Intern

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop is Seeking ARTS MARKETING and ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNS for Spring, Summer and/or Fall 2016

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop, LLC began in January 2006 with one class of four students. It was a small class with big dreams! Now in our 11th year, we have grown to offer an abundance of classes in and around the Chicago-land area, serving over 500 students weekly.

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop offers a variety of drama classes to children ages 2-18. Our classes are designed to foster creativity, self-expression and teamwork and, of course, to be a whole lot of fun! All of our professional teaching artists have had years of experience in theatre as performers, directors, choreographers and/or writers and have a passion for teaching kids in the performing arts. Some of our most popular classes include musical theatre, improvisation, story drama, and our award-winning creatively themed 1-week drama camps. We are a growing company with great opportunities for aspiring marketing directors and future arts administrators to gain hands on experience in creating and developing new initiatives in order to expand this small business.

Purpose: To market, develop and be a member of the behind-the-scenes organizational structure and communication of this ever growing 10-year old performing arts organization..

Dream Big Arts Marketing and Administrative Intern Job Responsibilities can include:

Marketing
Assist with developing a seasonal marketing plan
Assist with ongoing Constant Contact marketing
Create and distribute Press Releases
Interview current students and families to create mini-promotional videos and picture montages
Aid in the advertising for 1-week drama camps/summer programming
Develop, plan and execute special promotions
Research fresh new marketing trends in social media and other outlets to engage new and existing families
Represent Dream Big at summer festivals

Development/Fundraising
Research, target and reach out to potential corporate sponsors
Help organize and promote special events
Engage parent feedback through surveys and other means
Research funding opportunities for school programming
Solicit for silent auction donations
Represent Dream Big at summer festivals
Work with Artistic Director to develop fundraising goals and calendarize plan
Research possible in-kind donations
Administrative
Data analysis
Assist with transition to a responsive WordPress website
Assist with promotional materials for flyers, brochures, postcards, etc.
Interview current students and families to create mini-promotional videos and picture montages
Find creative ways to share video and pictures with current and prospective families
Research articles and other content to share on social media
Research fresh new marketing trends in social media and other outlets to engage new and existing families
Execute regular updates of Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media outlets
Acquire and publish testimonials from parents, students and schools
Distribute flyers, brochures, postcards, etc. and canvas neighborhoods with promotional materials.
Represent Dream Big at summer festivals

Non-profit Management
Assist with transition to non-profit entity
Assist in the recruiting and engagement of founding board members
Assist with building non-profit bylaws
Share knowledge, research and expertise regarding developing a first-year non-profit
Work with Artistic Director to develop and execute plan to engage community volunteers
Assist with grants calendar
Facilitate grant writing
Work with Artistic Director to develop fundraising goals and calendarize plan
Research possible in-kind donations
Represent Dream Big at summer festivals

Average of 10-15 hours/week, ongoing
The Dream Big Arts Marketing and Administrative Intern would meet with our Operations and Marketing Manager and/or other staff members at least once a week via video conferencing in addition to in-person collaboration at given locations in the following locations: Wicker Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Evanston. Most of the job responsibilities can be done on intern’s own time and from home. For more information, please visit www.dreambigperformingarts.com

Please email resume and cover letter to:

kelly@dreambigperformingarts.com