Merchandising Intern

National Comedy Center, Inc.
Work Site Location: 
Lucy Desi Museum, 2 W. 3rd Street
Job Description: 

The National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum are currently looking for interns for its year-round program. This is a great opportunity to become involved with a non-profit organization with worldwide credibility, and also to gain real-life experiences and connections. This is an unpaid internship.

Each intern will have unique responsibilities and tasks based on the department they are working in, but a majority of all internships will be focused on organizing and operating various aspects of the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This year’s festival will take place August 3-6 featuring Jim Gaffigan (additional comedians to be announced in coming months). Past festival performers include Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Lewis Black, Trevor Noah, Joan Rivers, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Kathleen Madigan, Nick Offerman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more than 100 other comedic artists.

Interns will also assist with day-to-day operations at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The Lucy Desi Museum is open seven days a week, and features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, props, costumes, and rare memorabilia from I Love Lucy. Tripling in size in 2006, the mission of the museum is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of laughter through its commitment to developing the comedic arts.

  • Intern must be able to commit to 20 hours from approximately the beginning of May through the week after the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival concludes (hours are flexible and can be scheduled accordingly)
  • This internship is ideal for students majoring in management and/or digital marketing who have a creative spirit
  • Knowledge of various content management systems is preferred
  • Prior retail experience is also preferred
  • It’s pretty hard not to have a sense of humor, but it goes without saying that having a sense of humor is pretty important for us too!
  • Assist in the planning of merchandising, set-up, and operations for offsite retail locations during the festival
  • Assist the retail team in implementing a SEO strategy and increase the web presence/brand for the Lucy Desi Museum ecommerce site
  • Help facilitate the production of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival T-shirt (coordinate with retail team, art department, and other vendors)
Hours per Week: 
20 hours/week
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To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.