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2014 Summer Intern Program

At the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, the opportunity to support young people to explore, develop, and grow individually and as professionals is an important aspect of our mission. We look forward to building a community of interns who can develop relationships with peers, other professionals in the field, and other organizations. We know many of our interns will enter the non-profit arts field in the Greater Los Angeles area and are excited to contribute to our organization.

Thank you for your interest in the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Summer Internship program. Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is no longer accepting applications for it's 2014 summer concert season.

Internships opportunities are available at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles. Please click here for more information and to apply to intern at Levitt LA.


WHO: Internships are open to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students.

If you are NOT a student, but would still like to work with us this summer, please check back soon for information on our volunteer program.

WHAT: The internship programs are designed to accomplish two things: 1) to support the Levitt to accomplish its mission of building community through music and 2) to support students to learn and grow as individuals and professionals and to explore professional opportunities and potential career paths.

There are two types of internships available at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena for Summer 2014:

  • (1) Los Angeles County Arts Commission Full-Time paid internship
  • (40) Part-time, unpaid internships

The Positions Available section described below is an overview of the possible areas in which summer interns will work. Please refer to the job descriptions for a more detailed look each position. Intern work is project-based, making these internships an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience in a non-profit arts organization setting.

WHERE: Interns will be working directly with a supervisor at our concert venue in Memorial Park Pasadena and as team at the Levitt offices.

WHEN: Summer interns focus on the execution of all aspects of Levitt’s work within the concert season. Our season runs the beginning of June to the end of August.

PAY/STIPEND: At the moment, part-time internships are unpaid positions, but the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Full-Time internship is paid. Students may research internship grants and/or stipends through their school or another institution to help with financial support. All internships are eligible for class credit.

Positions Available and Job Descriptions

LACAC PRODUCTION INTERN

This position has been filled.

DESCRIPTION
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a major music concert? Learn the basics of concert production, marketing, community outreach, and promotion with an organization that produces an annual outdoor summer season of 50 free music concerts with acclaimed and Grammy-winning artists from all over the world. Internship duties will include preconcert set-up and breakdown, concert production and management, lighting and sound support, artist hospitality and relations, interaction with audience members, coordination and interaction with vendors, and non-profit organizations, season marketing, promotion and community outreach. 

SKILLS REQUIRED
We are seeking a candidate with a passion for the arts who wishes to learn more about behind-the-scenes performing arts production. Required qualifications: proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong internet research skills and basic understanding of online social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, etc.), excellent verbal and written communication skills, resourcefulness and ability to troubleshoot, ability to represent the organization in a professional manner at concerts and outreach events, ability to interface comfortably with people of different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, self motivating and independent, organized, strong attention to detail, comfortable with public speaking, ability to lift and move equipment (~40lbs), ability to type 40wpm minimum. Reliable transportation required. Experience with sound, lighting, and/or stage management a plus. Interest in music and community-building preferred.

Eligibility

Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2014 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to participate.  Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree are not eligible. Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time

Permanent Residency

Permanent residency means this is where you live when you are not attending school.  For example, you went to high school in Los Angeles County, your parents live in Los Angeles County, and when you go home for the holidays or over the summer, “home” is Los Angeles County.  A Los Angeles County address is listed on your school transcripts and a Los Angeles County address is what appears on your driver license.  If you are unsure of whether your home is within Los Angeles County, please visit: http://lavote.net/district/

Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. All college students of any ethnic background who meet the residence and attendance criteria are eligible to apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.


HOW TO APPLY
Thank you for your interest. The 2014 LACAC Intern Position has been filled and we're no longer accepting applications. We encourage you to apply for our un-paid internship positions; we're currently accepting applications until May 27th.

For other available opportunities with LACAC click here to visit the LA County Arts Commission Website.


Marketing and Outreach interns help to market the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena summer season. On any day, interns might be hitting the streets passing out flyers and delivering posters as part of the Street Team or they may be in the office updating Twitter, interacting with blogs, and putting our events up on event calendars. Below is are just some of the things Marketing and Outreach interns do on a daily basis.

Types of Marketing
  • Marketing research
  • Marketing plan development and execution
  • Media archiving and capture
  • Street team/Online street team
  • Online (event calendars, blogs etc.)
  • Print
  • Social media
  • Other duties as needed
Event Production interns are responsible for all aspects of concert event production, from setup to breakdown. Interns are rotated between shifts evert 30 minutes to an hour so they can gain skills in all aspects of event production. Interns may be hanging sponsor banners for the first half-hour, directing parking on their second half-hour, and then working the information booth on their third half-hour. Below are just some of the many things Event Production Interns do on a nightly basis.

  • Concert set-up/breakdown
  • Working the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena info booth/Merchandise Table
  • Directing traffic and parking
  • Interfacing with performers and ensure the Green Room is set up and maintained
  • Collecting donations and recording donations at the end of the night
  • Managing our Community Partners' and Vendors' booths
  • Managing vendors booths
  • Other duties as needed

The photo/intern team is a specialized group of 4-5 interns. This team will be responsible for event capture (photography and video) at every event, managing and organizing photos and videos, posting photos and videos to webpages and social media, and developing media content to use on our website and social media outlets.

 

  • Event Capture: Taking photos and/or video at every concert
  • Media Organizing: Uploading media to Flickr, managing media content on the computer
  • Marketing & Outreach:Developing media content such as slideshows, choosing appropriate photos and videos to post on website, Facebook and Twitter

FAQ

Yes, you must be a student currently enrolled to intern with the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. If you are not a student, you are still eligible to be a volunteer! Just click here to find out more about our volunteer program.
Yes! Academic credit can be provided as well as recommendation letters upon successful completion of the internship. Simply talk to your school to see how to get class credit for internships. We will work with you to make sure all the paperwork is taken care of.
You must be 16 yrs or older to intern. Those under 18 must have parental consent.
Interns work Wednesday - Sunday
Interns are expected to work roughly 15-18 hours per week. If you cannot fulfill 15-18 hours per week, please contact us to discuss what you are able to commit to. We do accept a limited number of interns who can only commit to fewer than 15 hours per week.
Not at all! We will work with you to fit your schedule
At this time, internships are unpaid. However, students are eligible for class credit, per the requirements of their educational institution. We encourage our interns to research and apply for grants that can provide stipends for summer interns
Interns may identify their preferred role (Marketing and Outreach or Event Production) and we will work to accommodate each intern's preference as best we can. Interns are expected to work in all areas, if needed.

 

 

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena has partnered with the following organizations to provide the best internship opportunities and experiences possible.

Ideal Youth Inc. LA County Arts Commission
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