City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Internship

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City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street Suite 200
Charleston, SC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

CITY OF CHARLESTON OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (OCA)
2013 INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Internship Coodinator and the Director of Cultural Affairs;

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401

Time Commitment: a normal internship consists of 120 hours of work for 3 hours of class credit (school credit is optional). Work can be completed in one semester or conducted over several semesters with student working an average of 5-10 hours per week; intern must participate in an additional 8 hours of internship enhancement experiences not included in the 120 hours of work

Note: Summer interns can complete their hours during the festival time period (May 22-June 7, 2015) or prior/following the festival as well.

Spring Internship: January-April
Summer Internship: May-August (or just during Piccolo Spoleto)
Fall Internship: September-December

Flexible scheduling available!

OCA Projects in Internship:
Arts in Charleston Calendar
Charleston Farmers Market
Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Spring/Summer)
MOJA Arts Festival, Holiday Magic, Happy New Year Charleston (Fall)

Responsibilities

ARTS ADVOCACY/BUILDING PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS:
•Research, write, and post onto CharlestonArts.sc event descriptions for the Arts in Charleston Calendar; proofread print version of calendar
•Assist with distribution of printed calendar
•Research and update Job Bank/Audition/Calls for Submissions/etc. positions posted on CharlestonArts.sc

DEVELOPMENT:
•Gift entry and contact updates in Raiser’s Edge database
•Draft grant application for an OCA project or festival event
•Assist in fulfillment and implementation of corporate sponsorship marketing benefits

MARKETING:
•E-Newsletter creation in Constant Contact email marketing program
•Update Piccolo Spoleto, MOJA Arts Festival and CharlestonArts.sc websites with text, photos, website links and more
•Graphic design and production of marketing flyer
•Assist in distributing marketing materials throughout the Lowcountry

PUBLIC RELATIONS
•Type, proofread, and edit various printed marketing/PR materials (ex. press releases, posters, programs, brochures, flyers, etc.)
•Assist in distributing festival marketing materials and Arts in Charleston Calendars throughout the Lowcountry
•SUMMER ONLY: Work in Piccolo Spoleto Festival Press Room; research and collect press clippings

OPERATIONS/PRODUCTION
•Work the Arts Info Booth in the Charleston Farmers Market on certain Saturdays
•Docent one session at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park
•House manage and/or work at various festival events (the Summer internship mainly consists of house management for various events in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
•SPRING ONLY: Actively participate in the Intern Event Committee under leadership of the Committee Chair
•FALL ONLY: Work one shift at Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston

Additional internship enhancement experiences may be required, but not included in 120 hours of work. These opportunities include attending at least 1 of the 6 activities listed below:
•Office of Cultural Affairs Staff Meeting
•City of Charleston Special Events Committee Meeting
•Piccolo Spoleto Festival Jurying Session or Coordinator meeting
•MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee Meeting
•Office of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Exhibit Opening Reception
•Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grants Program Grant Panel Meeting

Requirements

An interest in the arts. Experience in arts managment, marketing, development, website design, public relations, and/or finance is a plus.

Fill out our online application:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e60ubq0jh3bvzq08/start

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