The José Limón Dance Foundation is now accepting resumes for the Summer 2020 Internship Program in the departments of Communications and Arts Administration, providing professional internship opportunities to distinguished candidates. Recent college graduates and undergraduates are eligible to apply.
The José Limón Dance Foundation has set the standard of excellence among the dance field in terms of artistry, educational service, community engagement, and historic cultural preservation for the past 74 years. The Foundation exists with a dual mission: first, to provide an environment and vehicle for encouraging vision and creativity in the field of dance, and second, to perpetuate and extend the vitality of the Limón legacy— a humanistic approach to movement and theater through two interrelated fields of activity: the Limón Dance Company and the Limón Institute, including our educational, archival and licensing activities. Our robust roster of artistic and educational services encompass dance training, professional development, creative incubation, performance, and social action. These services hold the increasingly important responsibility of creating access to, and admiration for, dance for artists, audiences, students, and cultural policymakers.
The Internship Program requires a seasonal 3-month, 12 hours per week commitment between June and August 2020 during weekday business hours from 10:00AM – 6:00PM, and weekend hours including Saturday mornings at Bryant Park.
Please note that we are not able to provide a stipend, housing, or any other kind of compensation. The Foundation does partner with institutions so that interns can receive academic credit, are able to take dance classes at Limón, and attend special events at no charge.
The Communications Intern is a detailed-oriented, initiative-driven person who participates in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns, as well as the gathering of content, in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a recent graduate or college student who is able to work 12 hours/week. Candidates should be familiar with basic computer hardware and software including Excel, Photoshop/GIMP, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or the ability to learn editing programs quickly.
Candidates must demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality, the ability to coordinate a high volume of diverse assignments with exquisite attention to detail, effectively handle competing priorities, excellent writing and copy-editing skills, and design skills. The Communications Internship is a great opportunity to learn how to effectively deploy organizational branding values and artistic and educational activities to over 50,000 constituents. The successful intern will report directly to key Foundation personnel.
Responsibilities for the Communications Intern include but are not limited to:
The Arts Administration Intern is a highly motivated, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who seeks to acquire knowledge about nonprofit organizational systems and diverse administrative skills within the arts field in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality, the ability to coordinate a high volume of diverse assignments, effectively handle competing priorities, maintain attention to detail, and have strong interpersonal communication skills. We are looking for a college student or recent graduate who can commit to 12 hours/week for specialized projects. The successful intern will report to key Foundation personnel.
The Arts Administration Intern supports personnel in the areas of C Suite, Business, and Education Programs.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
To apply, please provide the following application materials:
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, by 5 PM. If your application is selected you will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls or mail submissions, please. For questions, email email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in working at the The José Limón Dance Foundation.