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The John Anson Ford Theatres complex, one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use, includes the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre. Since its creation in 1994, the Ford Theatre Foundation, in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, has enhanced the cultural vitality of the region by supporting programs that celebrate and reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. 

The following positions are currently available:

Communications Intern

Theatrical Technicians


These positions are described in greater detail below. 
 

 


 


Communications Intern (Part-time)

Project Description:  The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is in search of a Communications Intern to help with marketing campaigns for the Ford Theatres, a multi-disciplinary performing arts venue with programming in the 1,200-seat Ford Amphitheatre, offering music, dance, family events & film from May through October.  The candidate will also assist the L.A. County Arts Commission communications team with managing the press database and assisting with marketing efforts on the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a three-hour free event that presents community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of LA County at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, and broadcast live on KCET. The Ford Theatres and L.A. County Holiday Celebration are programs of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

This position offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public relations/marketing professionals and add significant experience to your resume.  Work on these projects is year round.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assist Ford Theatres communications team with audience survey efforts during the Ford’s 2014 summer season
  • Assist Ford Theatres communications team with engagement strategies and audience outreach efforts at targeted shows and events
  • Assist L.A. County Arts Commission Director of Communications and Marketing with press database clean-up and organization
  • Assist L.A. County Arts Commission communications team with day-to-day duties including, but not limited to, updating documents, creating weekly press attendance lists, conducting online research, archiving press clippings, maintaining internal communications calendar
  • Help brainstorm and implement fresh audience engagement ideas
  • Attend select special events to help marketing staff

Project Period:  Summer 2014 

Working Hours:
  Flexible, 15-25 hours per week

Project Location:
  1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA  90017

Required Experience/Education/Skills/Major (must have classes) to demonstrate: Desirable qualifications include a background in marketing and public relations; social media familiarity; interest in the performing and visual arts; strong writing skills; background in journalism, communications or music/dance/visual arts; organized; detail oriented; good telephone skills; fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus.  Possible majors include, but are not limited to, communications, journalism, marketing, public administration, public relations or Bachelor of Arts.

Essential qualities and abilities: Consistent attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stay organized and meet deadlines; ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment; ability to use Window-based computer and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; ability to use and familiarity with the Adobe design suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator; ability to be proactive and plan ahead. Candidate must be reliable and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand.

Required Oral and Written Communication Skills:  The candidate must be able to present both oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner; possess the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and must be able to successfully interact effectively with a wide variety of people on-and off-site.

Salary: This is an unpaid internship for college credit.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to communications@arts.lacounty.gov or via fax to 213-580-0017.

Contact:  Kim Glann, Productions Marketing Manager
communications@arts.lacounty.gov

 


 

Theatre Technicians

The Ford is accepting applications from qualified theatrical technicians to join its Summer Season stage crew. Typical duties include assisting with the load-in, set-up, running, strike and load-out of events. Candidates must have a working knowledge of current industry standards and equipment, including contemporary lighting and audio systems, be able to lift 50 lbs, and be able to climb to heights over 10 feet. Must be able to work safely and efficiently. Ideal candidates will have a hands-on, can-do work ethic, good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team in a high-paced, exciting environment.

Application Process:

To apply send a cover letter and resume to:

Arthur Trowbridge
Production Manager
John Anson Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E.
Hollywood, CA 90068
atrowbridge@arts.lacounty.gov 

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