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Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Communications Intern

Employment type
Internship
Posted
22 days ago
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Description

TITLE: Communications Intern

LOCATION: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 7, 2017

INTERNSHIP DATES: June 5 – August 11, 2017

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 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 organization? If so, join our growing communications team this summer!

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation seeks a motivated, creative and detail-oriented individual to serve as our Summer Communications Intern. The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing and communications strategy for our national Foundation and provides communications support to partners and grantees across the country.

The Communications Intern will assist in developing Levitt’s internal and external communications—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:

  • Research artists who are scheduled to perform on Levitt stages
  • Gather information for upcoming concerts at Levitt AMP locations: artist media, dates and times
  • Publish compelling, original written content on Levitt websites:
    • Levitt AMP website (levittamp.org): Craft concert pages for Levitt AMP Music Series in 15 locations
    • Main website – reVerb (blog.levitt.org): Author up to three blog posts about topics ranging from music, to arts access, to creative placemaking- related stories tailored to your specific interests for national Levitt blog, reVerb
  • Create engaging social media posts regarding recent Levitt concerts, events and venue activation
  • Track media and social media coverage of growing network of Levitt venues and concert sites across the country, helping to identify potential social media content in the process
  • Support development and maintenance of Levitt photography archive
  • Help populate Levitt artist database
  • 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 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 Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a national creative placemaking foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We empower communities to transform underused outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.

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 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will be presented in 22 towns and cities across America, serving more than 600,000 people.

Permanent Levitt venues are located in cities as diverse as Los Angeles and Pasadena, California; Westport, Connecticut; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; and Arlington, Texas. Each permanent Levitt venue is programmed, managed and supported by its own 501(c)(3) Friends of Levitt nonprofit organization (with the exception of Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, which the Foundation currently oversees), and each presents 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 Denver (opening 2017), Dayton (opening 2018), Sioux Falls (opening 2019), and Houston (opening 2020), amongst other cities.

This year, 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities will present free Levitt concerts through the Levitt AMP Music Series. 2017 locations include Greensboro, N.C.; 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 2017 GRAMMY nominees included 25 artists who have performed on Levitt stages in recent years.

To apply

Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected], including “Communications Internship” in the subject line.

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