// Communications INTERN //

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: Communications Coordinator

Position description: The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Coordinator and staff with the visibility and publication of exciting and innovative dance-related programs, events and classes.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week. Flexible schedule, but must meet established guidelines.

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

Responsibilities

  • Utilize social media to create buzz about Velocity performances, events and classes
  • Communicate directly with local and national press and organizations through their social media platforms
  • Coordinate social media strategies with Velocity’s communications goals
  • Utilize tone of clarity and energy that connects to Velocity’s mission + vision
  • Assist with content and community engagement for Velocity’s online journal of choreographic culture, STANCE
  • Gather information and design small in-house collateral
  • Make in-house flyers for one-time events
  • Aid in distributing promotional materials
  • Archive press articles, hard copy and online
  • Add performances and events to online press calendars
  • Create, distribute and collect surveys and testimonials
  • Work with Velocity staff to help plan and implement exciting community engagement activities
  • Work with staff to promote upcoming events

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for utilizing social and new media
  • Strong organizational, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay focused
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Knowledge of the dance community
  • Eye for virtuosic and energetic photographs
  • Proficiency with WordPress, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Beneficial: Basic skills in Photoshop and InDesign

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and any relevant work samples to Stefanie Karlin, c/o Stefanie@velocitydancecenter.org. Position open until filled.

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