Shenandoah Valley Music Festival; Marketing Internship; Summer, 2009

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is a concert presenter in the Shenandoah Valley. Every summer people from all over come to Orkney Springs, Virginia, to enjoy symphonic pops and classics, country, bluegrass, big band and folk concerts and ice cream socials on the grounds of the historic Orkney Springs Hotel. The Festival needs a few good interns! This is no “coffee making” or “paper pushing” gig. You will be working together with industry professionals and regional and national artists and road crews to create the finest concert experience possible.
The Festival is offering a stipend for its summer interns. The amount depends on experience and the length of the time commitment.
Project Description
1. Social Networking & Website: Create, expand and maintain Festival’s social networking and blog sites, including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Blogger and Twitter. Use these sites to promote the Festival and its concerts and performers. Assist in the creating, updating and maintenance of the Music Festival’s website (www.musicfest.org) content.
2. Advertising: Assist in the design and placement of Festival advertising, primarily in Valley newspapers and radio. Assist in the design and layout of special flyers and direct mailings. Write ad copy for television and radio advertising.
3. Publicity: Assist in securing calendar listings in regional newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc. Assist with press and media coverage.
4. Photography & Video: Take photos of Festival events, including concerts and family programs. Create video content for the Festival’s cyberspace presence.
5. Miscellaneous: Assist with the distribution of Festival brochures, posters and flyers to travel centers and through the Valley. Assist with research and information gathering projects.
General desk work including public information, box office, etc. The Festival tries to avoid giving too much “busy work” (although in a small office we all have some,) and instead hopes to give as much “hands on” experience as possible. The candidate for an internship should have strong organizational skills, be well able to meet the public and have the ability to work independently on some projects.
The Festival Office is located in Woodstock and the concert venue is Orkney Springs. The internship duties will be split between the two.
Compensation & Hours: Mileage for Festival related activities, room and board for Festival concert weekends. College credit is available through most colleges. And, don’t forget about that stipend! The hours are flexible. We prefer at least a two month commitment between May and Labor Day weekend.
For further information contact:
Dennis M. Lynch, Executive Director
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
PO Box 528
Woodstock, VA 22664-0528
(540) 459-3396
svmf@shentel.net
www.musicfest.org

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