Student Professional Development


Parker Arts is a professional performing arts complex owned and operated by the Town of Parker. The complex includes The PACE Center which houses a 534 seat theater, while The Schoolhouse houses a 200 seat-black box theater. With so much theater within reach of the community, Parker Arts would like to impart our vast experience and knowledge of the theater industry with aspiring students seeking professional development or simply insight to discover their passion and direction for their next steps in life. Students may select Technical Theater Job Shadow, Technical Theater Mock Interviews, or Informational Interviews with Town of Parker Cultural Department staff to learn more about specific areas of interest.

Interested students should contact Parker Arts Education at or 303.805.3374 to learn more.

Technical Theater Job Shadow

Led by theater professionals with years of practical experience, this program is designed to be an individual session where students will build an understanding of current technology and design practices, and provide practical hands-on experience using the technology in the PACE Center’s Mainstage Theater. Student responsibilities and availability of shadow opportunities are dependent on the current show.
Letter of Recommendation Required
Ages: Juniors, Seniors, College students
Fee: $25.00

Technical Theater Mock Interviews

Getting ready to jump into the job market? Looking for some feedback on your resume or experience interviewing? Our professional staff are here to help. For students looking to enter into the world of stage management, lighting, audio, and other backstage careers, this program will provide a one-on-one or group session to go over your resume and portfolio.
Letter of Recommendation Required
Ages: Juniors, Seniors, College students
Fee: $25.00

Informational Interviews for Aspiring Students
(Scheduled upon request.)

Are you seeking career input for your future? Not sure if you want to get a degree in Acting and a minor in Arts Management? Or are you considering skipping college to go directly into Event Planning? Parker Arts is proud to offer aspiring students the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a professional Parker Arts staff or performing arts partner. Interested students should email with their name, grade, area of interest, and availability for an interview. Parker Arts Education Staff will coordinate your interview with the appropriate professional.

Ages: High school and college students
Fee: $0
Contact: or 303.805.3374

Available Areas of Interest:
Theater Production
Acting *Dependent on current show and availability
Front of House Management
Program Coordinator Arts Management
Outreach and Volunteer Management
Educational Programing Event Planning