The PR Internship at Opera Australia has been created to give a media, communications and marketing experience in arts publicity and communications. This is the perfect first step for any student who hopes to work in arts PR and arts administration, and would like to understand how the PR, marketing and ticketing side of the business works. Program Activities include general administrative tasks and publicity activities.
Applicants must be currently enrolment in a communications, marketing or media degree. Current enrolment in degrees with majors in communications and PR will also be accepted. Applicants must also have an interest in the performing arts and publicity, be able to work across a range of online platforms, able to demonstrate a high level of self-organisation and reliability, able to liaise with industry contacts when required in a professional manner, by phone and email, and be comfortable using programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases and accounting systems.
Participating students are required to commit to their engagement as an intern including enthusiastic participation and regular attendance, keep an ongoing journal / diary to record your internship, leading to a presentation at the end summarising your experience as an Intern, follow internal Opera Australia policies, including WHS, Codes of Conduct etc. Students will need to cover their own general, travel (based in Surry Hills) and food expenses. A computer will be provided. Students will be given two tickets to each opera production staged in Sydney occurring during their internship, subject to availability.
Detailed information about this internship is available here (pdf).
Applications close Friday 13 October 2017 at 5pm (AEDT).