Jobs and Internships

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Pioneer Records is currently looking for 2019 Fall Staff and Interns. Please contact pioneerrecords@pointpark.edu for more information.

Jobs and Internships at Pioneer Records

Director of Operations

Reports to The Faculty Advisor

The Director of Operations will develop, implement, manage and evaluate operation processes, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with the standards and procedures of Pioneer Records to ensure that operational processes stay within budgets and timelines.

The Director of Operations directly oversees the Marketing, Talent and Booking Agency, Multimedia, and Public Relations departments at Pioneer Records. Pioneer Records produces and distributes an annual EP as part of the Pioneer Star project. The Director of Operations is responsible for managing the Pioneer Star project. This includes, but is not limited to, artist development, marketing strategy, eternal partnerships, the production and distribution of an extended play (EP), and EP release concert.

The Director of Operations job is to generate schedules, timelines, and deadlines for all departments to motivate a healthy and inspiring work culture. This position will also maintain record keeping, documentation, contracts, fundraising, sales, and streaming metrics of all label and artist operations.

Note: Travel may be necessary in order to attend field meetings.

The Director of Operations position is a full-time paid apprenticeship (10 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the Director of Operations is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Operations Intern

Reports to The Director of Operations

The Operations Intern will oversee the projects of Marketing, Booking/Talent Agency, Multimedia, and Public Relations. The Operations Intern is also responsible for assisting with management of the Pioneer Records artist development, artist EP production and distribution, and finding new ways to build brand exposure. This position will require assisting with management of artist and label projects including events, concerts, marketing and public relations campaigns, booking and talent inquiries, and content management of various media outlets. The Operations Intern will participate in various forms of communication to maintain partnerships and event production.

The Operations Intern position is a full-time internship (15 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the intern is expected to participate in large organizational events that fall outside of regular job responsibilities such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Director of Talent and Booking

Reports to The Director of Operations

The Director of Talent and Booking develops talent booking strategy, and creative programming concepts; manages partnership opportunities; and is responsible for the oversight of deliverables and talent logistics (travel, itineraries, contracts, etc). The Director of Talent and Booking is responsible for booking shows for our Pioneer Star Artist(s), Talent Agency and for special events produced on the Point Park campus such as the annual Title IX concert. Special events might require the Director of Talent and Booking to secure local, regional or national acts; this might require he/she to work closely with a professional promoter.  He/she will also work with venues and large organizations such as the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Stage AE and Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership to produce community events. The Director of Talent and Booking is also responsible for the management of Pioneer Records’ Talent Agency. In this capacity, the Director of Talent and Booking will recruit artistes for representation and secure opportunities for those represented by the Talent Agency.

The Director of Talent and Booking position is a full-time paid apprenticeship (10 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the Director of Operations is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Director of Marketing

Reports to The Director of Operations

The Director of Marketing is responsible for the promotion of Pioneer Records’ products and services. Pioneer Records produces and distributes an annual EP as part of the Pioneer Star project. The Director of Marketing will be responsible for estimating product demand and discovering new markets interested in buying products. The job may also include the need to understand target audience and develop a strategy for product pricing based on market demand. The Director of Marketing will help market services offered to local artists through the Pioneer Records Talent Agency and will closely with the Director of Pioneer Records Talent Agency to accomplish this. The Director of Marketing will also oversee Pioneer Records merchandise and other new product development.

Note: Travel may be necessary in order to attend field meetings and/or to conduct research into emerging market trends.

The Director of Marketing position is a full-time paid apprenticeship (10 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the Director of Marketing is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Marketing Intern

Reports to The Director of Marketing

The Marketing Intern is responsible for the promotion of Pioneer Records’ products and services. Pioneer Records produces and distributes an annual EP as part of the Pioneer Star project. The Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the Director of Marketing in estimating product demand and discovering new markets interested in buying products. The job may also include the need to understand target audience and develop a strategy for product pricing based on market demand. The Marketing Intern will help market services offered to local artists through the Pioneer Records Talent Agency and will closely with the Director of Pioneer Records Talent Agency to accomplish this. The Marketing Intern will also help oversee Pioneer Records merchandise and other new product development.

