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AS220 Communications Intern for iProv - 2017

Last date was Friday, August 18th, 2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
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Supervisors:


David Dvorchak, AS220 Communications Director, david.dvorchak@as220.org


AS220 Communications Intern:


AS220 seeks an organized and self-motivated intern to assist with the promotion, marketing, and communications around Foo Fest - AS220's annual summer block party, attended by 5,000+ yearly,  happening on Saturday, August 1th, 2017.


With the assistance and guidance of the Communications Director, tasks include:


  • Contacting participating musicians, artists, and organizations for bios, images, and sound and / or video files, for use in print and online

  • Arranging, conducting, and transcribing interviews with participating musicians and artists for use in print and online

  • Working with AS220's Development and Communications staff to ensure that all Foo Fest sponsors are properly recognized with logo and / or ad placement in numerous promotional vehicles (print, online, radio, TV)

  • Collecting information from AS220 programs to ensure they, and their activities, are properly represented and communicated in Foo Fest promo

  • Working with the AS220 Printshop or any outside vendors to ensure the timely production of various printed matter (posters, coasters, t-shirts, pizza boxes)

  • Attending weekly Foo Fest meetings with AS220 staff to stay current

  • Other reasonable tasks as needed


An ideal candidate should be:


  • Comfortable working in a busy, fast-paced, sometimes hectic (yet very fun!) environment

  • At ease talking to and interacting with a wide variety of musicians, artists, and other creative types, from all backgrounds and walks of life

  • A self-starter capable of producing work independently with sometimes minimal supervision

  • Be able to, barring emergencies or major life happenings, be able to work 15+ hours on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 (food, drinks, breaks, and entertainment provided!)


Familiarity with Wordpress, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, could be attractive but is no way required. Experience with screen printing also attractive but not required.


This intern will have the opportunities to learn and use many of AS220’s resources - including a printshop, media arts lab, fab lab, and darkroom to realize their work. Opportunities to use many of these same resources for personal projects are possible.


AS220 is a community of artists in downtown Providence providing opportunities and open forums for Rhode Island artists. An alternative to institutional venues, we have gained national attention for our commitment to an “open and unjuried” egalitarian approach to creative community. The activities of AS220 include weekly events in our performance space, monthly gallery exhibits, as well as events such as Foo Fest, AS220’s annual arts and music festival. AS220 is also home to the AS220 Youth Studios and the AS220 Industries, made up of our Printshop, Fab Lab, and Media Arts. The newest addition to AS220 is 95 Empire, a performance collective comprised of a black box theater, theater arts school, dance facilities, and a group of resident performers. AS220 currently owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence which provide work and live/work space for approximately 50 artists, commercial tenants, as well as space for our galleries, venues, bar, and restaurant. The FY2016 operating budget of AS220 and related for profit entities is $3.8 million.

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Location: 95 Mathewson Street, Unit 204, Providence, RI 02903

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