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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.

Broadway Marketing Intern

​Internship Summary -  The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a high energy, motivated professional to join its marketing team as a Broadway Marketing Intern. The ideal candidate is passionate about advancing performing arts and has a desire to work with traditional and digital marketing. This is an unpaid internship with a time commitment of January-May.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with social media channels – creating content and engaging with current audience
  • Writes copy for e-mail, advertisements, Web site, etc.
  • Assists with advertising settlements
  • Assists with planning and attends the 2019/2020 Season Announcement Event (early April)
  • Proofreads, edits, and traffics print and digital ads
  • Assists with promotions for Broadway shows
  • Attends and assists with opening nights of Broadway shows (Jan 29, Mar 19, Apr 9 and May 7)
  • Interacts and communicates with Broadway Across America NY office and individual Broadway show representatives
  • Assists with literature distribution
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; university student working towards Marketing degree preferred
  • Individual who is passionate about the arts, specifically Broadway
  • Experience working with various social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Curious, self-starter who can hit the ground running
  • Available to work occasional evenings (Jan 29, Mar 19, Apr 1, Apr 9 and May 7)
  • Must have reliable transportation and own a smart phone

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis
  • Strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail and critical thinking skills
  • CAPA background check required

To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

CAPA Awards Intern

Internship Summary: CAPA seeks a CAPA Awards Intern to support the Director of Education on the inaugural season of the CAPA High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The CAPA Awards 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.

Responsibilities:

Work closely with Director of Education to help administer all aspects of the CAPA Awards, including:

  • Collect registration forms and enter data into online system
  • Collect and enter production details and communicate to appropriate adjudicators
  • Collect school videos and images and help arrange visual media for awards show
  • Compile adjudication feedback and send to appropriate musical directors
  • Help to organize and administer masterclasses and workshops
  • Help to organize and facilitate Press Event on May 10, 2019
  • Assist at rehearsals the week of May 29-June 2, 2019
  • Help manage and organize traffic backstage during the Awards Showcase on June 3, 2019.

Learning Experiences:

  • Learn how to design and manage a complex project
  • Acquire best practices for producing a high profile, red-carpet event
  • Observe select masterclasses and workshops with elite industry professionals
  • Develop hands-on event planning experience
  • Learn day-to-day operations of performing arts non-profit organizations
  • Gain experience in the areas of nonprofit and arts management including scheduling, marketing, development, public relations, student, parent, and teacher relations, show production and more

Requirements:

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner
  • Must be able to fulfill internship during CAPA High School Musical Awards Season October 1, 2018-June 3, 2019

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

We are looking for two candidates who can commit to 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship with a living stipend of $500 per semester. Free parking is included.  

To Apply: Email resume to [email protected]

Special Events Intern

​Internship Summary: CAPA seeks a Special Events Intern to support the Special Events Manager and 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).

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 list
  • Provide pre-event administrative support to the Special Events Manager
  • Manage solicitation process and tracking spreadsheet for the CATCO and Columbus Symphony Gala’s 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, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner
  • Must be able to fulfill internship during gala season September 2018 through May 31, 2019.

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

We are looking for two candidates who can commit to 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship with a living stipend of $500 per semester. Free parking is included.  

To Apply: Email resume to [email protected]

Columbus Symphony Marketing Intern

​Position Summary:  The Columbus Symphony Marketing Department is looking for an audience engagement intern to assist with event marketing as well as in-office marketing responsibilities.  This internship is unpaid, around 12 hours per week for 12 weeks, with weekend and evening availability required.  You can view the calendar of events here.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and assisting with Columbus Symphony events and performances
  • Concert set up, enhancement and volunteer coordination
  • Assist in digital and social media initiatives
  • Analyze and report on data analytics
  • Grassroots distribution of marketing materials
  • Relationship building and teamwork within a fast-paced office environment
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Are Looking For:

  • Upper level and/or graduate student pursing a degree in Marketing, Arts Management, PR or Music preferred
  • Individuals who are passionate about the arts
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Working knowledge of marketing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Professionally represent the Columbus Symphony at concerts and in the community

Special Requirements:

  • Available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation and a smart phone
  • CAPA background check required

What You Will Learn:

  • Marketing, social media, and communication strategies
  • Analyzing and reporting on digital marketing
  • Event coordination and planning
  • Relationship building and teamwork

To Apply: Email your resume to Holly Wiencek at [email protected].