Jobs

Administrative Intern Description

Creative, artist-run, non-profit looking to hire an intern with a passion for and experience in arts administration and event production. BOOM Charlotte is currently planning our activities for 2022, and we are seeking a committed intern to help make it all possible.

The intern hired for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, commitment to deadlines, and creativity in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team. We are a small organization that does a lot of important work and we look forward to sharing our knowledge, passion, expertise and workload with our new team member.

Location:
Weekly: Charlotte NC. We work from home and meet weekly via ZOOM on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-2pm. Live events: BOOM usually does a 3 day multi-venue festival in Plaza Midwood in the Spring. We are currently planning for 2022.

A brief description of the organization:
Our mission is to transform the way art and culture are created and shared by connecting people to causes and community. We create open, inclusive platforms for creative professionals to collaborate for the greater good.

Founded and led by POC, the signature initiative of Que-OS is the BOOM Festival, which in 5 years has grown into the largest creative gathering in Charlotte, and one of the few large scale events that reflects the true demographic diversity of a highly segregated city. Since the Pandemic hit in 2020, we have ventured into more year round programming, going 100% virtual in 2020, evolving into hybrid programming moving forward. Our current projects include: BOOM Echoes EAST, an ongoing collaboration with OurBRIDGE for KIDS, Refugee Support Services and CharlotteEAST, and the 2022 BOOM Festival.

Intern duties and responsibilities:
The BOOM intern will support staff across multiple departments, including but not limited to: assisting with support documents for grant applications and final reports, connecting with and organizing artist information and meeting artists needs, assisting with social media, organizing spreadsheets and tasks, contributing ideas and solutions to problems, attending weekly meetings (either Monday or Thursday) and on the ground at scheduled events. We are a small organization that does a lot of important work and we look forward to sharing our knowledge, expertise and workload with an amazing intern.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Basic knowledge / experience in use of spreadsheets and Google Drive
  • Passion for arts, community and Charlotte specifically
  • Desire to gain skills and grow knowledge
  • Some art making or production experience
  • Interest in and ability to work collaboratively
  • Great communication skills both in person and via the written word through email/website
  • In depth understanding of social media platforms

Benefits of the internship (e.g. compensation, if applicable)

  • Gain knowledge / experience in festival production and non-profit management
  • Develop writing and marketing skills
  • Learn the behind the scenes craft of art event production
  • Connect with an interesting and diverse artist group
  • Contribute to real and lasting cultural change in Charlotte
  • Exposure to a wide variety of shows, artists and installations
  • There is no monetary compensation for this role at this time, though tickets to several performances / events will be available without charge
  • For strong work a detailed letter of recommendation can be provided
  • Stipend of $400 a month

Schedule and duration
This internship will start in January and last through the end of June (specific dates negotiable). Ten hours of work a week are expected in the weeks before and after the festival. Should expect to be present for virtual and in-person events including the festival in April. Additional hours may be required in the weeks immediately preceding the festival. Work hours can be done throughout the week and can fit easily into many schedules. Must be available for weekly, ZOOM meetings on Mondays or Thursdays from 12:30-2pm.

Application Information
Please send resume and dynamic cover letter to queoscharlotte@gmail.com. Use “INTERN” as the subject of your email. We can’t wait to hear from you.


Social Media Intern Description:

Creative, artist-run, non-profit looking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms. BOOM festival is currently planning our three day festival for April 2020 and is excited to launch a social media campaign that is as engaging, dynamic and innovative as the festival.

The intern hired for this position will need strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team. We are very excited to share this launch with an intern hoping to extend their present knowledge and gain extensive online experience.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and post on social networks
  • Coordinate with website to distribute content and share updates
  • Assist with online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more
  • Optimize website and social media
  • Perform keyword analysis
  • Work with communication professionals to develop creative and exciting messaging that accurately represents the festival.

Requirements:

  • Experience with social media platforms and canva
  • Energetic and creative
  • Hard-working and team-oriented
  • Available for weekly meetings on Mondays or Thursdays from 12:30-2pm

Benefits

  • Practical experience with social media campaigns
  • Opportunity to participate in BOOM events, organizational meetings.
  • Flexible schedule for students
  • Work directly with amazing artists and cultural leaders
  • Be an active participant in a movement to change the way art and culture are created and shared in Charlotte.
  • Experience BOOM 2022
  • For strong work a detailed letter of recommendation can be provided
  • Stipend of $400 a month

Location:
Weekly: Charlotte NC. We work from home and meet weekly via ZOOM on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-2pm. Live events: BOOM usually does a 3 day multi-venue festival in Plaza Midwood in the Spring. We are currently planning for 2022.

A brief description of the organization:
Our mission is to transform the way art and culture are created and shared by connecting people to causes and community. We create open, inclusive platforms for creative professionals to collaborate for the greater good.

Founded and led by POC, the signature initiative of Que-OS is the BOOM Festival, which in 5 years has grown into the largest creative gathering in Charlotte, and one of the few large scale events that reflects the true demographic diversity of a highly segregated city. Since the Pandemic hit in 2020, we have ventured into more year round programming, going 100% virtual in 2020, evolving into hybrid programming moving forward. Our current projects include: BOOM Echoes EAST, an ongoing collaboration with OurBRIDGE for KIDS, Refugee Support Services and CharlotteEAST, and the 2022 BOOM Festival.

Schedule and duration
This internship will start in January and last through the end of June (specific dates negotiable). An average of ten hours of work a week is expected. Should be present for virtual and in-person events including the festival in April. Additional hours may be required in the weeks immediately preceding the festival. Work hours are flexible and can be done throughout the week and can fit easily into many schedules. Must be available for weekly, ZOOM meetings on Mondays or Thursdays from 12:30-2pm.

Application Information
Please send resume and dynamic cover letter to queoscharlotte@gmail.com. Use “INTERN” as the subject of your email. We can’t wait to hear from you.