INTERNSHIPS

Please send your resume and cover letter for any and all of these positions to info@chicagodancehistory.org.

Applications due August 02, 2021.

Digital Archiving Intern

 

The Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) seeks a creative, interdisciplinary thinker to assist with researching, documenting, and preserving histories of dance in Chicago as our Archiving Intern

 

Responsibilities

  • Digitize analog materials such as photographs, videos, and documents

  • Organize, catalogue, and assign metadata to items in the CDHP collection

  • Assist in building a digital archive of videos, images, and text

  • Support the Archive Dive program and other initiatives

  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learning to work with digital and physical archives

  • Proficiency with digital asset management skills

  • Develop ability to organize and describe vast amounts of interrelational, multimedia materials

  • Experience working within a small nonprofit environment 

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Google Sheets and/or Excel 

  • Interest in dance and/or Chicago history is ideal but not necessary

  • Experience with archiving is ideal but not necessary

Minimum 10 hours per week

Flexible, remote work schedule that could potentially be adapted to a hybrid model of in-person and remote

Video Production Intern

 

The Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) seeks a creative, interdisciplinary thinker to assist with video production, sound operation, remote recording, and livestream events as our Production Intern

 

Responsibilities

  • Record oral history interviews and CDHP events (remote and/or in-person)

  • Assist with production for contracted services, such as live documenting and streaming events

  • Assist in post-production (cataloging, transcription, metadata)

  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Learning Objectives

  • Exposure to professional interviews and dance performances

  • Participation in full cycle video production

  • Proficiency with audio/visual equipment

  • Experience working within a small nonprofit environment 

 

Required Skills

  • Strong desire to learn

  • Ability to improvise and adjust to various production circumstances

  • Ability to think in an organized way

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with non-linear editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro preferred

  • Experience operating production equipment is ideal but not necessary

  • Familiarity with dance is preferred but not necessary

 

Minimum 10 hours per week

Flexible, remote work schedule that could potentially be adapted to a hybrid model of in-person and remote

Arts Administration Intern

 

The Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) seeks a creative, interdisciplinary thinker to assist with administrative duties and development as our Arts Administration Intern

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the grant management process

  • Organize donor database

  • Maintain organizational calendar and scheduling

  • Provide support for the CDHP Production House and other initiatives

  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop project management skills through full-cycle grant application processes

  • Exposure to donor database management 

  • Enhance communication skills through regular contact with organizational collaborators and constituents

  • Experience working within a small nonprofit environment 

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to think in an organized way

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge of dance history preferred but not necessary

  • Experience with database or project management is ideal but not necessary

 

Minimum 10 hours per week

Flexible, remote work schedule that could potentially be adapted to a hybrid model of in-person and remote

 

Communications & Events Intern

 

The Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) seeks a creative, interdisciplinary thinker to assist with digital communications and event coordination as our Communications & Events Intern

 

Responsibilities

  • Create content for social media and assist in management of CDHP accounts across platforms

  • Work with CDHP Production and Archival departments to publicize programming

  • Assist with the creation of email campaigns

  • Coordinate digital and/or socially responsible in-person events

  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Learning Objectives

  • Exposure to social media strategy and management 

  • Learning digital and/or in-person event coordination 

  • Experience working within a small nonprofit environment 

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to think in an organized way

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge of dance history preferred but not necessary

  • Experience with social media and/or event management is ideal but not necessary

 

Minimum 10 hours per week

Flexible, remote work schedule that could potentially be adapted to a hybrid model of in-person and remote