Ejaculating Beauty, Fresh Fruit Festival 2012
All Out Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to fighting discrimination through the arts, is currently accepting resumes for spring interns for its Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, a multi-disciplinary celebration of LGBTQ arts and artists.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Fresh Fruit Festival seeks interns (graduate-level preferred) to work on in-depth special projects in four key areas:
Marketing/PR: Maintaining website, creating email blasts, managing social media presence, basic graphic design as needed, copywriting and drafting press releases, coordinating direct mail campaigns, facilitating audience surveys, audience development initiatives, and creating and implement long term marketing plans.
Management: Maintaining artist contracts, coordinating festival volunteers, drafting official correspondence, tracking industry trends, special projects as assigned, in charge of the master administrative calendar, and researching legal and copyright issues.
Development: Supporting all areas of Fresh Fruit Festival’s fundraising efforts, with a primary emphasis on individual giving and membership. Additionally, intern will facilitate direct mail campaign, researching possible individual and institutional funders, organize and maintain development files, and facilitate special projects, as needed.
Artistic: Assist the artistic director and associate artistic director with seeking festival submissions, organizing evaluations, and helping facilitate programming. Additional duties include assisting with preparation and execution of supplemental programming, completing research as needed, covering readings and performances throughout the City, updating calendars and documents, keeping files and archives current, and other general administrative duties.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Fresh Fruit Festival is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international. The festival showcases the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed in theatre, performance art, dance, film, spoken word, graphic arts, music & beyond. Last years’ festival featured a “high stakes” poetry slam, two weeks of theater and performance art, dance, jazz, an art exhibit, variety acts, and a comedy show, among other works.
DATES: Internship to begin in January 2013 through May (dates are flexible), with possible extension into summer, if desired. Seeking minimum of two full days commitment (10am – 6pm work hours).
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship, however All Out Arts can arrange college credit through your institution, if desired.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter (that includes your available start date) and resume to Founder@FreshFruitFestival.com. Please indicate your area of interest in both the body of the email and subject line.