Note: Travel may be necessary in order to attend field meetings and/or to conduct research into emerging market trends.

The Marking Internship position is a full-time internship (15 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the intern is expected to participate in large organizational events that fall outside of regular job responsibilities such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Social Media Brand Ambassador

Reports to The Director of Marketing

The Social Media Brand Ambassador is responsible for coordinating and executing the Pioneer Records’ social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.  As the Social Media Brand Ambassador, you will also be responsible for media campaigns. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our brand. Additionally, the brand ambassador will be responsible for follower statistics; in this capacity, the brand ambassador will be expected to collect and analyze follower metrics to increase followership and improve brand recognition.

The Social Media Brand Ambassador position is a volunteer position (15 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the brand ambassador is expected to participate in large organizational events that fall outside of regular job responsibilities such as the Pioneer Star Release EP Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Graphic Design Brand Ambassador

Reports to The Director of Marketing

The Graphic Design Brand Ambassador is responsible for translating written or spoken ideas into printed and/or electronic images, layouts and other designs. The brand ambassador’s major project for the semester will be the design of the Pioneer Star EP cover. He/she will be responsible for other semester projects and marketing pieces such as special events posters, campaign graphics, and hot cards. As directed, brand ambassador will support all departments and will occasionally be asked to collaborate with the Point Park University Marketing and Communications Department.

The Graphic Design position is a volunteer position (15 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the intern is expected to participate in large organizational events that fall outside of regular job responsibilities such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.


Public Relations and Content Writer Intern

Reports to The Director of Operations

The Director of Public Relations and Content Writer Intern is responsible for maintaining the public appearance of Pioneer Records. He/she will generate brand recognition by building a favorable public image for Pioneer Records and its interests and by supporting Pioneer Records’ digital footprint— The Director of Public Relations and Content Writer Intern will generate social media campaigns and maintain the content on the pioneerrecords.org webpage. Additionally, the Public Relations and Content Writer Intern will be asked to write press releases, distributed to on and off campus outlets. As directed, he/she will also work with the Director of Marketing, specifically the Social Media Intern, to support regular posts and projects such as promotional materials, print and electronic.

He/she will also serve as the Pioneer Records’ Content Writer. In this capacity, the he/she is responsible for helping the Social Media Intern generate written content for social media sites. Additionally, the Public Relations and Content Writer Intern will be asked to write feature stories, conduct interviews, and help and edit major publications generated by Business Development, Operations, the Talent Agency, Marketing, and the Multimedia departments.

The Public Relations and Content Writer Intern is a full-time internship position (15 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the Director of Public Relations and Content Writer Intern is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Party and the Title IX Concert.



Director of Multimedia

Reports to The Director of Operations

The Director of Multimedia will produce and direct the Backstage with Pioneer Records Radio Show and U-View segment. He/She is responsible for maintaining the public appearance of Pioneer Records through the following channels: on-air with WPPJ, on screen with U-View and through Pioneer Records’ Youtube and Facebook channels. The Director of Multimedia will help the Radio Station Personality (Derek Makin) write content, edit scripts, organize guest appearances, and act as the Pioneer Records’ liaison to WPPJ and U-view—ensuring inter-department dates, deadlines, and logistics are communicated effectively.

The Director of Multimedia is a part-time paid apprenticeship position (5 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the apprentice is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star EP Release Party and the Title IX Concert.


Backstage Personality

Reports to The Director of Multimedia

The Backstage Personality is the public face and voice of the Backstage with Pioneer Records radio show and U-View segment. At the direction of the Director of Multimedia, he/she will develop and present discussion for live radio broadcast and U-view outlets.

The Radio and U-View Personality position is a part-time paid apprenticeship position (5 hours/week) with Pioneer Records. As Pioneer Records staff, the apprentice is expected to participate in large organizational events such as the Pioneer Star Release Concert and the Title IX Concert.

 
 

Lasted Updated: February 01, 2019