Employment for Teens

Class and Camp Work Study Assistants

How old do I have to be to apply?
Students age 13 and older are invited to apply to be Work Study Interns assisting camps and classes.

What do I get out of being an assistant?

Besides having a ton of fun, giving back and learning about being an instructor? Interns earn tuition credit for Studio East programs, or Community Service hours for school.

Am I a good fit for a class or camp assistant?
Ideal candidates are current Studio East students who are confident and mature, with some experience working with younger children in leadership roles. Assisting positions are available in our Homeschool and After School class programs as well as Mid-Winter, Spring Break and Summer Camps.

What is the commitment like for class assistants?
Classes meet once per week, usually for an hour and a half, and usually for an 8-week session. Assistants help the Instructor 10 minutes before and after each class. Class assistants need only commit to one class, but several may be available.

For Summer Camps, what’s my commitment like? Where would I be working?
Work Study Assistants must commit to at least 2 weeks of camp. Assistants may need to be at a different Eastside location each week or two.

ArtReach! Intern Choreographer Positions

What do I need to be an Intern Choreographer?
Students with advanced dance experience are encouraged to apply for our Intern Choreographer positions in our ArtReach! program.

What do I get out of being an Intern Choreographer?
Interns earn tuition credit for Studio East programs by working with our professional Directors at local elementary schools to produce full length musical productions. Experience choreographing and working with children make this a fabulous learning opportunity!

What’s the time commitment for an Intern Choreographer?
Interns must commit to at least two projects during the school year, participating in 20-25 hours of rehearsals during each 6-week project.

Summer Camp Lead Assistants

What is needed to be a Lead Summer Camp Assistant?
We look for Studio East-trained teens with advanced theater experience, such as YAPI, who love to work with large numbers of children. Applicants for paid positions must be at least 15 years old and be able to commit to at least 6 weeks of camps. Some Assistant positions require dance and choreography skills.

When does the Studio start hiring Summer Assistants?
Starting in January we hire our paid Summer Camp assistants. Our Work Study positions start solidifying in April.

What types of camps are available for assistants?
Positions include assistants for the Studio’s Teen Camps, Drama Medley, Summer Stage, TaleSpinners, Playmakers and Little Players camps. See our Summer Camps page for more information about each program.

I’m not old enough or do not have enough experience yet to be a paid assistant, but I still want to participate in Summer Camps. Is there anything else available?
Work Study and volunteer opportunities are also available for students age 13-19. See at top, Class and Camp Work Study

Note: Priority in placement is given to students currently active in Studio East programs.

Alright, I’m sold! How do I apply to be Camp or Class Assistant?
Please send a letter and resume highlighting your relevant experience via email to: Kaysy Ostrom, Interim Education Director. Or call Kaysy at 425.820.1800 x108 if you have further questions.