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Theatre Gargantua is seeking a committed and talented individual for a paid summer internship.

Working closely with the Producer, the intern will receive on-the-job mentoring and experience in producing independent theatre and managing an independent theatre company. The Publicity and Community Relations Coordinator will assist with the planning and execution of our marketing and publicity for productions and community outreach programs for the upcoming season; specifically:

Assist with the promotion of productions and programs
Assist in creation and/or editing of media/video elements of new productions.
Assist with researching and developing new community relations for our youth programming.
Research audience trends and new ways to engage audience and participants
Assist with communications with schools and teachers and development of educational material
Assist with copy-writing for newsletters and outreach material
Assist with the maintenance and updates to the company website.
Assist with maintenance of audience and participant databases
Develop new content (copy, images, video), including research, writing, copyediting, fact-checking, and proofreading
Track, analyze, and provide regular reports on site usage and online presence
Perform related duties as assigned.

Person Description

The position is ideal for a candidate in Arts Administration, Business Management and Marketing, Web/Graphic Design, or Communications and is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience in developing community relations and creating public awareness and engagement in the arts. The ideal candidates will have:

Excellent writing and communication skills
Critical thinking, organization and strategic planning skills
Works well independently and in a small office setting
Experience/Education in design relating to web or interactive media is an asset
Experience and fluency with digital and social media including facebook, twitter, instagram and updating/maintaining a website and/or blog page
Public Relations education and/or experience is an asset
Experience with digital editing is an asset
Strong design sensibilities and interest in the performing arts

To Apply:

This is a full-time contract which will take place for 8 weeks between June and August, pay: $11.40/hr

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Yolanda Ferrato at by Monday May 30th, subject heading: Summer Internship.

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