2014 interns Angela Parisi & Halynn Blanchard with Program Manager Caitlin Peterkin and 2015 intern Soohye Jang.
Photo by Sarah Russell.

Internships

Operating year-round out of our office in Fremont, Seattle, Earshot Jazz is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the legacy and progression of the jazz art form. Earshot produces more than 100 concerts throughout the year, publishes the monthly Earshot Jazz magazine, provides grant assistance to resident artists, presents jazz education programs, and more.

We provide flexible internships to students at the high school or college levels who are interested in arts management, the music industry, event production, arts communication, or more. To learn more about interning with Earshot Jazz, e-mail info@earshot.org.

Festival Internship Summary

The Earshot Jazz Festival Internship program is designed to provide interns insight into the inner-workings of a world-class music festival through hands-on experience. Internships run from September through November and are part-time, with some evening and weekend work.
Intern duties will be assigned based on skill set and interest, and can range from Communications/Social Media, Multimedia, Administration, Production, and more. Internships are unpaid, but can be for course credit where necessary.

Intern Requirements

-Applicants must be sophomore standing or higher. Students pursuing degree in communications, arts management, arts administration, publication arts, and music/jazz studies are encouraged to apply.
-Candidates must have excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills, and professional phone and e-mail manners.
-Interns must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and social media a plus.
-Passion for music is a must!

 

Available Position(s)

Marketing & Promotions Intern

Job Title: Earshot Jazz Marketing & Promotions Intern (Part-time, unpaid)

Job Description

Objective: Effectively and strategically promote public awareness of Earshot Jazz and all events through traditional, digital, and social media communication to ultimately cultivate and strengthen the Earshot Jazz brand presence. The Marketing & Promotions Intern will assist  in conceptualizing and delivering both multimedia and written assets for Earshot Jazz to use on marketing and social media platforms to promote programs and cultivate a robust online presence.

Duties will include:

  • Manage content, develop media plans and update social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with a focus on increasing awareness and engagement
  • Keyword, and cost/benefit analysis for major social media platforms
  • Assist in the development and distribution of advertising materials
  • Work closely with photographers and multimedia personnel to utilize their material for social media platforms and website
  • Assist in promoting events and engaging audiences at concerts and events
  • Conduct research to find engaging content and ideas for social media posts i.e. compiling biographies and discographies for local, national, and international artists to post blurbs about them (their birthdays, accomplishments, etc)
  • Design related graphical assets
  • Contribute to developing schedule and setting productive goals
  • Actively attend Earshot Jazz and any jazz-related event in the city (preferable run by orgs we’ve partnered with) to live-tweet/live-Facebook/live-Instagram story and post pictures on social media
  • Assist with marketing strategies for upcoming projects
  • Research other social media platforms, popular profiles, and marketing strategies to better present the organization and its mission to the public
  • Provide regular report showcasing overall growth of channels

Although this position is unpaid, it includes the following benefits:

  • Tickets for the Earshot Jazz events throughout the year
  • Hours for school credit and/or volunteer hours
  • Referrals and recommendations from staff for job or school applications
  • Rich experience in music & arts
  • This position can be accomplished in conjunction with another full time/part time job or classes during the week

Position requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including social media websites and a passion for supporting the arts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must have a smart phone
  • Administrative experience a  plus
  • At least two years of college coursework completion. Arts or business related degree trajectory a plus
  • Any experience with Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, WordPress, and/or PatronManager a plus
  • Knowledge of and significant experience with social media
  • Strong written communications skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an unpaid, three to six month internship. Schedule can be flexible, and is typically Monday through Friday, for 1-2 hours each day (morning or evening), with occasional to frequent evening and weekend work during concerts and the annual fall festival.

How to apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and brief letter of interest to info@earshot.org.

Production Intern

Job Title: Earshot Jazz Production Intern (Part-time, unpaid)

Job DescriptionObjective: Help achieve the best sound and concert experience possible by effectively and strategically performing production tasks that will ensure quality stage setups and safe transport of artists and equipment for Earshot Jazz shows.

Position summary/Key responsibilities: The Production Intern will work closely with the Production Manager assisting in stage production, artist/gear transport, and acting as an artist liaison in efforts to prepare all production-related aspects of Earshot concerts, while cultivating professional, positive relationships with the musicians and sound technicians.Duties will include:

  • Help with gear organization and transport to venues
  • Assist in stage production, i.e setting up and breaking down gear on our concert stage setups
  • Facilitate artist transport to-and-from the airport or train station, hotel, and venue.
  • Transport equipment to-and-from our office or rental vendor
  • Act as artist liaison between musicians and venue staff while on-site
  • Perform tasks of hospitality, including backstage set up/clean up and organizing artist meal
  • Assist with general intern duties, i.e. assisting in the general setup leading up to and during the festival

Although this position is unpaid, it includes the following benefits:

  • Tickets to Earshot Jazz presented programs throughout the year
  • Hours for school credit and/or volunteer hours
  • Referrals and recommendations from staff for job or school applications
  • Hands on experience in the music industry and technical training
  • This position can be accomplished in conjunction with another full time/part time job or classes during the week

Position requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License; own vehicle or transport a plus (reimbursement provided for any expenses during requested services, ie. mileage and parking)
  • Must have a reliable phone and GPS system (i.e. Google maps) or impeccable sense of direction
  • At least two years of college coursework completion. Music Tech or arts related degree trajectory a plus
  • Experience with Excel and Google Drive a plus
  • The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, be calm under pressure, and be able to work independently

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an unpaid, three to six month internship. During concerts and the festival, our work is performed in a variety of environments throughout the Seattle area. Travel by car is often necessary to these locations, as well as work outside normal business hours. Schedule includes some weekends and hours can be morning/afternoon to transport artist and equipment OR evenings helping with concert stage setup/tear-down and transportation.

Work Environment

This position operates out of the Earshot Jazz office located in Fremont and remotely. The Intern will work closely alongside the Production Manager. A small non-profit, Earshot Jazz is run by three full-time staff; therefore, interns must be flexible, with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and passion for the work we do.How to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and brief description of interest and availability to info@earshot.org.