Artistic Administration Internship

Department: Artistic/Executive
Reports to: Production Coordinator
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 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, Executive, and Bicentennial and Community Engagement offices
• Assisting with project management
• Assisting with planning and execution of events
• 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: https://goo.gl/forms/nWgNHMxLCe7qSIA53

2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Artistic Administration 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: http://goo.gl/forms/BVdEykveHZ
2.Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Marketing 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 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://goo.gl/forms/BVdEykveHZ
2. Submit a cover letter and résumé via email, with subject line “Fundraising/Research Intern”, to internships@handelandhaydn.org.

MLK Summer Scholars

Department: General

Reports to: Production Coordinator; Artistic and Community Engagement
Compensation: $11/hour

Summary
H+H is proud to partner with John Hancock and the City of Boston this summer as a participant in the MLK Summer Scholars program. This program provides more than 600 Boston teens with on-the job training in corporate and non-profit environments in addition to weekly skill-based workshops in social responsibility, leadership development, and civic involvement.

The MLK Scholars at H+H will have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit operations, the performing arts, arts administration, and music education through meaningful work experiences at a world-class organization. MLK Scholars will work within H+H’s Box Office, Community Engagement, Development, Education, and Marketing departments, gaining broad exposure to the organization and nonprofit operations. Projects may include:

  • Front of house support for chamber concerts
  • Identifying community partners/community engagement opportunities
  • Education program data analysis and presentation
  • Collaborating on social media strategy and preparing content for upcoming season
  • Implementing an education program recruitment campaign
  • Donor prospect research
  • Box Office support such as ticketing and distributing subscription materials

H+H will hire two MLK Scholars who will join a cohort summer interns at H+H.

Work Schedule
These are part-time positions running July 5 through August 18, 2017.

The MLK Scholars will be paid $11/hour and will work approximately 20 hours per week, including one kick-off event in late June and four two-hour Friday-morning seminars at Agganis Arena at Boston University on July 14+28 and August 11 and at the Shubert Theater on August 18.

H+H’s administrative offices are located in Back Bay at 9 Harcourt Street, Boston, with convenient access to multiple T stops and bus routes.

Requirements
These positions are open to residents of Boston who are at least 16 years old and have just completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school.

Positions require occasional lifting of heavy printed materials, large boxes and retail merchandise as well as the repetitive, daily use of a computer. The Handel and Haydn Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston.

How to apply:
Interested students should apply by completing the application form found here: H+H MLK Summer Scholars Application.