The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer Spring and Summer internship opportunities in 2020. 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. Summer interns must be able to commit to working 40-hours per week, beginning at the end of the Spring semester and concluding at before the Fall semester begins, and have reliable transportation.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a cover letter describing your interest and skills and a current resume. Please be sure to indicate which internship you are applying to in the email.
Job Description: The Arts Education intern will work alongside the Senior Director of Education and the Education Program Manager to support in-school programs during the Winter/Spring and to plan for various educational programs taking place during the upcoming 2020 summer season. The education department works directly with all departments, including programming, marketing, communications, development, operations, and finance. The intern will, therefore, build experience within a wide range of non-profit operations, including event programming, administration, and management; development and fundraising for non-profits; design of arts education curriculums and educational materials; marketing and promotion for educational events.
In addition to the assignments and experiences in our education department, the Arts Education intern will spend select days/evenings working alongside our Senior Director of Artistic Planning to manage various production elements and provide support to both solo artists and full companies while in residence at SPAC.
Qualifications: Undergraduate student with an interest in the arts, arts education, and non-profit administration. Must have excellent verbal, written and organization skills, reliable transportation, can-do attitude, ability to work nights/weekends, comfort in speaking in front of large groups of all ages, and possess the ability and willingness to multitask and work under a deadline. Prior experience working with children (in any capacity) is a plus. Applicants who practice and/or have a strong passion for an art form (Drama, Music, Dance, Fine Art, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting the execution of education activities, events, and programs both on-site and off-site under supervision of the Senior Director or Program Manager
- Writing and proofing educational, marketing, and public relations materials for education events and programs, as well as researching content for said materials
- Created and implementing post-program surveys and analysis
- Arranging and managing transportation, accommodations, meals, etc. for visiting companies, solo artists, teaching artists and program participants
- Assisting with education-related fundraising initiatives, including grant-writing as well as corporate and individual donor cultivation
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, and special projects, as assigned. 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.
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, social media, and more;
- create structured social media campaigns for SPAC programming;
- report on social media campaigns for performance/effectiveness;
- compile and distributing press clippings;
- manage external press and photographers, including on evenings and weekends;
- proofread all communication materials;
- coordinate press tickets with the box office and manage press lists;
- plan meetings and events;
- support onsite execution of pre-performance and special events.
40 hours, paid internship. 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.
- Assist with corporate sponsor packet creation and activation
- Support Development Team with research
- Production of daily donor reports for cultivation and stewardship
- Welcoming Patron level+ members to the Patron’s Terrace & checking membership cards to support and encourage this exclusive high level member benefit
- Assist with coordination of events
- Administrative duties as assigned
Qualifications: Undergraduate student with an interest in development, fundraising, or arts administration. Students with prior experience and/or interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. 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 Directors and collaborate with marketing team at a fast-paced, non-profit performing arts organization.
Responsibilities will include:
- Website graphics and content deployment to SPAC.org,
- Brainstorm and help with social media post design/creation
- Assist with scheduling and publishing to social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube
- Monitor social media platforms for engagement and assist with community management
- Project tracking in management software such as ASANA
- Video editing and production using iPhone or similar camera technology for social media use
- Available to photograph SPAC’s evening events as needed
- After Effects
- Typography/Graphic design
- Instagram/Instagram Stories and Facebook best practices
- Digital Photography
- ASANA (willing to train the right candidate)
- Mailchimp (willing to train the right candidate)
- WordPress (willing to train the right candidate)
IMPORTANT: Applicants must have their own laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud installed. SPAC will reimburse cost of an ACC login for duration of the internship.
If you have a portfolio with any relevant content including graphic design and photography we would love to see it! Please let us know if you have taken any relevant coursework.
Provide support to the Senior Director of Artistic Planning with the preparation and execution of all SPAC performances. This individual will have the opportunity to work closely with conductors, soloists, dancers, orchestra members, and chamber musicians affiliated with the SPAC 2020 season and will assist with meeting the contractual obligations for every guest soloist, ensemble, and resident company. The Programming Associate will coordinate with the Senior Director of Artistic Planning to provide transportation, hospitality, and any additional services required to all artists throughout SPAC’s season. This individual will also work closely with the SPAC senior staff and production team to provide backstage and event support as needed.
A successful candidate for this position will have at least a basic understanding of the arts and knowledge of orchestral music and/or dance is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to understand and respect the highly confidential nature of this position and must possess a valid driver’s license. This is not a 9 to 5 position and successful applicants will recognize the long hours needed to successfully complete the required workload. This individual will also possess a positive personality and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with the SPAC senior staff, SPAC production team, and their fellow associates.