The Development Research intern will play a key role in supporting the prospect research needs of the H+H Development team. The Intern will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of development research, data management, and Major Gift fundraising as well as an overall introduction to the fundraising profession. The intern will work with the Associate Director of Major and Planned Giving to complete research projects and will have the opportunity to target their learning in additional areas of fundraising as interested. This is an unpaid, part-time position, with 10-15 hours of working time expected per week, and school credit available upon request.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
With a focus on supporting early planning for a comprehensive capital campaign, as well as annual fundraising efforts, the Intern will receive training and experience in the following areas:
- Conducting prospect research, in support of the front-line fundraising team, for individuals, corporations, and foundations. Intern will learn about the entirety of the gift process, from prospect identification to research and eventual cultivation and solicitation.
- Using online research tools, especially iWave (donor research tool), and recording data in a relational database system (Tessitura).
- Creating prospect profiles for use by fundraising officers, executives, and volunteer leadership.
- Crafting donor solicitation materials, including proposals and briefings.
- Identifying and evaluating diverse donor prospects, with a focus on potential candidates for Board membership.
Under the guidance of the Associate Director of Major and Planned Giving, the Intern will be given the opportunity to explore other areas of fundraising as interested and will complete other related duties as assigned.
- H+H is actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates, and strongly encourages BIPOC candidates and those from diverse backgrounds to apply. H+H respects every individual's unique journey through life and will welcome personal statements which can deepen our understanding of any candidate's qualifying experiences. An equivalent combination of education and experience may satisfy the minimum qualifications. We appreciate all interest in this opportunity and look forward to responding to candidates whose experience and interests most closely align with this position description.
- Current students in graduate or undergraduate programs are encouraged to apply, especially those enrolled in degree programs with a focus on Arts Administration, Non-profit management, or Music. School credit is available upon request.
- Ability to follow ethical standards, and exercise a high level of professionalism and discretion when dealing with information of a highly confidential nature.
- Familiarity with basic fundraising principles is preferred, and experience working in a fundraising office is a plus.
- Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and efficiently in solving problems, as well as strong intuitive skills and curiosity.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and Google business platform (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, etc.).
- Familiarity with general research techniques, and willingness to learn to use new resources.
- Energy, willingness to take initiative, and enthusiasm to learn about fundraising.
- Appreciation for and some familiarity with Baroque and Classical music and the performing arts is beneficial.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the H+H team is currently entirely remote. As such, the Development Research intern will have the flexibility to work from any location, with technical support provided by the H+H administration.
- Intern must have regular access to an internet-enabled computer or equivalent device, capable of using internet-based and desktop programs and basic word-processing functions.
- Flexible hours are possible, with the expectation of 10-15 working hours each week. Must have the ability to participate in up to 2-3 virtual meetings each week during H+H's regular working hours (9 AM to 5 PM EST). Other working hours may be completed outside the regular H+H schedule, as agreed with the Associate Director of Major and Planned Giving.
- The internship is anticipated to run from mid-March through mid-to-late June, with the possibility to extend if interested.
How to apply:
1. Complete an application here.
Reports to: Associate Director of Design
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.
Who We Are
The Handel and Haydn Society has been performing Baroque and Classical era music for over 200 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States). The H+H staff are hard-working, welcoming, and are eager to advance our mission of inspiring the intellect, touching the heart, elevating the soul, and connecting all of us with our shared humanity through transformative experiences with Baroque and Classical music. 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.
Who You Are
You are a self-motivated, organized creative who has an impeccable eye for detail and an unstoppable work ethic. You adapt easily to shifting priorities and enjoy contributing as part of a team. You enjoy creating out-of-the-box solutions to roadblocks, both internal and external.
What You’ll Do
You’ll work with the Associate Director of Design to help create the visual aspects of the H+H brand, including advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and forms. You'll assist in editing and organizing our growing library of photo and video content. If you’re interested, you could work with our Marketing Manager on email marketing and social media campaigns. You’ll also learn the administrative side of design through day-to-day operations and special projects, including coordinating the seasonal program book ad trade program with other arts organizations.
We offer flexible hours (between Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) and ask for a commitment of between 8 and 20 hours per week. As we are a performing ensemble, your assistance during concerts and special events will be required.
*Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship is offered on a fully-remote basis.
Skills You Have:
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
- Experience with Premiere Pro is a plus!
- Google Drive Apps (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and Microsoft Office
- Outstanding organizational and project management skills
- Impeccable attention to detail
- Desire to learn more about design, working collaboratively with a team, and arts nonprofits
Skills Want to Learn or Improve:
- Using email marketing software (preferably MailChimp and/or WordFly)
- Working with social media (using software like HootSuite)
- Writing and editing skills, especially through a marketing lens
1. Complete an application.
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé (including a link to your design portfolio) via email, with the subject line "Graphic Design Intern", to email@example.com.
Department: Education and Community Engagement
Reports to: H+H Youth Choruses Conductor/Manager of Education and Community Engagement
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.
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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.