The Foundation for Innovative Resource Management

The F.I.R.M.

Atlanta, Georgia 30331

www.thefirmweb.com       

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 

Project Summary

FIRM LOGOThe F.I.R.M. is seeking interns to assist in the development of a promotional campaign to help raise awareness of The Writing Sessions America “Unplugged” (WSAATL#) Music Experience Conference. The goal of the conference is to expand the appreciation for various musical genres as we expose our attendees to the new model of evolving entertainment business. Different celebrity artists, professional producers, and songwriters from various genres will create an aspiring music experience.

The campaign is designed to invite the public from all over the world and encourage donors of the past and first-time donors to support the cause. The campaign launched in August and continues through October. The interns will report directly to Kevin Shine, President and also work closely with a project team that include, staff, board members and volunteers.

Duration: The bulk of work will be completed by October 15. There may be an opportunity to extend.

Hours: 10 to 20 hours per week. Typically 2 to 3 days per week. Schedule is negotiable.

Compensation: Internship position is not compensated. Intern may be eligible for college credits. Students will also need to recruit 15 student volunteers to assist with social media (which will be in exchange for free admission).
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Position: Audio Tech

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  interns assisting in daily production of our live and local upcoming projects. Tasks may include audio production, creating and posting podcasts, developing show ideas, booking guests, screening phones, editing and developing special projects. Knowledge of current events (and music where applicable) with a can-do attitude is acceptable.

Position: Graphic Designer/Website Developer

Interns will assist with: creating artwork, acquiring additional images, formatting, sending completed artwork to necessary people, editing and updating existing materials, working with the event coordination team to layout custom brochures and handouts for conference, and designing promotional or directional signs as necessary. Duties may also include ensuring all materials are visually consistent and in accordance with branding guidelines.

Position: Videographer

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  shooting footage and assisting in editing. The videographer will accomplish the bulk of the technical tasks related to production and post-production. He or she will transport, set up, and operate equipment; and assist with staging, set preparation and dressing. The videographer will work closely with the creative director to execute the concept through to completion.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Determines what camera equipment is necessary and obtains equipment
  • Transports, sets up, and operates various production equipment including cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio production
  • Operates and maintains proper levels and calibration of cameras, audio and video recorders, and other production equipment
  • Collects b-roll footage of campus as well as interviews

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Supports the team throughout the production process, which may include finding interview subjects, creating graphics, and presenting to client (UCAM) and other constituents
  • Helps to sustain and guide creative process
  • Assists in maintaining a blog to document the team’s progression
  • Assists in developing interview questions and storyboards

Position: Photographer

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: ensuring that a photo shoot goes smoothly. This requires photographers to prepare sets and make sure that all the equipment is working properly. To prepare for a photo shoot; photographers set up the lighting and hang any decorations or background materials needed on set. Photographers ensure all digital batteries are charged. If a photo shoot is taking place on location, arrive promptly to organize and determine location of cameras, lighting and other equipment to the site.

Position: Marketing Coordinator

Interns will initiate contact with businesses and individuals to encourage community sponsorship and individual or team event participation, disseminate materials for potential sponsors, panelists, speakers and artist, post event materials in various locations and assist with social media event promotion campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and more. Duties may also include proofing and distributing letters, press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspaper, radio, and television.

Position: Event Coordinator Assistant 

Interns will assist with ensuring: all rooms are properly setup and prepped based upon schedule and subsequently torn down and items; all attendees and special guests can locate seminars, workshops, bathroom locations, and other designated areas within the venue,   all panelists and speakers have everything necessary to keep them comfortable within the environment; all cutoff times are honored and people are redirected as necessary; and all passes to proper events are verified.