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Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Internship

Graphic Design and Marketing Intern

  • Tamarack Foundation for the Arts
  • Remote with the ability to travel in-state if needed.
  • Summer 2024

About Tamarack Foundation for the Arts:

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growth and development of West Virginia's creative economy. Through various initiatives, programs, and resources, we support creatives, artisans, and organizations within the state's vibrant arts community.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a creative and motivated Graphic Design and Marketing Intern to join our team. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both graphic design and marketing within the context of a non-profit arts organization. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts, excellent design skills, and a desire to contribute to the promotion of artistic endeavors in West Virginia.

Responsibilities:

  1. Graphic Design:
    1. Create visually engaging graphics for digital and print materials, including but not limited to social media posts, event flyers, brochures, newsletters, and promotional materials.
    2. Assist in the design and layout of marketing collateral, ensuring brand consistency and alignment with Tamarack Foundation for the Arts' visual identity.
    3. Collaborate with team members to develop innovative design concepts that effectively communicate our mission and initiatives.
  2. Digital Marketing:
    1. Support the development and execution of digital marketing campaigns across various platforms, including social media (Facebook, Instagram), email newsletters, and the organization's website.
    2. Help generate content ideas and produce visually compelling assets to engage our audience and promote upcoming events, programs, and fundraising initiatives.
    3. Monitor and analyze the performance of digital marketing efforts..
  3. Content Creation:
    1. Assist in creating written content for social media posts, blog articles, press releases, and other marketing materials as needed.
    2. Contribute to the development of storytelling campaigns that highlight the impact of the arts on individuals and communities throughout West Virginia.

*Other relevant items as agreed upon

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of a degree program in graphic design, marketing, or a related field in the College of Creative Arts and Media.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Canva.
  • Strong visual design skills with an eye for detail and aesthetics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital marketing practices is a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to supporting the creative community in West Virginia.

Benefits:

  • Gain practical experience in graphic design, marketing, and nonprofit functions.
  • Opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals in the arts sector.
  • Networking opportunities within West Virginia's arts community.
  • Flexible scheduling and fully remote work.

Compensation:

  • 15-20 hours a week, $15/hour.

How to Apply:

Please apply for this position directly through the WVU Internship Alliance by May 3, 2024. https://ccarts.wvu.edu/students/internship-alliance The application must include the following in one pdf document (LastName_FirstName.pdf):

  • Cover Letter. The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, performances, presentations, exhibitions, and/or coursework. Use your cover letter to explain why you are a great fit for the particular internship you are applying for.
  • Resumé.
  • A list of relevant courses taken. Please list the instructor and describe how the course is relevant.

Finalists for the position will be interviewed by TFA and asked to submit a portfolio (or examples of previous design work), in addition to the required resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience.

At Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, we believe in the power of creativity to transform lives and communities. Join us in our mission to support and promote the arts in West Virginia!