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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.

CAPA Marquee Awards Intern

Internship Summary

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a CAPA Marquee Awards Intern to support the Education department. The CAPA Marquee Awards Internship is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience in an energetic and established non-profit organization.

Special Information: This in-person internship begins in early to mid-February. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 12-15 hours per week and will be available through the CAPA Marquee Awards Showcase on May 25, 2023.

This is a paid internship at a rate of $10/hr. Free parking is also 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.
  • Filing and photocopying.
  • Various administrative tasks.
  • Compiling and coordinating adjudication reports.
  • Assisting with registration of master classes and workshops.
  • Creating social media content.
  • Assisting at CAPA Marquee Awards rehearsals May 14-25, 2023

Learning Experiences:

  • Learn how to design and manage complex projects.
  • Aquire best practices for producing a high-profile, red-carpet event.
  • Observe select master classes and workshops with elite industry professionals including touring Broadway artists.
  • 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: 

  • Current student working torward a degree in a related field.
  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Office 365.
  • Must be comfortable using various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Must be committed to fulfilling the mission of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all Education & Outreach programs.
  • A background in theatre/musical theatre is preferred.
  • Must be available to fulfill internship through CAPA Marquee Awards Showcase on May 25, 2023.

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.

CAPA's EEO Statement:
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAPA does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

CAPA's Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

CAPA believes in the power of diversity - we can only achieve our vision to make Columbus a destination for living, breathing art when we include everyone. CAPA is committed to presenting art that brings people from all backgrounds together to experience the transformative power of the arts. In the same spirit that we celebrate the many forms of performance art on our stages, we value, appreciate, and celebrate all human beings in our community.

CAPA recognizes that there are cultural and systemic barriers that prevent complete inclusivity and equity. CAPA's Diversity and Inclusion commitment is to progressively and continuously work to identify those barriers and intentionally adapt our practices, demonstrate our efforts, and measure the results to promote inclusion and equity.

Digital Marketing Internship

Internship Summary

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is looking for a creative problem-solving individual to be the CAPA digital marketing intern. This role will entail work in social media, email marketing, analytics, and content creation. The applicant should be familiar with posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and TikTok. The ideal candidate is organized and works with a sense of urgency. Loving the theater or live music is a plus. The intern’s goal is to improve CAPA’s customer experience before they even walk through the door. This will be a good foundational level of learning for those interested in pursuing marketing in the future.

Special Information: This is a 3-month paid internship at $10.10 per hour with the potential for an extension at the end of the 3 months. Free parking is included. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 12-15 hours a week.

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

  • Creates email campaigns for CAPA and its affiliates, including Broadway in Columbus, Lincoln Theatre, McCoy Center for the Arts, Festival Latino, and the Drexel Theatre. This includes writing, editing, and thinking creatively.
  • Assists with promoting CAPA shows.
  • Proactively engages with users on social media in line with brand guidelines to help foster an online community.
  • Tracks analytics for email accounts, social channels, and websites. Evaluates large analytics and data sets, such as open rates, website clicks, and/or engagement rates, to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists in the creation of graphic design, video, and website assets as needed.
  • Photograph/film occasional events for social media content.
  • Provides occasional assistance with CAPA events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Experiences

  • Learn day-to-day operations of a performing arts non-profit organization.
  • Sharpen administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gain experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • An organized self-starter.
  • Interest in design and a passion for the arts is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail and critical thinking.

Requirements

  • Current student working towards a degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with various social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn).
  • Must have reliable transportation and own a smart phone.
  • Must be available to occasionally work CAPA events, such as the CAPA Marquee Awards or Festival Latino.
  • CAPA background check required.

Owner and operator of downtown Columbus’ historic Ohio, Palace, and Southern Theatres, and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and Shubert Theatre (New Haven, CT), the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

Video Marketing Internship

Internship Summary

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a Video Marketing Intern who is a creative storyteller and will specialize in creating video and other content for social media posts. A passion for theater or live music is a plus.

Special Information: This is a 3-month paid internship at $10.10 per hour with the potential for an extension at the end of the 3 months. Free parking is included. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 12-15 hours a week.

Responsibilities

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

  • Works closely with the Video Production Manager to edit video footage, including logging and organizing footage, cutting interviews, etc. to turn it into a polished finished product.
  • Assists with video shoots (setting up lights, sound equipment, etc.)
  • Assists with creating digital content for social media.
  • Assists with organizing digital archives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning experiences 

  • Learn day-to-day operations of a performing arts non-profit organization.
  • Sharpen administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gain experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • An organized self-starter.
  • Interest in design and a passion for the arts is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • A passion or interest in the arts is preferred.
  • Experience filming and editing video; basic experience with DSLR cameras and video editing software.
  • Experience working with social media channels (including TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram).
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong communication skills, timeliness, attention to detail and critical thinking.

Requirements

  • Current student working towards a degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with various social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn).
  • Must have reliable transportation and own a smart phone.
  • CAPA background check required.

Owner and operator of downtown Columbus’ historic Ohio, Palace, and Southern Theatres, and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and Shubert Theatre (New Haven, CT), the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

Lincoln Theatre Association Live Event Internship

Internship Summary

The Lincoln Theatre Association seeks a Event Production Intern to support the support and day-to-day live production needs at the Lincoln Theatre and the Carinal Health Ballroom.

The Lincoln Theatre Production Internship is a meaningful opportunity to gain hands on event experience working in an active theatre, in a large arts non-profit organization. This intern will be a fully integrated member of the production team and will interact with the other departments which enable the Lincoln Theatre to carry out its mission. The Intern will have opportunities to network with community arts organizations and touring event and production crews.

Please note that any expressed areas of interest will be considered in addition to those outlined below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Lincoln Theatre staff to coordinate a successful live event.
  • Install, uninstall, move, manage and work with production equipment.
  • Attend production meetings.
  • Provide pre-event support to the event team.
  • Coordinate with other Lincoln Theatre departments.
  • Work alongside event professionals in Lighting, Sound, Rigging and Video.
  • Be willing to move to other facilities as the event schedule dictates, to assist in event duties.
  • Assists with additional live event duties as assigned.

Learning Experiences

  • Build awareness of live event best practices.
  • Develop hands-on event planning experience.
  • Help execute a live event production plan.
  • Learn day-to-day operations of performing arts non-profit organizations.
  • Network to gain contact in the live event community.

Requirements

  • Current or recent undergraduate student with a focus in a related area is preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, rigging and video playback is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and email communication.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail on all levels.

Special Information

We are looking for a candidate who can commit to a full-time production schedule for 10 weeks. This internship offers an hourly wage to help cover transportation costs and meals at $9.60/hour (current state minimum). Free parking is included.