December 26, 2017

Internships

ARCH BALLET INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Arch Ballet (A|B) has a year-round internship program as part of our ongoing effort to offer rewarding learning opportunities to outstanding candidates in the fields of arts administration, social media, event planning, and fundraising. Candidates are responsible for completing a 3-6 month term with 8-40 hours a week. Interns are asked to work remotely and/or in person with Artistic Director, Sheena Annalise based on commitment set forth in advance upon acceptance into the program. There are four internship sectors interns can apply for:

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

Arts administration covers three areas of concentration: Development, Company and General Management, and Operations. Participants gain broad overview of the overall workings of the company through involvement with various special projects. Interns will gain in-depth experience and will learn how various tasks come together to achieve the company’s goals. Interns will also gain nonprofit administrative experience which can include: information research, project management and engagement, business writing, and outreach programs. Below are some examples of some of the projects and tasks of an arts administration intern.

Internship duties:

  • Creating and maintaining emailing lists for audience, press, repertoire archive, etc.
  • Research company opportunities for residency, venues, festivals, grants, sponsorships, new patrons, studios, and other entities relevant to the company
  • Booking travel arrangements per artistic director, Sheena Annalise, and/or dancers
  • Researching dance companies, spaces, and other vital contact information
  • Burning CD’s, DVD’s, creating press kit packages to be mailed
  • Various miscellaneous tasks per company: mailing, handing out donation forms to businesses, delivering various items, picking up costumes from dry cleaners, grocery store runs before the show for backstage, etc. if needed
  • Putting together program information/submitting program information to performances , press releases, invitations for performances and events, and more
  • Scheduling rehearsals, benefits, and other coordination logistics
  • Assist with coordinating all travel and tour logistics for company, and guest artists as well as creating company tour books with detailed schedules and area information
  • Provide support in contracting dancers, music ensemble members, guest artists, supplemental dancers, seamstresses
  • Assist in putting together events with our events interns
  • Communication with other entities including college programs, company directors, theatre administration, presenters, and outreach program partners

Skills required to apply:

  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Passion for arts administration and the growth of the performing arts

SOCIAL MEDIA/MARKETING

Social media is an expanding marketing tool for millenials and we strive to be at the forefront of these tools. Interns will be able to spear head their own social media campaigns and initiatives to bring awareness to A|B and the programs we support.

Internship duties:

  • Creating campaigns and marketing initiatives for A|B and our outreach programs
  • Posting daily to social media platforms
  • Creating marketing materials such as e-mail invitations, photos/graphics for social media, and social media page designs
  • Assisting in streamlining social media platforms and message of A|B across all media
  • Tracking analytics across platforms including user reach, improvement in following, and audience reports
  • Communicate with other branding across platforms to bring awareness to A|B
  • Outreach to target audience by messaging, liking, and engaging individually with followers and possible followers

Skills required to apply:

  • Proficient knowledge of Instagram business, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Youtube, Google plus, LinkedIn, Flickr
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient video editing and photoshop skills for social media in the program format of interns choosing – Pixlr, iMovie, etc are acceptable formats for those without photoshop
  • Passion for social media and marketing
  • Smartphone capable of downloading Buffer, Flickr, and Canva apps

 

EVENT PLANNING

An immersive internship where interns can gain experience in spear heading event planning and fundraising events with patrons, the community, and to the public. Interns will gain experience in creating events from start to finish, research, and the ins and outs of event planning.

Internship duties:

  • Venue research, selection, and communication
  • Creating unique event ideas for young patron events, Autism friendly events, and community events benefiting Arch Contemporary Ballet
  • Organizing the event from start to finish
  • Invitation lists, guest lists, and reaching out to communities to attend
  • Promotional materials, advertising, putting up posters
  • Researching and contacting donors for your specific events
  • Attending and running in person events
  • Acting as a liaison at events

Skills required to apply:

  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Passion for arts event planning, friendly attitude, and creative out of the box thinker

FUNDRAISING

Non profits rely on fundraising to ensure they are sustainable for the next year and current productions. This vital entity of a company is crucial to gain firsthand knowledge. We will assign projects that will give insight on how to reach new donors, grant writing, researching tools to find appropriate grants and donors, and language used to bring vitality A|B.

Internship duties:

  • Research of grants, opportunities, corporate sponsorships, and new donors
  • Forming fundraising packets
  • Spear heading online fundraising campaigns such as generosity and indie gogo
  • Writing grants, emails to donors, and learning donor relationships
  • Creating email lists and intriguing content and benefits for donors

Skills required to apply:

  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Passion for fundraising and growth of the performing arts

COMPENSATION

As an A|B intern you will receive a letter of recommendation at the end of your term based on your performance, college credit according to your college guidelines, and first hand experience. Internships are unpaid and do not guarantee a hiring placement after your term within A|B. Interns may take part in company workshops with prior approval  by Artistic Director, Sheena Annalise including the #ACBi summer intensive series.

ARCH BALLET OFFICES

Arch Ballet is a young company and our office is ran out of Artistic Director, Sheena Annalise’s home or nearby cafes. You will be working directly with her and other members of your interning team during your office hours. Please note, there may be hours where some interns will be asked to meet at our rehearsal site or photoshoot site instead, which will be given with advance notice when your schedule is set up. A|B Interns must provide their own laptop for their internship.

LENGTH OF TERM

3-6 months // 4 hour or 8 hour shifts // 8hr/wk– 40hr/wk

8 hour shifts are given a 1 hour lunch break, 4 hour shifts will not be given a break but are welcome to snack at their desks etc. We foster a community environment where our interns gain the most knowledge and real life experience as possible.

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

Interns may not share information regarding A|B’s upcoming works, donor information, names, contact information, press list contacts, or any contact information of A|B. Research done through Arch Ballet is the property of Arch Ballet and may not be distributed to any outside parties or used for personal gain. Files must be erased from personal devices during their last day of internship. Our proprietary information including contacts, network, and research is confidential.

HOW TO APPLY

Send email to admin@archballet.com with Internship in the headline, a short paragraph on your sector of choice, and proposed schedule whether remote or in office, and attach your resume in PDF format.