Internships

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Purdue Convocations is a leading multi-disciplinary performing arts presenting organization. While proudly affiliated with Purdue University, Purdue Convocations supports itself through ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, endowment income, and proceeds from benefit events. Purdue Convocations offers approximately 30 performances (August through May) each season by top-ranking international artists including symphony orchestras, dance and theater companies, and a wide array of chamber music ensembles, solo recitalists, jazz artists, world music artists, opera, choral groups, and special attractions performed in multiple University and community venues.

Internships provide experience to students who have an interest in the related fields of arts administration.  All interns, whether unpaid or paid as a part of the government work-study program, make a commitment to work an average of ten hours per week. Interns will receive valuable experience and contacts in many fields of the performing arts, and tickets to most Purdue Convocations performances.

Internships will begin mid-August 2019

Marketing Interns (2 positions)

JOB TITLE: Marketing Intern
DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Marketing Director

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Are you an expert content creator on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, YouTube, or WordPress? Do you obsess about breaking news and hot events that are trending on campus? Are you a highly-involved student that can’t wait to tell the world? We are looking for outstanding students to manage social media, marketing, and communications for Purdue University Convocations. You would also work with Convocations marketing team to manage communications and concert and event promotions throughout the academic year.

This is a paid internship and Federal Work Study eligibility is preferred but not required.

REQUIRED HOURS:  Individual will average 40 hours per month, during both normal business hours (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri) and during evening and weekend Convocations performances, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced experience using most social networks including the following: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, WordPress, Tumblr, etc.
  • Strong writing skills with a unique “voice” and authentic style
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design, photography, and videography
  • Experience creating content using some or all of the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or other graphics, photo, and video editing software

Preferred skills and availability:

  • Significant social network
  • Experience with social media management using tools such as HootSuite, Tweetdeck, Tweetbot, etc.
  • Involvement in organizations, clubs, activities, and event planning
  • Knowledge of and/or participation in Purdue Convocations, arts marketing, cultural events, concert planning and promotion
  • Leadership experience
  • Creative writing, marketing, communications, journalism experience
  • Ability to work at least part of the time remotely and after business hours and weekends for events

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be an upperclassman; at least a junior or senior in major area of study
  • Have an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration and its related fields
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to work with individuals of various personality types, sensitivities and cultural backgrounds
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with regards to production and artist details
  • Be able to handle high-pressure situations with patience and flexibility; must be able to problem solve
  • Be reliable, self-motivated, and meticulous

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Graphic Design Intern

JOB TITLE: Graphic Design Intern
DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Art Director

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Provide graphic design support to the Marketing Department. Preferred candidates have previous experience using graphic design and website software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, iMovie, WordPress). Candidates must provide design samples and links at interview.

This is a paid internship and Federal Work Study eligibility is preferred but not required.

REQUIRED HOURS:  Individual will average 40 hours per month, during both normal business hours (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri) and during evening and weekend Convocations performances, as needed.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Photography/Video

  • Prepare electronic image and/or video files for use on press area of the website and e-mail programs
  • Help manage general photography and/or videography assignments at events throughout the year

Graphic Design

  • Design promotional materials in a look consistent with other Convocations marketing materials (including but not limited to ads, flyers, posters, postcards, and digital graphics).
  • Design and/or distribute promotional materials for on-campus student promotions.

Website

  • Update website content for convocations.org using WordPress platform.
  • Assist with auxiliary websites as needed. (Student Concert Committee and Convocations Volunteer Network)

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Required computer skills: working knowledge of internet, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader, iMovie and WordPress. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Ability to work independently in deadline-sensitive environment.
  • Have an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration and its related fields.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Pursuit of college degree in art and design, business, communications, English, or area of fine arts preferred.

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Student Courier

JOB TITLE: Student Courier
DEPARTMENT: Purdue Convocations
REPORTS TO: Marketing Director

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Purdue Convocations is looking for a new Student Courier!

Looking for a rock star, self-starter to:
  • Deliver brochures and post posters and fliers on- and off-campus
  • Seek out new posting locations, including soliciting permission from local businesses
  • Run miscellaneous errands for the department on- and off-campus
  • Work up to 10 hours / week
Benefits include: This is a PAID hourly position, “A” Purdue Parking Pass and free tickets to Convocations performances!
Interested in joining our team? Send a cover letter and resume to convosmarketing@purdue.edu and tell us why you’d be the best fit for the job!
Hurry! The deadline to apply is April 19!