Get Involved

Prescott Circus Theatre has year-round opportunities to get involved to support our children and organization. Current opportunities are listed below:

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Summer 2019 Class Assistants and Summer Apprentice Programs
Applications due by:  Friday, April 26

Download the full application packet here

Prescott Circus Theatre’s 2019 Summer Program offers two different paid opportunities for youth ages 15 – 20. See below for application instructions.

Class Assistant (CA) Program is a paid opportunity for two older youth / young adults to work as peers alongside professional teaching artists to support our summer students’ artistic and personal growth.  CA’s may be offered paid positions in PCT’s 2019-2020 after school programs.

Who is eligible to be a Class Assistant?

  • Current or former OUSD public school students who are currently 18 – 20 years old
  • Former PCT participants or eligible youth who have experience working with youth in recreation, education, or the arts
  • Able to commit to the summer program schedule. See Below
  • Please review Class Assistant job description before applying.

Summer Apprentice Program is an opportunity for high school students to develop artistic skills and receive on-the-job training while working in a supportive role for the summer program.  Time is divided between assisting teaching artists and training in circus and theater arts and production.

Who is eligible to be a Summer Apprentice?

Program Dates:
May 31.  10:00am – 3:00pm.  Set up day
June 3 – 7.  9:00am – 3:00pm. Summer Staff Orientation
June 10 – July 19, 8:30am – 3:30pm.  Summer Program
July 22 – 25, Clean up and reflection days

All applicants will receive an email or call confirming that their application has been received and is being reviewed.

  • Invitations for interviews will be sent out between April 26 – April 30
  • Interviews will be held April 30 – May 3
  • An orientation for accepted CAs and Apprentices will be held the week of May 6 or 13th.
  • Summer program begins on Friday, May 31 and ends Wednesday, July 25, 2019
  • Required hours are M- F, 8:30 – 3:30pm with some variance and select weekends and evenings

To Apply:                            

or

  • Download and complete a digital application here 
  • Submit by email completed application to David Hunt at dhunt @ prescottcircus.org (remove the spaces); subject line: Summer 2019 – Your Name
  • Drop off to Prescott Elementary office during school hours
  • Mail to Prescott Circus Theatre 800 Pine St. #10, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Application Deadline is April 26
  • Questions or information: 510-967-0355 or  info @ prescottcircus.org (remove spaces) 

 

Internships in Development and Fundraising

Prescott Circus Theatre is looking for 1-2 volunteer interns to help with the “backstage” work of fundraising for our organization. These positions will provide someone with experience in small nonprofit development and management, grant research and writing, and event production.

Duties may include:
• Researching new foundations to apply for funding
• Researching trends and data to support proposals
• Help with editing of proposals and reports
• Help in writing minor proposals and reports
• Event planning and production
• Depending on experience, design invitations and promotional materials
• Provide support with mailings and invitations
• Help with maintaining database records
• Fun busy work such as envelop stuffing, data entry, errand running.

Intern Qualifications
Interns are expected to commit to 2 – 6 hours / week (flexible), Monday – Friday. Some of the work will take place at our West Oakland office in Oakland and some can be done at intern’s discretion.
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a small nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
Interested candidates should have good communication skills, comfortable with word processing and spread sheet programs (Word / Excel / etc.), and have regular access to a computer.

Internship Application Process
Please submit an updated resume and references with a cover letter that includes information about yourself and your experiences.

Send application to David Hunt at dhunt@prescottcircus.org, subject line:
Internship – Your Name
or
mail to: Prescott Circus Theatre, 800 Pine St. #10., Oakland, CA 94607