EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Department: Education and Community Engagement
Reports to: Coordinator of Education and Community Engagement
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 organization, 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 (Tuesday-Saturday, 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
Provide support to Education and Community Engagement staff to advance the mission of the Handel and Haydn Society. Tasks may include assisting with Vocal Arts Program events, data entry and data management for H+H education programs, and community engagement events and programs.

Requirements
• Interest in arts administration, arts education, and community engagement
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Proficiency with Google web applications
• Strong interpersonal skills

Proficiency in a second language preferred but not required.

How to apply:
1. Complete an application at: https://goo.gl/forms/Uh5rqh4eWKQqXZcN2
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Education and Community Engagement Intern” to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

FUNDRAISING AND RESEARCH

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

Summary

Students and individuals interested in gaining fundraising 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 Tessitura database
• 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: https://goo.gl/forms/Uh5rqh4eWKQqXZcN2
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Fundraising/Research Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

MARKETING

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Director of Marketing/Audience Services 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.
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
• General administrative duties
• Data entry and database clean-up
• Assist with concerts and other special events
• 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: https://goo.gl/forms/Uh5rqh4eWKQqXZcN2
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Marketing Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

YOUTH CHORUS AND CONCERT CHOIR

Department: Education and Community Engagement
Reports to: Conductor of Youth Chorus and Concert Choir/Coordinator of Education and Community Engagement
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.

Summary
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining experience leading youth choral ensembles are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity with the Handel and Haydn Society’s Vocal Arts Program. This intern works with H+H’s Youth Chorus for students ages 10-14 and the Concert Choir ensemble, singers in the same age group who are ready for more challenging repertoire and a more rigorous rehearsal schedule. The position includes musical and career mentorship by H+H’s artistic staff and work both in the ensemble environment and providing administrative support for its activities.

Work Schedule
• Attend ensemble rehearsals on Saturday mornings in Boston, 9:00am-1:00pm, and performances throughout the semester as per the Vocal Arts Program calendar
• Commit to a minimum of four hours per week for administrative work at the H+H office, during the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday

Learning Opportunities
• Attending all Youth Chorus and Concert Choir rehearsals and performances;
• Leading sectional or small group work and rehearsing the full ensemble;
• Assisting in community building activities before rehearsal, during breaks, and around performances;
• Participating in auditions for new singers;
• Providing support for administrative activities of the ensemble including taking attendance, maintaining ensemble rosters and singer records, managing music, and assisting with uniforms;
• Assisting with front of house activities at H+H subscription concerts and the opportunity to gain experience in other areas of the H+H Education Program.

Qualifications
• A passion for sharing music with all people, especially with children;
• Demonstrated desire to pursue choral conducting and music education as a career;
• Ability to model the vocal range of the singers in these ensembles;
• Prior experience working with youth;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• Experience collaborating and connecting with historically marginalized communities;
• Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or another language spoken by new Bostonians is desirable;
• Authentic interest in advocacy for music education and the Handel and Haydn Society.

How to apply:
There are two steps to applying for this internship opportunity: complete this online application form and submit your résumé via email, with subject line “Youth Chorus and Concert Choir Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.