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 Marketing and Communications Intern

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, the organization partners with public school districts to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying instruments and resources as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 students.

Position Overview
Do you have music in your soul? Are you passionate about youth development? Little Kids Rock is seeking an intern who will help make the organization more visible and organized by getting hands-on experience in the area of external communications, marketing and public relations. You will assist the Marketing and Communications Director in helping tell Little Kids Rock’s story through social media, public relations, website, and database archival. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage our Flickr account and YouTube channel – curating photos/videos (old and new)/tagging/organizing
  • Organize video on external drives
  • Social media
    • Find people to follow on Twitter and create lists of favorites
    • Review our outward facing channels (all social media) and ensure our verbiage is consistent
    • Monitor social media channels for performance; share insights / recommendations with communications team
    • Use Google Alerts to find news on music education and curate relevant articles to share on social media (and with staff)
  • Do a Google search of Little Kids Rock and compile list of websites where we are mentioned (ie – as a partner)
  • Add press clips to Salesforce
  • Organize digital media in shared cloud-based drive to make it accessible and easy to find for team members.
  • Write occasional blog posts and help come up with ideas for content
  • Create and manage the bi-weekly staff internal newsletter

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of the G-suite
  • An undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
  • A sense of fun, wonder and humor
  • A true love for working within a fast- paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
  • High energy, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A desire to learn while doing
  • Quick learner and proactive problem solver

Schedule
Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule.

Compensation
This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300/month.

Application Procedure
Please email a cover letter and resume to marketing@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Communications and Marketing Internship” in the e-mail subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and distinguishing characteristic that makes you an ideal candidate for this position. Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. Early submission recommended. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Program Services Intern

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Little Kids Rock program team with daily tasks. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-15 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This internship is unpaid but the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well.  

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Assist the program staff with teacher customer service, i.e. responding to phone and email inquiries
  • Archive program email and mail communications
  • Monitor and update teacher online networking groups
  • Assemble and ship teacher materials requests
  • Occasional data entry and clean up

Required Skills:

  • Organized and with great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
  • Experience with data entry beneficial
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Interest in music education greatly encouraged

Compensation
This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300/month.

Supervision Structure
Reports to Program Services Manager

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to johncarrano@littlekidsrock.org with the position name as the subject.  


Graphic Design Intern

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist our Curriculum Design Specialist for various projects. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the graphic design components of curriculum production for a leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-12 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This position is unpaid but travel reimbursement is available and the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well. Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Updating the core curriculum print materials
  • Creating lesson plans and song charts based on an existing template
  • Making custom web graphics
  • Miscellaneous graphics including newsletters, flyers, and event programs
  • Improving the design aesthetics of our training PowerPoints
  • Using WordPress to update the song chart library

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Indesign
  • Knowledge of music (reading and playing it) greatly encouraged

Supervision Structure
Reports to Curriculum Design Specialist  

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to marketing@littlekidsrock.orgwith the position name as the subject.  

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE