As the Weinberg Center is a city-owned venue, please visit the city’s website for a detailed posting of any vacancies.
Internships in Arts Marketing & Development
“Interning at the Weinberg Center is a priceless and rewarding experience. The knowledge and experience I have gained has made me confident moving on to a full-time job. The Weinberg is truly the gem of Frederick and I’m honored I got to work with and learn from the people who make it shine.” -Bonnie Monnier
“I am so grateful for my time at the Weinberg. I learned a great deal about marketing and development in a way that would have been difficult to grasp through coursework alone. The concepts I learned will be useful tools as I continue to strive towards my personal career goals.” -Valerie Blaemire
“Interning at the Weinberg not only allowed me to utilize the skills I had learned through coursework in a practical way, but it enhanced and tightened my abilities. Everyone at the Weinberg is incredibly helpful and kind. It felt great to know that I contributed to this wonderful theater!” -Rosalyn Smaldone
SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2020
TIME COMMITMENT: 10-20 hours/week (flexible scheduling)
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: May to August
We aim to provide college students with valuable mentorship and hands-on experience, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Interns play an integral part in the inner workings of the Weinberg, supporting the administrative staff in their daily activities. Interns will gain insight into the world of nonprofit arts administration, and will build practical skills that are broadly applicable to business, marketing, and communications as a whole. Please note that we do not offer internships backstage, in programming, or in the technical department.
This is an unpaid internship. However, all interns will receive access to complimentary tickets to attend Weinberg shows, based on availability. Students are encouraged to check with their college about using the internship for academic credit.
- Support the Manager of Marketing in event promotion…
- Create and maintain website and social media content
- Assist in planning and creation of email marketing initiatives
- Write and edit press releases
- Assist in designing promotional posters, flyers, and graphics
- Manage ongoing group sales efforts, ticket sales tracking, event listings, and various PR projects
- …and/or support the Manager of Development in fundraising efforts:
- Assist in the printing and coordination of regular mailings
- Follow up with and thank donors via phone
- Assist in grant research and/or writing
- Assist with event management/hosting for occasional pre-show parties (as intern is available)
- Occasional manual labor such as lifting, pulling, pushing, etc
- Additional research and administrative support as requested by supervisors
- Exemplary college student with field of study in one of the following: Communications, journalism, English, theater, dance, music, graphic design, marketing, business, or arts administration. Comparable experience will be considered.
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Detail-oriented self-starter, capable of working in a team or individually
- Some graphic design background is strongly encouraged
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Submit resume and a cover letter along with writing and/or design samples (may be class assignments) to Barbara Hiller, Manager of Marketing, at email@example.com the subject line, please use the following format: Intern Application – YOUR NAME – Summer 2020.
Volunteers provide a wide range of services supporting the Weinberg Center and its programs. We work hard to ensure the arts are sustained throughout our community. We hope that as you give your valuable time and efforts to us, we can provide you with fellowship, entertainment, leadership opportunities, personal growth and fulfillment. For more information about volunteering at the Weinberg, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Brenton at firstname.lastname@example.org . Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities that are available:
All new volunteers start as ushers. These individuals, working with a Head Usher, assist patrons to find reserved seats. Ushers are assigned to various places throughout the theater including upstairs in the mezzanine and balcony; at the upper right and left doors going into the theater; down right and down left to assist patrons requiring handicap seating; at the doors exiting to the garage. Ushers assemble and distribute playbills and other programming materials. Ushers assist the theater manager in enforcing liquor license requirements. Before, during, and after the performance ushers interact with patrons to help provide directions and assist with problems. At the end of the performance, ushers pick up used programs and concessions litter and look for items left behind by patrons. Ushers must be comfortable interacting with the public and be able to climb the steps, walk up and down the aisles, and stand during the performance.
Volunteers working as ticket takers scan tickets with electronic scanners and give the patron directions to the proper set of doors or stairs nearest to their reserved seats. Ticket takers need to be able to read fine print on tickets.
Candy, Popcorn, Souvenirs and Merchandise Sales
Volunteers sell candy, popcorn, and souvenirs. They may also sell the performer’s merchandise. Volunteers working in sales positions need to be comfortable handling cash, making change, and processing credit card sales.
Volunteers are stationed at the doors entering the Weinberg Center or in the historic ticket booth out front to distribute previously purchased tickets. Volunteers working will call need to be comfortable dealing with the public and be able to work independently.
Volunteers are stationed in the coat check to assist patrons with their coats, hats, umbrellas, and baby strollers.