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Internships

Dayton Live frequently engages eclectic, brainy, dependable interns for Marketing & PR, Digital Marketing, Graphics & Publications, Education & Engagement, and Development. We commit to helping grow your talent as you discover the operations behind the entertainment!

Position Description

Dayton Live interns are responsible for a variety of tasks and work closely with professional staff on our Marketing & Communications, Graphics, Development, Group Sales, or Education & Engagement teams.

Following are examples of some of the internship opportunities Dayton Live provides:

  • Marketing and public relations;
  • Graphic design;
  • Development and fundraising;
  • Education and engagement;
  • Group sales; or
  • Check back frequently for other potential roles.

Positions begin in early September for fall semester internships, mid-January for spring semester internships, and mid-May for summer internships. Yearlong internships may also be available for the right candidates!

Requirements

Excellent communication skills ā€“ written and verbal ā€“ great organization and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, a desire to learn, and an ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment. There may be additional requirements specific to each area/department. For example, graphics internship applicants must be proficient in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) and have a working knowledge of layout and design.

These unpaid internships offer the opportunity to make networking connections, gain hands-on experience, and build a portfolio of work samples. A background in theatre/performing arts is not mandatory, but an appreciation for the performing arts is necessary to develop an understanding of and commitment to the position.

In general, intern tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with marketing and research projects;
  • Various writing tasks;
  • Development and implementation of promotion/publicity strategies;
  • Staffing special events of various kinds;
  • Database development and input;
  • Poster and flier distribution;
  • Filing and photocopying;
  • Professionally representing the organization to outside businesses through phone calls and courier duties;
  • Various administrative tasks; and
  • Compiling and coordinating reports.

Specific tasks and learning opportunities depend on the team with which you work.

Hours

Each position requires a minimum of 15 hours a week. Schedules are flexible, but a specific weekly schedule must be set. Some evening or weekend hours may be requested.

Compensation

All internships are unpaid. Interns are eligible to receive complimentary parking at the Arts Garage or a complimentary bus pass, whichever is preferred. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work-related travel, and show tickets as available.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the internship, a resume and the following samples to resumes@daytonlive.org:

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIPS
include 2-3 writing samples

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIPS
include 2-3 design samples or links to your work

DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIPS
include 2-3 writing samples

EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS
include 2-3 writing samples; and

GROUP SALES INTERNSHIPS
include 2-3 writing samples.

Other Internship opportunities may require other work samples or specific skills and experience.

Dayton Live is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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