Concert Career Pathways
Applications for the 2021-22 cohort are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2022!
Concert Career Pathways is a nine-month program for people ages 17-25 that combines workshops and paid internships. Program participants have the opportunity to learn best practices in production management, event coordination, stagehand, floor staff, live sound engineering, lighting design, event budgeting, box office operations, marketing, social media promotion, booking and more.
This free program is the most comprehensive and accessible in the country. Our innovative curriculum develops the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to be successful in the 21st-century workplace, providing opportunities that both empower young people and strengthen the local economy.
Workshops Series (6 Sessions): Workshops are co-facilitated with industry professionals and provide a foundation in multiple aspects of concert promotion such as Marketing, Front of House Operations, Production, Nonprofit Development and Community Engagement, and Talent Buying.
Paid Internships: Participants who have successfully completed the workshop series will work alongside top industry professionals for 8-12 hours per week or 20 shows cycle of events at The UC Theatre of the 75-100 plus annual shows. The UC Theatre staff mentors all program participants.
- Advanced Workshops Series: The Advanced Workshops are facilitated by The UC Theatre’s staff and offer a deeper understanding of multiple aspects of concert and event promotion such as Live Sound Engineering, Lighting Design, Digital Marketing, Special Event Operations, Bar Operations, and Talent Buying.
- Industry Tours: Participants are exposed to a variety of career opportunities through behind the scenes tours at Bay Area music/concert venues, performing arts organizations, music festivals, ticketing agents, and other music and entertainment-related businesses.
Networking Opportunities: Participants will have the opportunity to network with a variety of music industry professionals through our Professional Partner Network. Please note that industry tours are on pause currently due to COVID-19, and we plan to resume when it’s safe to do so.
What Does It Mean to Be a Mentee?
Find out about Chris’s experience working as a mentee in the Concert Career Pathways Program below!
For any additional inquiries about Concert Career Pathways at The UC Theatre, please email [email protected]