Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Typewriter Rodeo, Poetry Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11388

Sat, January 30, 2016

Explore this position in your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 11388

TYPEWRITER RODEO ( is an Austin-based poetry entertainment company seeking an unpaid intern for the 2016 spring semester.  

WHAT WE DO: We get hired to create custom, spontaneous poetry -- typed on-the-spot on vintage typewriters – for all types of events, all across the country. Some typical events include corporate parties and conferences, museum parties, book and music festivals, and weddings. Guests give us whatever topic they want, then we type them a poem in minutes. It’s pretty awesome. 

We also write and record weekly radio poems for KUT and the Dallas Morning News. We do other radio, TV, and magazine appearances, school visits, mail-order poems, and are putting together a book. 

We started out small a couple years ago, and have kind of exploded. 

WHAT YOU WOULD DO: Among other things, as an intern with us, you would: 

 Coordinate and book our poetry events (gigs) 
 Attend our poetry events to: 
-- o Observe and learn 
-- o Document the events (including photos) 
-- o Occasionally interview poem recipients 
-- o Eventually participate in writing poems 
 Update and maintain website content 
 Update and maintain social media 
 Review poems for selection on social media, and for selection in book 
 Write email newsletter 
 Do marketing for poetry events 
 Coordinate media appearances 
 Have more fun than you’d expect 

While a good deal of this work can be online, much of it will also be done on-site at our poetry events, which take place all over Austin. (We also have events across the rest of the state and country, but would not expect you to attend those.) 

SKILLS WE'RE LOOKING FOR: Our ideal intern would be proficient in: 

 Poetry, and writing in general 
 Interpersonal communication 
 A sense of humor 
 Organizational skills 
 Social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr) 
 Marketing 
 Queso

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