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Special Events/Marketing Intern

Internship Summary

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra seeks a Special Events/Marketing Intern to support the marketing department with social media content/website and special event management at Picnic with the Pops. This person should have an interest in music performance, special event management, social media, and marketing.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with marketing to develop social media content and messaging for upcoming concerts.
  • Understands and ensures the brand and voice of the Symphony in copy and messaging.
  • Schedules social media posts.
  • Increases social media engagement.
  • Schedules and manages all appearances of our mascot Beethoven.
  • Assists Picnic with the Pops volunteers with merchandise sales.
  • Assists with emcee schedule and on-stage appearances.
  • Responsible for all slides/video/Instagram posts running on jumbotron pre-concert and intermission.
  • Assists with additional projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of marketing concepts and sales strategy.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and email communication.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail on all levels.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Video/photography/graphics skills a plus.

Credentials and Experience

  • Current or recent undergraduate student preferred, with focus of study in Marketing or a related field.
  • Available onsite for each Picnic with the Pops concerts for event day set-up and execution.
  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.
  • Must be able to fulfill internship in entirety during the 2021 Picnic with the Pops season (June 2021 - July 2021).

Special Event Information

We are looking for a candidate who can commit to 10-15 hours a week with the ability to work the following concert nights. This is a paid internship at $12/hour. Free parking is included. 

  • Saturday, June 12
  • Saturday, June 19
  • Saturday, June 26
  • Saturday, July 10
  • Saturday, July 17
  • Saturday, July 24
  • Friday, July 30
  • Saturday, July 31

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