Entries in internships (6)

Monday
Mar302015

Looking for summer interns

We're looking for two interns to join our Communications and Programming teams. Here's a glimpse at summer intern life from last year's interns:

Sounds fun, huh? Keep reading to learn more and apply.

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) for undergraduate students. Eligible students must be undergraduates, and either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles county (click here for more details).

Students are paid $400/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and presenting arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Interns also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Commission.

PR/Marketing Intern*

The PR/Marketing Intern will focus on PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS as part of the marketing efforts associated with the 2015 summer season of Grand Performances. The goal of the ten-week project is for the intern to learn about the basic principles of marketing, branding, public relations, and customer engagement. The intern will conduct research on our artists and their fan bases and use this information to both promote the show to existing audiences, and to help identify and cultivate new audiences and community groups interested in our programming. The project will provide an opportunity for the intern to gather information on a weekly basis for our performing artists, and create original content for the purposes of general and targeted dispatches to press and community groups.

Skills required

- Must be creative, proactive, highly organized, computer literate, outgoing, and able to think on your feet - Must possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills - Must be excited to engage with artists and the public onsite, both with utmost professionalism - Must be interested in the performing arts!

How to apply

To apply, please send resume and brief cover letter to marketing@grandperformances.org, subject line: Marketing & PR Intern.

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Artist Relations Intern*

The Artist Relations Intern will focus on ARTIST RELATIONS and PROGRAMMING initiatives associated with the 2015 summer season of Grand Performances. The goal of the ten-week project is for the intern to learn about the basic principles associated with artist relations, event management and community engagement. The intern will learn how to coordinate off-site programming activities and provide event support for artist and audience members. The intern will interact with artists, management and booking agencies through a variety of media and communications including written letters, social media and web-based engagement, and onsite special event work.

Skills required

- Attention to detail and accuracy in cash-handling and merchandise-related areas, - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential - Knowledge of Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie and Garage Band programs preferred - Outgoing

How to apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Leigh Ann Han at lahahn@grandperformances.org. Subject line: Artist Relations Intern.

 

Monday
Mar312014

Looking for 2014 summer interns 

Love the arts and culture?
Love music and watching concerts?
Wanna see the behind the scenes on how it's done?
Are you willing to sacrifice most of your summer weekends? 

Wanna know more? Read up on last year's season in our 2013 Annual Review.

Grand Performances, L.A.’s premiere outdoor summer performing arts presenter, is looking for interns to work from June-August 2014. Over the course of ten weeks, Grand Performances presents more than 30 FREE high-quality performances that span different genres and cultures - but we need highly motivated interns to help us.

Here's the skinny. We have 2 positions available:

Our interns are supported by the Los Angles County Internship Program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, these positions are limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County, and will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2014. Click link for more details!

Our summer internships are an awesome gig. Don't believe us? Just ask our former boomerang interns (they even come back to volunteer).  Read what they had to say about their summer at GP here and here.

2013 Marketing & PR intern, Annie, holding down the Info Cart

Wednesday
Sep252013

4 burning questions with our 2013 interns

We're still having intern withdrawls. Every year our interns help us get through the our 10 week summer concert series and without them we'd be beat. They definitely worked hard, but they managed to have some fun too ;) Keep reading to find out about their experience at Grand Performances (We took creative liberties and added in the fun photos.)  

They even made this Red Bucket animated photo to leave as their legacy. Bucks in the bucket, yeah!


4 burning questions with Josh
Artist Relations Intern

1. Favorite concert?
I truly enjoyed Green Galactic's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the beginning of our season.  John Tejada, Plaid, and Pole each had unique sets that were beautifully complemented by our production team's awesome lighting rig around the Marina Amphitheater.   

2. What did you learn at GP that you'll take with you to your next job?
My summer has taught me to be flexible in regard to artist/event coordination and to anticipate the needs of the people I work with.  I know that the multitasking and ability to prioritize will help me wherever I go in life.  

