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Main Street Arts Council offers summer 2024 internships positions

03 Feb 2024 12:40 PM | Anonymous

The Main Street Arts Council (MSAC), Hoxie, is pleased to offer a total of 12 student internship positions to assist with the facilitation of its annual Main Street Summer Theater Festival held throughout the northwest Kansas region.

Funding for the positions is made possible through acceptance into the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth Summer Internship Program.

This summer, the theater festival will include the full-scale youth musical productions of the following productions and locations (subject to change):

  • “Annie Jr” - June 28 at 7 p.m. (MT), June 29 at 3 p.m. (MT) - Goodland
  • “Aladdin Jr” - July 6 at 7 p.m., July 7 at 3 p.m. - Atwood
  • “Shrek Jr” - July 13 at 3 p.m., July 14 at 7 p.m. - Quinter
  • “Willy Wonka Jr” - July 12 at 7 p.m., July 14 at 3 p.m. - Hoxie
  • “Honk Jr” - July 19 at 7 p.m., July 20 at 3 p.m. - Colby
  • “Alice in Wonderland Jr” - August 2 at 3 p.m., August 3 at 3 p.m. - Oakley

Participation in the theater festival productions is free to all area youth ages 5 to 18 years and made possible from the generosity of area grant funders, business and individual sponsors, and fundraising efforts of the casts via the post-performance Bake Sales.

Full festival details will be posted and updated online at this spring.

The arts council is looking for fun, creative, and hard-working candidates to fill the internship positions. Two interns per show will be assigned to a primary show location to assist on the ground with all aspects of the production. While each intern will be dedicated to one particular show location, they will be required to work the entirety of the internship program (May 30 through August 9, 2024), assisting with all six shows throughout the festival region.

To be eligible, students must be in college or high school (age 16+) and must be from or attending school in the following Northwest/North Central Kansas counties: Barton, Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.

The base wage for each internship is $12.00 per hour.

The interns will assist the festival staff in the preparation and rehearsing of full-scale youth musical productions. The interns will learn all of the ins and outs of putting on a production and gain valuable hands-on experience throughout the process. They will assist with show design, direction, fundraising, running rehearsals, building sets/props, costuming, lights/sound, ticket sales, marketing and more.

A valid driver’s license is preferred as travel throughout northwest Kansas will be required; accommodation will be made to assist those without a driver’s license as needed.

Applicants must apply online at by March 1, 2024. Qualified candidates will be contacted to conduct an interview.

For more information and to get involved, visit or contact Executive Director Karl Pratt at

About the Main Street Arts Council

The Main Street Arts Council is an organization dedicated to promoting the arts, encouraging creativity, serving the arts community, and acting as an advocate for the arts. We strive to be a model organization for the Northwest Kansas region by ensuring access to the arts for all ages, encouraging a community passion for the arts and successfully supporting, partnering, and collaborating with others committed to the arts. Learn more at

About Nex-Generational Round Up for Youth

Our mission is to educate northwest and north central Kansas students about local career opportunities by providing and supporting programs in career development, entrepreneurship, and internship. Through these efforts, we hope to foster a positive sense of community and encourage youth to remain or return home to prosper. Learn more at

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PO Box 458
Hoxie, KS 67740

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