Event Programming Intern

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Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy
2 W. 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy is currently looking for an event programming intern. This is a great opportunity to become involved with a non-profit organization with worldwide credibility, and also to gain real-life experiences and connections. This is an unpaid internship.

Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY has honored the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy” with its renowned museum attraction since 1996. Tripling in size in 2006, the mission of the museum and center for comedy is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts.

The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy also produces the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival annually. In 2013, the festival featured Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan, and a “Comics to Watch” showcase of upcoming comedians presented by Pandora Internet Radio™, and past festivals have featured Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black, Billy Gardell, Joan Rivers, Paula Poundstone, Tammy Pescatelli, and many more. Full details of the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will be announced early in spring.

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is the first pillar in a four-pillar Legacy of Laughter vision for the organization, including a comedic arts education program, a comedy film festival and the establishment of a first National Comedy Center.

Responsibilities

- Assist with the event programming for the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
- Assist with hospitality and arrangements for entertainers during the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
- Assistant stage manager for shows during the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
- Assist with proper, detail-oriented execution of artist contracts including talent and tech/production riders.
- Responsible for handling box office duties and taking comedy festival ticket orders.
- Other duties as appropriate and necessary.

Requirements

- Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours a week from approximately the beginning of May through mid-August. Hours are flexible however, and can be scheduled accordingly.
- Knowledge and experience in the theatrical environment with an understanding of basic stage management, lighting, sound, and other technical aspects.
- The ability to execute outstanding hospitality to festival/museum guests and performers.
- Basic office skills including an understanding of Microsoft Office.
- It’s pretty hard not to have a sense of humor, but it goes without saying that having a sense of humor is pretty important for us too!

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