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Spring 2020: RVA Tattoo Arts - Event Planning Intern

Nov 18, 2019

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

RVA Tattoo Arts is the organization responsible for planning and coordinating the annual Richmond Tattoo, Art and Music Festival, one of the longest running tattoo conventions in the world! Established in 1993 by Billy Eason, the convention has hosted some of the best names in the industry. Our mission is to maintain the integrity of the history of this convention while simultaneously bringing in new and relevant artists, entertainment, and vendors.

Interns in this position would learn event coordinating skills by assisting in the planning of the 28th Annual Richmond Tattoo, Art and Music Festival, and also would assist with the daily responsibilities associated with running a successful custom tattoo shop.

This is NOT a tattoo apprenticeship.

This internship is a great opportunity for students pursuing degrees in the following fields:

Communication
Business Administration
Hospitality
Public Relations
Marketing
Event Coordinating

Responsibilities of the event coordinating intern include:

-Assist the Event Coordinator with all aspects of planning the tattoo convention.
-Research fundraising opportunities and acquire sponsors for the event.
-Maintain positive relationships with sponsors of the festival.
-Respond to email inquiries from talent, exhibitors, sponsors, and other convention staff members.
-Data entry and logging applications related to registration.


Additional responsibilities of the intern:
-Answering telephone and in-person inquiries related to tattooing, tattoo artists, and scheduling.
-Making artist recommendations to clients seeking tattoo appointments.
-Offering guidance on basic tattoo aftercare.
-Basic maintenance and upkeep of the tattoo shop.
-Assist the shop manager with taking inventory of supplies

Requirements:
-Internship must be completed for school credit.
-Minimum commitment of 4 hours a week with the opportunity for additional hours.
-Proficient in Google Drive (specifically Google Sheets), and Gmail.
-Professionalism, ambition, and an independent work ethic.
-Organization, enthusiasm and self motivation.
-Possess time management skills, punctuality.
-Must demonstrate reliability and an eagerness to learn.

This is an unpaid internship.

Applicants should send resumes AND a brief cover letter detailing why the candidate is a good fit for this position to EventCoordinator@rvatattooarts.com directly.