Public Relations Intern

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Jazz at Lincoln Center
33 West 60th Street
New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Description


Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) is the world's largest not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation, under Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. Jazz at Lincoln Center's new home—Frederick P. Rose Hall—at New York's Columbus Circle, the first education, performance, and broadcast facility devoted to jazz, opened in fall 2004. JALC offers a chance to grow with one of New York's fastest growing arts organizations.
The Public Relations department is responsible for maintaining and building awareness of Jazz at Lincoln Center as an organization, its venues, concerts, education, touring and broadcast events and resources, via unpaid editorial placements in media outlets worldwide. We produce materials (print and electronic) to disseminate our messages to local, national and international press, to enhance the understanding of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission, support tickets sales and sell product worldwide. We maintain the Jazz at Lincoln Center Press Room content and serve as the gateway to information and spokespeople for the media.

Responsibilities

• Organize department calendar including agendas and meetings
• Answer and expedite incoming calls
• Process department invoices
• Distribute and scan incoming publications
• Dubbing and labeling of CDs/DVDs
• Update history documents
• Organize PR media asset archive
• Update media database and online press room
• Compile and distribute press clips
• Compile PR status and top-line reports
• Misc support at PR events and campaigns


Requirements

General Requirements for all Interns:

• Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university; High school students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Keen interest in arts management, especially as it relates to jazz music
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Passion and/or knowledge of Jazz preferred.

Jazz internships:

• Must satisfy school requirements for earning credit (credit only).
• Provides undergraduate and graduate students with first-hand professional experience in a non-profit, performing arts organization.
• Provides a head-start on possible career development options.
• Are generally part-time with a minimum time requirement of 20 hours per week.
• Are overseen by designated supervisor to ensure a quality learning experience.

*** Internships are available for 12 week sessions during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters in various departments.

How To Apply

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