Summer Internship at Spaceworks

20 May

Spaceworks is seeking a Summer Programs Intern! Please help us spread the word or if it’s a good fit for you, please apply today! Here are all the details:

JOB SUMMARY
Spaceworks is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space in Tacoma. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space, training, and technical assistance available to artists, creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups in order to nurture successful projects that transform Tacoma into a stronger, more active city.

The Programs Intern will work on projects assigned by the Spaceworks Manager. This is an opportunity to support Spaceworks’ general administration of its programs, marketing, and events including all of Spaceworks’ summer special events, especially our 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Position Status: Part-time (20hrs/wk) Temporary: June – Sept. 2015

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Assist with maintenance and updating communications and imagery on the Spaceworks website and social media outlets.
2. Assist with Spaceworks’ summer special events, including preparation and attendance at all scheduled events.
3. Communicate with prospective and current applicants and clients, including email, snail mail and phone.
4. Complete data entry projects.
5. Distribute Spaceworks print publications around Tacoma.
6. Assist staff and clients with art and storefront installations.
7. Other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Spaceworks Manager

CONDITIONS OF WORK
Generally office or professional environments, however on-site work will be required at special events and in storefronts and installation areas; requires some travel, generally within downtown Tacoma. Ability to occasionally lift, move & transport 50lbs. 20 hours per week will be established in conjunction with the manager at mutually agreeable times. Monday morning shift is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Interest in the arts, arts administration, or non-profit administration.
Desire to work with local artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and community members.
Experience with marketing, especially with social media: Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress or comparable web platform.
Salesforce experience a plus but not required.

REQUIRED WORK DATES
4pm – 10pm on JUNE 18, JULY 16, and AUGUST 20
11am – 7pm on AUGUST 22 and SEPTEMBER 12

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy are a must.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds and climb a ladder.
Knowledge of Spaceworks Tacoma and local arts organizations.

Licenses/Certifications/Special Requirements
Driver’s License and auto insurance required.

COMPENSATION
$10/hour, ORCA pass provided.

CLOSING DATE
5/31/15

ANTICIPATED START DATE
6/8/15

TO APPLY
Please email the following materials to hr@tacomachamber.org with the subject line “Spaceworks Summer 2015 Internship”:
• Cover letter explaining how you learned of the position and reason of interest
• Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities
All employment with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is “at-will.” This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description without notice. The statements contained herein should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas as needed to meet the needs of the organization.

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