Join our Growing Family! The following positions are available at the Mayo Performing Arts Center:
Internships now open for Spring/Summer 2012!
Come experience everything that goes into running a 1,300 seat non-profit performing arts center. The Mayo Center Performing Arts Center is offering non-paying credit or non-credit internships in Development, Marketing/Public Relations, Education/Performing Arts School, Production, Arts Administration, and House Management.
Summer 2012: Due by May 11, 2012
Fall 2012: Accepting Applications from June 1st to July 30th
Spring 2013: Accepting Applications from November 1st to December 21st
Summer 2013: Accepting Applications from March 1st to April 30th
1-2 days a week to support the peak of work of the department. Ideally, those studying for undergraduate or graduate qualifications in not-for-profit management with an element of fundraising would be ideal. We are flexible as concerns days and hours.
Applicants must be comfortable with Microsoft software, have excellent communication skills, especially telephone, and be detail oriented. Applicants should also be able to work well independently and as a team. The work is varied and requires the applicant to be flexible and willing to tackle diverse assignments.
Provide general administrative support to the Development Department.
Help with in-house mailings, data entry, filing, maintaining donor files.
Education and Performing Arts School
Flexible hours, comfortable with Microsoft software and internet searches, excellent communication and customer service skills, interested in working with children, theater background preferred.
General department functions including assisting with Education events and activities at the Theatre and partner schools and organizations, general office assistance, organization of databases, assistance with marketing for the education programs, assistant teaching and stage managing for Performing Arts School, and web research.
Performing Arts School Summer Assistant Teacher Opportunity:
Must be interested in working with children and have a theatre background. Assist with the Performing Arts School summer programs for children ages 7-18. Duties include organization of materials, supervision of students, and administrative and artistic support of teaching staff. Assistant teacher positions are also available during the school year on weekday afternoon/evenings and Saturdays.
Front of House interns assist in the smooth operations of shows at the theatre. Interns may be called upon for clerical tasks during regular business hours as well as during performances. Front of House interns will have opportunity to gain valuable communication and organization skills while interacting with staff, volunteers and general public.
Clerical tasks may include compiling bi-monthly Volunteer schedules, attendance records, aiding in a weekly newsletter, among other tasks.
At performances, duties such as signing in volunteers and assigning positions, physical tasks like setting up merchandise and carrying ice to concessions, updating marquee, and/or restocking playbills. Internship will provide the opportunity to learn and practice using a pleasant demeanor and maintaining a calm head under pressure, as well as managing a volunteer staff of up to 40 volunteers at a time.
Flexible hours are useful as schedule is based upon performance times ranging from weekday and weekend evenings to Sunday matinees to weekday morning children’s programming. Some late nights are required, ending between 10:30PM & Midnight. A theatrical background is helpful, but not necessary. Comfort in handling money is also a plus as interns may be asked to assist with concessions or merchandise sales and close-out. Also, interns will be asked to learn some basic information of the theatre and its policies so that they may easily answer questions of the public.
Special Events Opportunity:
In addition to Front of House operations, Interns may also be utilized in the running of special events such as donor/member lounge, young professional events, sponsor receptions, and marketing events. If this is of particular interest to you, please note that when you apply.
Marketing and Public Relations
Flexible hours, preferably a Thursday or Friday included. General background in marketing or public relations. Can work in Microsoft Office and some Adobe applications, ease of use of researching on internet.
General department functions, including preparation of inserts, labels for mailings, posting mailings, dropping off posters and other grass roots materials at local merchants, filing, web research and posting of events on various web sites, proofreading.
In the Production department, you will assist the Production Director, Lighting Designer, and Sound Engineer in production related tasks for concerts, dance, comedy, theatrical performances, etc.
Requirements: punctuality, professionalism, courteousness, computer literate. No drugs or alcohol.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Assist in stage and performance preparation
Perform equipment inventories
Data entry (Word, Excel, Theatrical Software)
Assist in catering operations
Assist visiting artists and their production staff