Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

Student Publicist

student publicist

About the Program

Students engaged in the Critical Review or Student Liaison programs with expertise in writing, marketing, and social media are invited to apply as a Student Publicist with the submission of required materials including: resume and completed writing prompts. An interview and director references will be requested. Working closely with Spotlight Staff, a Student Publicist will create content and promote Spotlight Showcase and surrounding pre/post show events by being project based, creative, self-starters, who work well under direction and timelines.

2021 Student Publicist Calendar

  • April 20: Interviews
  • April 28-June 15: Meetings with Spotlight staff, mentors, pre-production assignments and rehearsals. More detailed rehearsal schedule and information coming April 7, 2021.

Submission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Short answer questions
    • In 200 words or less, please explain what Spotlight Education does for you, personally.
  • Filmed section
    • Using the script below, film yourself in direct address to the camera delivering the following information. Reference the script if necessary.
      Spotlight Showcase is a professionally produced event that reaches metro and rural communities of Minnesota highlighting the hard work and talent of students, educators, families, and supporters. You’ll see specific performances from honored productions, honored individuals, pit orchestra musicians, alumni, community members, and finalists for The Triple Threat Broadway Experience. Behind the scenes, Technical Theater Career Pathway finalists are helping design the show—and several Student Publicists like myself are writing, documenting, and sharing everything for our audience.”
  • Social media posts
    • Upload three (3) examples of your most effective social media posts as it pertains to theater. These can be screenshots of posts you have created for your personal social media platforms or for your theater program’s platforms.

Submissions are due on April 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Student Publicist Submission Form