Apply Now: Intern Opportunity for Mic Check Poetry Fest

Position: Marketing Director of Mic Check Poetry Fest

Organization: Iowa City Poetry

Employment Type: Volunteer Internship

Benefits: Practical experience directing marketing campaign for Iowa City arts festival, title of Marketing Director, future references & recommendation letters from festival producers, connections to Iowa City Poetry network  

Time Commitment: 5-7 hours/week

Dates: Aug 1 to Nov 30, 2022. Negotiable.**

Application Due Date: July 1, 2022

Mic Check Poetry Fest, a program of Iowa City Poetry and IC Speaks, seeks a creative team member with strong marketing and organizational skills to serve as Marketing Director for the 2022 festival. Working with festival producers, the Marketing Director will create and implement a promotional campaign for Mic Check Poetry Fest, now in its second year. This is an exciting opportunity to join the festival team and play a key role in driving the festival’s growth throughout the Midwest. 

–Meet weekly with festival producers to review marketing needs, strategy, and progress
–Collaborate with festival producers to design social media and print campaign
–Implement social media campaign via Instagram and Facebook
–Distribute print promotional materials 
–Network with local businesses to design and launch #PeepThisPoet
–Communicate with festival talent, sponsors, and partners

The ideal candidate is a team player with a commitment to social justice through the arts and providing arts opportunities to all. They will possess a desire to work in a collaborative, inclusive environment and a passion for connecting with and empowering communities of diverse ages, identities, and backgrounds. 

Skills and Experience:
Iowa City Poetry recognizes that few candidates will have all of the relevant skills listed below, but it is committed to engaging candidates with transferable skills and a willingness to receive guidance.

–Bachelor’s degree (earned or in progress) in English, creative writing, journalism and mass communications, or business
–Professional experience in marketing or literary event management and promotion
–Strong written and verbal communication skills
–Strong project and resource management skills
–Strong organizational skills
–Ability to build community and foster team goals to advance Iowa City Poetry’s anti-racist initiatives
–Qualities of self-motivation and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment
–Proficiency in digital platforms, including but not limited to Zoom, Facebook, and Instagram
–Proficiency with design software, including but not limited to Canva and InDesign  

Reach out to our team at [email protected] if we can answer any questions.

**There is the potential for this position to be extended into the spring, summer, or fall of 2023.

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