Seeking: Video Production Intern

Mmmmaven is a Boston based Music Production & DJ School, as well as a talent agency and area concert promoter. We are a young company, and we’re seeking enthusiastic videographers.

Interested candidates should either have experience making videos, or should be current art students. Since we are such a new company, there are a ton of opportunities to make your impact felt. While this internship is unpaid, there are possibilities to receive compensation on your work with us!

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Please include a brief introduction of yourself along with your resume and portfolio. Please visit mmmmaven.com or visit our “Mmmmaven” Facebook page for more info!

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

— Collaborate with the marketing team on pre-and post-production
planning activities
— Work in conjunction with the marketing team to determine video content
— Carry out field-based video production that includes interaction with company employees or customers
— Manage the video editing process, which may include voice-overs and background scores, to maximize the use of each video segment produced
— Deliver high-quality, finished video segments that can be
integrated on the company’s website and social media channels
— Operate and maintain all professional video, audio and lighting equipment

REQUIRED HOURS: 1-2 days, 10-15 hours per week
QUALIFICATIONS:

— Motivated videographer not afraid to work independently or in a
group/collaborative dynamic.
Enrolled in B.A. program focused on media communications, video
production, cinematography or related field
— Preferably own or have access to high-quality video equipment,
including professional HD camera, on-board lighting, tripod and video
editing software.
— Must submit a portfolio of work to demonstrate experience in
creative storytelling, lighting and sound skills, and editing ability
— Experience with creating animated video and/or graphic design skills a plus

REQUIREMENTS:

— Experience using Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premier/ or a comparable
editing software
— Strong organizational skills and creativity
Detail-oriented
— Verbal and written communications skills
— Some video production/post-production experience preferred

OPPORTUNITIES:

— Portfolio building and commercial video experience
— Receive a strong letter of recommendation upon completion of the internship
— Develop creative video marketing and social media strategies

PORTFOLIO REQUIRED

Compensation: Unpaid. Access to events throughout the year and lots
and lots of great music. Experience with a dynamic team of producers, DJs and creatives. Applicants may receive credit, subject to school approval. Opportunity to expand your design portfolio. There is potential for this to become a full-time job.

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My Summer as Mmmmaven Intern

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As the summer comes to an end, so does my time as an intern here at Mmmmaven. I’m sad, because working here has definitely been one of the most interesting and rewarding career-related endeavors that I’ve had the opportunity to partake in so far.

I mean, imagine being given the opportunity to closely work with some of Boston’s most talented DJs and producers while having access to great events and shows where you can meet like-minded individuals, network, and learn, all while having fun!

It no secret why it hurts so much to have to leave! And now I sit here on my last week of work, dreading that final day, trying to find the words to summarize my entire experience. It’s been a wild ride; Choosing to spend my summer working here was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, which is crazy, because four years ago when I moved to Boston I had no idea that this was the path that my life would take.

Before graduating this past May with hopes of starting a career within the music industry, My interests took shape last Summer when I went home to Puerto Rico and found that my best friends had started getting into techno and deep house music thanks to the opening of One Bar, an after-hours club in the heart of historic Old San Juan.

I fell in love with the music and how close-knit and accepting the community was, finally feeling like I had found where I needed to be. I spent the next year learning and exploring everything I possibly could within those genres and trying to find out how I was going to take this new appreciation and combine it with what I was learning in school. That’s when I found Mmmmaven. 

I was doing a show for my college radio station when a friend of mine told me about a school in Cambridge that teaches both DJing and electronic music production. Because these were two things that I was looking to pursue, I did a quick Google search and was immediately impressed; they taught everything that I was looking to learn and had also a killer lineup of shows scheduled for the rest of the year at Make it New. How was it that I had absolutely no previous knowledge of this local music school that also books excellent shows? I immediately knew that I wanted to get involved with them one way or another.

How was it that I had absolutely no previous knowledge of this local music school that also books excellent shows?

So I applied, interviewed, and got the job! You could only imagine how excited I was when I was accepted into doing their Summer internship. I was thrilled that I was going to be working in the heart of Central Square in a one-of-a-kind space. If you’ve never been here and you’re interested in what we do, I strongly suggest coming in for a free DJ lesson and taking a tour because it is definitely one of the coolest offices that you’ll ever get to visit.

