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Careers In the Arts Internship Program

Willard G. Rouse III (1942-2003) was a visionary with incredible drive. His business and civic accomplishments reflect his dedication to the City of Philadelphia. The naming of The Willard G. Rouse III Society Careers in the Arts Program serves as a permanent tribute to the ongoing support from our distinguished community leaders from throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, who have helped to make the vision of Willard G. Rouse III a reality. 

The Kimmel Center strives to impart hands-on arts management experience to participants in The Willard G. Rouse III Society Careers in the Arts Program. Through practical application of management skills, interns gain in-depth knowledge and expertise used by successful managers in today's complex world of the performing arts. 

Internships are available to college juniors/seniors and graduate students, who are interested in beginning careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Students are selected each semester to participate in a three-to-four month long, up to 20 hours-per-week, placement in the following areas:

Please note that internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified. 
Interns, with their supervisors, develop a list of learning objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish and are assigned a project to be completed during their time at the Kimmel Center. Each intern maintains a working portfolio, attends required intern events, and participates in mid-semester and final evaluations. 

College credit may be available. Interns attend weekly sessions that are led by executives of the Kimmel Center and other major arts institutions in Philadelphia. Interns may attend performances, workshops, and classes presented by the Center, free of charge (space permitting), during their internship. 

All resumes received for specific positions will be kept on file for one year. All information received for general consideration will be maintained for six months. If an interview is considered appropriate, the Human Resources Department will contact you. Due to the volume of mail received, we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries regarding application status. 

Kimmel Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a diverse working environment.

For more information about employment opportunities at the Kimmel Center, contact us at:

Kimmel Center, Inc.
Human Resources
1500 Walnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
fax: 215-790-5801
email: careers@kimmelcenter.org