Volunteer & Internship Opportunities at the Red Room

rr-972x420-10The Red Room is an ever-expanding community, exploring and extending the boundaries between audience and performer; a not-for-profit platform for events developing a culture of learning to listen to each other, what is around us, and our selves.

We at the Red Room are always on the lookout for motivated and energetic volunteers. As a multi-arts organization, the Red Room offers opportunities for volunteers to gain experience in non-profit management and to help support a range of outstanding events.

Those who are interested in short-term volunteer opportunities at the Red Room should email red.room.taipei@gmail.com or call 0910 947 307 to inquire about ushering at certain events; helping to promote the Red Room’s events via emails, calls and flier/postcard distribution; cleaning and setting parts of the Red Room space; and other individual projects that arise from month to month.

Red Room also offers ongoing internships for college or graduate students and early- or mid-career professionals who are interested in gaining arts management experience.

Internships are part-time and unpaid; they typically last for the equivalent of an academic quarter or semester. Interns have the opportunity to work in an informal but extremely active administrative environment, and to witness an array of performances, rehearsals and workshops at the Red Room.

We seek interns in the following categories:

Assistant to Event Coordinator Intern:
Interns will assist with management tasks, including helping the event coordinator with Red Room activities. Responsibilities may include helping book events, scout artists, maintain and update the event calendar, reviewing and editing documents, correspondence and promotional text, special events tasks, and administrative duties such as database management, maintaining files and archiving. Previous experiences working with programming, event planning and/or artist management preferred but not required. Interns will be expected to work about 10 hours per week.

Publicity/Outreach Intern:

This intern works with the team to prepare and disseminate periodic press releases and listings e-blasts for Red Room events; helps field press requests and arrange press events as needed. The Publicity/Outreach intern should have excellent writing and communication skills. Interns will be expected to work about 10 hours per week.

Media and Website Intern
The media and website internship is ideal for individuals with relevant coursework in photography, videography, web development or web based graphic design. Both on-site and off-site internship opportunities are available. Responsibilities may include event photography, videography, web site maintenance and programming (this includes but is not limited to making ongoing revisions and uploading content to Red Room webpages, assisting in Red Room webpage redesigns, developing new webpages, assisting with other design and web projects as needed). Travel to event sites in Taipei may be necessary. Previous experience working with photo, video editing software, knowledge in html, experience using web and media analytics, experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign preferred but not required. Interns will be expected to work about 10 hours per week.

Freedom to Write Intern

This internship is for individuals interested in writing about Red Room events in Chinese and/or English. Applicants should be interested in writing and editing and be eager to develop synopsis of Red Room events. Responsibilities include listening to Red Room Radio Redux shows and writing up appealing summaries which people can read on the Red Room website and e-news blasts. Candidates should have an interest in the performing arts, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English and/or Chinese language. Interns will be expected to work about 10 hours per week.

About Red Room Internships
Internships will be based at the Red Room unless otherwise specified. Internships are unpaid. Red Room will work with interns to comply with the requirements of internship-for-credit program at their institution.

Interns will learn first-hand how a non-profit organization, as well as be exposed to various events within the Taipei community and have various networking opportunities with attendance members and performers. Interns will gain skills in non-profit management, event planning and public speaking. In addition to receiving experience and garnering recommendations from Red Room co-founders and/or event coordinators, interns have free admission to all Red Room events.

General qualifications
Candidates must be able to assume significant responsibility and work independently. Excellent communication and organization skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required. Interest or experience in NGO or non-profit organization/management and event planning preferred but not required. Graduate students preferred but qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. Database, Web/graphic design and foreign language skills (especially Chinese) preferred but not required.

How to apply
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to red.room.taipei@gmail.com, with the phrase “Red Room Intern” included in the subject header. In the cover letter, please indicate which internship position you are interested in assisting and describe why you want to be an intern at the Red Room.

Applications for Fall, Spring and Summer positions accepted on a rolling basis.

We encourage anyone interested in an internship to familiarize her- or himself with the Red Room’s programming and history before applying.

We look forward to hearing from you!