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Organization Name
Society for the Performing Arts

Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts 615 Louisiana Street, Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77002


The mission of Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is to enrich the cultural life of Houston in an affordable way by presenting the world’s best in multi-discipline performing arts and by providing the most comprehensive education and community engagement of its kind in the city.

Internship Overview:
This internship will provide hands-on, practical experience in various aspects of both nonprofit fundraising and communications. Through a structured learning experience, the intern will gain a broader understanding of marketing and sales, public relations, arts administration, and nonprofit management. Skills gained in this internship will translate to a variety of endeavors. Interns can expect to interface with and gain experience in areas related to social media management, forecasting revenue, editorial writing and editing, and marketing contracts. Additionally, interns will participate in cohort activities designed to introduce a broad range of career opportunities within the non-profit arts field.

Marketing/Public Relations

Key Relationships:
The Summer Sales and Marketing Intern will report directly to the General Manager and interact directly with the Sales and Marketing staff as well as other interns. The intern can expect to interface with other key staff members across departments. Including (but not limited to) production, education and community engagement, development, and finance. The intern may also work with volunteers.

Dates, Hours & Expectations:
This position is an 8-week unpaid, part-time internship. The intern is expected to work 20 – 30 hours per week scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Working hours can be flexible, as needed. Intern should have a reliable form of transportation, as some local travel may be expected.

This internship is unpaid. Complimentary parking will be provided, and business-related expenses will be reimbursed.

Primary Responsibilities:
The intern’s responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Assist with social media postings and scheduling
• Processing social media analytics
• Assisting with media relations
• Design marketing mail-outs
• Forecasting revenue models
• Prepare documents, calendars, and materials for the 2018-2019 season
• Other duties assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal intern should have an interest in the arts, nonprofit management, and/or arts administration and be pursuing a major or minor in a related field. Additionally, the ideal intern has strong computer, writing, and communication skills and is self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented. Experience with Wordpress is highly recommended and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically InDesign) is encouraged.

How to Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Please write “Summer Sales and Marketing Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls. Please state if you are applying to more than one internship in the application email.

Society for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job- related disability, or marital status.

Application Deadline:
March 26, 2018
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