Marketing and Communications Intern, Music and Dance Department - UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department is seeking a creative and focused Marketing/Communications Intern to help us expand our reach in the Five College area and the region. The intern would gain valuable hands-on experience in arts marketing and arts management while working with the Department’s Director of Marketing/Public Relations and the Publicity/Marketing Assistant & Website Manager. 

Primary skills learned and duties:

  • Editing photographs and other content for Department’s new Drupal-based website
  • Writing press releases for upcoming events
  • Entering performance data into online event calendars
  • Proofing draft content for annual alumni magazine

Depending on the candidate’s interests and skills, other skills learned and duties may include

  • Producing and/or posting creative content for social media
  • Designing flyers, posters, and other printed promotional materials
  • Assisting in creating email blasts for upcoming events using Emma marketing platform
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and other Adobe Creative Suite software and social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram a plus

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Spring, Summer, or Fall.   

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE:  Internship

JOB STATUS: Part time – flexible; 4-8 hours per week ideal

LOCATION: UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling.

REQUIRED DEGREE: All majors;

CONTACT: Matt Longhi, Director of Marketing/PR, UMass Amherst Dept. of Music & Dance, mlonghi@umass.edu; 413-545-0018

HOW TO APPLY: Please write a letter of interest and send with resume to the director’s email. Call with any questions.