Public engagement and Event Production Assistant


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

6522 Hollywood BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90028

A multi-genre, public visual art experience, with media and performing arts components, addressing fantasies and realities of gender polarization in local and mass media.

About

Currently, Freewaves is seeking Intern participation to undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high degree of computer literacy and communications competency. All of the tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new media arts, on this year’s theme of women and gender issues, as well as Freewaves’ interactive video archive consisting of over 500 pieces of experimental media art.

Location: Both internships are located at Freewaves’ office at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA)

Freewaves is launching a new series called Dis...Miss, a multi-genre, public visual art experience, with media and performing arts components, addressing fantasies and realities of gender polarization in local and mass media. The series features commissioned works from 20 outstanding L.A. visual artists. Launching with 25 video pieces, works also include postcards, posters, signage, billboards, and performances. Through this initiative, Freewaves hopes to open new avenues of thought and stimulate dialogue on new gendered relationships.

Public Engagement Intern

Responsibilities:

Connect directly with local community groups and assist on Social Media duties for Freewaves’ upcoming series dealing with issues concerning gender.
The ideal candidate should have a passion for community organizing through the arts and a strong understanding of social media campaigns for public engagement.

Requirements:
Good communication skills, oral and written

Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough.

Prior community organizing or non-profit experience is a plus.

Good computer skills (Word, Photoshop, WordPress, Mac OS)

Excellent understanding of Social Media platforms

Ability to work in a small, busy office with concentration.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to work diplomatically in a team environment (in meetings, via email and on the phone).

Knowledge of media arts preferable.

Event Production Intern

Responsibilities:

Assist in planning, development, and installation of audiovisual events in settings ranging from gallery to public spaces, as well as creating and uploading visual content for online platforms.

Requirements:
Knowledge of media arts preferable.

Experience with the following:

Mac OS

HTML/Wordpress

Adobe Software

Video and audio editing skills is a plus.

Understanding of social media platforms for public events.

General database maintenance.

Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough including ability to troubleshoot own work for errors and functionality.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Freewaves strives to offer interns practical work experience and a range of assignments. Interns will be trained by and work under the supervision of Freewaves Director Anne Bray.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP

First familiarize yourself with Freewaves’ programs through its main site ( www.freewaves.org) and its video archive ( archive.freewaves.org). If Freewaves interests you as an organization, forward a resumé and a cover letter explaining reasons for interest. If applicable, URLs/portfolio sites with samples of your work are encouraged.

Email your application materials to:

Vera Makianich
Assistant Director
vera@freewaves.org

Skills

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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