JOBS

Job Posting: Production & Communications Intern

APRIL 2024

Position: Intern
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Hybrid work from home
Hours: Part-time, 15 hours per week.
Compensation: $17.28 per hour

About Blue13 Dance Company:

Los Angeles-based Blue13 Dance Company has been performing theatrical modern dance for over 20 years. Their style is inspired by classical and cultural art forms of the Indian subcontinent. The company’s mission is to create a shift in the perception and practice of American dance through performance, community, and education. Blue13 is committed to increasing cultural knowledge and amplifying representation, equity, and diversity in the field.

Role and Responsibilities:

Blue13 seeks to hire a Production and Communications Intern who will receive hands-on experience in developing and implementing social media, communications and production strategies and activities for the Global Majority disruptors of Blue13 Dance Company. The intern will take a leadership role in creating promotional materials for digital and print uses. Also, the intern will help to plan and create social media content, website updates, and some light graphics, film, photo and editing work if desired. This is a part-time internship from June 2024-March 2025 (with the opportunity to continue with the company) for approximately 15 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. This is a predominantly remote position, but the intern will engage in person at times throughout the internship period.


The Production and Communications Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in various aspects of arts administration. This internship will provide on-site exposure to the inner workings of Blue13 Dance Company and its programs, including the artist residency program (Playdate), the education program for Title-1 schools (American Kahani), and other large-scale performance events including a June engagement and a September engagement at the Ford.


Working closely with the Associate Artistic Director and the Digital Content Manager, the intern will play a pivotal role in both production logistics and communications. On the production side, they will assist with coordinating logistics for Blue13’s programs and events, gaining practical experience in event planning and execution. This may involve tasks such as scheduling, coordinating with artists and venues, organizing and logging costumes and props, and ensuring smooth operations during performances.


In terms of communications, the intern will take a leadership role in generating social media content and developing messaging and growth strategies. They will have the opportunity to contribute their creative ideas and help shape the organization’s online presence. They will film and edit classes and rehearsals and BTS footage. Additionally, the intern will actively participate in weekly team staff meetings, fostering collaboration and learning how different departments work together to achieve common goals.

 

This internship values the intern’s voice and encourages them to contribute new ideas that align with Blue13’s ABIDE vision and support the mission to reimagine American dance. It offers a unique chance to gain insight into the dynamic field of arts administration and make a meaningful impact on Blue13’s programs and initiatives.

 

This internship will average 15 hours/week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and curate social media content and captions
  • Support the Digital Content Manager to create and send biweekly email newsletters (Neon)
  • Coordinate artist takeovers for social media
  • Keep Blue13’s linktr.ee up-to-date
  • Manage and update info on the website (WordPress)
  • Design graphics for print and digital use as needed
  • Design promotional video material as needed
  • Assist in on-site rehearsals and productions
  • Film and edit promotional videos and other creative content
  • Maintaining costume/prop database and keeping assets, costumes, props organized in storage

Blue13 welcomes applicants from diverse academic backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be creative, adaptable, highly organized, and able to work independently and meet deadlines. They will have a passion for the arts and a strong interest in production and communications within a performing arts setting. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask are crucial for success in this role. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as creativity in generating engaging social media content, are highly valued. They should be strong writers, proactive, organized, resourceful, and feel comfortable generating and sharing ideas for continual improvement. Knowledge of MS Office and Proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are important skills as is knowledge of current social media platforms including Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.The intern should be comfortable working collaboratively in a team environment and be eager to contribute innovative ideas that align with Blue13’s vision.

Qualifications include knowledge/experience with:

  • WorldPress
  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign)
  • Video editing  (Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, or comparable software)
  • Knowledge of current social media platforms including Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Experience working with a diverse group of individuals in an inclusive and equitable manner
  • Proximity to central/northeast LA with a flexible schedule

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Remote work environment for digital tasks

During rehearsals/performances, move through a (possibly tight/crowded) space to take photos and videos. Organizing costumes, lifting and arranging items and bins in storage space from time to time.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Blue13 Dance Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equality in all aspects of our organization. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. Blue13 believes that the marginalized people in society — including people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community — must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

How to Apply: If you are a dedicated and driven individual passionate about the performing arts and ready to contribute to the growth of a dynamic dance company, we invite you to apply for the position. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@blue13dance.com.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024. We will accept applications until the position is filled. We are hoping to fill the position by June 10, 2024.

We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will share our vision and help us create an impactful and inspiring future for Blue13 Dance Company.