DESIGN INTERNSHIP

Mission of Velocity: Velocity is Seattle’s premier art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Velocity advances contemporary dance and movement-based art by fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences through an invested commitment to education, creation, performance, inquiry, community participation, and inter/national exchange.

Background: Velocity is Seattle’s premier art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Its mission is to advance contemporary dance and movement-based art by fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences through an invested commitment to education, creation, performance, inquiry, community participation and inter/national exchange.

Reports to: Velocity’s Communications Coordinator

Position description: The Design Intern will assist the Communications Coordinator and staff with the designing and distributing Velocity printed collateral and with updating the Velocity website.

Hours: 8-10 hours per week. Flexible schedule, but must meet established guidelines.

Compensation: Position is unpaid, but the intern will be entitled to unlimited classes at the rate of $5/class and discounted rehearsal space at Velocity.

  • Academic Credit: Contact your university for this information. Velocity will fill out any necessary forms for the completion of credit.
  • Great resume builder

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate graphic design strategies with Velocity’s communications goals
  • Assist with content and community engagement for Velocity’s online journal of choreographic culture, STANCE
  • Aid in distributing promotional materials
  • Archive press articles + Velocity collateral
  • Work with Velocity staff to help plan and implement exciting community engagement activities
  • Assist with updating content for Velocity’s website

Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator
  • Strong design eye and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay focused + comfortable working independently
  • Knowledge of the dance community
  • Proficiency with WordPress, Microsoft Word and Excel

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Britt Karhoff c/o britt@velocitydancecenter.org along with samples of recent design work. Position open until filled.

 

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