Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center.

Internships are four months, from October 2014 to January 2015. 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, Milagro Theater, Loggernaut Reading Series and the Newer York, to present readings, panel discussions and other literary events.

SCHEDULE: October 2014 – January 2015 on the following dates:

  • October 2nd
  • October 5
  • October 23
  • October 30
  • December 4
  • December 11
  • January 8
  • January 29th

(event intern hours are Thursdays, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., with the exception of Sunday, October 5th, which has hours of 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

COMPENSATION: These are unpaid internships.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 12th

HOW TO APPLY for either internship:

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

 

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 8 literary events 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

 

POSITION:  Photographer and Blogging Intern

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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Director of Programs and EventsAssist with set up and execution of approximately 8 literary events at the Literary Arts center in downtown Portland
  • Take photographs during events
  • Write blog postings after events


Internship Openings: <br> for @Literary Arts this Fall