Department: Box Office
Reports to: Audience Services Manager
Compensation: Unpaid internship. School credit available upon request.
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.
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
• 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@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.