Reports to: Executive Assistant
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.
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.
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
• 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@example.com.
ABOUT THE HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY
Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization and will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015. Under Artistic Director Harry Christophers’ leadership, H&H’s mission is 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’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus present live and recorded historically informed performances of this repertoire in ways that stimulate the musical and cultural development of our Greater Boston community and contemporary audiences across the nation and beyond.
H&H’s esteemed tradition of innovation and excellence began in the 19th century with the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Verdi’s Requiem, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Today, H&H is widely known through its concert series, tours, local and national broadcasts, and recordings. Its nine-program series is held at Symphony and Jordan Halls in Boston and Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. With Harry Christophers, H&H recently added five titles to its recording catalogue, including a Mozart choral trilogy (Mass in C Minor, 2010; Requiem, 2011; Coronation Mass, 2012), an all-Haydn disc (2013), and Joy to the World: An American Christmas (2013).
As a 21st-century performing arts organization, H&H’s primary roles are to perform and educate, and to serve as a resource center and community partner. Its Karen S. and George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program, established in 1985, reaches 10,000 children each year in underserved Greater Boston communities. H&H also maintains partnerships with cultural and higher education institutions. It offers college students opportunities to learn about and perform Baroque and Classical music; presents public programming at libraries, community centers, and museums; and hosts free lectures and symposia.