Arts Administration Intern: Emerald City Music

Emerald City Music’s mission is to breathe new life into classical music by connecting it to the diverse communities that reside throughout the Pacific Northwest. We believe this beautiful artform – reimagined – will transform our own lives, as well as those of our community.

With concerts September through May, 45 renowned musicians tour the region performing thematically curated classical music selections. The Seattle Times describes Emerald City Music as the “place where art and audience collide”, because of the personal and casual nature of the concert experience.
Emerald City Music seeks a motivated, curious, and detail-oriented intern for Fall. This internship is well suited for college students in Seattle, Tacoma, or Olympia, WA who are seeking careers in arts administration or are curious to learn more about the arts management field.
Internship Dates: August 15 – December 31
Interns are expected to work approximately 5 – 8 hours per week on non-event weeks, with increased commitment (10 – 15 hours per week) during event weeks. Interns are required to be present at all evening performances in Seattle and Olympia, WA (during event weeks, three weeks only in the Fall), and are responsible for coordinating reliable transportation. If transportation prohibits participation in the internship, carpooling can be arranged with advanced notice.
Responsibilities – General
Stage and Event Work:
– Learn the complete production schedule including when and where all events will take place, and become familiar with the artist roster
– Assist with preparation of all concert and event spaces including stage load-in and installation, lighting and audio load-in and setup
– Assist rehearsals and concerts while providing whatever support the musicians and production staff need
– Help run all events including coordinating stage changes, running lighting,
coordinating usher volunteers, assisting outside vendors, monitoring
backstage areas, and ensuring safety and security of artists
Administrative Work:
– Providing excellent customer service to patrons and community members,
requiring an in-depth study and strong command of the organization’s
offerings and programming, venues, schedule of private and public events,
artist roster, ticketing policies, and membership benefits
– Conducting donor research, maintaining donor records in a database
– Communicating with outside vendors and helping solicit in-kind food,
decoration, and event donations and discounts from local businesses
– Assisting social media, patron communications, and blog writing
– Interest in nonprofit management, arts management, or event planning
– Solid understanding of excellent customer service practices
– Outstanding communication and organization skills
– Proven attention to detail and ability to multi-task efficiently
– Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, email, etc.)
– Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment with a friendly demeanor
– Availability, energy, and willingness to work occasional evenings and late nights
– Ability to lift and carry at least 40 pounds
– Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
To Apply:
Send your resume to Andrew Goldstein, Executive Director, through Handshake, and include a cover page explaining your interest in Emerald City Music’s mission. Focus specifically on what skills you wish to acquire during an internship. This is an unpaid internship, but along with earning college credits, you also get to be apart of the high-energy work hard environment that we love!