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Internship Opportunities

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

Primary Function: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) 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 Internship will run from January to April 2020.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with social media channels by 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 2020/2021 Season Announcement Event (early March).
  • Proofreads, edits, and traffics print and digital ads.
  • Assists with promotions for Broadway shows.
  • Attends and assists with opening nights of Broadway shows (January 10, January 28, March 11, April 22).
  • Interacts and communicates with Broadway Across America NY office and individual Broadway show representatives.
  • Assists with literature distribution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Junior or Senior working towards an undergraduate degree in Marketing or a related field.
  • 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 (January 10, January 28, March 2, March 11, April 22).
  • Must have reliable transportation and own a smart phone.

Special Requirements:

  • CAPA background check required.

To Apply: Submit your application via our Applicant Tracking System 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.