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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Ordway - Public Relations Intern

The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists. Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater, and a new 1,100-seat Concert Hall.

Position Purpose

The Public Relations Intern is responsible for assisting the PR Manager in the daily and long term operations, activities, and Public Relations initiatives.
 Candidate Attributes: A successful candidate will have a background and interest in public relations, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, be able to manage time effectively, excel in fast-paced environments, and have a passion for the arts.

Key Performance Areas

  • Provide administrative support to the PR Manager, including conducting research, capturing media coverage, managing media lists, updating archive files, coordinating interviews and preparing paperwork
  • Prepare and assist in the creation process of communications materials, including media pitches, press releases, newsletter stories and social media messaging
  • Assist with event promotion and attend PR events in a support capacity
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • In collaboration with the Marketing department, participate in community outreach events that strengthen the Ordway’s relationship with the general public (such as the Flint Hills Children’s Festival)

Other Qualifications

  • Pursing or recently completed a degree in Public Relations, Communications or other related major
  • Excellent writing/copyediting skills and knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • At least one year of administrative experience

Position Status

  • Posting Date: 4/1/15
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Employee Type: Part-time, 12-20 hours a week, flexible schedule
  • Department: Public Relations
  • Reports to: Public Relations Manager
  • Timing of Position Opening: June 2015
  • Salary: unpaid, parking reimbursement
Apply online now.