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 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours/week or more (flexible scheduling)
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Late May/early June through mid-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 résumé and a cover letter along with writing and/or design samples to Rebecca O’Leary, Manager of Development, at [email protected]. In the subject line, please use the following format: Intern Application – YOUR NAME – Summer 2018. Writing/design samples may be class assignments.
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 Linda Despeaux at [email protected]t. Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities that are available:
Quick thinking skills are a necessity and the ability to discern left from right are a must! Ticket takers also assist the theatre management with the final ticket drop count.
Front of House Usher
These individuals primarily assist in playbill preparation and distribution and helping patrons get to their seats. Ushers also assist the theatre manager in enforcing liquor license rules and maintain a lookout over the audience for any problems or disturbances. For patrons arriving late, the usher explains that the performance has already started and the patrons will be seated at the back of the theatre until intermission, when they may proceed to their assigned seats.
Candy Concessions, Popcorn, and Souvenir Sales
The sales volunteers are responsible for the sale of candy, popcorn, and/or souvenirs before performances and during intermissions. The theatre management will provide a cash drawer.
The will-call volunteer is often stationed in the historic ticket booth out front and is responsible for distributing previously purchased tickets. This volunteer needs to be able to deal with the public, problem solve, work independently, and hear and seewell.
If you’ve got a special talent or think you can help us meet a particular need, let us know. We encourage all members of the arts community to pitch in and help the Weinberg Center thrive.