Background: Velocity is Seattle’s premier art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Its mission is to advance contemporary dance and movement-based art by fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences through an invested commitment to education, creation, performance, inquiry, community participation and inter/national exchange.

Reports to: Programming Coordinator

Position description: The Programs Intern assists the Coordinator in preparation for and execution of all Velocity programs.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week. Flexible schedule, but must meet established guidelines.



  • Position is unpaid, but will be entitled to unlimited classes at the rate of $5/class and discounted rehearsal space at Velocity.
  • Academic Credit: Contact your university for this information.  Velocity will fill out any necessary forms for the completion of credit
  • Great resume builder
  • Inside look at and active involvement in producing programs


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, tracking of Velocity Ongoing Classes, Master Classes, Workshops and artistic programs
  • Communicate with artists, teaching artists and students about programs
  • Participate in other miscellaneous education activities



  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong organizational, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Basic knowledge with InDesign and WordPress
  • Knowledge of the dance community is a plus


How to apply: Please submit via email by January 2, 2015 to Erin McCarthy — Office + Operations Manger at

  • Cover Letter in the body of the email addressing the following:
    Why you are interested in the Velocity Programs Internship? / What are your goals and expectations for the Internship? / What skills you believe would be an asset to our organization.
  • One Page Resume as a PDF.
  • Include any support materials you believe to be relevant to your application.