MYRO Winter/Spring 2019 Internships
Internship Application Deadline: Saturday, December 15th, at 5pm
Internship Dates: Monday, January 21st – Friday, May 17th
All applicants must be US citizens, over the age of 18
MYRO Internships will give students the unique opportunity to work in a small, but fast-growing, music education non-profit in the lively city of Portland, Maine. MYRO Interns choose three areas to focus on throughout the course of the internship, from marketing + design, social media, arts administration, music composition + arranging, development, and videography. The goal of the four-month internship is to give hands on experience in all aspects of running an arts non-profit.
Days/Hours: Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for the full duration of the internship.
Salary: Internships are unpaid.
MARKETING + DESIGN
Intern will help continue to refine the MYRO brand through digital design. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere) preferred. The intern will work to produce visually stimulating content for social media platforms | Squarespace, as well as work with analytics software to gauge how best to engage with our audience, Responsibilities may also include helping to design concert posters and merchandise.
Intern will assist in maintaining a consistent vision/voice for MYRO across all social media platforms. Platforms include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitch. Interaction with viewers to encourage audience engagement, as well as keeping close tabs on platform analytics to grow our following, will be expected. Responsibilities also include reaching out to like-minded artists + influencers to partner with. A successful candidate should demonstrate creativity, and an ability to generate original content, as well as an enthusiasm for representing the organization online.
Intern will learn what it takes to keep a vibrant arts non-profit running smoothly. Day-to-day operations include corresponding with guest artists, venues, students, and families; handling online merchandise sales through Square; fielding general inquiries through Facebook and our website; functioning as a logistical point-of-contact for all performances; helping onsite at shows with production and operations.
MUSIC COMPOSITION + ARRANGING
Intern will be responsible for arranging music for select MYRO shows. This entails communicating with national artists in advance about their setlist, resolving any discrepancies in song form between the artists' studio recordings and live shows, and writing inventive and engaging parts for a 22-piece string orchestra + two keyboards. Prior experience with music composition/theory, as well as music notation software (Sibelius or Finale), required. A successful candidate will have an understanding of how to write for orchestra, and a love for orchestral collaborations.
Intern will spend time researching relevant grant opportunities, as well as working to put together strong applications for said grants. A successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively in a timely fashion; keeping an eye on deadlines while all the while putting forward quality work. Candidates should have a strong understanding of copy and engaging writing. Responsibilities also include student recruitment for both MYRO and MYROCK, and looking at ways to connect with our donors + fan base through special incentives (i.e. guest tickets to shows, access to rehearsals, signed concert posters, etc.).
Intern will be responsible for producing and editing video | audio content for weekly MYRO podcast, Redefine Rock and YouTube series, String Theory. Candidate does not need to own camera gear but is encouraged. Successful candidate must have strong knowledge and foundation of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and audio editing software. Candidate will also shoot footage of rehearsals, meetings, soundcheck and select concerts for content. Must be extremely organized and efficient.
To apply to the MYRO Internship Program, please submit an application form, and send a cover letter and résumé via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, c/o Sam Kyzivat, Administrative Assistant + Internship Program Director. If you have any questions about our organization or the program, please don't hesitate to get in touch!