Summer Communications Intern

Levitt Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Levitt Foundation Summer Communications Intern

LOCATION: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

TIME COMMITMENT: Part-Time (16-24 hours/week for 10 weeks)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 13, 2018

INTERNSHIP DATES: 10 consecutive weeks (ideally starting May 30, 2018)

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 and a local, community-driven performing arts venue (all in one 10-week internship!)? If so, join Levitt’s communications team this summer.

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 Communications Intern will support Levitt’s internal and external communications for both the national foundation and Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles—helping to build and strengthen internal processes while curating and creating original web and social media content to promote the upcoming Levitt concert season. This intern will also be assigned brand-building projects that tell the broader Levitt story.

 

Responsibilities

  • Compile and create content to populate the 2018 Levitt AMP Concerts website—featuring lineups, artist bios, venue info and sponsor acknowledgments for Levitt AMP grantees. The project involves:
    • Performing artist research
    • Crafting concise and compelling artists bios
    • Preparing and uploading assets/information for publication—including artist media, dates and times—to promote upcoming Levitt AMP concerts
    • Updating concert webpage content throughout the summer, as needed
  • 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
  • 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 create engaging brand-building content to populate the Levitt Foundation’s various social media platforms; creating custom graphics, as needed
  • Attend 3–5 Levitt LA concerts in the evenings, capturing photos and video clips that illustrate the diverse energy onstage and across the lawn, fueling content creation for Levitt LA’s various social media platforms
  • Publish original content on levittlosangeles.org to generate excitement surrounding upcoming concerts—including artist Q & A’s, artist trivia and other promo posts—and celebrate the success of recent concerts
  • Help expand upon social media engagement strategies promoting the Levitt National Tour; crafting promotional posts throughout the summer
  • 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
  • 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 or Nonprofit/Arts Administration
  • 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; and Arlington, Texas. 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 Dayton (opening 2018), Sioux Falls (opening 2019), and Houston (opening 2021), amongst other cities.

This year, 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities will present 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 will present 10 free concerts in a reimagined public space beginning this spring and continuing through the fall.

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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