CALIBRASKA INTERNSHIPS

The Calibraska Summer Program is like none other and creates very special experiences for the students, the teaching artists, and interns!

The Calibraska Arts Initiative is a summer-based teaching artist residency focused on connecting Nebraskans to Industry professionals largely based in the Los Angeles area. This summer, we are providing online classes and
in-person at Lincoln, North Platte, and Scottsbluff.


The program kicks off on June 2nd and runs through July 29th and this summer offers both in person and online classes that run the gamut of creative subjects from animation, film, design, story, creative writing, and more! ! Check out the Classes...

Calibraska Arts Initiative Director, Erica Larsen-Dockray, leans on her connections from her Alma mater, CalArts as well as her extensive experience as an animation teaching artist in Los Angeles to put together a stellar line-up of instructors each year, many of whom are college faculty, working at the big production studios, and award winning artists and producers. Check out the teaching artists...

We are looking for a potential total of 7 online positions and 10-17 in person candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT SUNDAY MAY 8TH. 

Interviews of applicants will be coordinated as applications are received and final decisions will be made the week of MAY 9-13th.

 
 

INTERNSHIP SPECS

Basic Qualifications
1. 18 years or older
2. Have access to the internet
3. Have access to zoom
4. In-person internships require interns to be able to coordinate their own housing and travel to and from the classes they are assisting.
 
Please note: We give priority to college level students pursuing a degree in the creative arts and or individuals pursuing a career in the creative industry.
Time and Pay
Hours/Week: 10-30 depending on scheduling
Dates: June 1-July 31
Total Pay: up to $14/hr depending on funding  OR Potential Class Credit may also be available depending on the institution  (Class credit is prioritized if available)
Duties
ONLINE TRACK:
> Assisting Teaching Artists Delivering classes on Zoom including :
  • Tracking the chat and participant income/questions/etc.
  • Aiding the Teaching Artist with links to discussion topics
  • Being available during the class and observing the class to foresee and support any potential needs the teaching artist may have next (i.e. not on your phone/device or surfing the web)
  • Optional meetings with the Teaching artist outside of class to better coordinate the classroom experience
IN-PERSON TRACK:
> Assisting Teaching Artists Delivering classes in-person including :
  • Helping with setting up the classroom before it starts
  • Helping break down the classroom after it concludes (if applicable)
  • Aiding the Teaching Artist with their lectures
  • Keeping class materials and supplies organized for the teaching artist
  • Optional meetings with the Teaching artist outside of class to better coordinate the classroom experience
  • Any additional support efforts the teaching artist requests to help them teach more efficiently. 
  • Managing and organizing any files and/or media generated in the class/camp
  • Helping with any equipment set-up or maintenance throughout the class/camp
  • Being available during the class (i.e. not on your phone/device) and observing the class to foresee and support any potential needs the teaching artist may have next
> Capturing photos and videos documenting the class experience and sharing them with the director and the public relations team​
 
POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
>Assisting in Administration duties including:
  • Google Calendar Entry
  • Google Document Entry
  • Google Sheet Entry
 
>Assisting in Social Media and Marketing Campaigning including:
  • Post copy Generation
  • Graphic Generation (based on intern skill set)
  • Social Media Scheduling
  • Research in Market Audience
  • Research on Media Outlets
  • Helpful but not required: Website assistance using the Wix platform
  • Helpful but not required: Creation of gif animation to be used on social media and other outreach efforts
 
>Assisting in Class Culmination Activities/Media
  • Creating Outreach graphics/flyers
  • Recording Online Performances
  • Editing Culmination Videos (based on intern skill set)
  • Helpful but not required: Motion Graphic generation for branding treatments on videos and other medias
Skills Needed
  • Experience using Google Drive, Documents, and Sheets
  • Experience using the Zoom platform
  • Basic to advanced Image editing software experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or comparable software
  • Basic to advanced Video editing software experience using Adobe Premiere or comparable software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills including the self discipline for working at home during summer(online intern)
  • Must be mature and professional and reflect the high standards of the Calibraska Arts Initiative
Requirement for duration of Employment
  • Applicants must have access to a reliable internet connection
  • Applicants must have access to a reliable computer or mobile device capable of fulfilling these duties
  • Applicants for In-person track need to coordinate their own transportation to and from work as well as housing

INTERNSHIP TRACKS

We have TWO different tracks for interns to apply for:
1) Interning with us exclusively online
2) Interning with us In-Person on the Nebraska Tour

ABOUT THE ONLINE TRACK
Happening alongside the tour are our online classes which start June 2nd. Each class is slated to have 1 intern assist the teaching artist. This also includes documenting the classes. These classes will likely be an hourly pay since they happen at various times/weeks.

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES:
We are looking for candidates to assist our potential 7 online courses* (7 potential candidates), this may take shape as one person for each class or a combination of classes. Priority will given to candidates who can commit to more than one class.

*Courses are dependent on reaching a minimum number of students to run so offerings may differ based on sign-ups.

ABOUT THE IN PERSON TRACK
This summer we are bringing out 7 different teaching artists to run camps and classes in person across the state of Nebraska! The in-person tour kicks off on June 6th in Lincoln then moves to Scottsbluff and finishes in North Platte. 

IN PERSON OPPORTUNTIES:
Our in person opportunities are primarily Monday-Fridays 9a-5p in the respective timezone of each location. Our in-person interns main role is to assist in teaching artist as well as documenting the classes and working with the director on additional items needed from the class. 


Following are the potential opportunities available for Summer 2022. Priority will be given to candidates who can commit to both weeks at a site. Please note: we are not able to provide transportation or housing for our in-person candidates

Lincoln, Nebraska 
> 6/6-6/10: 1 position
> 6/13-6/17: 2 positions

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
> 6/20-6/24: 4 positions
> 6/27-7/1: 4 positions

North Platte, Nebraska
> 7/11-7/15: 3 positions
> 7/18-7/22: 3 positions




APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY MAY 8TH. 
Interviews of applicants will be coordinated as applications are received and final decisions will be made the week of MAY 9-13th.



REACH OUT TO OUR DIRECTOR WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT ERICA@CALIBRASKA.ORG or 308.631.5704
 

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