Triad Stage - Learning Intern

Company Description

Triad Stage is a not-for-profit professional regional theater serving Greensboro since 2002. Guided by our core values of Excellence, Artistic Risk, Imagination, Community, Learning, Inclusion, Collaboration, Rejuvenation, A Southern Voice and being a leader in the arts of North Carolina, we invest in innovative theatricality producing the highest quality live productions in the Triad. 

Triad Stage owns and operates two facilities in Greensboro. First, our downtown theater center which includes the Pyrle Theater, UpStage Cabaret, three lobbies, administrative offices, our box office and bar. Once the home of the Montgomery Ward department store, the building sat vacant for nearly forty years before renovations began in 1999. The theater center is also the home of the WUNC Greensboro News Bureau consisting of office space and a broadcast studio and the headquarters for the North Carolina Theater Conference, an industry service organization. The Triad Stage Production Facility is on Holbrook Street, near the Greensboro Coliseum and houses paint decks, carpentry shop, costume shop, properties shop and storage for the thousands of properties, pieces of furniture and costumes in our stock.

Triad Stage is more than just our buildings and the shows that we produce on our stages. Triad Stage is committed to creatively engaging with this community within the themes of the work that we produce. When we select our season the first question we ask is what topics or problems do we want to engage? In our current season we chose military service, housing inequality and challenging family dynamics which lead us to producing SOUTH PACIFIC, A RAISIN IN THE SUN and THE PASSION OF TERESA RAE KING. We honored a service member at every performance of SOUTH PACIFIC and are busy engaging a group of African American lawyers in discussions around A RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

With our current season we have recommitted ourselves to creative education. We have hired a full-time Learning Director to administer our current educational programming while expanding our offerings. We provide student and educator discounts for any of our performances and host morning student matinees for school groups at deeply subsidized cost to the students. The Triad Stage Professional Training Program is a 9 month program with 9 early-career apprentices working in roles throughout the company. We are the state hosts and administrators for two national high school competitions: Poetry Out Loud and The August Wilson Monologue Competition. We are producing a local arm of the national program Young Playwrights for Change, a program for middle school students focused on addressing social inequity. In partnership with Peppercorn Theatre at the Kaleideum of Winston-Salem we are developing a Teaching Artist Working Group. We are piloting a professional development series for K-5 teachers in Guilford County Schools and this summer we will host the inaugural Triad Stage Summer Camp for young learners 8-18 years old.

Intern Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be instrumental in the administration of Triad Stage’s summer camp program, as well as planning and preparation for the 2018-2019 season in education programming. During camp sessions, the intern will split their time between education administration tasks and assisting in classrooms during instructional time. The intern will assist teaching artists in preparing supplies and lesson plans, and will assist with tasks such as communicating with parents as needed. Additionally, during times they are not in the classroom, the intern will conduct research regarding future education programming and partnerships and assist the learning director with recruiting teachers and students for fall programs including student matinees, Poetry Out Loud, and arts integration residencies.


The intern will work closely with Triad Stage Learning Director Lauren Smith to develop the skills necessary for a successful and mutually beneficial internship experience. The intern will be included in Teaching Artist Orientation, training for all teachers involved in the Triad Stage Summer Camp. Additionally, they will receive administrative instructions that will help them be successful in arts education administration, including communication with parents, teachers, and artists; lesson planning and facilitation; preparing and maintaining materials like rosters and medical forms; researching potential partners for future education programming; and other tasks as they arise.

Pay Rate

$2,500 for 10-weeks



Schedule will depend on registrations for the camp sessions, but will not include evenings or weekends.

Start Date

End Date


Start / End date flexible?

Please note: all Fellows will attend the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership on either June 11 & 12, 2018 or June 18 & 19, 2018. If hired as an intern through the Fellows Program, you will attend one of the sessions in June.

Our organization is interested in hiring:

Undergraduate students
Students seeking a master's or doctoral degree
Work Authorization: Our organization will consider hiring interns with the following work authorization:

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
International student legally authorized to work on a F1 Visa
International student legally authorized to work on a J1 Visa

Majors Seeking

Education, Theater Education, Drama, willing to speak to others interested
Address of Internship location

232 S. Elm Street

This internship is located in downtown GSO

Required Qualifications:

Highly organized with a passion for working with young people. Before contracting applicants will be asked to consent to a NC background check.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with young people in creative environments.

Work Environment

Triad Stage's administrative office is an open office format that is often quite unlike other working environments. We are a staff of creative people that can easily get side tracked dreaming about the next project or possible adventure. The office is usually a relaxed environment and relatively informal. While these things are true of us, we are a professional and educated staff that has important goals that require us to bear multiple responsibilities simultaneously. 

The Triad Stage Summer Camp will be a more formal environment as we must structure it to meet the learning goals of our classrooms. These classes will be fast-paced and lots of fun for the right candidate.
Additional Internship Perks

While we won't be producing plays at the time of the internship, a successful candidate will be added to our friends and family - a group with access to complimentary tickets to our productions in the future.

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