to extend through August

 

Pay
Unpaid, willing to work with University for college credit
All Interns receive free tap classes with Artistic Director, Mark Yonally, and the Company

 

Housing
No housing offered, but summer interns may stay with Loyola University Chicago’s summer intern housing. Find more information here: https://www.luc.edu/conference/housing/internhousing/ 

 

Apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to kstover@chicagotaptheatre.com with Intern in the subject line.