NILES, IL Dec. 6, 2011—Shure Incorporated, the leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, today launched its “Get the Gig” Artist Relations internship competition.
Now accepting entries for the summer 2012 program, the Company will select one winner to experience a unique “inside look” at the music industry, and, expand the individual’s professional skill set and career opportunities. Additionally, the lucky intern will gain real-world exposure to the engineering design and marketing of Shure’s latest products and will learn how to outfit today’s talent with the right gear to produce the best sound possible — in the studio or on stage.
“Here at Shure, we’re passionate about music…not only by providing gear to established musicians, but also by helping to cultivate tomorrow’s breakout artists,” said Cory Lorentz, Shure’s Artist Relations Manager. “As glamorous as an artist relations internship might sound, we want to find someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and learn something. There will be plenty of fun to be had, but we’re hoping this is the start of a promising career for someone. It’s going to be a summer job, not a summer vacation.”
Music fans enjoy the sound created by Shure artists around the world, including current Shure endorsers such as Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Jason Mraz, Matt & Kim, Mos Def, and The Black Keys, among many others.
The Shure Artist Relations Department manages the relationships between bands and the Company, including, but not limited to, providing gear support, technical advice, and assisting in artist development. During the summer session, intern responsibilities may include providing support for social media initiatives; helping manage Shure artist endorsers; assisting in the evaluation of potential endorsers; working with the Company to negotiate endorsement contracts; and coordinating Shure-sponsored events, including clinics and trade shows.
How to Enter: “Get the Gig” Competition Requirements
Beginning today, college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from the class of 2011 are eligible to enter, and take part in up to three rounds of competition to demonstrate why they deserve to be the next Shure Artist Relations intern. The submission process consists of the following:
Round One (Deadline: February 1, 2012)
• Online application – now open!
• Resume submission
• 140-character Tweet, detailing why the applicant deserves the internship
From the initial pool, 20 applicants will be notified by February 16, 2012, and will advance to the second round.
Round Two (Deadline: March 1, 2012)
• Video audition
• 250-word essay (similar to a blog post)
Out of this pool, the top three candidates will be selected by March 15, 2012, and will move to the final round of competition.
Round Three (Winner Announced: April 13, 2012)
The remaining three candidates will visit Shure headquarters for the final round—in-person interviews with individuals in Shure’s Artist Relations, Marketing, and Human Resources Departments.
The “Get the Gig” winner—and next Shure intern—will be notified by April 13, 2012, and will complete the internship program from approximately May 15, 2012, to August 15, 2012.