Friday, November 6, 2009
Students Go To "Work" at Gammage
What is it like to work at ASU Gammage? Today more than 40 high school students had the opportunity to find out in ASU Gammage’s School to Work program.
The School to Work program provides students with unique insight into some of the careers available in an arts presenting organization like ASU Gammage through a three hour interactive workshop. Students are placed into departments and work with ASU Gammage staff getting a crash course in what it takes to bring a show to ASU Gammage.
In no time at all students found themselves making decisions about which show to book, developing strategies for fundraising, creating a marketing plan, coordinating box office duties and navigating the technical requirements of a show.
The students also received a visit from Emily Powell, Associate Company Manager with PHANTOM. Students participated in a Q & A session with Ms. Powell learning all about the responsibilities of a company manager, the training needed for this type of position as well as what it’s like to be on the road with a national touring company.
For students who love the arts this program can really spark an interest in a career they might like to pursue. After attending the School to Work program Nicole, 17, from Crossroads Focus School commented, “I’d like to be a part of this someday!”
Thank you to all of the students from Crossroads Focus School in Mesa, Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, and Tumbleweed Transitional in Phoenix who participated in today’s workshop! Great job!
Cultural Participation Manager