Levitt Foundation Fall Communications Intern

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Echo Park, CA

TIME COMMITMENT: Part-Time (16-24 hours/week for 10 weeks)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
INTERNSHIP DATES: 10 consecutive weeks (ideally starting Wednesday, September 12)
REPORTS TO: Communications Manager
COMPENSATION: Honorarium, up to $2,000 (determined by time commitment); College credit
possible, please check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

Position Overview:

Do you love free, live music? Do you love curating and creating original content? Do you want to
gain hands-on experience communicating messages to the public on behalf of a national arts
foundation? If so, join Levitt’s communications team this fall!

The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing and communications strategy
for the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation and Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, also providing
communications support for the Levitt AMP concert sites across the country, as needed.
The Fall Communications Intern will support Levitt’s internal and external communications for the
national foundation—helping to build and strengthen internal processes while curating and creating
original web and social media content to promote the 2019 Levitt AMP Grant Awards. This intern
will also be assigned brand-building projects that tell the broader Levitt story.

Responsibilities:

 Author up to three blog posts about music, arts access, and/or creative placemaking-related
stories tailored to your specific interests for the national Levitt blog, reverb
 Help create engaging brand-building content to populate the Levitt Foundation’s various social
media platforms; creating custom graphics, as needed
 Track media coverage of the national Levitt network including Levitt AMP sites and permanent
Levitt venues (both those in operation and development), identifying potential social media
content in the process
 Help expand upon Levitt AMP voter engagement strategies, crafting promotional social media
posts throughout the Levitt AMP public voting period (Nov. 1 – 20)
 Research and identify potential cross-promotional opportunities to spread the word about Levitt
AMP public voting to new audiences on social media
 Update the 2018 Levitt AMP Music Series website, as needed
 Help promote, monitor and track the national #musicmoves campaign: crafting social media
posts; supporting the creation of tailored eblasts; and monitoring the live #musicmoves feed
through early November
 Track Levitt AMP grantee acknowledgement of the Levitt Foundation
 Help maintain the Levitt photography archive through image tagging
 Help keep the Levitt artist database up to date
 Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

 Must currently be enrolled in college/university as a junior or senior
 Preferably pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Nonprofit/Arts Administration or a
related field
 Some experience in graphic design, video editing and/or photography, a plus
 Well-versed and current in social media platforms, tools and trends
 Excellent writing and communications skills
 Strong attention to detail
 Passion for Levitt’s mission

Organization Overview:

The Levitt Foundation realizes its mission of community through music through two main programs:
permanent outdoor Levitt music venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual
grants competition. In 2018, nearly 500 free Levitt concerts will be presented in 26 towns and cities
across America, serving more than 700,000 people.

Permanent Levitt venues are located in cities as diverse as Los Angeles; Denver, Colorado;
Westport, Connecticut; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; Arlington, Texas and
Dayton, Ohio. With the exception of Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, each permanent Levitt venue is
programmed, managed and supported by its own 501(c)(3) Friends of Levitt nonprofit organization,
presenting 50 free concerts every year. Due to accelerating interest from cities and engaged
citizens, the Levitt network is growing. Developing Levitt locations across the country include Sioux
Falls (opening 2019) and Houston (opening 2021), amongst other cities.

This year, 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities are presenting free Levitt concerts through the
Levitt AMP Music Series. 2018 locations include Chattanooga, Tenn.; Sheboygan, Wis.; Utica,
N.Y.; Carson City, Nev.; and Middlesboro, Ky., to name a few. Each Levitt AMP winner presents 10
free concerts in a reimagined public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds.
All Levitt concerts feature acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning artists in a
broad range of music genres. Levitt’s family-friendly vibe and open green spaces attract people of
all ages and backgrounds. Friends, neighbors, as well as those whose paths might not cross
otherwise, gather to relax on the lawn or dance to the music. As an example of the high caliber
talent presented across the Levitt network, the 2018 GRAMMY nominees included 15 artists who
have performed on Levitt stages in recent years.

Application Submission

Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to search@levitt.org, including “Levitt Foundation
Summer Communications Internship” in the subject line.

To learn more about the national Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

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