Marketing Assistant Internship with The Tuck Inn.
Common Players has been successful in securing ACE funding for an ambitious summer touring performance event.
We are offering a paid internship to support this tour of the South West as a Marketing Assistant – this role can be carried out remotely and is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in the promotion of arts and culture and in community engagement.
Common Players is an arts charity formed in 1989. It was set up to create engaging performances for and with people in communities around the Westcountry. Over the years activities have ranged from outdoor family performances, through participative and educational projects, to indoor touring works about issues and subjects that face rural communities.
We have created more than 25 original productions, often commissioning local writers and employing other professional theatre artists, and at times performing to audiences totalling over 15,000 in any one year.
Summer 2021 will see an ambitious 30 date tour of an outdoor, immersive reimagining of Robin Hood, working with communities across Devon and Somerset to co-create an exciting local event.
The intern will support the marketing of this tour and gain considerable hands on experience of working with a contemporary theatre company.
Purpose of Role
This internship will work alongside an experienced Associate Producer to deliver a marketing and audience engagement plan to ensure the tour is a success.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key duties will be to assist the Associate Producer in marketing the tour:
- Helping to coordinate communications with the communities to ensure successful ticket sales
- Leading on audience engagement via social media
- Leading on engagement with online listings and contacts to promote the tour
- Working with a film crew to help create a high quality film trailer to promote the show
- Carrying out research to ensure the project links with local networks
The intern will work alongside experienced professionals within the arts sector, promoting high quality theatre performances and developing skills in marketing and audience development.
On the job training will include:
The writing and sharing of press releases,
Creating and sharing digital content,
Publicity material development and design,
Community engagement and communication,
Planning and coordinating marketing activity.
Flexible working – the Intern will be able to work remotely/from home throughout the placement.
This is a unique opportunity to get paid, practical experience in an arts setting that puts a high emphasis on its creative team and the community through its values as a Registered Charity.
Skills and Understanding
Strong research skills with writing/editing skills useful
Experience of using social media to promote events or projects
Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes
· Positive Outlook
· Team player
· Ability to work on own initiative
· I.T Literate
Interest in arts/theatre
Right to work in the UK for the duration of the internship.
A total fee of £800 will be available, at a rate of £130 per day. It is anticipated that the Intern will work 0.5-1 day per week over 8 weeks.
Applications will be accepted until Midday of Monday 28th June, with any interviews during 29th June – 1st July
Applications should include a covering letter describing your suitability for the post, with reference to the person specification, and a current CV.
Please send your application to Sophie@common-players.org.uk