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Get Even Closer to the Arts: Internships at CAPA

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes effort to bring quality entertainment to Columbus. Working at CAPA is a great opportunity to go beyond the stage and learn about the arts from the inside out.

CAPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Social Marketing Intern

Primary Function: The Columbus Association for Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a high energy, motivated professional to join its marketing team as a Social Media Marketing Intern. The ideal candidate is passionate about advancing performing arts and has a desire to work with digital marketing. This internship will run from September - December, 2019.

Special Information: The intern will receive a $500 stipend per semester. Free parking will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates content for social media channels (for CAPA and its affiliates, including Broadway in Columbus, Columbus Symphony, Lincoln Theatre, CATCO, McCoy Center for the Arts, Festival Latino, and the Drexel Theatre) including writing posts, taking photos, and developing creative storytelling strategy.
  • Organizes digital content (reviews, articles, videos) for CAPA's archives
  • Creates and writes blogs for CAPA's main website
  • Proactively engages with users on social media in line with brand guidelines to help foster an online community. 
  • Tracks and analyzes social media analytics for social channels and websites. Evaluates large analytics and data sets to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists in the creation of graphic design and video assets. Assists in the creation of website assets and email campaigns. 
  • Provides occasional assistance with CAPA events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Individuals who are passionate about the arts.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail and critical thinking individuals.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Must be a Junior or Senior; Marketing majors preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with various social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Basic experience with DSLR cameras.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation and own a smart phone.
  • CAPA background check required.

APPLY HERE.

Columbus Symphony Education Intern

Primary Function: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit organization, will provide an educational experience for an intern in the areas of education programming and youth orchestra administration.

Educational Benefits: The intern may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of arts administration, with specific duties determined by the Director of Education. This internship begins in September for fall semester internships and January for spring semester internships. Yearlong internships are also available for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 4-8 hours a week. Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Special Information: This internship is unpaid. Free parking will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with education programs.
  • Assists with special events.
  • Helps coordinate and assemble mailings (addressing, folding, stuffing, sealing and stamping of mass mailings).
  • Works with community volunteers.
  • Provides support to staff on annual and special projects and initiatives.
  • Assists with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed.
  • Music library management.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows the agency policies and procedures.
  • Provides assigned services in a professional manner.
  • Exhibits appropriate work-related behavior (e.g. punctuality, appropriate dress, etc.).
  • Terminates relationships with clients or participants at the end of the internship experience in a caring, professional manner.
  • Cooperates with the Site Supervisor regarding the Student Intern’s appraisal, and goals and action plans for self-improvement.
  • Focuses on confidentiality of all client, vendor, patron, participant, programming, and business information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Experiences

  • Learns how to design and manage complex projects.
  • Observes and manages select master classes with Symphony guest artists. 
  • Develops hands-on event planning experience.
  • Sharpens administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gains experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Have a strong work ethic and ability to work as a team-member.
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner.

Credentials and Experience

  • Work study/Internship required through a College/University
  • Must have prior musical experience. Music majors are preferred, but not required.
  • Previous leadership and organizational experience.
  • Must have an appreciation for the performing arts.

Special Requirements

  • CAPA Background/Credit Check required.

APPLY HERE

Education Intern

Internship Summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks an Education Intern to support the Director of Education. The CAPA Education Internship is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in an energetic and established non-profit organization. This intern will interact with many of the departments which enable CAPA to carry out its mission.

Special Information: This internship begins in early September for fall semester internships, and mid-January for spring semester internships. Yearlong internships are also available for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship with a living stipend of $500 per semester. Free parking is included.

Responsibilities:

In general, intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with marketing and research projects.
  • Various writing tasks.
  • Staffing events of various kinds.
  • Database development and input.
  • Poster and flier distribution.
  • Filing and photocopying.
  • Professionally representing the organization to outside businesses through phone calls and courier duties.
  • Various administrative tasks.
  • Compiling and coordinating reports.
  • Assisting with Passport to Learning performances.
  • Assisting with registration of master classes and workshops.
  • Creating social media content.

Learning Experiences:

  • Learn how to design and manage complex projects.
  • Observe select master classes and workshops with elite industry professionals.
  • Develop hands-on event planning experience.
  • Learn day-to-day operations of performing arts non-profit organizations.
  • Sharpen administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gain experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Requirements:

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner.
  • Must be comfortable using various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • A background in theatre/performing arts is not mandatory, but an appreciation for the performing arts is necessary to develop an understanding of and commitment to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy a must.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to accurately enter data.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and email communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.

To Apply, CLICK HERE.

Special Events Intern

CAPA seeks a Special Events Intern to support the Development staff on major fundraising special events including galas, pre-show parties and individual/sponsor cultivation events. In addition to CAPA, this includes organizations to which CAPA provides shared services (CATCO, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Friends of the Drexel, Inc., Lincoln Theatre Association, Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts and Opera Columbus). This is an unpaid internship with a time commitment of August - May. Free parking will be provided. The selected candidate is eligible to receive a stipend of $500 per semester.

The Special Events Internship is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in an energetic and established non-profit organization. This intern will be a fully integrated member of the dynamic development team and will interact with many of the departments which enable CAPA to carry out its mission. The Special Events Intern will have the opportunity to network with some community volunteers. Please note that any areas of interest will be considered in addition to those outlined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with development staff to coordinate sponsorship, host committee, and invitation mailings
  • Manage and update event mailing lists
  • Provide pre-event administrative support to Events Manager
  • Manage solicitation process and tracking spreadsheet for the CATCO Gala silent auction
    • Coordinate follow-up with companies to secure items
    • Work with development staff and event committee to package items
    • Produce package descriptions and signage for the event
  • Be on site at multiple events and play a major role in event-day execution

Learning Experiences:

  • Build awareness of fundraising procedures and best practices
  • Develop hands-on event planning experience
  • Learn day-to-day operations of performing arts non-profit organizations

Requirements:

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner
  • Must be able to fulfill internship during gala season through May 31, 2020 including evening and weekend events.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and email (Outlook) communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Attention to accuracy and detail on all levels

To Apply, click here.