Dance Complex

536 Massachsetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.dancecomplex.org
liz@dancecomplex.org

Date Posted:
June 28, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Public Relations/Marketing

Type:
Intern

Social Media/Communications Internship

Description:
Each season, The Dance Complex offers several focused internship opportunities for students and young professionals seeking experience in the arts and arts administration. Interns will work within a dance community that brings accessible, artistic opportunities to dancers throughout the greater Boston area. All intern positions are designed for new professionals to kickstart their career in arts administration, marketing, programming, event planning, and/or dance production/operations.

Under the guidance of experienced professionals, interns are given the necessary tools to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly-shifting environment. Interns will learn how to efficiently manage the demands on a successful non-profit and apply their academic studies to our administration and programming.


In addition to assisting staff, interns may choose to plan and execute independent projects within the focus of their internship, formed from their own artistic and academic interests. Interns are compensated with free classes and rehearsal space at The Dance Complex to develop and refine their own dance experience.


While each internship has a varied focus, all internships include assistance with general administrative responsibilities as well as one 2-3 hour front desk reception shift per week to ensure that all interns are given the opportunity to connect and interact with our community members.


Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the following seasons. Interns must be available for the duration of at least one full season.


  • Fall (Sept - Dec)
  • Winter/Spring (Jan - May)
  • Summer (June - Aug)
We are currently accepting applications for our Winter/Spring 2019/20 season.


Social Media/Communications Internship


Social Media/Communication interns will manage and create content for social media outlets, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube. Interns will also be in charge of updating our official blog, “Writing The Dance Complex”, for which they will write features on students and faculty, share snippets of Dance Complex history, and post recaps of Dance Complex festivals, performances, and other events. Interns may also help to draft and edit press releases, project proposals, and fundraising statements and assist with creating graphics for printed and digital marketing materials. 



Qualifications:


  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Completed at least two years of college (taking writing-heavy classes in communications, marketing, journalism, or English) or comparable work experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of various social media platforms
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive applications
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a constantly shifting environment
  • Available for a minimum of 12 hours per week
How To Apply:

Submit the following to liz@dancecomplex.org
    • Completed internship application form
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Preferred but not required: Writing sample (press release, article, blog post etc.) of between 200 and 400 words
    • Preferred but not required:Link to a portfolio or 2-3 images of your design work in pdf or jpeg format
Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:
Artist-founded and run center for movement and dance arts, including seven studios and intimate theatre. Instruction in a diverse array of dance styles and genres for professionals and recreational dancers of all ages, beginning thru advanced. The theatre space holds our own and others' productions year round.