Opportunities

Below are some of the past internship opportunities with Links Hall.

Stay tuned as we share new ones here!

Summary of position: The Production Intern will work with both the production and administrative staff of the venue, learning what it takes to run and maintain a live performance space. Intern will gain skills in production coordination, stage-management, front and back-of-house management and be a vital part of this seasons production team. Works primarily with the Residency and Production Director and Links Hall’s technical team.

Roles and Responsibilities
· Create a work plan in collaboration with the staff to help Links Hall to transition between shows loading in and out on a weekly basis more efficiently.
· Attend monthly production staff meetings
· Attend Monday morning Administrative staff meetings. 


· Help to maintain a creative, collaborative space for technicians and artists.
· Coordinate production staff schedules.
· Communicate directly with Incoming artists in regards to their production needs.
· House management for two performances of your choice each month. 


· Other responsibilities as directed. 


Requirements: Must be able to work as part of a team in an open workspace but also able to work independently. Links Hall is a small office but with big programs. The most successful candidate should be an individual who is well organized, excited by the opportunity to learn both administrative and technical skills, and has the ability to take ownership of some regular weekly activity. Candidates with some experience in stage lighting, stage management, or gallery installation are preferred but these skills are not required. Please submit a letter describing your interest in the performing arts and producing.

Dates: October 2016 – May 2017
Hours per week: 10-15 hours per week (flexible scheduling, Monday mornings necessary)
Classification of Position: Part-Time, Unpaid (by employer)

Evaluation Procedures and Schedules: Initial and exit interviews with Links Hall Director (Roell Schmidt) and Residency & Production Director (Anna Trier). CCAP will also survey student and supervisor.

Summary of position: Hands-on experience in coordinating and producing a large-scale fundraising event (1,000 attendees) followed by a series of six salon-style art events (100 attendees), including hospitality for all guests, performers, and sponsors. Work with Links Hall Development Associate on development tasks including research, sponsor proposals, and individual giving initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities
· Assist with the event planning of Links Hall’s new fundraiser party and exhibition series, THAWALLS.
· Maintain Sponsorship info and manage Sponsor hospitality at events.
· Develop and implement social media plan with THAWALLS marketing committee and implement Write and maintain THAWALLS promotional information for web and print outlets.
· Collaborate with the Links Hall Associate Board and Threewalls staff to plan events.
· Work with Programming Committee to support event entertainment and interdisciplinary art installations.
· Collect and compile artist bios, descriptions of work, photographs, and other materials for website, e-mail, audience programs, etc.

· Track attendance and guest hospitality during event.
· Other responsibilities as directed.

Requirements: Must be able to work as part of a team in an open workspace but also able to work independently. Links Hall is a small office but with big programs. The most successful candidate should be excited by the opportunity to learn many different skills and the ability to take ownership of some projects. Please submit a letter describing your interest in event management and fundraising. Must be available for THAWALLS committee meetings on Wednesday nights (various locations), THAWALLS ticketed opening night benefit party in early March (a Thursday night), and THAWALLS In-Session free-to-the-public salon events on Wednesday nights March-May 2017.

Dates: October 2016-May 2017

Hours per week: 10-15 hours per week (flexible scheduling)

Classification of Position: Part-Time, Unpaid (by employer)

Evaluation Procedures and Schedules: Initial and exit interviews with Links Hall Director (Roell Schmidt) and Development Associate (Christy LeMaster). CCAP will also survey student and supervisor.

Locations: Links Hall 3111 N Western AVE Chicago, IL 60618; Harris Theater; Columbia College; and other locations TBA.