Internships at the Blumenthal Performing Arts are designed to offer meaningful arts management field experience related to an individual’s particular area of interest.
Emphasis is placed on offering a variety of “hands-on” experiences for Interns by providing a valuable perspective on the inner workings of a performing arts center and a successful business environment – from daily operations to long-range planning – in a variety of areas including Accounting, Ticketing Operations, Food & Beverage, Development, Education, Human Resources, Marketing, and Volunteer Services.
Interns undertake a variety of projects, which provide a challenging educational experience for them, while meeting the needs of the Blumenthal. Intern assignments depend upon the qualifications and interest of the applicant, as well as the specific needs of each department. Blumenthal directors and managers provide focused professional supervision and experience to each Intern assigned to their departments. Internship positions are available to students, as well as other qualified individuals. The scheduling of Internships can be very flexible, making possible full-time, part-time, inter-session and summer positions.
INTERNS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE CREDIT UPON COMPLETION OF OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. ALL INTERNSHIPS ARE UNPAID. Interns are responsible for all personal expenses incurred during their Internship. Students are expected to obtain and complete the necessary forms to receive credit for their Internship. Students are also responsible for meeting any registration requirements from their college or university.
All Interns must be highly motivated and able to work independently on assigned tasks. Interns must be able to commit a minimum of 3 months.
Summer 2013 Internship Application deadline is April 30, 2013. Candidates who closely match the requirements of the job will be contacted.
1. Contact the career center/internship placement office of your school or the Internship Program of the Blumenthal and complete required application forms.
2. In accordance with guidelines and procedures of your school’s career center/Internship placement office, submit to the Blumenthal the following materials:
- A completed Internship application form (available here or from your school career center/Internship placement office)
- A letter of application that describes your background and interest, as well as a statement of career goals and objectives
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or other appropriate reference
Internship ProgramBlumenthal Performing Arts
130 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: email@example.comPhone: 704.333.4686
Interns provide overall support for the Accounting team including but not limited to the following: Account Reconciliations; Bank Reconciliations; Data mining and data migration; Data entry. Candidate must possess good communication skills and eager to learn. Business Administration or Finance/Accounting majors are encouraged to apply.
Interns are exposed to all aspects of ticket sales & management. Emphasis will be placed on office procedures, sales production and customer service. Activities include learning standard ticketing sales procedures, business specific computer applications, weekly sales reports, group sales and customer relations. All majors are welcome to apply.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Interns are exposed to the processes of planning, executing, and overseeing the concessions events and activities of the Blumenthal. Duties may include assisting in the coordinating, prepping of food and beverage operations. Interns must be available to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends.
Interns are given an opportunity to learn about funding and the arts. Interns may acquire a working knowledge of the diverse funding needs and sources linked to the performing arts in: annual giving, major gift development, sponsorships and grants, special event fund raising, capital campaigns, planned giving telemarketing and prospect research.
While assisting BPA's Director of Education and other Education Department personnel with a variety of seasonal summer tasks, Interns will be exposed to the processes necessary for developing programs that enrich individuals and communities within the Greater Charlotte Region through exposure to and involvement in the performing arts.
Interns are given the opportunity to learn a wide range of activities related to the operations of a human resources department, including recruiting, benefits administration, auditing, HR record keeping, research, and employee relations. Requirements are attention to detail, excellent communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and an interest/background in Human Resources.
MARKETING INTERNS: work with the marketing team on planning execution of marketing and promotional programs to drive ticket sales for Blumenthal Performing Arts events and awareness and participation in other Blumenthal programs and activities. Marketing interns may be assigned to assist with special events, promotional setups, advertising plans/trafficking, marketing and advertising research, creative concepting, goggle analytics, website updates, email staging, database updates, photography and video editing and report generation. Will participate in brainstorm sessions with the marketing teams to generate ideas to increase awareness of Blumenthal shows and programs.
COMMUNICATION INTERNS: Work with the communications team on promoting and publicizing upcoming events and other Blumenthal activities and achievements through press releases, promotional bookings, special events and other public relations channels. Interns will be expected to write press releases, website and other informational copy, emails and other communications, update media contacts, work special events, research events and programs, coordinate press appearances, edit videos/photography, generate reports and attend meetings. Will participate in brainstorm sessions with the marketing teams to generate ideas to increase awareness of Blumenthal shows and programs.
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNS: Assist with the creation of marketing collateral, including ads, brochures, website and email imagery, as well as publications and other marketing collateral for Blumenthal Performing Arts and events being presented by Blumenthal. (Blumenthal employs Adobe Creative Suite for graphic generation.) Interns also may work with press checks, list creation, report generation and billing.
Interns are given the opportunity to research program options, participate in the selection process and assist with negotiating and finalizing contracts. In addition, Interns may participate in the show planning, development and implementation of each program, including show budgets, ticket prices, sales reports and show settlements.
Interns will have a chance to participate in a wide variety of "behind the-scenes" activities. The Internship will include basic lighting, sound, rigging, and carpentry instructions and demonstrations. Along with these basic demonstration sessions, Interns will also shadow members of the Technical department during events (i.e., load-ins, performances, load-outs). Requirements include availability to work some nights and some weekends. Theatre/Technical background preferred.
Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and promote the Blumenthal's Volunteer Program. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with organizing, scheduling, training and attending events for Blumenthal Volunteers. All majors are welcome to apply.