Internship Programs

Marketing Intern

About the Detroit Jazz Festival

Now in its 35th year, the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) is a major cultural institution that provides year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world’s premier jazz festivals. Annually, the free signature event features a variety of jazz music on four major stages, presents emerging talent, hosts high school showcases, and conducts public interviews with artists.

The mission of the Detroit Jazz Festival is to foster the history and nurture the development of jazz, perpetuate Detroit’s significant jazz legacy through educational and collaborative opportunities accessible to all, and present a world-class signature event that makes Detroit a tourist destination.

Internship Summary

The goals of the internship program are to provide the organization with short-term assistance that effectively supports staff before, during, and immediately after the signature event and to grant young aspiring professionals the opportunity to learn and develop marketable skills, create professional networks, and earn competitive wages.


Job Description

In collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator and Public Relations Department, the Marketing Intern will interact and work with the consumers to promote the Detroit Jazz Festival image and brand to the community.

  • Assist with the planning and execution of new-media programs including social networking sites, mobile marketing, fundraising, and cell phone applications
  • Explore event posting options and contact websites for posting updates
  • Conduct weekly research for ongoing jazz topics of interest for social media postings
  • Create content and graphics for festival and special event social media and e-blast postings
  • Update email (e-blast) distribution lists
  • Update calendar and spreadsheets for event and forum postings
  • Conduct jazz event research
  • Assist with media relations including media interview prep and coordination
  • Assist with the coordination of festival credentialing
  • Staff on-site national media press room during signature event
  • Assist with design and content of special event promotional items (i.e. flyers, banner ads, programs, etc.)
  • Assist with event ticket sales and tracking
  • Provide administrative assistance with pre and post event management (i.e. marketing research, organizational outreach, etc.)
  • Provide on-site assistance at events (i.e. registration, greeter, production duties)
  • Attend departmental and organizational staff meetings
  • Conduct follow-up calls and provide email assistance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate maturity, the ability to self-direct and prioritize work assignments, demonstrate time management and organization, be self-motivated, and have the ability to work an assignment through to completion

Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment; adjusts to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures

Communication: Listens effectively; demonstrates understanding; clarifies meaning for others; speaks with clarity and precision; able to communicate with a diverse audience; writes clearly and concisely

Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develops appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences

Leadership: Leads tasks and people effectively; inspires and motivates others; solicits and considers others’ opinions; takes independent action; seeks out and accomplishes special assignments and professional development opportunities; recommends system or procedure improvements; demonstrates a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing work assignments; meets commitments

Teamwork: Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals

Technical: Ability to use technology in the best and most efficient manner; open to learning how to master new software; fast learner

Supervisor: Marketing Coordinator

Compensation: $1000/month

Work Hours: 9am-5pm

Position Type: Part-time

Location: Virtual/remote office

Term: May 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014

Transportation: Provide own transportation

Number of Openings: 1

Technology: Personal computer or laptop

Physical Requirements:

The position will require the incumbent to engage in the following activities: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling; some of which may be repetitive. The incumbent will have to sit, stand, and walk for various periods of time while performing the duties of this position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your cover letter and resume to hr@detroitjazzfest.com by April 20, 2014.

Donor Development Intern

About the Detroit Jazz Festival

Now in its 35th year, the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) is a major cultural institution that provides year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world’s premier jazz festivals. Annually, the free signature event features a variety of jazz music on five major stages, presents emerging talent, hosts high school showcases, and conducts public interviews with artists.

The mission of the Detroit Jazz Festival is to foster the history and nurture the development of jazz, perpetuate Detroit’s significant jazz legacy through educational and collaborative opportunities accessible to all, and present a world-class signature event that makes Detroit a tourist destination.

Internship Summary

The goals of the internship program are to provide the organization with short-term assistance that effectively supports staff before, during, and immediately after the signature event and to grant young aspiring professionals the opportunity to learn and develop marketable skills, create professional networks, and earn competitive wages.


Job Description

The goals of this position are to provide administrative support to the Membership Development team, manage and implement members’ perks, and to provide clerical assistance.

  • Assist Donor Development team with reaching their annual goals
  • Solicit prospects for Guardian donors via mail, telephone and email
  • Create e-blasts and conduct on-site promotions at community events to inform individuals about the festival and ways they can help “Keep it Free”
  • Serve as primary contact for the donor base providing excellent customer service for general inquiries and renewals; routinely field questions via telephone and email; send acknowledgment letters via mail and email
  • Receive payments for Donations, Guardian and Jazz Pazz purchases at the DJF administrative office and at community events
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date database records and reporting systems, correspondence, and files related to general donors (electronic)
  • Reconcile Donation, Jazz Pazz and Guardian revenue with accounting monthly
  • Finalize and print complete donor lists for DJF program book
  • Attend departmental and organizational staff meetings
  • Attend private donor cultivation events with members of the Donor Development Team
  • Set-up and regulation of DJF promotional table(s) at community events, including distributing flyers and compiling packets for upcoming festival events
  • During the signature event: assist Events team with set-up and management of VIP registration tentl
  • During the signature event: coordinate work schedules, act as a liaison between the Membership Development team, VIP guests, and DJF staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate maturity, the ability to self-direct and prioritize work assignments, demonstrate time management and organization, be self-motivated, and have the ability to work an assignment through to completion

Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment; adjusts to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures

Communication: Listens effectively; demonstrates understanding; clarifies meaning for others; speaks with clarity and precision; able to communicate with a diverse audience; writes clearly and concisely

Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develops appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences

Leadership: Leads tasks and people effectively; inspires and motivates others; solicits and considers others’ opinions; takes independent action; seeks out and accomplishes special assignments and professional development opportunities; recommends system or procedure improvements; demonstrates a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing work assignments; meets commitments

Teamwork: Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals

Technical: Ability to use technology in the best and most efficient manner; open to learning how to master new software; fast learner

Supervisor: Tara Adams

Compensation: $1000/month

Work Hours: up to 20 hours/week

Position Type: Salaried Part-time

Location: Virtual, Metro Detroit community events, business office

Term: May 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014

Transportation: Provide own transportation

Number of Openings: 1

Technology: Must have a laptop or tablet and cellular phone

Physical Requirements:

The position will require the incumbent to engage in the following activities: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling; some of which may be repetitive. The incumbent will have to sit, stand, and walk for various periods of time while performing the duties of this position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your cover letter and resume to hr@detroitjazzfest.com by April 15, 2014.