Internship Opportunity: A Mile In My Shoes Marketing & Development Internship
Internship Title: Marketing & Development Intern
Compensation: Stipend and/or Course Credit
Internship Start & End Dates: 2011/2012 Season
Location: New York, NY
The ideal intern will desire a well-rounded, hands-on experience in arts administration, marketing and development. This internship requires great attention to detail but also the ability to lead and think creatively. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as, some knowledge of development and marketing are essential. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite is also required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
AMIMS is seeking a development and marketing intern for our 2011/2012 season. Our development and marketing internship is an incredible opportunity to work with experienced theater, music and film professionals while also offering hands-on experience fundraising for and marketing a variety of artistic events.
The Marketing and Development Intern would be responsible for the following:
- Supporting the Development Consultant in the preparation of all development materials (Cover Letters, Grant Proposals, Funding Reports, Announcements, etc.)
- Managing the company calendar (Rehearsals, Meetings, Proposal Deadlines, etc.)
- Creating and managing the database of funding and promotional contacts
- Support Marketing Director in coordinating all marketing, advertising and promotional material
- Managing online request via the AMIMS website, including mailing list updates
- Managing AMIMS social media and website updates
- Supporting the Marketing Director in submitting press releases and media alerts
About The Company:
A Mile In My Shoes, Inc. (AMIMS) is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to use the arts as a platform to address a diverse array of modern, social issues. By creating a compelling and engaging series of concerts, theatre productions, films, talks, and forums each addressing a modern social issue, we aim to motivate our audiences to action.
Founded in by 2005 by Composer, Lyricist and Playwright Germono Toussaint, AMIMS was formed to increase the awareness of modern social issues and the impact they have on society by producing events focused on these issues and motivating its audience to action.
AMIMS’ first production, Caged, was a two-act contemporary musical based on interviews Toussaint conducted with thirteen women at the Nia Imani Family House, a transitional living facility for women in Milwaukee, WI. In 2006, Caged was featured in the Not For Broadway Theatre Festival in New York City.
In 2008, AMIMS, in conjunction with The Well Entertainment Group and Uni Aum Entertainment, produced the Pride Slam Jam. Held during pride weekend in New York City, the Pride Slam Jam showcased a wide variety of independent LGBT artists promoting a transformative message.
In 2009, Toussaint produced the Verve concert series; five sold out, elegant nights of mixing, mingling, and top-notch entertainment, providing the same-gender-loving community of color with a place to connect.
AMIMS’ third project, The Anointed, was inspired by interviews Toussaint conducted with same-gender-loving spiritual leaders. The Anointed was Co-Produced by Freedom Train Productions and Horse Trade Theatre, and premiered at The Fire This Time Playwrights Festival in 2010 in New York City. AMIMS is set to produce a full length version of The Anointed as well as a new two-act play inspired by Toussaint’s work as a clerk in the District Attorney’s Office.
AMIMS is proud to be co-producer of the 2011 The Fire This Time Festival, which explores the diverse possibilities of contemporary American drama and challenging new directions for 21st century black theatre. AMIMS also co-produced a concert/fundraiser for this festival titled Through The Ages: Our Journey Through Music.
How To Apply:
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter with “Development and Marketing Internship” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline – June 30th, 2011. For additional information please visit www.amims.org.