Opportunities & Internships

Promote participation in democracy

HeadCount is adding Team Leaders all across the country. Team Leaders are the heart and soul of HeadCount and are the people most responsible for registering thousands of voters at concerts, festivals, and community events. They represent the organization any time a HeadCount-affiliated artist appears in the team’s metropolitan area. Within their metro, Team Leaders also work with venues, promoters, and community event organizers to identify the best local opportunities to register voters.


This means organizing and scheduling teams of volunteers (using HeadCount’s volunteer portal), training new volunteers and managing the process of setting up a voter registration table at an event. It also involves directly interfacing with staff at local concert venues and tour production crews from our affiliated bands.

Team Leaders also reach into their community to identify gaps in voter registration access and provide registration services. This could be at high schools, street fairs, or other relevant community events. The goal is for at least 25% of annual activations to come from community events.

Team Leaders must be reliable, professional, and good communicators. Most of all, they need to inspire volunteers to work together toward a common goal. If you love music and consider yourself a natural leader, this may be the position for you.

This is considered a volunteer position, but Team Leaders are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,500.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • Flexible schedule allowing you to be on site at concerts before doors open
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Commitment to following protocol
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line "Team Leader" to [email protected].
Students with an interest in politics, music or grassroots organizing can channel their passions by interning with HeadCount. This is an opportunity to get invaluable hand-on experience and make an important contribution to a dynamic and growing organization. Our interns work side-by-side with seasoned staffers and play an important role from day one. Many of our interns have been offered and accepted full-time position with HeadCount and others have landed jobs within the music industry and at other non-profits.

Responsibilities

  • Attending concerts and registering voters
  • Content creation (blogging, drafting and proofreading documents, social media, creating excel data sheets, research, compiling music playlists)
  • Grassroots and community outreach (volunteer program planning, conference calls)
  • Artist relations (identifying potential artist partners, tracking concert schedules, coordinating events)
  • Voter registration administration (researching election dates and deadlines, routing voter registration forms to election boards, communicating directly with voters)
  • General non-profit management and administration.
College credit is available. Requires a minimum of 15 hours (Fall and Spring) or 30 hours (Summer) per week, during business hours. Our office is located in the Garment District of Manhattan.

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Nonprofit or social activist experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Office programs
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills required
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with "HeadCount Intern" in the subject line.
HeadCount.org, a non-profit organization that stages large scale voter registration drives at concerts and other public gatherings, offers field internships to college students interested in political organizing. We provide a unique opportunity to learn leadership and organizing skills, while mobilizing fellow students and also experiencing great music! Interns will set up voter registration tables at their campuses and educate their campus community about voting regulations that affect students, while also working directly with local concert venues and concert promoters to stage voter registration at live music events. You will be closely supervised via weekly check-in calls and a structured itinerary, but also have the freedom to manage your time independently and take a unique, original approach to leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Lead 12-15 voter registration drives at local concerts or campus events
  • Learn local and national voter registration guidelines
  • Participate in weekly conference calls
  • Communicate directly with school officials to obtain authorization for all on-campus activity
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Be responsible for voter registration forms and their submission
  • Create educational resources to inform campus on local elections and other voter information
  • Participate in HeadCount’s digital media efforts

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and accountability
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Ability to organize peers
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with “HeadCount Field Intern” in the subject line.
The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work on daily tasks to help promote upcoming HeadCount events and election information. Responsibilities:
  • Content creation
    • Blogs, social media copy, email copy
  • Assist in responding to media requests from reporters
  • Outbound pitching of stories to reporters
  • Assist in posting on all of HeadCount’s social media 
  • Data tracking performance of HeadCount social media posts and emails 
  • Assisting with the development of proactive digital media strategy
  • Help execute outbound text messages 
Qualifications
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Attention to detail and proofreading skills required
  • Knowledgeable in social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Strong Organization skills
College credit is available. Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with “HeadCount  Marketing Intern” in the subject line
Regional coordinators oversee 5 to 8 "Team Leaders." They organize, motivate, recruit, train, and manage individuals spread across a region of the U.S., and serve as the key liaison between HeadCount and our representatives in the field. This is primarily a phone and e-mail-oriented position, but we encourage Regional Coordinators to join us at festivals and occasionally travel to other cities to train new Team Leaders. This position requires people who are proactive, thorough and enjoy leading others. This is considered a volunteer position, but Regional Coordinators are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,000.

