Artistic and General Administration

Department: Artistic/Executive
Reports to: Executive Assistant
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Students and individuals interested in gaining arts administration experience, and working for the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organizations, are invited to apply for the Handel and Haydn Society’s unique internship opportunities. Interns assist the H&H staff in day-to-day operations and special projects. The Handel and Haydn Society is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston. Currently accepting applications for Spring 2014 onwards.

Work Schedule
Flexible hours during the work week (Mondays–Fridays, 9am–5pm), with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Occasional nights and weekends required for concerts and special events.
Please note that this is an unpaid position, with school credit available upon request.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will work with members of the staff to advance the mission of the Handel and Haydn Society. Responsibilities may include:
• Administrative support of the Artistic and Executive offices
• Assisting with project management
• Researching donor bios
• Database maintenance
• Assist with front of house activities at concert hall (not applicable to summer internships)
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Interest in non-profit arts management
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office (PC platform)
• Knowledge of Classical music preferred

How to apply:
1. Complete an application at: http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc

2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Artistic Administration Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

Audience Services

Department: Audience Services
Reports to: Audience Services Manager
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Current students and individuals interested in gaining arts administration experience and working for one of the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organizations are invited to apply for our unique internship opportunities. Interns assist our staff in day-to-day operations and special projects.
The Handel and Haydn Society is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston.

Work Schedule
Flexible hours during the workweek (Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm), with a minimum of 8. hours a week.
Occasional nights and weekends required for concerts and special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• General administrative duties
• Assist with concert walk up sales
• General administrative duties
• Answer phones, screen and direct calls in a professional demeanor
• Greet persons entering organization
• Receive deliveries
• Provide information to customer inquiries via e-mail, phone, fax or in person
• Mail tickets and assist with other in-house mailings
• Data entry and database clean-up
• File order forms
• Fulfill seasonal subscriptions and single ticket sales
• Process single ticket and subscription orders handling cash, check and credit
• Assist in subscription renewal campaign
• Stuff and mail tickets and forms
• Assist subscribers with any questions regarding subscriptions
• Process subscriber ticket exchanges, upgrades and donations
• Assist patrons with single ticket exchanges, upgrades, and donations
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Graduate or undergraduate college/university student, or recent graduate
• Customer service skills and polite demeanor
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Sales experience a plus
• Knowledge of classical or baroque music a plus

How to apply:
1. Fill out application at http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Send cover letter and resume with subject line “Audience Services Intern” to internships@handelandhaydn.org

Grants, Campaign, and Research

Department: Development
Reports to: Associate Director, Institutional Giving and Campaign Manager
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Students and individuals interested in gaining arts administration experience, and working for the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organizations, are invited to apply for the Handel and Haydn Society’s unique internship opportunities. H+H is celebrating its Bicentennial in 2015, making it an exciting time to contribute to H+H. Interns assist the H+H staff in day-to-day operations and special projects. The H+H is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston.

Work Schedule
• Semester-long commitment. Now hiring for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
• Flexible hours during the work week (Mondays–Fridays, 9am–5pm), with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
• Occasional nights and weekends required for concerts and special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Campaign Manager and Associate Director, Institutional Giving with individual, foundation, corporate, and government relations to achieve campaign and annual fund goals. This internship includes:
• Prospect and donor history research
• Grant proposal, cover letter, and report writing
• Program data analysis and presentation
• Event planning and strategizing
• Donor Communications
• Donor database record- and relationship-making

Requirements
• Interest in the arts, particularly classical music
• Interest in learning about grant-writing and development operations
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience with databases and basic data analysis preferred

How to Apply
1. Complete an application at: http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Grants, Campaign, and Research Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Now hiring for Fall 2015 and Spring 2015.

Marketing

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Students and individuals interested in gaining arts administration experience and working for the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organizations are invited to apply for the Handel and Haydn Society’s unique internship opportunities. Interns assist the H+H staff in day-to-day operations and special projects. The Handel and Haydn Society is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston.

Work Schedule
• Flexible hours during the work week (Mondays–Fridays, 9am–5pm), with a minimum of 8 hours per week.
• Occasional nights and weekends required for concerts and special events.
• Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a full academic year (September 2015-May 2016).
Please note that this is an unpaid position, with school credit available upon request.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the Marketing Department by helping as needed with general subscription, single ticket, and group sales marketing efforts
• Assist with project management
• Help maintain Handel and Haydn website, as well as social media accounts
• Assist with production of print ads, including proofreading
• Attend weekly Marketing production meetings
• Update Handel and Haydn event listings on local, regional, and national websites
• Creation of databases for e-marketing, telemarketing, and direct mail efforts
• Maintain media kits, institutional press kits, and other press files
• Compile media sponsorship reports
• Perform market research
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Interest in marketing and promotions
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with Facebook and Twitter
• Aptitude for learning web applications
• Knowledge of Classical or Baroque music a plus

How to apply:
1. Complete an application at: http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Marketing Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

Special Events/Fundraising

Department: Development
Reports to: Development Associate
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Students and individuals interested in gaining arts administration experience and working for the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organizations are invited to apply for the Handel and Haydn Society’s unique internship opportunities. Interns assist the H+H staff in day-to-day operations and special projects. The Handel and Haydn Society is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston.

Work Schedule
Flexible hours during the work week (Mondays–Fridays, 9am–5pm), with a minimum of 8 hours per week.
Occasional nights and weekends required for concerts and special events.
Please note that this is an unpaid position, with school credit available upon request.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the Development Department to achieve annual fundraising goals and strategizing successful small and large scale events
• Perform in depth donor and prospect research
• Assist with production and mailing of donor and prospect communication
• Assist in planning and execution of large and small scale events, including annual Gala and pre concert receptions
• Perform updates in Raiser’s Edge database (fundraising software)
• Assist in creating plans for development presence on social media outlets
• Perform research on other area arts organizations
• Assist with front of house activities at concert hall
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Interest in fundraising
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with Facebook and Twitter
• Knowledge of Classical or Baroque music a plus

How to apply:
1. Complete an application at: http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Special Events/Fundraising Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.