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Concerts from the Library of Congress
Washington, DC
INTERNSHIP | APPRENTICESHIP | Concert / Event

Expires: 04/04/18

Job Dates

01/08/18 - 06/03/18

Pay

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Producing and Company Management Intern

This position runs from January 08, 2017 to June 03, 2018. Part-time (approx. 20 hours p/w based on candidates schedule). Extension to summer possible. Unpaid.

The Library of Congress, Music Division, Concert Office seeks an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Producing and Company Management Intern to play a key role in the producing arm of the largest library in the world. With millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections, the Library aims is to provide access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage the public in their intellectual and creative endeavors. A vital part of this effort is the Concerts from the Library of Congress series.

The 91st season of Concerts from the Library of Congress builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice. Bringing the Librarys phenomenally rich music collections to life in performance and conversation, we present concerts, lectures, encounters with remarkable artists, composers and scholars, plus film screenings and book talks: experiences to invigorate and inspire.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in arts programming, producing, general management, fundraising, marketing/outreach, and development. It provides an in-depth look at the operations of a non-profit arts organization from a unique vantage point; from inside the United States Government. It is unlike any other internship in the field.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the production manager and producers in all line producing and general management responsibilities, including coordinating artist services, supporting stage managers with logistics, general office management, entering donations, and coordinating staffing for season. In addition, day-to-day administrative tasks are assigned based on a candidates particular skills: phone coverage, marketing research, minor web/graphic design, light bookkeeping assistance, social media content generation, collections management projects, drafting correspondence, mailing list maintenance, and assisting with funding applications. The Concert Office is especially interested in candidates who are eager to gain exposure to different facets of arts administration, have a track record of taking initiative in professional situations, and are able to work collaboratively to identify projects that facilitate growth in areas of particular interest.

The ideal candidate MUST have stage management experience; excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills; the ability to prioritize and multitask; and expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (and bonus points for experience with the Adobe Creative Suite). Prior administration experience in an arts environment is a strong plus.

40% Company Management
The company management portion is often referred to as Fun with Paperwork! Chock full of contracts, schedules, filing, and corresponding with agents, talent and managers; we make this the largest portion only because it feels like it (it isnt really). Youll work with closely with the production manager and the event producers to plan spring 2017 events and concerts. The primary goal of this task area is to learn company and production management practices, to learn how to navigate government contracting policies, and how to manage talent by providing support and creating a positive experience for all visiting artists.

30% Stage and Production Management
Fun with Lights, Brooms, Gaff Tape, and Artists. Making this internship well-rounded, youll have the opportunity to get out of the office and into our venues. You will work with the world-class performers and scholars, executing small, medium and large events in the historic spaces of the Library. You will play a key role in load-ins, rehearsals, performances and strikes. You will help maintain the production calendar as well as help manage producing budget lines and assists with execution of all production meetings and other institutional special events.

10% House Management
Fun with the People. Because the Concerts from the Library of Congress is a 100% donor supported program, this internship requires a portion of your time be spent interacting with the patrons. You will assist in all facets of the patron experiences. This includes daily operations in the box office, with sales and customer service experience on the computerized ticket platform Eventbrite and be exposed to the basics of house management, including usher training to one-on-one patron customer service and problem resolution.

10% Marketing, Promotion and Development
Fun with InDesign, Photoshop, Social Media and Printing. Here you will receive training in the areas of the planning and implementation of key marketing operations including: advertising, social media and digital marketing creation, distribution of promotional materials, archiving of all media and marketing collateral, and grassroots marketing. And not just training, youll have input. Here is where you can have a big marketing idea and watch it take shape.

10% Research and/or option to craft learning opportunities based on your interests
Fun with Whatever You Like. Heres where being an intern at the worlds largest Library gets really awesome. If youre interested in anything literally ANYTHING outside of the internship, we can build in time for you to explore those interests with highly skilled specialists or with direct contact to the collections itself. This time is either simply a research and learning opportunity, or a chance for you to bring your own unique skill to the internship. For instance, if youre interested in film and want to build that into your experience we can find a way to make that happen and for you to make a lasting contribution to the collection to be preserved forever. Its not much, but its your 10%.

For more information on the current and past seasons, visit www.loc.gov/concerts

TO APPLY: Please email (PDF only) your resume, cover letter, and references to concerts@loc.gov with the subject APPLICATION: Production Internship Spring 2018".


Contact

Solomon Haileselassie

Production Manager

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http://www.loc.gov/concerts

(202) 707-5347

Business Address

101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20002

Posted: 10/04/2017 21:20:02 EST

Last Updated: 10/31/2016 07:02 EST

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