Summer Youth Program Intern 2019, Morning Position 


Organization:  The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

www.loft.org

The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults in Open Book, community settings, and online. The Loft also supports writers and readers through grants, mentorships, writing studios, regular readings and a spoken word series, and on its website through a wealth of resources about craft and the writing life.

The award-winning Loft is renowned for the quality of its programming and its service to the community. Loft staff members enjoy a flexible and enjoyable workplace, health and other benefits, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.

Position Purpose: The Summer Young Writers’ Program Intern (morning) is a part time (20-25 hours per week), temporary position with somewhat flexible daytime hours, July 8 through August 2, 2019, typically between 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., with one half day of orientation and training before the program starts, mid to late June, 2019. The position supports the Loft’s Young Writers’ Program during the summer which provides creative writing instruction to youth ages 6–17.

Primary Activities/Accountabilities:

  • Supervise a large number of children, ages 6–14, during lunchtime care hours (12–1 p.m. daily) and at the beginning of the day, for early drop-offs, as needed. Some lunchtime care will include nearby outdoor excursions to neighborhood parks. Primary supervision of children will occur every day, Monday–Friday, for 4 weeks throughout the summer, from 8–9 a.m. and from noon–1 p.m. with administrative work required during other hours throughout the morning
  • creating, with the supervision of the Program Director, lunchtime care curriculum that includes writing instruction, play time, and writing project help
  • coordinating and managing the set-up and clean-up of classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas each day
  • managing youth class rosters—printing, ensuring accuracy, delivering to teaching artists every Monday and Tuesday throughout the day—and youth class evaluation packets every Friday
  • addressing youth and parent constituent questions about youth classes
  • greeting Loft students and parents as they arrive for class and leave from class
  • helping teaching artists with classroom management
  • creating, disseminating, and compiling statistics of class evaluations every week
  • Responsibilities of this position may also include creating summer youth content for the Loft’s Writer’s Block blog and assisting the marketing team with other social media initiatives as requested.

The specific knowledge required to do the above can be learned if the applicant meets the following job requirements:

  • Be able to work reliably and dependably Monday–Friday for all 4 weeks of the summer program
  • Have experience working with and supervising large and diverse groups of children and teens ages 6–17 in a summer enrichment education program setting
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents and guardians
  • Superior attention to detail, with the demonstrated ability to manage time and projects effectively and independently
  • The ability to be a part of a team working environment while also possessing the ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Google based email and document platform, basic online research, and social media or blog platforms
  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required for this position; current degree seeking college students preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A love of creative writing and reading
  • A sense of humor and an ease with people

Hours: This position is temporary from July 8 to August 2, 2019; one or two half days in mid to late June, 2019 will also be required for training and orientation, exact date(s) TBD.

Stipend: The Loft Young Writers' Program Summer Intern will be paid a $1000 stipend, disbursed biweekly throughout the internship term. 

To Apply: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019. Interviews will take place late May to early June, with one or two half days of training and orientation to occur in mid- to late June, before a firm July 8 start date. Please prepare a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of three confidential references (you do not need letters of reference) as MS Word or PDF documents. If you do not have a Submittable account, you will need to create one. If you have questions about using Submittable or preparing your files, please see this guide sheet first: http://bit.ly/LoftSubmit.   

A complete criminal background check will be required of anyone filling this position.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will get a confirmation by email to let you know that your application was received.

The Loft is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Youth Program Intern 2019, Afternoon Position 

Organization:  The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

www.loft.org

The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults in Open Book, community settings, and online. The Loft also supports writers and readers through grants, mentorships, writing studios, regular readings and a spoken word series, and on its website through a wealth of resources about craft and the writing life.

The award-winning Loft is renowned for the quality of its programming and its service to the community. Loft staff members enjoy a flexible and enjoyable workplace, health and other benefits, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.

Position Purpose: The Summer Young Writers’ Program Intern (afternoon) is a part time (20-25 hours per week), temporary position with somewhat flexible daytime hours, July 8 through August 2, 2019, typically between the hours of noon until 5 p.m, with one half day of orientation and training before the program starts, mid to late June, 2019. The position supports the Loft’s Young Writers’ Program during the summer which provides creative writing instruction to youth ages 6–17. 

