LAC Volunteer Corps

Our large group of helpers, known as LAC Volunteer Corps, give their free time and dedication to make the Latrobe Art Center better every day. We rely heavily on the Corps for mass mailings, hanging exhibitions, and other regular tasks.

Volunteer Benefits

Latrobe Art Center volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the daily operations of a vibrant community art center and contribute valuable services to a nonprofit institution. We welcome all volunteers and will contact all interested persons with the required skills, interests, and availability to meet the needs of this ever evolving “gem” in downtown Latrobe.

Qualified candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and possess the ability to interact comfortably with everyone who enters the Center. Also, it is important to understand that reliability is critical to the success of the program.

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Communications & Marketing Internship (Undergraduate)

The Communications & Marketing Intern will provide administrative and marketing project support services to Latrobe Art Center. The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate student majoring in Communications, English, Graphic Design, Journalism, or Marketing with an interest in the arts and the nonprofit sector.

The intern must work 10 - 15 hours per week—or for the number of hours required by their college for unpaid internship credit within our operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify methods for promoting Latrobe Art Center, especially for group bus tours and for LAC’s status as a stop along the Fred Rogers Trail.

  • Assist in writing press releases and developing/updating targeted media contact lists.

  • Write and schedule social media posts with original content that promote Latrobe Art Center’s classes, programs, community events, Gallery Participants, memberships, rentals, gift shop, and more.

  • Create fliers and social media posts using Canva or Photoshop.

  • Promote Latrobe Art Center through social media using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

  • Assist in updating website content. Tasks include, but are not limited to, writing and editing web text and adding SEO metatag language to increase search functionality on our site, and adding image tags to photography and artwork on the site.

  • Coordinate with outside vendors, including designers, printers and mailing houses.

  • Work independently and within a team on special, nonrecurring and ongoing projects.

  • Assist as needed in planning and managing special events.

  • Handle confidential information with sensitivity.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Key Skills and Experience

  • Previous office experience preferred but not required.

  • Proactive self-starter with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively.

  • Demonstrated experience or ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

  • A desire to learn and demonstrated ability to ask questions, follow the approval process before submitting work for public viewing, and resourcefulness to research and problem-solve.

 

Qualifications

  • Currently working toward an undergraduate degree in communications, English, graphic design, journalism, or marketing.

  • Must be able to provide at least three writing samples:

    • One in the style of a press release

    • One as a social media post promoting one of our programs/events

    • One other writing sample of your choice

  • Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and social media programs.

  • Additional skills that are preferred—but not required—include graphic design and web design skills, especially in Photoshop, Canva, and Squarespace.

How to Apply

This is an unpaid internship for college credit. Latrobe Art Center will work with your college to ensure you receive internship credits towards your degree. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples ( one in the style of a press release, one as a social media post promoting one of our programs/events, one other writing sample of your choice) to info@latrobeartcenter.org.  The deadline to apply for Summer 2019 is April 30, 2019.

Latrobe Art Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

About Latrobe Art Center

Latrobe Art Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has become the leading force behind efforts to revitalize downtown Latrobe.  The Center is known for its quality artwork, artistic and educational programs, and community events that encourage art appreciation to more than 3,000 area youth annually. Latrobe Art Center is sustained through the generous support of our patrons, Gallery Participants, annual fundraising events, and local, regional, and state grants.