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
Applications for the workstudy program are currently closed—we look forward to welcoming you to apply for the next round! Please continue to check back here for updates on our summer applications.
WORKSTUDIES OF THE MONTH!
So, if you're no stranger to the muse on weekday nights, you know how busy we can get...Jason is always super helpful in setting up for Monday night classes and programming, even after his shift is over! Jason ALWAYS chooses to help out the workstudy team when he's in the studio, and it doesn't go unnoticed by anyone. Not to mention, Jason is possibly the sweetest guy we know. We don't know what we would do without you!!
Savanna has been putting in some serious overtime helping the muse thrive. She's always ready to jump in and help at a moment's notice, and has such creative, productive ideas to share to help improve upon the workstudy program. She's present, attentive and super organized during shifts and a irreplaceable addition to our community. Thank you so much for just being YOU!
"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."