The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is pleased to offer full-time, paid summer internship opportunities. Successful candidates will bring maturity, reliability and flexibility to their role as part of a team of professionals working in a fast-paced, collaborative, non-profit organization. Students must be able to commit to working 40-hours per week, beginning in late May and concluding at the end of August (with the exception of a Spring internship).
If you’re interested in becoming a part of our organization, please call 518-584-9330 x101.
Deadline for 2018 Summer Internships: March 1, 2018
Perform entry-level professional administrative work, providing support to multiple departments: Guest reception, customer service, answering busy phones, responding to inquiries, clerical work (prepare documents, photocopying, mailings, etc.), run errands, event set-up/breakdown, transport and escort VIP’s, etc. Must have excellent verbal, written and organization skills, reliable transportation, can-do attitude, ability to work nights/weekends. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Prior experience in an administrative or customer service setting is a plus.
Provide administrative support to the Development department: Coordinate sponsor activities and special events; communicate with constituents and partners; create sponsor proposals and agreements; write letters; perform research on and develop partnerships with local businesses, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. Must be able to multi-task, be detail oriented and complete assignments in an efficient manner. Excellent verbal, written and organization skills, reliable transportation, can-do attitude, ability to work nights and weekends. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Prior experience in customer service setting is a plus.
Support department Director and collaborate with marketing team in a fast-paced, non-profit performing arts organization. Design printed collateral and digital marketing materials. Create social media content, website content, and social media video. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, etc…) IMPORTANT: Candidate must have own MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with Adobe Creative Suite installed.
Responsibilities will include:
- Design and develop print materials for SPAC’s classical season; lay out designs quickly and adapt one design to many formats and sizes,
- Website graphics and content deployment to spac.org,
- Social media messaging design and scheduling (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube),
- Video editing and production using iPhone or similar camera technology for social media use,
- Available to photograph SPAC’s Classical Season evening events as needed.
Provide support to the Director of Artistic Administration with planning and executing all classical programs and performances. The Programming Intern will assist in with meeting the contractual obligations for every guest artist and resident company. This includes conductors, soloists, dance companies, orchestras, chamber music organizations, and world performing arts groups. The Programming Intern will also work closely with the SPAC Production Team to provide backstage support to the Team and to all artists. Key to this position is the ability to work with highly confidential information and be willing to provide administrative support to SPAC staff as needed.
The communications intern will support the department director and collaborate with the marketing team to help publicize the summer season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and enhance the SPAC experience for thousands of guests. The ideal candidate will have strong writing experience and abilities, be detail-oriented and organized, conscientious and mature. Knowledge of and interest in the classical performing arts is a plus.
Responsibilities will include:
- Write copy for press releases, talking points, marketing publications, the website, online media, and more;
- Compile and distributing press clippings;
- Manage external press and photographers, including on evenings and weekends;
- Proofread all communication materials;
- Plan meetings and events;
- Support onsite execution of pre-performance and special events.
The Marketing and Development Intern will be directly involved in the execution and completion of a variety of ongoing projects in the department to promote the upcoming 2018 summer season with The Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. The intern will also have an opportunity to collaborate with and shadow Directors at SPAC as well as build experience marketing, promoting, and fundraising for the performing arts in the not-for-profit sector. They will also coordinate sponsor engagements such as family night events including various activities with multiple partners.
Qualifications: Undergraduate student with an interest in marketing, promotion, development and management of the arts. Students with prior experience working in the performing arts as a performer, producer, writer, etc. are encouraged to apply. Must have strong writing and organizational skills, the flexibility to multitask and work under a deadline.
- Writing and proofing texts for ads, inserts and other publications through the Marketing Department.
- Research and file media kits, press contacts and other information related to Public Relations.
- Plan special promotions and marketing strategies for the 2018 summer season
- Market research and analysis of current trends in the performing arts and not-for-profit sector