Education and Community Programs Intern

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Established in 1946 originally as a civic orchestra on the campus of Salem College, the Winston-Salem Symphony incorporated in 1952 and hired its first full-time conductor in 1955. Four permanent music directors have led the WSS since its inception: Maestro James Lerch (1946-1949), Maestro John Iuele (1952-1978), Maestro Peter Perret (1979-2004) and Maestro Robert Moody (2005-present).

Over the years the WSS has offered a wide range of repertoires including classical orchestral and choral concert music; opera, oratorio, and ballet; and popular music. Education and community engagement performances have represented another core component of the Symphony’s offerings, along with partnerships with other area arts, educational, and social services organizations.

Job Title: Education and Community Programs Intern

Salary Range: This is an Unpaid Internship
Department: Education and Community Programs
Reports to: Staff members of the Education and Community Programs Department
Employment Status: Temporary

o Office Hours, Monday/Friday, anytime between 9am and 5pm.
o Some weekends and weeknights, depending on role assigned
o Length and time period of internship will depend on each intern's individual goals, with internships available for anywhere from 4 months to a year.


Position Summary: The Education and Community Programs Intern will assist with the education programs of the Winston-Salem Symphony by providing support and management of specific program elements and departmental projects. Intern may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of arts administration, with specific duties determined by program manager. Duties may include:

o Concert production/ artistic planning
o Volunteer & community organization
o Curriculum design
o Data management
o Youth ensemble administration
o Backstage/ technical management
o Event planning
o Teaching
o Marketing
o Budgeting & finance
o School partnerships management

Working Conditions: The position is considered an unpaid internship and requires 10/30 hours a week (depending on role assigned). The intern will be provided with all tools necessary to complete job requirements. While the majority of the position duties will be completed in the office, some events are outdoors and in the concert hall.
Some small amounts of driving may be required to transport supplies to events or attend off/site meetings.


Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: High school diploma or higher. Arts administration or music degree program preferred. Interest in symphonic music a plus.

Specific Knowledge/ Skills:
o Enthusiastic about working with children, students, volunteers, and artists and able to manage events in a flexible, calm, patient, and forgiving manner.
o Must have strong organizational, detail/management, written and interpersonal communication skills.
o Self/motivation and the ability to set own working hours and manage own time.
o Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with Access, PowerPoint and Publisher a plus.
o Must be punctual, persistent, a problem solver, timely, creative, and have sustained energy.
o Experience managing large/scale events a plus, though not required.
o Enthusiastic about working with children, volunteers, and artists and able to manage events in a flexible, calm, patient, and forgiving manner.

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