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Teen Ambassadors

The Z’s Teen Ambassador Program facilitates learning in the arts through exposure, collaboration, creativity and engagement in the arts. The program provides unique artistic opportunities as well as work readiness training for those interested in pursuing a career in the arts, or an arts related field.[vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” border_width=”2″] [vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1435610407895{padding-right: 24px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The Teen Ambassador program is a free program consisting of 10-15 high school-aged students that demonstrate an interest in the performing arts, community engagement and have an aptitude for writing. Through the Teen Ambassador Program, students will be able to:

  • Participate in master classes and workshops
  • Attend world-class performances by an array of artists in genres they otherwise may have not been exposed to
  • Contribute to the local youth community by authoring reviews of performances through social media as well as participating in local arts events
  • Gain exposure to behind-the-scenes operations at a nonprofit arts organization by working closely with the organization
  • Accumulate community service hours
  • Collaborate with peers also interested in the arts
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Applicants must:

  • Be a high school student
  • Have access to a computer and at least 1 social media outlet (in order to author reviews)
  • Be able to attend regular pre-show meetings, 2 workshops, 6 Mainstage shows per year (for which tickets will be provided by The Zeiterion) and accumulate at least 20 volunteer hours at The Z.
  • Be able to produce a review of each performance attended
  • Obtain Parental Permission
  • Complete and Submit an application by September 30th

Applications must be received by September 30th and can be sent by mail or email. Applicants will be notified no later than October 7th. A mandatory meeting for applicants and parents/guardians will take place on Thursday, October 15th at 6 pm.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”2″ el_width=””][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”violet” size=”md” align=”inline” i_align=”left” i_type=”fontawesome” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-adjust” i_icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” i_icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” i_icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” i_icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” button_block=”” add_icon=”” i_icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeiterion.org%2Fmediumstudio%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F07%2Fteen-ambassador-application.pdf||target:%20_blank”][vc_column_text]Email to:
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Teen Ambassadors Program
Zeiterion Theatre
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford, Ma 02740[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]ACCESS
Throughout the months of October to May, students are invited to six different performances from internationally renowned artists, free of charge. Performances take place at night or on the weekends.

Ambassadors meet one hour prior to each of the performances to discuss concepts and themes, take part in ancillary activities and to prepare themselves with the knowledge needed to provide a comprehensive arts experience.

Participants are asked to author an online review for each of the performances they attend. The reviews take place in the form on blogs, video diaries, Facebook posts and more. Students with a strong interest in writing about the arts are encouraged to apply.

Ambassadors will complete a total of at least 20 volunteer hours at The Zeiterion throughout the course of the program.

The Z offers a number of workshops that incorporate a variety of performing arts related skills and topics. Workshops take place after-school or on the weekend. Teen Ambassadors participate in these workshops at no cost.

Attendance is mandatory at all meetings, shows, workshops and events. Students are permitted two excused absences throughout the year with written documentation from a parent or guardian. Further absence may be cause for dismissal from the program.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]