The Springfield Symphony Orchestra posts current job openings for vacant positions (musicians & staff) on this webpage.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ADMINISTRATIVE / STAFF POSITION:
College (Unpaid) Internships
(Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Semesters)
We appreciate every opportunity to supplement our administrative staff with “for-credit” college interns who are interested in a meaningful internship experience that will provide valuable exposure to the areas of Marketing, Finance, Box Office, Development, Concert production, Operations and more. Utilizing the time, talent and energy of college interns helps maximize our productivity and keep our overhead costs low. Currently, we are interviewing intern candidates for the upcoming Fall 2016 & Winter 2016/2017 semesters. We have the capacity to host up to two interns per semester and during summer break. Please note that these are "for-credit" internships, which are designed to supplement the intern's college curriculum, and are therefore unpaid. We do accept interns who are not taking on an internship in exchange for college credit, but rather as a way to supplement their academic experience.
Contact Person: Peter Salerno (Executive Director)
Phone: 413.733.0636 ext. 117
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
- Learning experiences – Interns will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of areas related to arts management, such as: patron services, publicity, marketing, concert production, grant writing, database management, and fundraising.
- Office support – Assist in preparing and mailing subscription campaign materials, press releases, post card mailings, donor letters, etc; update contact information in our database; and provide office support in the daily operations of our non-profit organization.
- Education – College level students required. Preference given to those majoring in Arts Administration or Music but students majoring in Business, Marketing, Non-Profit Studies, and Communications are also encouraged to apply.
- Skills – Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word. Access a plus. Some instruction on software programs used in office is possible. Excellent communication skills are needed in answering phones and responding to emails.
- Scheduling – approximately 10-30 hours per week. SSO is flexible in scheduling to ensure that internship requirements are met. Regular business hours are 9 AM to 5 PM. Time would be required on concert weekends and for special events in the evenings and on weekends.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to Executive Director Peter Salerno at info@SpringfieldSymphony.org or call (413) 733-0636 x117.