Charleston Ballet Theatre, offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in arts administration and nonprofit organizations. Positions are unpaid and are available throughout the academic year or during the summer.
The Ballet asks for a commitment of 12-15 scheduled hours per week. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs. Interns may receive academic credit for participation in College of Charleston Arts Management internship program. An internship with Charleston Ballet offers valuable experience working in the exciting and vibrant atmosphere of a world-class dance company. The repertory includes an eclectic mix of classic story ballets, contemporary ballets, and avant-garde works. Applicants should submit a resume & cover letter. The cover letter should include the internship(s) of interest to the applicant, the precise dates and hours per week of availability and whether applicant is requesting academic credit. After an initial review of applications, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Outgoing with ability to speak comfortably on the phone and to patrons at events/performances, Must be reliable, mature, and goal oriented , Able to work hard under minimal supervision.
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The Marketing Intern’s main area of focus will be working with the Street Teams, supporting the manager and encouraging the marketing efforts of Street Teams and helping them increase visibility on their college campuses for Charleston Ballet Theatre . The Marketing Intern will report to the Chairperson of Marketing Committee assisting with daily, weekly, and overall goals for the 2012-2013 season.
-Contribute to additional marketing initiatives including
- Participation at events and activities in the community
- Demographic research
- Community and business relationship building
- Promotional support with partner companies
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Major Gifts division within Development. will report to Chairperson of Development on Major Gifts Assist in processing gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters
Assist in creating and processing mailings, Oversee and maintain department filing . Organize and maintain accurate records for files, Assist in researching current and prospective donors , Assist in processing donor ticketing , Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials , Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, on a select basis as needed
Must have excellent writing and communication skills. Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter. Must be college student or recent graduate, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Excel. Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred. Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week. Internship may be extended for additional months
This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Special Events Chairman in all areas of event planning. Process Special Events income and maintains event order records Produce Special Events acknowledgements , Process Events invoices and track Events expenses, Manage and coordinate all event invitation mailings with mail house; secure volunteer assistance for in-house mailings with Volunteer Coordinator , Format and edit mailing labels, envelopes, etc. Maintain inventory of supplies (letterhead, brochures, invitations, stamps etc) for Events department; responsible for ordering new materials as required , Coordinate gift bags for all events including securing product, transportation of materials, and production and distribution of gift bags at each event, Draft event descriptions for CBT website and update all events web pages , Serve as primary contact for patron event inquiries , Staff all special events
Must be extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to work on multiple projects and meet strict deadlines. Must have excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills. Must have strong interest in non-profit industry; knowledge of dance and /or the performing arts preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with Photoshop highly desired.
Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week (hours are flexible). Academic credit can be arranged. Attendance at all events is required.