Richard Hugo House Internships Available!

8 Dec

The Hugo House Web site is a major source of information for our audience members and students, and an extension of our organization—we like to call it the Virtual House. The Web site intern will help put our (virtual) house in order, working with the executive director and the programs associate to scan the site for user-friendliness, site-map logic, missing pieces and (some) design.

DURATION, APPROXIMATE HOURS AND NEXT START DATE
Duration: 6 months, with the option of 2 hours/week thereafter

Approximate hours: 2 – 10 hours a week, depending on work flow
Next start date: Immediately

PRIMARY DUTIES:
•    Analyzing for possible new mapping of the site;
•    Assessing the site for design logic, information flow, overall user-friendliness;
•    Other projects depending on need and the intern’s interests;
•    Note: the site is all built with HTML.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Proficiency with HTML and Photoshop;
•    Experience with creating and maintaining Web sites;
•    Strong attention to detail and ability to work within the Hugo House look and feel;
•    Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and with a flexible schedule.

OTHER COMMENTS:
•    Applicants should present a resume and references as well as a cover letter.

CONTACT:
Lyall Bush, Executive Director at lyallbush@hugohouse.org

This position is uncompensated. Noncompensatory benefits include development of Web site design and other nonprofit professional skills, college credit if applicable, a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of internship (if requested) and free tickets to Hugo House events.

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Learn how to run literary events on the job! Richard Hugo House is currently seeking a technical production intern for a nine-month (three quarter) internship. Under the guidance of the Director of Facilities, the intern will assist with the technical production of Hugo House events, including lights, sound, and theater maintenance, and gain experience and connections working with Seattle’s literary and theater communities.

Job duties will include:
•    Assist with technical production of Hugo House events;
•    Work with the Director of Facilities to create and implement systems that ensure the safe and proper use of theater equipment by renters and staff;
•    Check Theater companies in and out of the Hugo House theater;
•    Assist with maintenance and repair efforts to keep theater and cabaret equipment and space in good working order;
•    Serve as liaison to event presenters if Director of Facilities is not available;
•    Work on other projects depending on need and the intern’s interests.;

Skills/Qualifications:
•    No prior technical skills necessary, but must posses technical savvy and a desire to learn;
•    Must be willing to climb ladders, lift heavy sound equipment, and help with basic maintenance requests;
•    Must have excellent communication and customer service skills;
•    Organizational skills required;
•    Able to work with fluctuating schedule;

Work schedule: 20 hours a month (weekly hours may fluctuate in hours and days depending on event schedule).  Position starts spring quarter, and continues for three quarters (through the fall).

This position is uncompensated. Noncompensatory benefits include development of technical production and other nonprofit professional skills, a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of internship, and free tickets to Hugo House events.

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and brief cover letter stating your qualifications and interest to house@hugohouse.org.

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