TITLE: Communications Intern
LOCATION: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
TIME COMMITMENT: Part-Time (16-24 hours/week for 10 weeks)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
INTERNSHIP DATES: 10 consecutive weeks (ideally starting in early March)
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
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 spring!
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.
The Communications Intern will support internal and external communications for both the national Levitt 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.
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, more than 475 free Levitt concerts will be presented in 26 towns and cities across America, serving more than 600,000 people.
Permanent Levitt venues are located in cities as diverse as Los Angeles; Denver; Westport, Connecticut; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Memphis; and Arlington, Texas. With the exception of Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles which is run by the Levitt Foundation, 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. Families, friends and 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.
Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected], including “Spring Communications Internship” in the subject line.
To learn more about the national Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org, and to learn more about Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, visit levittlosangeles.org.