Media Internships

The Yard offers two media internships, one in Marketing and another in Video Production. Please click on the links below to find out more information about each.

Digital Marketing Media Intern

Number of Positions: one

Reports to: Marketing and Graphic Design Director, Director of Development & Associate Producer, and other Senior Staff

Works with: Marketing and Graphic Design Director, Director of Development & Associate Producer, Dancing Camera, Senior Staff, fellow Interns, festival artists, local media personnel

Dates: May 20 -September 7, 2019

The Digital Marketing Media Intern is a:

• Marketing strategist

• Social media guru and operator

• Brand identity strategist

• Video production support person

Focused Responsibilities:

  • Creating and executing novel social media campaigns

  • Maintaining vibrant and active social media accounts

  • Helping develop new strategies and campaigns to grow The Yard’s brand identity

  • Assisting with video production

  • Assisting with social digital photography documentation

  • Assisting with graphic design

Core Skills Required:

  • Creation and execution of social media campaigns

  • Media-focused experience with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and/or other social media platforms

  • A background in marketing and/or advertising

  • Responsive and responsible use of email and phone communications

  • Basic video, photography, and graphic design knowledge is a plus

  • Marketers, advertisers, and graphic designers with an interest in dance and the arts are strongly encouraged to apply. Dance artists and/or visual artists interested in marketing are also encouraged to apply. Videographers, photographers, and visual artists with an interest in marketing will also be considered

Please note that applying to this position asks for the following:

• 1 example of a social media marketing campaign that you have created. Please present it in a .pdf that covers: Descriptions of the planning, creation, and execution stages of the campaign; list or description of the stated goals; description of the final outcome. Please include screenshots of your campaign to support your descriptions. Using Google Analytics or other supporting data is encouraged. Please limit to 1 - 5 pages, including screenshots.

• (Optional) A link to your online creative portfolio that showcases your marketing, design, video, dance, or photographic, work. This can be hosted through your professional website, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.

The Digital Marketing Media Intern is an essential position in a thriving arts organization. The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented creative with a strong grasp of social media marketing trends and strategies. This intern works directly with all of the artists, the staff, and has one-to-one mentoring from the Marketing Director and Director of Development. As the voice that establishes The Yard’s brand identity through social media, the ideal candidate is self-directed, responsible, and has the ability to work effectively in a group and with multiple supervisors. Key skills include a moderate to high familiarity with marketing and advertising strategies, social media platforms, a calm demeanor, and the ability to work on deadlines.

The Digital Marketing Media Intern will also assist the Video Production Media Intern to develop video-forward social media campaigns as well as help document all performances. If the candidate is interested, this is an opportunity for the Digital Marketing Media Intern to learn more about and become more involved in video production. A background with video production is not required, but a basic understanding of video cameras, framing, and video editing is preferred.

As evidenced in the portfolio requirements, a successful applicant has proven experience in creating novel and exciting social media campaigns and working with a group to achieve broad goals. The Marketing Director is excited to hear about and support the Marketing Media Intern’s ideas for new social media strategies. The ideal candidate will play an instrumental role in growing The Yard’s audience and brand identity ahead of a major fundraising campaign.

Experience with social media platforms and the Microsoft suite are essential. Knowledge of Squarespace, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Vimeo are a plus. Weekly responsibilities include working with the Marketing Director and Development Director to create social media campaigns, maintain an on-point social media presence for The Yard, research new audiences and marketing strategies, and assist the Video Production intern with video documentation of dance performances.

At the end of the internship, the candidate will have made substantial advancements in understanding social media campaigns for non profits and the arts, brand identity, and video production.

This specialized role is only one aspect of your internship. For a more comprehensive understanding of the program, please refer to the “About” page. The mandatory informational webinar will provide more detail around the artistic opportunities and non-department specific responsibilities of the internship.

Promotional Video created by 2018 Media Artist Intern Jordan Kunkel

Video Production Media Intern

Title: Video Production Media Intern

Number of Positions: one

Reports to: Marketing and Graphic Design Director and other Senior Staff

Works with: Marketing and Graphic Design Director, Dancing Camera, Senior Staff, fellow Interns, festival artists, local media personnel

Dates: May 20 -September 7, 2019


The Video Production Media Intern is a:

• Digital Video Camera Operator

• Video Editor

• Social Video Marketing Strategist

Focused Responsibilities:

  • Capturing and archiving of all Yard and community performances and programming with digital video

  • Creation of 1-2 Yard season video projects

  • Creation of weekly promo videos

  • Planning and executing social media video campaign  

Core Skills Required:

• Capturing performance documentation with digital video

• Capturing promotional and sizzle video of visiting artists’ rehearsals

• Multicam edits of performance documentation

• Promotional and sizzle video editing

• Creating social video marketing strategies with the Marketing Media Intern and Marketing Director

• Maintenance of digital video and audio equipment

• Responsive and responsible use of email and phone communications

• Additional skills in digital still photography, video interviews, audio capturing, video color correction, and motion graphics are not required but are a plus

* Filmmakers, Dance Artists, and/or Visual Artists interested in the genres of video are strongly encouraged to apply; graphic designers, marketers, or secondary visual arts interests in painting, drawing, and graphic design are considered as well.

* Video, audio, and editing equipment and software is provided.

Please note that applying to this position requires the following:

• 1 example of promo, trailer, or sizzle video work, which must not exceed 3 minutes. Please submit as links to an external video site (Vimeo or YouTube).

• 1 additional example of your video work. This can include an excerpt of a narrative film, dance film, art film, advertisement, music video, capstone project, news broadcast, etc. It must have a component recorded on digital video (cannot be only animation or motion graphics). Please specify your role in the film (director, camera operator, video editor, color correctionist, etc). Please submit a link to an external video site (Vimeo or YouTube).

The Video Production Media Intern is a unique and essential position in a thriving arts organization. The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented creative with a strong aesthetic eye and interest in visual design and video. This intern works directly with all of the artists, staff, and has one-to-one mentoring from multiple professionals in video production. Responsible for all of the organization's archival and promotional video needs, the ideal candidate is self-directed, and has the ability to work effectively in a group and with multiple supervisors. Key skills include a moderate to high degree of technological comfort, a calm problem-solving nature, and the ability to plan and organize to meet deadlines.


As evidenced in the portfolio requirements, a successful applicant has proven experience in videography, video editing, sound integration, and basic social video publishing. This applicant must be open to learning new software and be willing to take innovative approaches to capture, produce and market work for a performing arts non-profit. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop are strongly encouraged. Comfort with photography and video is expected, although training is provided. Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vimeo are a plus.  Weekly responsibilities include production and event filming, editing and promotional video creation, footage management and archival.

The successful candidate will train directly with Dancing Camera's Executive and Creative Director, Nic Petry, throughout the season both in-person and remotely. Intensive training sessions and mentoring will provide the opportunity to learn new skills, advance knowledge, and build a foundation for a career in video. Additionally, the Video Production Media Intern will work in-person and remotely with the Marketing Director, who is also a videographer and video editor with Dancing Camera, to develop video campaigns, critique video work, and produce the promotional videos. The Video Production Intern will work with the Media Marketing Intern to create social media campaigns and to video document shows.

At the end of the internship, the candidate will have made substantial advancements in understanding live production filming strategies and techniques, and gained command in creating videos for online promotional distribution.

This specialized role is only one aspect of your internship. For a more comprehensive understanding of the program, please refer to the “About” page. The mandatory informational webinar will provide more detail around the artistic opportunities and non-department specific responsibilities of the internship.