City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Internship

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City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3800
Charleston, SC
Posted: November 04 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs recruits and trains over 30 college and master's degree candidates to serve as interns leading up to and working during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, MOJA Arts Festival and other special events. These students go on to careers in the non-profit sector, business, law, medicine and more after learning valuable skills in marketing, logistics, communication, production and management.

In addition to the Application (http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ecwy5xp9iqb0g4ge/start), candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter. Please submit to Mindy Manziano, Internship Coordinator at WoodM@charleston-sc.gov.

Please Note: Internship start and end dates are flexible.

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.

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

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

Spring/Fall Internship summary: Spring and Fall interns at the Office of Cultural Affairs will primarily assist in the preparation of various festivals and special events. Other duties, such as helping at the Farmers Market, working at the City Gallery, and helping in the office will be required. Interns must be flexible, professional, and capable of acting in a leadership capacity. Interns will gain arts management experience, leadership and time management skills, and have the opportunity to experience all facets of the operations of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.

Duties required by the internship include but are not limited to:
● Research, write, and post onto CharlestonArts.org event descriptions for the Arts in Charleston Calendar
● Draft grant application for an OCA project or festival event
● Assist in fulfillment and implementation of corporate sponsorship marketing benefits
● E-Newsletter creation using Constant Contact email marketing program
● Update various websites with text, photos, website links and more
● Assist in distributing marketing materials
● Cultivate an engaging social media experience
● Type, proofread, and edit various printed marketing/PR materials
● Work the Information Booth in the Charleston Farmers Market on certain Saturdays and/or Sundays during the festival
● Act as docent at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park
● Help as needed

Piccolo Spoleto Festival Internship summary: Summer interns at the Office of Cultural Affairs have the unique opportunity to be directly involved with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Interns will primarily serve as house managers for a variety of festival events, communicating with volunteers, coordinators, producers, and box office to ensure successful performances. Other duties, such as helping at the Farmers Market, working at the City Gallery, and helping in the office may be required. Interns must be flexible, professional, and capable of acting in a leadership capacity. Interns will gain arts management experience, leadership and time management skills, and have the opportunity to experience all facets of the Piccolo Spoleto festival.

Duties required by the internship include but are not limited to:
● Serve as the House Manager at various festival events for Piccolo Spoleto
● Manage volunteers to open and close the venue prior to and following the performance
● Act as a Stage Manager and help with transitions and blocking in multi-part shows
● Cooperate with event performers and coordinators to get venue ready for opening and the stage prepared for show-time
● Work the Information Booth in the Charleston Farmers Market on certain Saturdays and/or Sundays during the festival
● Act as docent at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park
● Cultivate an engaging social media experience
● Help as needed around the office during the festival

Requirements

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

**You must fill out our online application:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ecwy5xp9iqb0g4ge/start

How To Apply

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