3. What is one thing you'll miss about GP?
I will miss having sock puppets as an integral part of my work environment.

Sock puppet mania at work 

4. Has this internship given you more clarity on what you're looking to do next?
Grand Performances has helped to deepen my appreciation for free, accessible performing arts to the public. While I'm uncertain of one particular life-long career path at the moment, I know that I will always advocate, support, and be involved in performing arts.  

4 burning questions with Jamie
Development Intern

Working hard for the money

1. Favorite concert?
Songs in the Key of LA!  I LOVE ME SOME OZOMATLI AND STEVIE WONDER.

2. What did you learn at GP that you'll take to you next job?
Time Management and Communication. One thing GP taught me is that behind every amazing event is an effective team that communicates well with one another and works in a timely fashion. 

3. What is one thing you'll miss about GP?
I honestly adore everyone who works at GP and on the plaza and comes to GP events. Everyone has been so nice and I have met so many funny people. I am going to miss everyone so much.


4. Has this internship given you more clarity on what you're looking to do next?  
This internship definitely helped me solidify my plans of what I want to do in the future. My past jobs and school activities revolved around bringing ticketless, quality programming to students. Grand Performances allowed me to see that mission worked on a bigger scale, the Los Angeles community. Seeing the positive impact these performances left on so many has definitely compelled me to keep working in organizations and companies that really focus on benefiting the entire community. 

4 burning questions with Annie
Marketing Intern

1. Favorite concert?
Miwa Matreyek/Brujerias de Papel was unlike our usual music concerts but it was very intriguing and whimsical. Both Miwa’s installations and Brujerias’ marionettes came to life right before my eyes.

2. What did you learn at GP that you'll take to you next job?
Being in the marketing team, I learned to not be afraid of testing out new ideas and projects – you never know what surprisingly works well or doesn’t. And if an idea didn’t work out as planned, don’t be discouraged but think of more creative (with some practicality) ways to outreach! 

3. What is one thing you'll miss about GP?
Most definitely the Grand Performances’ staff and crew. Everyone was tremendously caring, funny, and full of personality. And wearing airplane hats and crowns at work. 

This is what she means by airplane hats. PS. We're looking for sponsorship, Alaska Airlines, call us!

4. Has this internship given you more clarity on what you're looking to do next?  
My internship this summer has given me a great exposure of what marketing in the non-profit arts world looks like. Not only have do I have a better idea of how a non-profit organization functions but also how different organizations cater to its specific goals, audiences, and beliefs. I’m super thankful for the mentoring I received at Grand Performances – and will definitely take all that I learned to my next job. 


Wednesday
Mar272013

2013 Summer Internships 

Love the arts and culture?
Love music and watching concerts?
Wanna see the behind the scenes on how it's done?
Are you willing to sacrifice most of your summer weekends? 

Grand Performances  (GP), L.A.’s premiere outdoor summer performing arts presenter, is looking for interns to work from June-August 2013. Over the course of ten weeks, Grand Performances presents more than 30 FREE high-quality performances that span different genres and cultures - but we need highly motivated interns to help us.

Here's the skinny. We have 4 positions available:

Our summer internships are an awesome gig. Don't believe us? Just ask our former boomerang interns (they even come back to volunteer).  Read what they had to say about their summer at GP here and here.

Artist Relations Intern, Zach, selling artist merchMarketing Intern, Molli, workng at the Yelp + Grand Performances event

 

*unpaid internship

Monday
Apr022012

2012 Summer Internships, here we go!

Love the arts and culture?
Love music and watching concerts?
Wanna see the behind the scenes on how it's done?
Are you willing to sacrifice most of your summer weekends? 

Grand Performances (GP), L.A.'s premiere outdoor summer performing arts presenter, is looking for three paid interns for June-August 2012. GP is known for providing Angelenos with FREE high-quality performances by world-renowned artists across all genres, and our 26th summer will be no exception.

Here's the deal. We have 3 spots open:

 

Interested in what our 2011 interns had to say? Read their rave reviews here

Lisa and Laora holding down the Info CartInterns hard at work