Employment and Internships

Employment:

As the Weinberg is a city-owned theater, please visit the city’s website for a detailed posting of any vacancies. Thank you.

Internships in Arts Marketing & Development: 

“I am so grateful for my time at the Weinberg. As a Performing Arts Administration major, having a hands-on experience was crucial for me. I learned a great deal about marketing and development in a way that would have been difficult to grasp through college coursework alone. It gave me a better understanding of the spirit, perseverance, and teamwork that keeps the Weinberg as well as many other arts organizations running. The concepts I learned will be useful tools as I continue to strive towards my personal career goals.” -Valerie Blaemire

“Interning at the Weinberg is a great introduction to the wider world of theater. It’s a safe space to become familiar with the processes or to become more fluent in them. The introduction I received to the marketing side of entertainment was a light shined on opportunity.” -Savannah Taylor

“I loved being an intern at the Weinberg. Everyone welcomed me in with open arms and wanted to help me succeed. They were open-minded to teach me what I wanted to learn, and helped me build my confidence when it came to working in a new environment. I loved every minute of it.” -Jessica Rota

SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2016
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours/week with flexible scheduling
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Late May through August

About: We aim to provide students with valuable mentorship and hands-on experience, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Interns play an integral part in the inner workings of the Weinberg, supporting the administrative staff in their daily activities. Interns will gain insight into the world of nonprofit arts administration, and will build practical skills that are broadly applicable to business, marketing, and communications as a whole.

Benefits: This is an unpaid internship. However, all interns will receive access to complimentary tickets to attend Weinberg shows, based on availability. Students are encouraged to check with their college about using the internship for academic credit.

Responsibilities of intern:

  • Support the Manager of Marketing in event promotion
    • Create and maintain website and social media content
    • Assist in planning and creation of email marketing initiatives
    • Write and edit press releases
    • Assist in designing promotional posters, flyers, and graphics
    • Manage ongoing group sales efforts, ticket sales tracking, event listings, and various PR projects
  • Support the Manager of Development in fundraising efforts
    • Assist in the printing and coordination of regular mailings
    • Assist with event management/hosting for occasional pre-show parties (as intern is available)
  • Occasional manual labor such as lifting, pulling, pushing, etc
  • Additional research and administrative support as requested by supervisors

Desired skills:

  • Exemplary student with field of study in one of the following: Communications, journalism, English, theater, dance, music, graphic design, marketing, business, or arts administration. Comparable experience will be considered.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented self-starter, capable of working in a team or individually
  • Some graphic design background is strongly encouraged
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

To apply: Submit résumé and a cover letter along with writing and/or design samples to Ashley Birdsell, Manager of Marketing: abirdsell@cityoffrederick.com. In the subject line, please use the following format: Intern Application – YOUR NAME – Summer 2016. Writing/design samples may be class assignments. Interviews (phone or in person) will be scheduled for the middle of April.