Independent Shakespeare Co. is a professional theater company known for our "freewheeling irreverence and classical precision" (LA Times). We serve the community of Los Angeles with great theater at the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival (an entire summer of free theater and events presented free to audiences), indoors at our Studio and in the community with education and partnership programs.
The intern will work closely with marketing staff and ISC leadership on engagement efforts for our virtual Shakespeare Festival in August and September. Transitioning to a virtual audience means engaging existing audience members and reaching out to new audiences. The intern will be part of the team that crafts invitation messages and communicates with organizations, educators, and local communities. Also coordinating engagement events (register to vote, census) and a major part of the virtual festival is our Players in the Park/teatristas en el parque education program. The intern will work with the teaching artists and our social service partners to assist in the coordination of workshops. The intern will work with the Communications Director to collect, process, and analyze audience and partner stories and data to understand and document who is served by our Festival culminating in the creation of an "impact report." This internship will be fully remote and have a concentrated workload in July and the beginning of September, with increased leniency and flexibility stretching through the remainder of the fall semester.
The intern must possess strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, and a self-starter. The intern should possess a strong interest in audience engagement, marketing, the performing arts, and a desire to learn about all aspects of event marketing. Knowledge and competency with customer relations and computer skills (Microsoft Office, social media platforms, organizing tools like Hootsuite) and an interest in theater is a plus.The intern should be collaborative, flexible, positive, and enthusiastic, be able to problem-solve and not be afraid to get their hands dirty.The intern should be able to learn quickly, to speak knowledgeably about ISC’s programs, and to maintain a sunny disposition when interacting with audience members. Evening and weekend hours may be required.