Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Internships are six months, from October 2013 to March 2014. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, sound recording and editing, and writing for social media.

Literary Arts is a community based non-profit. Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. @Literary Arts events are free literary events at our downtown literary center at 925 SW Washington, often produced in collaboration with other organizations. In the past year, we’ve partnered with organizations like Tin House, Coffee House books, Loggernaut Reading Series and the MFA program at Portland State, to present readings, panel discussions and other literary events.

POSITION: Event and Recording Intern for @Literary Arts QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in learning more about the nonprofit arts sector and literary event production, enthusiasm for recording and editing live literary events, and basic computer skills. The successful candidate will also have experience using a digital recorder to produce high quality audio files, using Garageband to edit audio files, and be able to work several evening events. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work closely with Director of Programs and Events
  • Assist with set up and execution of approximately 12-15 evening literary events, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Literary Arts center in downtown Portland
  • Record events using Literary Arts sound equipment (Marantz PMD620 Digital Recorder)
  • Edit audio files of recorded events, using Garageband
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

 


SCHEDULE: October 2013 – March 2014 (event intern hours are 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. including October 17, October 24, November 7, November 10, November 21 and other dates to be determined) 4-8 hours a month in office during regular business hours COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16th. POSITION:  Photographer and Blogging Intern for @Literary Arts

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in learning more about the nonprofit arts sector and literary event production, enthusiasm for photographing live literary events, and basic computer skills.The successful candidate will also have writing and editing skills and experience using Blogspot.com PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Director of Programs and Events
  • Assist with set up and execution of approximately 12-15 evening literary events, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Literary Arts center in downtown Portland
  • Take photographs during events
  • Write blog postings after events

 

SCHEDULE October 2013 – March 2014: 12-15 evening events (event intern hours are 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. including October 17, October 24, November 7, November 10, November 21 and other dates to be determined), and 4-8 hours a month in office during regular business hours COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16th. HOW TO APPLY:

Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Susan Denning, susan@literary-arts.org

In your cover letter: Identify which internship you are applying for. Tell us a bit about yourself and your education and/or career goals.
Tell us of your interest in and qualifications for the internship.
Describe your goals for the internship, including what you hope to gain from it.

Contact Susan Denning for more information, susan@literary-arts.org

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