Little Kids Rock
Program Services Internship – Fall 2016
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to unlocking children’s inner music-makers by revitalizing music education programming in public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum and donates all of the accompanying instruments and resources necessary to teach popular music. Little Kids Rock started in 2002 as a schoolteacher’s vision to give his students access to music education that is relevant to them while diminishing budgets for the arts made that more and more difficult to do. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that is bringing free, weekly music lessons to nearly 200,000 public school children due to the efforts of nearly 1,500 teachers nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 400,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org
At the heart of Little Kids Rock’s program are its beliefs that everyone, young and old, can learn and love to create music and that the experience of learning to play a musical instrument can be transformative. Through partnerships with school districts, Little Kids Rock is able to train teachers to run its innovative and engaging Modern Band curriculum, which is built around the popular music genres that are culturally relevant to kids K-12. Little Kids Rock also supplies these teachers with the instruments and curricular support they need to establish scalable and sustainable music programs that inspire underprivileged young people and support their self-expression, self-confidence, and creativity.
Program Services Intern
We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Little Kids Rock program team with daily tasks. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-15 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This internship is unpaid but the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well.
Responsibilities Will Include:
-Assist the program staff with teacher customer service, i.e. responding to phone and email inquiries
-Archive program email and mail communications
-Monitor and update teacher online networking groups
-Assemble and ship teacher materials requests
-Occasional data entry and clean up
– Organized and with great attention to detail
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
– Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
-Experience with data entry beneficial
-Prior customer service experience preferred
-Interest in music education greatly encouraged
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Lauren at email@example.com. Please indicate “Program Services Intern” in the subject line. Position open until filled.
Little Kids Rock is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment, and encourages all individuals to apply, irrespective of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.