Join a group of professionals who are passionate about the arts. An internship at the Handel and Haydn Society gives you hands-on experience and learning opportunities specializing in Artistic Administration, Box Office, Marketing, or Special Events/Fundraising.

Interns work on real projects, from research and data entry to assisting with promotions, special events and mailings. During the concert season, interns may also help with rehearsal preparation, at-hall operations, ticket mailings, customer service, and more.

Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students during the fall and spring semesters, the summer, or even year-long.

Box Office

Department: Box Office
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 “Box Office Intern” to [email protected]

Marketing

Position: Marketing Intern
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Marketing Manager

Job Summary
Current students and recent graduates 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 are accepted throughout the year based on space and need on a non-paid basis.  Interns assist our staff in day-to-day operations and tasks. 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. Interviews will not be scheduled until we have a diverse pool of candidates from which to select.

Work Schedule
Flexible, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, minimum of 10 hours a week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the Director of Marketing Communications, Marketing Manager and Design and Multimedia Manager, and PR and Communications Manager by helping as needed with general subscription, single ticket and group sales marketing efforts.
• Assist with project management
• Assist with Handel and Haydn website marketing, Twitter and Facebook pages
• 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 files
• Compile media sponsorship reports
• Perform market research
• Assist with front of house activities at concert hall
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Graduate or undergraduate college/university student
• Interest in marketing and promotions
• 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. Fill out application at http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Send cover letter and resume with subject line “Marketing Intern” to [email protected]

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 8-10 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
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 [email protected]

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 [email protected].

Capital Campaign

Department: Development
Reports to: 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. 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 8-10 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 Campaign Intern will work with members of the Development staff to advance the mission of the Handel and Haydn Society and help achieve campaign goals. Responsibilities will encompass individual giving and institutional giving (grants and sponsorships).
• Perform in depth donor and prospect research
• Assist with production and mailing of donor and prospect communications
• Assist in event planning and strategizing
• Perform updates in Raiser’s Edge database (fundraising software)
• Assist with front of house activities at concert hall
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Interest in development or fundraising
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of Classical or Baroque music a plus, but not required

How to apply:
1. Complete an application at: http://bit.ly/15Z8bmc
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Campaign Intern”, to [email protected].

Grants and Research

Department: Development
Reports to: Associate Director, Institutional Giving
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
Semester-long commitment. Now hiring for spring 2014 and later.
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
Assist the Associate Director, Institutional Giving with foundation, corporate, and government relations and fundraising.

  • Prospect research
  • Grant proposal, cover letter, and report writing
  • Program data analysis and presentation
  • Donor history research
  • Donor database record- and relationship-making
  • Interest in classical music
  • Interest in learning about grant-writing and development operations
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with 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 and Research Intern”, to [email protected]

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Now hiring for fall 2014 semester and later.

ABOUT THE HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY

Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) is a professional Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus and an internationally recognized leader in the field of Historically Informed Performance, a revelatory style that uses the instruments and techniques of the composer’s time. Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is considered the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States and has a longstanding commitment to excellence and innovation: it gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah (1818), Haydn’s The Creation (1819), Verdi’s Requiem (1878), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (1879), as well as the Boston premieres of Mendelssohn’s Elijah (1848) and Mozart’s Requiem (1857).

Handel and Haydn today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, is committed to its mission to enrich life and influence culture by performing Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence, and by providing engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education and training activities. H+H is widely known through its local subscription series, tours, concert broadcasts on 99.5 WCRB and National Public Radio, and recordings. Its recording of Sir John Tavener’s Lamentations and Praises won a 2003 Grammy Award and two of its recordings, All is Bright and Peace, appeared simultaneously in the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s classical music chart. Since the release of its first collaboration with Harry Christophers on the CORO label in September 2010, it has made available three live commercial recordings of works by Mozart—Mass in C Minor (2010), Requiem (2011), and Coronation Mass (2012)—as well as the critically acclaimed Haydn, Vol. 1 (September 2013) and the best-selling Joy to the World: An American Christmas (October 2013).

H+H’s award-winning Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program brings music education, vocal training, school partnerships, and performance opportunities to 10,000 students annually throughout Greater Boston and beyond.