The Performing Arts Internship is a hands-on, administrative position for an individual interested in writing, conducting research, gathering performance information, learning more about nonprofit arts organizations, and assisting Walker staff with a variety of administrative tasks. This internship provides the opportunity to develop specific skills based on the intern’s interests and background in arts administration.
Performing Arts Research and Writing
- Research and write content to post on Performing Arts blog
- Research performing arts commissions history (1964-present), ensuring records are accurate/robust
- Work cross-functionally preparing performing arts commissions archives for upcoming online launch
- Research projects and gather marketing materials for upcoming performing arts season
- Research, compile, and organize background information and supporting materials for upcoming performance program notes.
- Attend internal meetings to brainstorm creative ideas for marketing & audience engagement.
- Assist visiting artists with special programs, as applicable.
Duration and Compensation:
- This is an unpaid internship, academic credits may be available
- September 2017 – May 2018; 12 hours per week (coinciding with 2017-18 performing arts season), which includes 24 programs by vanguard artists such as Jason Moran, Robert Lepage, Nora Chipaumire, Forced Entertainment, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Vijay Iyer, and Laure Prouvost.
- Benefits include a one-year Walker membership, complimentary tickets to Walker performing arts events and workshops as available; other employee discounts at the Walker restaurant and Shop.
- If the applicant has the option to use the internship for course credit, Walker Art Center will work with the university to fulfill requirements, as possible.
Qualifications and Education:
- Student or recent graduate with emphasis on performance, contemporary art, art history, arts administration, and/or writing.
- Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
- Deep interest and involvement in the arts and/or audience engagement.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Reliable and self-motivated.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Elements, and social media for audience engagement, also desirable.
- Previous experience in office/administrative setting desired.
For Consideration: Please email letter of interest, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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