Walking in, you step into a dimly lit hallway decorated with eye-catching art and installations (which are updated and replaced after every Together with new works by local artists), then as you explore further you find our DJ lab with turntables at every station, an audio production lab with all the gear you could ever imagine, interesting music books, and sometimes, even a dog.

This office is any aspiring musicians’ dream!

One of the many workshops we hosted this summer for local children's camps.
One of the many workshops we hosted this summer for local children’s camps.
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Having a great time at ‘As You Are’ in June.

No one day here is the same, though there are several routine tasks that need to be completed every week (e.g. making sure classrooms student-ready, doing gear inventory, and making social media posts for our weekly events). My focus most of the time was on marketing and blogging, though I did have some unique one-off tasks here and there. The most memorable task I was assigned at Mmmmaven was during the first weeks of June when I helped out with the production of As You Are; This event was my first time attending the Marsh Post (where Dancing on the Charles happens), so I had no idea what to expect and was very nervous since I didn’t know anyone who was going and had recently just joined the team. I was quickly embraced by the attendees, although I had arrived by myself, and even met new people who’d eventually become my friends as I saw them repeatedly at other events throughout the city later on. This is where the internship clashed with real life and became even more interesting, making it an easy way to meet new people.

If you’re regularly attending local nightlife events, eventually you’ll know (almost) everyone, including the DJs. The crazy part is that some of these DJs are connected to Mmmmaven one way or another, meaning that I often saw many of them come through the office to either work or just to say hello during my time as an intern.

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We set off Pokemon Go ‘Lures’ at our Poke-Stop in July as part of our promotional efforts.

Working here isn’t all fun and games though, and there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that wouldn’t be possible without the help of interns. There are times instructors will need assistance with kids when they come for events such as the Beat Academy, and there are other times where you might need to carry the gear that is on the rider for whoever is playing Make It New on Thursday night. Between our weekly events, free workshops, and regular class programming there is a lot of work that needs to be done! Other happenings that may occur at the offices that interns can take part in include outside-the-box marketing efforts such as our Pokemon Go ‘Lures’ in July. Promotions and events like these are only a fraction of the unique and interesting activities that go on here at MMMMaven.

And so now it is with heavy heart that I close this chapter of my life and say goodbye to the Mmmmaven family! I would like to thank everyone who made this experience possible and hope to work with all of you again someday…

If you, or anyone you know, would like to find out more about interning at MMMMaven click here to find our requirements or contact sarah@mmmmaven.com directly.

Intern with Mmmmaven This Spring

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Mmmmaven, Boston’s first 24/7 electronic music education and production company, seeks interns to assist in day-to-day operations of a school and a event production. Individuals should be positive-thinking and multi-faceted with a considerable knowledge and understanding of electronic dance music in all its varied forms. Interns will chiefly assist in promotions and marketing.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting events like our weekly Make It New and various and managing awareness of events through social media, press releases and street team awareness.
  • Generate content for blog posts and contests, be it artist interviews or profiles of profiles
  • Promote Mmmmaven Project educational initiative online and
  • Maintaining a database of important contacts and email addresses.
  • Event production.
  • Social media marketing and branding.
  • Following through on Action Items and important research tasks.

The Mmmmaven Internship is unique in that, as a multi-faceted company, you can move laterally between different duties and responsibilities. We can mold an internship around your interests and desires. There is always an opportunity to perhaps create a part or full-time job in the end.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the social media landscape.
  • The desire to see efforts rewarded.
  • A healthy mental attitude towards fellow humans and a desire to make everyone’s life better.
  • A general knowledge or interest in computer-based music.

Required Skills/Experience:
Graphic design and video experience is a big plus. Should be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business and/or music industry. Should be proficient in (WordPress, Google documents and Gmail preferred) and a laptop. A knowledge of social media is a must. Preferred skills include FTP, WordPress, and .html knowledge, event production plus DJing experience and/or experience making electronic music.

Schedule: 20 hours/week preferred.

Location: Cambridge, Central Square

Compensation:
Unpaid. Access to events throughout the year and lots and lots of great music. Experience with a dynamic team of producers, DJs and creatives. Applicants may receive credit, subject to school approval. The potential is there for this to become a full-time job.

Please email your resume to sarah@mmmmaven.com with the Subject line: “Mmmmaven Internship”