Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting Editorial Internship Applications for Spring 2024

The Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking an Editorial Intern for a six-month position. Each part-time position would consist of approximately 5-10 hours of work per week and run from January 5th, 2023 to July 1st, 2024. All applicants must be local to the greater Knoxville, TN area.

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an entirely volunteer-run organization that hosts residencies, workshops, and retreats centered on creative writing in all genres. Located on a 45-acre farm twenty minutes from downtown Knoxville, SAFTA’s mission is to give writers of all levels a chance to work with nationally renowned professionals in their field as well as uninterrupted time to focus on their creative work. 

The Editorial Intern’s responsibilities include the preparation of documents necessary to run an independent writer’s residency, such as writing press releases, composing blogs, proofreading, working with social media (Facebook, WordPress, etc.), collating editorial and residency data, research, and more.  The intern will also be needed to help facilitate Zoom readings and events. 

Preferred qualifications include:

• A keen eye for proof-reading

• Strong written communication skills 

• Experience with WordPress, Zoom, Google Sheets, and/or other online mediums

• Knowledge of contemporary literature a plus

While the internship position is unpaid, our staff gain real-world experience in working with online event planning, nonprofit management, running a residency, communications, and more while creating a portfolio of work for future employment. SAFTA staff work alongside members of both the local and national literary community through workshops and readings, which staff are able to attend for free during their tenure with the organization. 

To apply, please send a resume and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position to the Staff Director, Z Eihausen, at Applications are due by Thursday, November 30th, 2023.

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