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Getting Started: A Career in Theatre Administration Symposium

East Los Angeles College

January 27, 2024 10am – 5pm

Venues Around L.A.

Getting Started: A Career in Theatre Administration Symposium


East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754

Ever wondered what other career pathways there are in theatre? Are you feeling stuck and unsure about what your next steps look like after graduation? Come join us as we demystify the possible career pathways and breakdown the fundamentals of various arts administration disciplines.

In partnership with East Los Angeles College, Getting Started: A Career in Theatre Administration Symposium will introduce current undergraduate students to the different roles and functions of the business of theatre and offer professional development workshops for early career individuals looking to explore the different career pathways in theatre administration. At this symposium, we aim to empower, excite, and help students begin to envision a career in theatre administration. 


This is a free event, but registration is required. We are prioritizing currently enrolled Community College students, but all currently enrolled undergraduate students are welcome to register. Upon registration, you will receive an automated receipt of confirmation. If your registration is accepted, you will receive a separate email in December with more information about your participation.

Who should register? If you are a current undergraduate student with dual interests in the arts and another area – you should absolutely join us! While this symposium is open to people from all majors, we are especially focused on those that overlap with careers in theatre, which include:

  • Theatre, Performing Arts, Art
  • Finance, Accounting, Business Administration
  • Education, Community Engagement, Public and Social Services
  • English, History
  • Communications, Publicity, Marketing, Journalism

Questions? Email Aurora Ilog, Program Manager at

Expandable element Schedule

9:15am Check-In Begins

10am Welcome Session | Gather together to hear from the program team on what to expect and how to best prepare for the day.

11am Arts Discipline Sessions Round 1 | Select one of the following disciplines:

  • Fundraising
  • Community Programs
  • Finance
  • Operations

12pm Arts Discipline Sessions Round 2 | Select one of the following disciplines:

  • Communications
  • Arts Education
  • Box Office & Ticketing
  • Human Resources

1pm Lunch | Grab your food and take a seat. Meet alumni who’ve gone through Center Theatre Group’s paid training programs and learn more about their experiences, career paths, and where they are now.

2pm Professional Development Workshop | Have the chance to practice with and learn from professionals about practical skills to help support you as you continue your college career or as you get ready to step into the workforce.

  • Budgeting 101
  • Time Management 

3pm Arts Discipline Sessions Round 3 | Select one of the following disciplines:

  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Management

4pm Closing Session | End the day with us as we welcome a guest speaker.

* Workshops and sessions are subject to change.

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In partnership with East Los Angeles College.

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