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Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL
INTERNSHIP

Expires: 05/31/19

Job Dates

June 2019 through August 2019

Pay

No pay up to $120 per week travel reimbursement.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently accepting Community Engagement/Project Management Intern applications for Summer 2019. Applications must be received by May 31, 2019.

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is an abridged Shakespeare production that tours to 18 local parks, performing outdoors on a traveling stage. Since its inception in 2012, over 100,000 people of all ages have experienced Shakespeare through this free program. The Community Engagement/Project Management Interns will be key members of the Engagement Team, working closely with the Tour Project Managers and Community Engagement Consultant to build relationships with community stakeholders and to promote tour performances.

The department seeks two interns per summer, with one specializing in Community Engagement (initiatives with local artists and teens, audience development) and another in Project Management (performance logistics, press events, marketing, audience engagement). This hands-on position is an excellent way to learn about the design and implementation of a grassroots, community driven, marketing campaign. Community Engagement/Project Management interns will develop valuable skills in communication, relationship building, time management and event coordination. In addition to administrative work in support of tour engagement efforts, interns will also actively participate in community events and meetings and serve as a representative of the marketing staff at tour performances.

Interns will work between 30-40 hours per week from June through the end of August, with some weekend availability required, especially between July and August. CST's Community Engagement/Project Management internships offer a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students, recent graduates and young professionals who are actively pursuing careers in professional theater administration. Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

Desired Skills and Experience
Minimum two years undergraduate
education or equivalent experience in
arts administration, direct marketing,
communications, public relations,
journalism, and/or community engagement
Effective communication skills, both
written and verbal
Self-starter, multi-task oriented, and
computer literate
Experience in sales, promotions, or
media desirable
Experience in community organizations,
volunteer work, or grassroots campaigns
desirable
Willingness to mingle with audiences and
accommodate visitors
Familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods a
plus
Bilingual (English + Spanish) a plus
A valid drivers license a plus

Internship Responsibilities
Assist in execution of promotions,
direct mail and e-marketing projects for
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
Support Project Managers in the booking
and coordinating of opening acts
Schedule and attend meetings with
community stakeholders
Update mailing lists
Assemble press kits
Assist planning/hosting special events
Conduct research for press releases,
outreach and special projects
Deliver promotional materials to partner
organizations within the community
Represent the tour at Night Out in the
Park events across the city
Assist with the management of our
Neighborhood Host programan initiative
designed to engage local teens with the
tour through part-time employment
opportunities
Oversee a system for tracking marketing
collateral
Maintain social media connections and
presence for Chicago Shakespeare in the
Parks tour

Benefits include:
A modest travel stipend
College credit as available through a
students academic institution
Complimentary tickets to CST
performances
A review of the interns resume and
portfolio with CST Staff Members
Invitations to company-wide events with
actors, designers and other artists
Free and reduced-price tickets to other
Chicago theaters through "industry"
offers
Unfortunately we are not able to provide
housing.

Application Process:
To be considered for an internship position Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, please prepare the following to upload through our application form:
A cover letter stating your specific
interest(s) in Community
Engagement/Project Management,
availability and how you heard about the
position. Please state which internship
you are interested in: Community
Engagement, Project Management, or both.
You do not need to submit separate
applications for the Community
Engagement and Project Management
internship positions.
A current CV or resume
Two letters of academic and/or
professional reference
If you wish to receive college credit
for this internship, please include an
outline of your school's requirements.

Questions? Contact Krissi McEachern at parks@chicagoshakes.com.


Contact

Dan Grycza

parks(at)chicagoshakes(dot)com

https://www.chicagoshakes.com/

Business Address

800 E Grand Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

Posted: 05/15/2019 17:51:57 EST

Last Updated: 05/15/2019 21:00 EST

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