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COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Internships at Blumenthal Performing Arts (BPA) are designed to offer hands-on and instructional learning experiences to college and graduate students considering careers within
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COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Internships at Blumenthal Performing Arts (BPA) are designed to offer hands-on and instructional learning experiences to college and graduate students considering careers within arts management. Although internship opportunities are not provided year-round by all BPA departments, there is typically an internship opening in one or more departments throughout the year. Full-time internships (30+ hours per week) require a minimum commitment of ten weeks by intern candidates. Pending the needs of individual departments, flexibility in daily or weekly work scheduling may be required and some work in the evenings and weekends may be necessary. To assist full-time interns with living expenses, BPA provides a stipend of $250 per week. In addition to work experiences overseen by a BPA department leader, each intern is required to attend a weekly meeting with other interns and BPA s Director of Education to participate in career preparation and other learning activities. Interns may be eligible for college credit upon completion of BPA s internship program. Interns who intend to receive credit for their internship experience are responsible for meeting registration requirements of their respective colleges and for informing BPA s Director of Education of necessary evaluation and/or other forms to be completed by appropriate BPA personnel. To apply, please submit the following: a completed internship application form (pages 3-5 of this document) a letter briefly describing your educational background, work experience and career interest a current resume an unofficial (unsealed) copy of your most recent, cumulative college/university transcript a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or other appropriate reference Attach the above application documents to an and send to: Or mail the above application documents to: Blumenthal Performing Arts c/o Olivia Chamblee, Education Department 345 North College Street Charlotte, NC Additional BPA internship contact information: Phone: Website: www. Application deadlines: July 1.for fall internships December 1. for winter/spring internships April 15. for summer internships Page 1 of 5 POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Internship opportunities vary within each BPA department according to seasonal responsibilities, staff scheduling, and other factors. ACCOUNTING Some of the ways interns provide overall support to the accounting team include: account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, data mining and migration, and data entry. Internship candidates must possess good communication skills. Business Administration or Finance/Accounting majors are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have completed their junior or senior years or are in graduate school are preferred. BOX OFFICE MANAGEMENT/ TICKETING Interns are exposed to all aspects of ticket sales & management. Training and work emphasis will be placed on office procedures, sales production, and customer service. Activities include learning standard ticketing sales procedures, specific computer applications, and customer relations. All majors are welcome to apply. FOOD & BEVERAGE Interns will receive experience in the processes of planning, executing, and overseeing event concessions and special function in which food service is provided. Duties may include assisting in the coordinating, serving, and cleanup of food and beverage operations. Interns must be available to work nights and some weekends. All majors are welcome to apply. DEVELOPMENT Interns will be involved with aspects of various fundraising activities for the performing arts, acquiring a limited working knowledge of diverse funding needs, and potential funding sources. Interns may assist with projects related to annual giving and planned giving programs, capital campaigns, major gift development, sponsorships and grants, and prospect research. All majors are welcome to apply. EDUCATION Interns learn how BPA s education department seeks to meet its enrichment goals for area schools, students, and communities while interfacing with other BPA departments, area schools, and community organizations. Interns undertake projects related to program scheduling, planning, implementation, and follow-up. All majors are welcome to apply. HUMAN RESOURCES Interns have opportunity to learn a wide range of activities related to the operations of an HR department: recruiting, benefits administration, auditing, record keeping, research, and employee relations. Requirements include attention to detail, excellent communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, and an interest in human resources as a career. All majors are welcome to apply. PROGRAMMING Interns have significant exposure to procedures and processes of programming concerts, theater productions, and other events. Interns may assist in many of the aspects related to event planning, artist management, contract development, and show settlements. All majors are welcome to apply. TECHNICAL THEATER SERVICES Interns have access to basic lighting, sound, rigging, and carpentry instruction. During busier months of BPA s production calendar, interns shadow members of the Technical Department during show load-ins, performances, and load-outs, and occasionally serve as crew members for BPA-produced events. Interns must be available to work nights and weekends. All majors are welcome to apply; some experience in technical theater is preferred, and passion for technical theatre is required. VOLUNTEER SERVICES The primary service area among BPA volunteers is ushering at performances. Interns assist with details related to recruiting, training, scheduling and overseeing volunteers. Interns must be available to work some nights and weekends. All majors are welcome to apply. MARKETING Interns will become more familiar with one or more of the following areas: brand management, graphic design, media relations, and event planning. Duties may include projects related to developing marketing plans, analytics, social media, or public relations. All majors are welcomed to apply. Page 2 of 5 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION It is the policy of BPA to afford fair and equal opportunity to all college and graduate students applying for BPA internships regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age or handicap. Our intention is to provide a work environment free of discrimination. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY Name / / (Last) (First) (Middle) Birth Month / Day / Year Street Address City State Zip Best Phone Year-round address University/College City/State Major/Minor Current GPA Academic Status Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Graduate Student Faculty Reference Department Phone address What area(s) of Blumenthal Performing Arts interests you the most? Accounting Box Office/Ticketing Development Education Facilities Rentals Food & Beverage Human Resources Marketing Programming Technical Services Volunteer Services Other Dates Available for internship from to Are you available for a Full-Time Internship (30+hours/week)? Yes No Total internship hours required to earn college credit (if you intend to receive credit) Page 3 of 5 Please list your skills and/or abilities relevant to the area(s) of interest you indicated above. Why are you interested in an internship at Blumenthal Performing Arts, and what would you hope to achieve by serving as a participant? I certify that the statements I have made are true, and I authorize Blumenthal Performing Arts to investigate the accuracy and completeness of the information provided. Signature Date Page 4 of 5 THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT SEPARATE FROM YOUR APPLICATION Part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts commitment to an Affirmative Action Program includes giving full consideration to employment of qualified disabled individuals, veterans, ethnic minorities and women. The following information is being requested of all applicants for employment. Providing this information is STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. This self-identification request is made in compliance with the regulations issued by the government and will assist us with monitoring, record keeping and periodic reporting. This information will be kept separate from your application and will not be used in a discriminatory manner. Name: Internship opportunity applied for: Date: Sex: Male Female Race: African American Asian Caucasian Hispanic Native American Other Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without an accommodation? If accommodations are needed, please describe below. Have you ever served in the United States Armed Forces? Yes No Dates of service: from to How did you become aware of internship opportunities within Blumenthal Performing Arts? Internship Fair Career Counselor Walk-In Referral BPA Website BPA Employee Other Page 5 of 5
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