Job offer: Event planner & Communication Intern
Event planner & Communication Intern
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston is accepting applications for a part-time internship position starting January 15th until March 15th, 2018.
The French Cultures Festival (FCF) celebrates French language and francophone cultures throughout the month of March in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Its major event is a free kick-off concert featuring French and local bands which will launch the festivities, to be held on March 9th at Discovery Green in Downtown Houston.
The Event planner & Communication Intern will assist the staff of the Cultural Service in planning the concert and creating communication material and social media content to promote the French Cultures Festival throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Create and regularly update the official 2018 French Cultures Festival Calendar
Send a press releases to the local media
Write and post content for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy website and Facebook page. This will include:
o Creating and implementing an editorial calendar for messages to be communicated through the websites or social media
o Creating appealing graphics to illustrate articles and posts
o Researching new ideas for creating content.
o Monitoring social platforms and respond to requests/comments
Prepare required documents and material for the food vendors, musicians, concert venue, and/or volunteers
Coordinate the team of volunteers the day of the event
Assist in day-to-day operations
Perform other duties as assigned
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, good communication skills in French
Ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and professionally
Flexible, reliable and able to work both independently and as part of a team
Strong attention to detail
Provide inspiration and constructive feedback
Good knowledge of the Houston area
Proficiency with managing a Facebook page
Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)
Duration: 2 months – January 15th to March 15th, 2018 (15 hours/week)
Compensation: Unpaid internship
Organization: Cultural Services of the French Embassy - The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston promotes French-American cooperation in the arts, literature, cinema, French language, and higher education in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas by bringing artists, authors, educational and university programs.
Location: Consulate General of France in Houston, 777 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77056
How to apply: The internship is open to full-time students enrolled in an American university, holding a legal document (citizenship, green card, work permit, specific visa) authorizing them to carry out an internship at the French Embassy of the United States.
To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume (in English) by e-mail, before November 19th, 2017, with the subject line "Internship Application - French Cultures Festival" to Amandine Castillo, Cultural Service Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or socioeconomic status.
Useful websites and links:
2017 French Cultures Festival: http://frenchculture.org/events/6286-2017-french-cultures-festival
Cultural Services of the French Embassy: www.frenchculture.org
Cultural Agenda http://consulfrance-houston.org/spip.php?article2208
Educational Agenda http://consulfrance-houston.org/spip.php?article2387
French Embassy in the U.S: www.ambafrance-us.org _ Institut Français : www.institutfrancais.org
FACE - French American Cultural Exchange (Book, Cinema, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Education) : www.face-foundation.org