Primary Activities/Accountabilities:

  • Supervise a large number of children, ages 6–14, during lunchtime care hours (12–1 p.m. daily) and at the end of the day, for late pick-ups, as needed. Some lunchtime care will include nearby outdoor excursions to neighborhood parks. Primary supervision of children will occur every day, Monday–Friday, for 4 weeks throughout the summer, from noon–1 p.m. and 4–5 p.m. with administrative work required during other hours throughout the day
  • Creating, with the supervision of the Program Director, a lunchtime care curriculum that includes writing instruction, play time, and writing project help
  • Coordinating and managing the set-up and clean-up of classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas each day
  • Managing youth class rosters—printing, ensuring accuracy, delivering to teaching artists every Monday and Tuesday throughout the day—and youth class evaluation packets every Friday
  • Addressing youth and parent constituent questions about youth classes
  • Greeting Loft students and parents as they arrive for class
  • Helping teaching artists with classroom management
  • Creating, disseminating, and compiling statistics of class evaluations every week
  • Responsibilities of this position may also include creating summer youth content for the Loft’s Writer’s Block blog and assisting the marketing team with other social media initiatives as requested.

The specific knowledge required to do the above can be learned if the applicant meets the following job requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to start Monday, July 8 and work reliably and dependably Monday–Friday (half days) for all 4 weeks of the summer program, with one, half day of orientation and training in mid to late June, date to be determined
  • Have experience working with and supervising large and diverse groups of children and teens ages 6–17 in a summer enrichment education program setting
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents and guardians
  • Superior attention to detail, with the demonstrated ability to manage time and projects effectively and independently
  • The ability to be a part of a team working environment while also possessing the ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Google based email and document platform, basic online research, and social media or blog platforms
  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required for this position; current degree seeking college students preferred

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A love of creative writing and reading
  • A sense of humor and an ease with people

Hours: This position is temporary from July 8 to August 2, 2019; one half day in mid to late June, 2019 will also be required for training and orientation, exact date(s) TBD.

Stipend: The Loft Summer Youth Program Intern will be paid a $1000 stipend, disbursed biweekly throughout the internship term. 

To Apply: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019. Interviews will take place late May to early June, with one or two half days of training and orientation to occur in mid- to late June, before a firm July 8 start date. Please prepare a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of three confidential references (you do not need letters of reference) as MS Word or PDF documents. If you do not have a Submittable account, you will need to create one. If you have questions about using Submittable or preparing your files, please see this guide sheet first: http://bit.ly/LoftSubmit.   

A complete criminal background check will be required of anyone filling this position.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will get a confirmation by email to let you know that your application was received.

The Loft is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing and Communications Intern (1 position)

Fall semester position (June – August 2018)
15-20 hours per week, primarily daytime, Tuesday – Friday
Stipend: The Loft Marketing & Communication Intern will be paid a $1000 stipend, disbursed biweekly throughout the internship term. Students who are eligible for a Great Lakes Career Ready Internship grant at Augsburg or Hamline can apply to receive an increased amount through their school.

Loft internships offer a flexible and enjoyable workplace, excellent supervision and mentoring, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.


Primary Responsibilities:
 

  • Manage the Loft’s social media communities; create and curate engaging, clickable content relevant to the mission of the Loft, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating content for the Loft’s blog, including writing and multimedia content. This includes the writing, editing, and publishing of blog posts. 
  • Assist with event planning and the execution of select events. 
  • Assist with the development and publication of marketing materials such as ads, flyers, brochures, and catalogs. 
  • Research and maintain a targeted media list. 
  • Assess external communications patterns with fresh eyes.

 Qualifications:  

  • A demonstrated interest in arts organizations and nonprofit marketing and communications;
  • An educational background in the humanities, communications, or marketing;
  • Demonstrated writing ability;
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office);
  • Familiarity with a broad spectrum of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blog engines.
  • Experience in graphic design and familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop is a plus.

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail oriented, creative, and open-minded, with the ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with others. This position is flexible and personalized to suit the intern's strengths and interest areas; interns are both encouraged to take on responsibilities that suit their skillsets and given opportunities to build new skills in a wide variety of marketing, PR, and communications areas. This internship is supervised by the Marketing & PR Specialist, who works in close collaboration with the intern.


To Apply: Please prepare MS Word or PDF documents that include a resumé, a cover letter, and a writing sample. You may submit as separate files or as one collected file (to submit multiple files, please click on “Add Files” and then Shift-Select multiple files). Submit by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019. Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call to check on your status. You will receive a confirmation by email to let you know that your application was successfully submitted. If you would like to make a change to your application, you can withdraw it at any point using your Submittable account and then resubmit.  


Finalists will be contacted for interviews. Once the position is filled, all applicants will be notified. 

The Loft Literary Center