The Red Poppy Art House is a room on a corner in San Francisco; a space between a myriad of communities, a place for slowness, and the nuanced intermingling of ideas and activities generally categorized as “art.” In this little room, we present a vigorous multi-disciplinary series of 140 performances annually, as well as artist residencies, a professional development track in socially-engaged arts presenting, and a weekly open art forum involving families in our immediate neighborhood. Behind the scenes, we relish in the role of matchmaker, gratuitously seeding new relationships wherever we can, among artists and non-artists, friends and strangers, community members and people without communities, people from near and far, just about anyone that comes through the door. Our desire to serve as a space of multiplicity, not defined by a singular culture or aesthetic, but as a well-spring of socially-engaged art and discourse that invites growth and transformation. If we had to name our dominant aesthetic, we would call it. . . “slow.”

PR Coordinator & Performance Program Intern

The Red Poppy Art House is a multidisciplinary art space which hosts a diverse variety of local, national and international artists performing in music and dance, as well as literary and film events. We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as a PR Coordinator and Performance Program Intern. The selected candidates will gain experience in artist coordination, event management, public relations, social media, and sound tech. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone educated in the arts looking for hands-on experience to build their practical skill set applicable to many different fields. This intern will work closely with the PR/Communications Manager.


  • Artist coordination: Ensure completion of artist agreement and gather press materials from artists.
  • Media relations: Develop and submit press releases and calendar listings for each performance. Conduct research on expanding and diversifying our list of press contacts.
  • Web management: Create Facebook events and Brown Paper Tickets pages. Post upcoming events to online calendar listings. Log and track status of PR assignments and audience survey results using Google Docs/Sheets.
  • Social media outreach: Develop content for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to engage and grow new audiences.
  • Event management: Set up sound and tech equipment for performances and oversee order of the house. Act with a professional and welcoming demeanor as a Poppy representative to guests and artists.
  • House stewardship: Maintain cleanliness of the house and compile the weekly concessions list.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copy editing, and fact checking.
  • Regular access to internet/email and a familiarity with Google Apps.
  • Consistency in following up with artists and meeting press/assignment deadlines.
  • Interest in becoming a part of a vibrant community of artists, arts professionals, cultural activists, and volunteers.
  • 10-14 hours/week with flexibility. At least 8 of the time must be spent working on-site at the Poppy. The intern is required to assist with 3 evening performances per month as a host, door volunteer or counter volunteer. Training will be provided.
  • The intern is required to attend weekly staff/team and Professional Development Track meetings (when in session).
  • The intern must be willing to commit to at least 6 months; 9 months preferred. The position is open immediately. An extension of the internship may be considered if the intern demonstrates sufficient capability to complete the required associated tasks.

This in an unpaid internship.


Please send a resume, cover letter, and your availability to Be sure to include “PR Internship” and your name in the subject line of your email.