Fall Internships at Strathmore

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Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a Fall Internship at Strathmore for the period of August/September through December 2012. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and positions are offered based on the needs of Strathmore and interests of applicants. Fall internships are unpaid. Internships may be based in any of the following departments: marketing and communications, visual arts, historic tours, education, development, and event planning. If the applicant is pursuing an internship for school credit, they must contact Strathmore in advance to ensure that all school requirements can be met.

Responsibilities

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN HISTORIC TOURS
• Original historical research
• Promote and give guided tours
• Maintain and revise tour materials as needed
• Coordinate with similar organizations

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
• Market 12-13 Season of music, fine art and education programming
• Analyze data for marketing purposes
• Write press releases and assist with press strategy
• Promote Strathmore with Facebook, Twitter and other social media
• Marketing projects mutually agreed upon between intern and Marketing Director

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN VISUAL ARTS
• Provide administrative support for all visual arts exhibition and educational programming
• Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibits
• Liaison to Strathmore Artist Members, Exhibiting Artists and Strathmore patrons

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
• Support events, may include: generate class lists, organize materials, create nametags and reminder e-mails, make phone calls, and event set-up and evaluations
• Manage contact by inputting instructors, donor attendance etc. into Tessitura Database
• General administrative support, may include: budget template set up, calendar maintenance, mailings
• Track event RSVPs, generate event-related email and paper invitations

ANTICIPATED DUTIES IN EVENT PLANNING
• Assist in the design and execution of social and corporate events (some evening and/or weekend hours required)
• Research and develop new ideas for events at Strathmore
• Prepare, organize, and maintain event folders and records

Requirements

Requirements:
Ideal applicants will possess at least two years of liberal arts, arts management or arts-related study at the college level, but first or second year students will be considered. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the behind-the-scenes operation of an arts center. Access to a car and previous experience in customer service or arts administration are beneficial.

To Apply:
Please send complete applications to Miriam Teitel, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda MD 20852 or mteitel@strathmore.org (email submissions preferred).

Complete Applications Must Include:
• Cover letter including the days and hours you are available and department(s) of interest If you do not know your final class schedule, at least estimate how many hours you will be available per week; final schedule must be confirmed before any internship position will be offered. Preference will be given to candidates available for at least 16 hours/week.
• Resume including current contact information
• Names and contact information of two references (letters of recommendations are accepted but not required)
• Transcript (unofficial is accepted)

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