JOBS AT INVERTIGO

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Available Positions

Creative Engagement and Production Intern: Job Description

Part-time, Hourly, 20 hours/week

Internship dates: June 28 – December 3, 2021

Summary: The Creative Engagement and Production Intern will be an important member of the company’s staff in 2021 as the company continues to adapt to changing COVID restrictions for the performing arts.  Digital skills and creative innovation will be central to this position as the intern works to enhance and expand online programming development, contribute to ongoing social media and design materials, and support the Invertigo community as in-person classes and performances transition back into Invertigo’s repertoire.

Attributes:

  • The ideal Intern will demonstrate excellence in communicating effectively via phone, email and IRL (a.k.a. in real life – when it is safe to do so) with a variety of Invertigo members and stakeholders, and will be community-minded, have an open, positive framework for working with a diverse range of people, the ability to take direction, enthusiasm, good time management skills, task-oriented and the ability to work independently as well as with other team members in a collaborative and professional manner to get tasks done.
  • Other important qualities include: curiosity, a self-motivated, inquisitive mind, a positive, solution-building attitude, creative problem-solving skills, artistic, organizational and detail-oriented thinking, the ability to meet deadlines and quickly adapt to changing priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously and self-prioritize tasks, and to learn a variety of creative strategies, marketing approaches and technology platforms from other Invertigo team members.
  • Additional desired qualifications include: an interest or background in dance, performing arts, administration, fundraising and production, excellent writing skills, proficiency with Google Apps software (Google Calendar, Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.), video editing and graphic design skills (including Canva, FinalCut Pro and Adobe Photoshop), a safe and quiet space to work with a reliable internet connection and reliable transportation to and from the office and community engagement or performance sites if and when it is safe to do so (this can be public transportation as long as the Intern is punctual).
  • Further desired attributes include: active listening, proactively asking pertinent questions, providing helpful feedback and updates, and checking email and other communications regularly.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist Artistic Director with the following productions: Kitchen Table Project and The Dream Eaters – as well as pre-production and production of virtual performances, donor events and other special events.
  • Support the development and implementation of local and touring production schedules, public engagement menus, presenter relationships and community partnership communications.
  • Work day-to-day with the Creative Engagement Director and Community Engagement Manager to research, strategize and plan digital strategies for deepening Invertigo’s online platforms and events.
  • Assist with creative engagement planning, including creating timelines, program content and communications.
  • Assist in the development of a digital strategy to expand Invertigo’s reach on regional, national and global levels through community partnership cultivation, website platforms and marketing campaigns.
  • Assist the Creative Engagement Director in developing and maintaining tracking systems of Invertigo programs, platforms, grants, partnerships and participant base.
  • Support marketing team with weekly tasks related to social media, graphics, content creation for blog and other platforms, PR distribution and web development.
  • Produce, plan and document videos for performances, events and community engagement classes.
  • Assist the team with annual program evaluation, contributing to the marketing review process, program developments, community/partner communication systems and tracking of outcome implementation.
  • Work with staff by executing any of the following tasks: compile evaluation metrics, create tracking systems of survey results, design graphs and charts for target population growth, prepare data reports, produce new program surveys, etc.
  • Assist with day-to-day activities to support Dancing Through Parkinson’s, Invert/ED, community engagement offerings and virtual programs development.
  • Assist with communication with community engagement participants; maintain attendance for programs and events and other tracking systems.
  • Support tech operations for Zoom events and virtual website programs.
  • Assist with staff meetings and teaching artist meetings by taking minutes, sending out reminders and following up on action items.
  • Attend and take notes at biweekly staff meetings, including professional development sessions, to learn about nonprofit organizational and artistic best practices, policies and larger field-wide conversations and trends.

As the Creative Engagement and Production Intern, you will report to the Creative Engagement Director and Artistic Director and will work closely with other company members, including the Community Engagement Manager and staff, artists, Board members and volunteers.  Work will be conducted remotely at your home office for the foreseeable future, but at some point during the internship office hours may be partially or fully transitioned to take place at Invertigo’s office, which is currently located in Culver City, CA (you will be notified well in advance if and when such a transition takes place).

You may be asked to travel to various locations throughout LA County for project-related meetings and activities when it is safe to do so, so you must have reliable methods of transportation.  In addition, you may be occasionally asked to attend and support Invertigo’s performances, rehearsals, classes workshops or fundraising events on weekends and/or evenings – either virtually or IRL when it is safe to do so – in addition to regular weekday hours, if needed.

As a member of a highly-collaborative, small and ambitious organization, other duties and responsibilities may necessarily arise.  Everyone on our staff – including the Executive Director – has troubleshot a Zoom meeting or filed a digital folder from time to time…

Compensation: $15.00/hr

Apply:

If this sounds like the kind of job you would look forward to, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected], with “Application: Creative Engagement and Production Intern” as the subject.  In your letter, tell us about your experience doing work similar to the roles described above.  Please send any referrals and questions to this email address, as well.

This internship is made possible through the support of the LACDAC Internship program – for information on the eligibility requirements to become an intern go to: https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/eligibility

Media and Development Intern:

Part-time, Hourly, 20 hours/week

Internship dates: June 14 – November 19, 2021

Summary: The Media and Development Intern will be an important member of the company’s staff in the summer and fall of 2021 as the company continues to adapt to changing COVID restrictions for performing arts while preparing to launch new productions.  The Intern will gain a breadth of experience through a range of roles and responsibilities, gaining insight and perspectives in managing a dance company.  As part of Invertigo’s marketing and fundraising team, the Intern will assist in planning, researching, coordinating and producing various aspects of Invertigo’s media, marketing and fundraising campaigns for its professional productions.

