Internship Opportunities with TEADA Productions

TEADA Productions:
We are a small non-profit theater located near Culver City focusing on developing new interdisciplinary theater artists and expanding awareness of issues facing under served communities.

We would like to open our Internship and Assistant Stage Manager Opportunities to the Asian American Studies Students of UCLA.

Our internships will provide a first hand learning experience in the fields of marketing production within the South East Asian community for our Los Angeles Premiere run of Refugee Nation at the LATC.
Posted below is a description of the positions we have open.

For questions, please email
For all positions, email resume and cover letter to Leilani Chan at

TEADA PRODUCTIONS a non-profit 501 ©(3) Theater Company seeking summer interns in production and marketing.
The mission of TeAda Productions is to expand the awareness of issues affecting underserved communities through the development and presentation of performances by people of color. TeAda’s cross-disciplinary performances incorporate theater, performance art, and dance. TeAda embraces a fearless commitment to provide artists a space to explore cultural and political issues most relevant to their communities.
We are looking for high energy, dependable and eager interns for an Assistant Stage Manager Role as well as a Social Media Marketing/Outreach position who are passionate about theater.

Here are the position descriptions:
Assistant Stage Manager (unpaid internship) – Refugee Nation
TeAda is looking for a multi-tasker and team player for the role of Assistant Stage Manager for Refugee Nation.
The Assistant Stage Manager will be responsible for taking down blocking notes, technical cues and other important notes during rehearsals.
This person will act as the liason between crew cast and theater management. Duties also include recording video and audio as needed.
The Intern should have interest/and or experience in running crew or stage management. The intern must also be comfortable working with artists as well as theater managers whether it be in person, via e-mail or over the phone.
The intern will preferably understand a Mac system and the basic Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
There will be occasional weekend and evening hours. He/She must have access to a car and a valid CA driver’s license.
Intern must be able to attend rehearsals every day Monday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm between May 15-31, 2012.
Longer hours may be required during tech/production week (May 28 – June 3rd).

Undergraduate Internship Position – Summer 2012
Marketing/Outreach Intern Position Description
The Marketing/Outreach Intern’s primary project will be building and maintaining TeAda’s new media presence,
such as the setting up and maintenance of accounts on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Constant Contact,
with responsibilities that include uploading videos and photos onto social networking sites, list management for Constant Contact, and keeping TeAda in communication with its various communities on the web.
As traditional forms of media and communication with audiences continue to evolve, TeAda is looking for a
motivated team player who has the ability to stay on trend and translate the trends to company use.

Skills Required
This intern should have interest and/or experience in guerrilla marketing tactics and community organizing.
This intern MUST be comfortable meeting people and communicating in person, on the phone, and via email,
video editing, proficient computer and internet skills, and have a strong writing ability. An ideal intern would be a self-starter interested in the organizational and business end of the arts. The interns should also show an interest in working with communities of color. The intern will preferably understand a Mac system and the basic Microsoft applications (Word, Excel), Filemaker Pro, Photoshop, Final Cut (or another Mac-based video editing software), and HTML. There will be occasional weekend and evening hours. He/She must have access to a car and a valid CA driver’s license.

How to Apply
Please include in your cover letter answers to these E-Interview questions:
TeAda Productions is a small non-profit arts organization.
The benefit of this is that you will be able to learn all aspects of running a small non-profit arts organization.
However, it requires our intern to very self-motivated and proactive.
We expect our intern to be focused on project completion not just task completion.

1. Describe a project you are particularly proud of achieving. Did you encounter any obstacles, and how did you face them?
2. What office duties and tasks have you performed in the past?
3. How would you like to contribute to TeAda’s mission and programming?
4. Based on TeAda’s mission what excites you about working with this organization?
5. What cultural, political or social justice issues are passionate about? How do those passions relate to your studies currently or how might they apply to your internship this summer?
6. Have you attended a TeAda performance?
7. How did you hear about our internship?
8. Describe one particular performance that moved you. How did you find it inspiring? What did you learn from this experience?
9. Where will you be living this summer?
10. When can you start the summer internship?
11. When does your Fall Term begin?
12. Do you drive/will have your own car for the summer?

For all positions, email resume and cover letter to Leilani Chan at For questions, please email