OUR WORK-STUDY PROGRAM
Say goodbye to the average work-study program! At The Muse Brooklyn, our hearts beat circus and our workstudy students are the backbone of our community. From being the face of our front desk, to transforming our studio into whatever fun event we happen to be hosting, this program promises to utilize the skills and interests of every individual, while giving opportunities to build and refine professional circus skills in our state-of-the-art studio in Brooklyn.
Our work-study program is a six-month commitment, consisting of two, 4.5 hour shifts each week. Duties while on shift include basic studio maintenance, greeting and signing in our guests, and setting up/striking classes. All work-studies will have the opportunity to complete detailed complimentary training for the position, with workshops that include rigging and studio safety, hands on tutorials for using our client front desk check in program, CPR/First aid and more!
In exchange for hours worked on site, work-studies receive unlimited open workout training time and ground circus classes, options to "drop in" to any open aerial class using class credits, discounts on events and merchandise, free entry into professionally focused community workshops and more! This program is flexible enough to meet the needs of students, performers, dreamers with a day job, and anyone else with other commitments, while still being structured enough to give hands-on, professional experience in administration, performing arts, and the circus industry overall. Our work-study Program is designed to encourage the creative side of each individual while allowing them to explore new heights (literally!)
In addition, we have working professionals regularly training in our studio as well as host auditions for large scale productions, with casting agents passing through on a regular basis. The Muse Brooklyn is an incubator for those that are willing and eager to make themselves available for opportunities and experiences unique to our space. Even if your career goal is not to perform professionally, you will be given the opportunity to learn other skills such as lights & sound, event and stage management, and production. Personally, you will grow and develop simply by being a regular part of our family and community.
No circus experience required! We're proud to have been a home to everyone from dancers to actors, scientists to engineers, and everything in between. If you love and support the arts, The Muse community is for you!
HOW TO APPLY
We are currently accepting applications! Please submit your application no later than May 15th to be considered. Applicants will be notified no later than May 25th if they will be invited to next round of group interviews to be held first weekend of June.
WORKSTUDIES OF THE MONTH!
Jesse is a veteran workstudy that should never go unnoticed. Jesse is a total boss, stepping in for shift coverage regularly and always making sure works gets done while on site -even going as far to stay late to help others close the studio! Jesse always does an amazing job sharing knowledge and showing our new workstudies the ropes and tending to all studio needs. By overwhelmingly popular vote, Jesse is a star! Thank you for being a remarkable, irreplaceable member of our community.
Kita has been kicking some serious ass in Gowanus these days. She goes above and beyond for the kids at Adventure Play Fridays and possesses unmeasurable kindness. A beautiful person inside and out, Kita goes above and beyond to keep the Muse fun, safe and happy. Kita, we're so luck to have you apart of the team!
"When I first came to the Muse Brooklyn, it was for a job interview. To this day, I don't know what they thought of me during those beginning months, but I know that they gave me a chance. I did everything I could to prove myself: I came in early, I stayed late. I volunteered for everything. I took every single beginner class I could fit into my schedule. I talked to the teachers, the performers, the other interns. I soaked up everything I could. The Muse gave me opportunities to network, to work variety shows, to train and perform and perfect my craft. It gave me access to a world that had been nothing more than a daydream to me my entire life. It was a space that let me exist the way I wanted to. It gave me room to grow as an artist and as a person. It was the first real community I was ever a part of, and it became a home. No matter where I go, I know that The Muse will always be there for me. And I know that I am who I am today, because of The Muse."