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Community-Engaged Arts Presenting & Event Production InternshipBookmark This
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA
Posted: October 17 2016
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DescriptionMuch of the Red Poppy Art House’s work centers on a dynamic performance program that presents over 140 performances annually, spanning disciplines from traditional to contemporary forms. These events are produced by a cohort of arts-presenting hosts, half of whom are in training as part of the Poppy’s Professional Development Track and Internship Programs.
The Poppy is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Community-Engaged Arts Presenting & Event Production Internship program. Selected candidates will gain experience in technical training, event production, community engagement and public speaking, to personnel management, donor asks, and basic accounting. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone educated in the arts looking for hands-on professional development experience to build their practical skill set applicable to many different fields. Interns will work closely with the Communications Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and team of Lead Hosts. This position includes stipend support upon completion of training.
Responsibilities- Training: Interns are required to complete nine performance training shifts over a three-month period. Interns are trained by a “Lead Host” in performance setup of seating and sound equipment, volunteer management, presentation of the artist, fundraising appeals, and financial accounting of admissions.
- Hosting event productions: On completion of training, interns qualify as a “Lead Host” and are able to receive a small honorarium per shift. Two to three shifts are required per month.
- Professional Development sessions: Interns are required to attend a monthly professional development session on hosting and event production practices.
Requirements- Background or interest in the arts, event production, or related fields
- Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail for crafting the performance space
- Ability to maintain order and calm in a high-paced environment
- Regular access to email and consistency in following up
- Interest in becoming a part of a vibrant community of artists, arts professionals, cultural activists, and volunteers
- Commitment of 20 hours per month over a nine-month period
- Spanish speakers a plus
SkillsRequired - Communication, Public Speaking, Attention To Detail, Leadership, Management
Preferred - Bilingual-English/Spanish