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • About 4 to 8 hours per week of availability for phone and email communication
  • Being self-motivated and thorough
  • Passion for voter engagement and
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line “Regional Coordinator” to [email protected].

Digital Marketing Manager

 
  • Hours: Full time, nights & weekends as necessary through November 15, 2020
  • Reports to: Director of Digital Strategy
  • Salary: $1,100-1,300 per week depending on experience and qualifications
  • Deadline: Rolling, ready to hire immediately
  • Location: Remote, NYC preferred

What’s great about this job

You get to make your imprint at the heart of HeadCount’s digital work. In this job, you’ll connect young voters with the tools they need to vote in November and inform them with creative, inspiring content about voting. Come work with a collaborative, passionate digital team dedicated to helping HeadCount mobilize thousands of young voters to the polls in 2020.

What you’ll be doing

  • Building digital campaigns Support digital initiatives that help young people get ready to vote by creating landing pages, writing copy, gathering assets, and collaborating on strategy
  • Developing our CRM tool With the leadership of the Director of Digital Strategy, support day-to-day use of HeadCount’s CRM by optimizing data organization, targeting communications, setting up automations, and creating accessible dashboards for other staff
  • Creating and sending e-mails Communicate with our audience through all stages of their experience with HeadCount by drafting e-mail copy, designing templates, targeting audiences, and analyzing performance
  • Supporting cross-channel communications Collaborate with our Social Media & Marketing Manager by creating content for social channels, SMS, digital advertising, and supporting artists and partners in their communications
  • Managing content creation and basic design of our website Edit content, build new landing pages with a drag-and-drop editor, identify bugs (and solve them when you can), and continue to develop our website into an effective tool to inspire new audiences to get out and vote
  • Identifying new digital tools From chatbots to project management systems, find new tools that can help HeadCount level up our digital efforts
  • Generating ad creative and copy Support our digital ad strategy by designing creative for channels like Google and Facebook, setting up ads, and monitoring their success
  • Analyzing digital performance data Evaluate digital data to understand campaign success, and identify opportunities for growth and change in the organization

Here’s how you can be excellent at this job

  • Operate with a digital-first mindset You’re a natural at learning new tools and getting the most out of them quickly. You’ve worked with CRMs like HubSpot, and digital organizing tools like Phone2Action. You get the basics of HTML and CSS, even if you’re not a master. You’ve got a finger on the pulse of new industry trends and technologies.
  • Measure, measure, measure You measure everything you do and define success with measurable results. You are able to define meaningful metrics for the organization and you hold yourself and your team accountable to hitting those goals. You are skilled with Google Analytics, a whiz at spreadsheets, and other marketing automation tools.
  • Flex your design chops You won’t always be creating visual content from scratch (our wonderful Art Director Jamie is here to help you!) but you should have an eye for clean and compelling design. You are comfortable working in tools like Canva and can whip something up with a quick turnaround.
  • Write superbly You prove that you can adapt your writing to the HeadCount’s existing voice. You make voting more accessible to young people by breaking down complicated issues into non-jargony, simple language.
  • Put the voter first You listen to our audience and reflect what they value and need back to them. You are a cheerleader for young voters in everything you do.
  • Be organized and communicate You meet deadlines, stick to plans, and love checklists. When you can’t complete something by the requested time, you proactively communicate that to stakeholders.

Bonus Points if you…

  • Speak Spanish
  • Love music (we’ll be asking about your all time faves)
  • Have previously worked on political campaigns, grassroots organizing, or non-profits
  • Play well with teams in a highly collaborative environment
  • Are driven to adapt and continually learn and are unafraid of failure

About HeadCount

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that promotes participation in democracy through music, culture and digital media. Since 2004 the organization has registered over 650,000 voters and worked with a long list of musicians and partners including Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews Band, JAY-Z, Beyonce, March for Our Lives, RuPaul’s DragCon, MTV, and Dead & Company. HeadCount also organizes “Participation Row” activism villages at over a dozen major music festivals and concert tours. With 40,000 volunteers, street teams in most major U.S. cities and presence at more than 1,000 events each year, HeadCount ranks as one of the most active grassroots civic participation organizations in the United States.

  HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. HeadCount expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of HeadCount’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.