Attributes:

  • The ideal Intern will demonstrate excellence in communicating effectively via phone, email and in-person (when it is safe to do so) with a variety of Invertigo members and stakeholders, and will be community-minded, have an open, positive framework for working with a diverse range of people, the ability to take direction, enthusiasm, good time management skills, task-oriented and the ability to work independently as well as with other team members in a collaborative and professional manner to get tasks done.
  • Other important qualities include: curiosity, a self-motivated, inquisitive mind, a positive, solution-building attitude, creative problem-solving skills, artistic, organizational and detail-oriented thinking, the ability to meet deadlines and quickly adapt to changing priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously and self-prioritize tasks, and to learn a variety of creative strategies, marketing approaches and technology platforms from other Invertigo team members.
  • Additional desired qualifications include: an interest or background in dance, performing arts, administration, fundraising and production, excellent writing skills, proficiency with Google Apps software (Google Calendar, Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.), video editing and graphic design skills (including Canva, FinalCut Pro and Adobe Photoshop), a safe and quiet space to work with a reliable internet connection and reliable transportation to and from the office and community engagement or performance sites if and when it is safe to do so (this can be public transportation as long as the Intern is punctual).
  • Further desired attributes include: active listening, proactively asking pertinent questions, providing helpful feedback and updates, and checking email and other communications regularly.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Creative Engagement Director to research, strategize and plan marketing efforts and online programming approaches.
  • Contribute to marketing management, specifically assisting the Community Engagement Manager with weekly tasks related to social media support, graphics, content creation for blog and other platforms, PR distribution and web development.
  • Assist the marketing team with designing, reviewing and distributing printed materials; writing copy for a variety of uses.
  • Help create content and design for newsletters and promotional images in Canva or Illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Coordinate new website maintenance, publishing weekly updates, making edits and implementing new programming developments.
  • Organize and maintain media files and archives to keep materials up-to-date.
  • Coordinate Zoom support and communication with participants; maintain attendance for programs and events and other tracking systems.
  • Produce and edit videos and work on the technical side of online program offerings.
  • Assist with programs management logistics: submitting calendar event listings, updating databases, researching new contacts, editing budgets and updating NationBuilder (Invertigo’s donor and contacts CRM database).
  • Assist the Invertigo team with pre-production and production of virtual performances, fundraising events and other special events.
  • In coordination with the Operations Associate, manage and execute donor tracking and acknowledgement letters.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, research, develop, implement and maintain annual crowdfunding campaign, including messaging and branding, milestones, thank you items, donor communications, follow-up acknowledgements and reporting.
  • Assist Creative Engagement Director and Operations Associate with day-to-day tasks as necessary.
  • Attend and take notes at biweekly staff meetings – and other meetings and professional development sessions as requested – to learn about nonprofit organizational and artistic best practices, policies and larger field-wide conversations and trends.

As the Media and Development Intern, you will report to the Creative Engagement Director and Operations Associate and will work closely with other company members, including the Artistic and Executive Directors and staff, artists, Board members and volunteers.  Work will be conducted remotely at your home office for the foreseeable future, but at some point during the internship office hours may be partially or fully transitioned to take place at Invertigo’s office, which is currently located in Culver City, CA (you will be notified well in advance if and when such a transition takes place).

You may be asked to travel to various locations throughout LA County for project-related meetings and activities when it is safe to do so, so you must have reliable methods of transportation.  In addition, you may be occasionally asked to attend and support Invertigo’s performances, rehearsals, classes workshops or fundraising events on weekends and/or evenings – either virtually or in-person when it is safe to do so – in addition to regular weekday hours, if needed.

As a member of a highly-collaborative, small and ambitious organization, other duties and responsibilities may necessarily arise.  Everyone on our staff – including the Executive Director –  has troubleshooted a Zoom meeting or filed a digital folder from time to time.  Invertigo is committed to treating all employees and artists with respect.  Accessibility and inclusion are central to our mission, and we strive to live these values on a daily basis in our interactions with staff, artists, donors, audiences and community partners.  We have ambitious goals, we work hard and we value the efforts of others.

Compensation: $15.00/hr

About Invertigo:

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an institution at the forefront of Los Angeles dance, connecting people to story and community through a blend of dynamic contemporary movement and compelling theatre.  For more information about Invertigo, please visit our website, https://www.invertigodance.org or find us on social media: @invertigodance

Invertigo is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Apply:

If this sounds like the kind of job you would look forward to, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected], with “Application: Media and Development Intern” as the subject.  In your letter, tell us about your experience doing work similar to the roles described above.  Please send any referrals and questions to this email address, as well.

This Internship is made possible through the support of the LACDAC Internship Program – for information on the eligibility requirements to become an Intern, go to: https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/eligibility.

About Invertigo:

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an institution at the forefront of Los Angeles dance, connecting people to story and community through a blend of dynamic contemporary movement and compelling theatre.  For more information about Invertigo, please visit our website, www.invertigodance.org, and find us on social media: @invertigodance.

Invertigo is committed to treating all employees and artists with respect.  Accessibility and inclusion are central to our mission, and we strive to live these values on a daily basis in our interactions with staff, artists, donors, audiences and community partners.  We have ambitious goals, we work hard and we value the efforts of others.

  • Note: Invertigo is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.