Media and Publication Internship

Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography

2011-2012 Media and Publication Internship


The MANCC Internship is a 3 credit hour (10 hours a week) commitment to be completed as part of an FSU academic program.  Preferred hours are between 9am -12pm on M, W, F or on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

About MANCC:

MANCC, at the Florida State University (FSU) School of Dance, is a choreographic research and development center that provides visiting artists with unique resources to help further the art of contemporary dance. MANCC’s mission is to raise the value of the creative process in dance by: 1) providing a model of support for professional choreographic creativity within a comprehensive research university. 2) providing choreographers access to a stimulating environment where experimentation, exploration and life-long learning are both valued and encouraged, and 3) providing opportunities for the students, staff, and faculty, the community of Tallahassee and the national dance field at large to engage with the creative process in dance.


MANCC shares facilities with the School of Dance at The Florida State University. Considered one of the premier facilities for dance in the United States, resident artists have access to 7 dance studios, fully equipped 380 seat proscenium theater, black box studio, audio lab, computer media lab, costume shop, dressing rooms, conditioning studio and conference rooms.


Choreographers and companies are brought into the center for two- to four-week research-based choreographic residencies to experiment, reflect, edit, and hone their research and choreographic process and ultimately develop new work.  Artists are selected through a competitive nomination and panel review process, in partnership with other organizations and/or by invitation of the Director.  Artists are encouraged to take full advantage of MANCC’s laboratory environment in whatever way most useful to their own artistic development. This might involve the testing of new ideas on professional dancers, working with lighting designers, dramaturges, composers, other collaborators and/or the inclusion of audiences in the creative process, or the development of dialogue about their work.   To date over 60 choreographers and an additional 300 collaborators have been in residence.  The work developed at MANCC has toured to over 140 communities reaching over 225,000 audience members worldwide.


During 2011-2012, MANCC will host approximately 12 nationally and internationally known contemporary choreographers and their collaborators including David Neumann (NY), Emily Johnson (MN), Miguel Gutierrez (NY), Koosil-ja (NY), and Deganit Shemy (NY) as part of MANCC’s creative development residency programs.





Media and Publications Internship Responsibilities: 



Create, print and distribute Factsheets for MANCC artists

Create, print and hang posters for MANCC artists



Content Editor/Research

○     Tour Schedule Info. Review artists web sites to stay current on our artists tour schedule information.

○     Artists Media. Search media databases weekly for news articles relating to artists work.

○     Review site frequently to check for errors

○     Make minor website corrections and updates


Photo Processing

○     Ensure residency photos are properly uploaded into Smug Mug

○     Tag, sort and caption photos

○     Process photos for web site upload


Event Assistance

When necessary and available assist Residency Coordinator with events.


Desired Skills:


Basic InDesign Knowledge

Basic Photoshop Knowledge

Basic Technical Proficiency

Basic knowledge of html (and/or willingness to learn)


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to Ansje Burdick no later than December 2, 2011.


Ansje Burdick, Manager of Artist Services and Community Engagement

Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography

202 Montgomery Hall 130 Collegiate Loop

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306