WHO: The Public Relations department of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the largest arts organization in the Southeast, handles all efforts related to promoting the Orchestra’s performances and events, including concerts, press events, festivals, tours, summer concert events, as well as other special events and projects through the media (print, radio, television, internet).
WHAT: The intern will assist with a variety of publicity activities and projects. Duties will include independent projects such as writing assignments, assistance with publicity efforts, assisting with calendar listings and press clippings, conducting industry-related research, updating press lists, organizing artist interviews, assisting with special events/promotions and other projects as needed, as well as general administrative support. Candidates should be pursuing a college degree in public relations, communications, journalism, music, or a related field. S/he should also have demonstrable writing and editing abilities, and be highly organized, enthusiastic, computer-proficient, and comfortable with new challenges and deadlines. A knowledge of classical music is helpful, but not essential.
WHEN: The term of employment will begin in January 2012. This is an unpaid internship offering flexible hours (20-25 per week) and may be tailored to fit academic needs. Summer internships, beginning in May, are full-time and will include a monthly stipend, tickets to Atlanta Symphony events, and free parking.
WHERE: The offices of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are located in the Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to the following address. No phone calls please.