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The Dance Complex - Internships

The Dance Complex is a 25+ year old central hub of dance - locally, with connections to the New England region and in dialogue with the inter/national dance field. Our building, an 1884-circa Odd Fellow's Hall in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge, is a home to a diverse range of movers and dancers. This unique arts center hosts professional, pre-professional, and recreational movers. All are able to find a variety of movement and dance classes to take their next step. All can access affordable studio space, and participate in programs to help strengthen their choreographic, performance, and production skills. Those who dance, teach and create within our studios receive valued space in a supportive environment for affordable rental rates.

We invite the community to join us for over 100 concerts a year in our theatre and studios, and to celebrate with us in seasonal festivals that bring study, creation and performance together. Local artists perform alongside national guest artists in two theatre spaces.

Newer programs include All In Movement/No Others Here Program, intent on removing barriers to dance in the widest possible terms, with classes and workshops within multiple communities including those with movement/mobility challenges, LGTBQ and allies, those fiscally challenged.

The Dance Complex is sustained by a staff comprised of professional artists and arts administrators, resident companies and artists, renowned teaching artists, a working board of directors and a corps of volunteers

The Work Study Exchange Participant program provides The Dance Complex with a 50-person workforce who man the front desk, and clean and maintain the studios, affording the participants with valuable study in dance in exchange for their work.

The community at The Dance Complex is reflective of its locale: Cambridge traditionally attracts all kinds of people from all corners of the world, and this is reflected in the artists, their classes and performances at The Dance Complex.

Available Internship Opportunties:

Arts Marketing and Communication Internship

The arts marketing and communication intern may focus on the following areas: content creation and writing, using promotional tools, market research, and assisting in marketing analysis. Interns will work directly with staff and/or appointed members from the organization/business on general internship onboarding, creating a schedule, establishing weekly check-ins, and scheduling timely feedback meetings.

Arts Fundraising and Development Internship

The fundraising and development intern will focus on the following areas: grant research, donor research, and fundraising events. Interns will work directly with staff and/or appointed members from the organization/business on general internship onboarding, creating a schedule, establishing weekly check-ins, and scheduling timely feedback meetings.

Arts Programming Internship

The arts programming intern will focus on the following areas: virtual programming research, assistance in event planning, outreach to partners and attendees, serving visitors or event attendees as well as general operational support. Interns will work directly with staff and/or appointed members from the organization/business on general internship onboarding, creating a schedule, establishing weekly check-ins, and scheduling timely feedback meetings. Events may include performance, exhibits, and educational events.

Arts Administration and General Operations Internship

Period of Internship: Spring, Summer, Multiple Semesters/Seasons

Pay Type: Unpaid

Opportunity Type: Internship

Number of total hours of position per week:12-20

Application Due Date: Until Filled.

Required Degree/Major: All Majors

Application Requirements: Send resume, cover letter at the online application on dancecomplex.org