Media & Communications Associate - Eastern Music Festival

Company Description

Eastern Music Festival is a 57-year-old music festival based in Greensboro, NC, which promotes musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts and other outreach programs in Greensboro and the Triad. Each summer EMF attracts over 220 talented, dedicated young artists (ages 14-23) from across the United States and the globe to study and perform for five weeks with our 80-plus faculty musicians. EMF provides specialized courses of study for students in orchestral, piano, conducting and classical guitar studies.

Thousands of people attend EMF's 65-plus ticketed performances and events each summer and many more participate in community outreach performances at libraries, churches, senior homes, parks, etc. EMF's faculty/musicians are “teaching artists” of the highest order, and our annual student population of 220+ is unmatched.

Intern Responsibilities

MEDIA COORDINATION
• Assisting in coordinating information to/from local radio stations, televisions stations, newspaper reporters, etc.
• Assist reporters and other media contacts to coordinate interviews and chaperone EMF students as needed during interviews
• Ensure “messages” shared with media support the EMF brand and image
• Assist in coordinating/scheduling faculty, guest artist and student interviews
• Assist journalists during coverage of concerts and rehearsals

ONLINE DUTIES
• Update multiple online calendars and websites including, but not limited to, WFDD Arts Calendar, Classical Voices of North Carolina, Visitor’s Bureau, etc.
• Update the EMF website, Facebook and other social media platforms

MASS EMAILS AND EMAIL LIST
• Coordinate collection of email addresses at Festival events
• Update the mass email list with emails collected from drawings and other email addresses received
• Create copy for Email “blasts” for discount tickets, advertisements, etc. via Mail Chimp and Greensboro News and Record

ARCHIVE
• Collect and maintain print media coverage of Festival
• Disseminate concert reviews to Operations Office, EMF Orchestra Personnel manager, etc.
• Disseminate concert reviews to Guest Artist’s Management upon request
• Keep 6 copies of all programs, program inserts, donor inserts, etc.

DISTRIBUTION
• Coordinate distribution of Festival brochures in surrounding area

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
EMF's 5-week festival begins June 23 and ends July 28. Media & Communications interns can begin pre-festival work before their Opportunity Greensboro training begins. Then we expect them to complete their post-festival work by August 1.

EMF has two locations: one permanent office in Greensboro Cultural Arts Center downtown and a temporary office on the campus of Guilford College. Both are open spaces that foster team work and direct interactions with the EMF staff. The festival is held at Guilford College and performances are given at Guilford College, UNC Greensboro and at other venues throughout the Triad, so the Media and Communications intern will be expected to work both at the downtown office, the campus office and then onsite for various performances. 

Because the work environment takes place in numerous venues, each EMF Media and Communications intern must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle.

Pay Rate

$2,500 for 10-weeks
Hours/week

40

Schedule

This internship require night and weekend work throughout the Festival. The Supervisor works with the interns to determine who is responsible for working each event. We also work in tandem to determine each week's work schedule.

Start Date

6/4/2018
End Date

7/31/2018 - must be able to complete all Fellows programming through second week of August 2018

Start / End date flexible?

Yes
Please note: all Fellows will attend the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership on either June 11 & 12, 2018 or June 18 & 19, 2018. If hired as an intern through the Fellows Program, you will attend one of the sessions in June.

Our organization is interested in hiring:

Undergraduate students
Students seeking a master's degree
Students seeking a doctoral degree
Work Authorization: Our organization will consider hiring interns with the following work authorization:

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
International student legally authorized to work on a F1 Visa
International student legally authorized to work on a J1 Visa

Majors Seeking

English, Communications, Music, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Non-profit management
Address of Internship location

200 N. Davie Street, Suite 303 
&
Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave. 

Required Qualifications:

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have: • excellent leadership and interpersonal skills • experience-managing groups of people (specifically students ages 14-23) • experience in customer service • experience in writing and communications via press releases, news posts on electronic media and social media marketing • experience with posting news on electronic and social media marketing • a valid U.S. driver’s license, a clean driving record, and automobile transportation to performances and events 7 days a week including evenings. Applicants should possess strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and have an outstanding attention to detail. Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the use of social media) are needed. Media & Communications Associates must supply their own smart phone and laptop computer. Media & Communications Associates must be able to work nights and weekends. All summer staff members are encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, educational programs, fundraising events, etc., to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the Festival. Summer staff may occasionally be assigned to projects outside of their position descriptions, as needed. Preference will be given to candidates who are age 23 or older. A valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record are required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of classical music is beneficial, but not required. If applicants have experience using a digital SLR camera and can supply one, then they may have opportunity to hone those skills. A go-pro camera and memory cards will be provided. Experience in videography is also a bonus.

Work Environment

EMF has two locations, one permanent office in Greensboro Cultural Arts Center downtown and a temporary office on the campus of Guilford College. Both are open spaces that foster team work and direct interactions with the EMF staff. The festival is held at Guilford College and performances are given at Guilford College, UNC Greensboro and at other venues throughout the Triad so the Media and Communications intern will be expected to work both at the downtown office, the campus office and then onsite for various performances. Because the work environment takes place in numerous venues, each EMF Media and Communications intern must have a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle.
Additional Internship Perks

EMF Communications Associates receive free housing at Guilford College during the week before and the five weeks of the Festival as well as a meal plan with the college (value of $300). They also receive free admission to the Festivals 65 concerts and performances.

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