Museum Theatre Internship – Summer 2011
The Accokeek Foundation in Maryland is now accepting applications for its 2011 Museum Theatre Internship Program. This unique program provides intensive training in Museum Theatre, a form of live performance used to educate and engage visitors at museums around the world. Interns will receive training in living history interpretation as they research, develop and present museum theatre performances at the National Colonial Farm, an outdoor museum (complete with historic buildings and heritage breed animals) on the Potomac River.
Interns will create and perform two museum theatre plays, including an adaptation of “Miss Goody Two Shoes” (to be performed at the National Children’s Museum’s Launch Zone) and a play focused on crime and punishment in Colonial Maryland (to be performed at the Foundation’s Colonial Day event on July 30, 2011). The internship will run Fridays through Sundays, June 10 to July 31. Hours are generally 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We are looking for people who have performance experience, a passion for history and an interest in learning more about engaging audiences through museum theatre. Interns will be paid a stipend.
To apply, email a letter of interest outlining qualifications and experience, a resume and a photo to Dr. Lisa Hayes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: We are located ten miles south of Washington, DC and are NOT accessible by public transportation. We are not able to provide housing.
The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.