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Professional internship opportunities to both undergraduate students and recent graduates

SPAC provides unique internship opportunities to undergraduate students interested in gaining experience working in marketing, management and the arts.  The following departments in the SPAC offices are currently looking for interns. Application deadline is April 1st, 2017. Positions start in mid-late May, 2017, and end in late August, 2017.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Suzanne Morris at smorris@spac.org

Department: Marketing and Development

Position: Intern

Description: 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 2017 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.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 2017 summer season
  • Market research and analysis of current trends in the performing arts and not-for-profit sector 

Department: Electronic Marketing and Communications

Supervisor: Eric Millington, Director of Electronic Marketing
Position: Intern

Description: The Graphics Design & Photography Intern will be directly involved in the execution and completion of a variety of ongoing projects in the department.  The intern will also have an opportunity to collaborate with and shadow Directors at SPAC and build experience working with marketing technology in the performing arts and the not-for-profit sector.

Qualifications: Tech savvy undergraduate student who has prior experience and is comfortable maintaining, designing and organizing professional web pages.  Students interested in photography, marketing technology, web design, music, dance and the performing arts are encouraged to apply.  All majors are welcome.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and update music and dance archives on SPAC website
  • Work closely with Electronic Marketing Director and website provider to create a new and innovative way to display archives on our website
  • Collaborate with Directors at Live Nation (pop and rock concert host), the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra to keep concert information up-to-date and valid
  • Create functional and efficient design for on-site archival space 

Department: Programming

Supervisor: Sharon Walsh, Director of Programming
Position: Programming Intern

Description: The Programming Intern will assist the Director of Programming in handling the day to day needs of the Philadelphia Orchestra, dance companies, conductors, and soloists. Intern will also interact with the production team.

Qualifications: Enthusiastic undergraduate with experience or course work in Arts Management, Music and/or Dance. Applicant should have strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Intern will split their days, starting each morning at 9 am in the amphitheatre.
  • Intern will work with artist liaison to ensure that all hospitality and special needs have been met.
  • Intern will need to be present for all rehearsals and performances, and should plan to working mornings and evenings, having break time in between.

I love and appreciate the work that SPAC does in bringing the arts to the Saratoga community (and beyond), but this internship serves as much more than an introduction to arts administration. The work you do can be applied to many different fields, and your responsibilities will correlate with your strengths and motivation. Best of all, the mentors you will find here are personally invested in your future, viewing your ambitions as just as much their focus as yours.

- Lauren Donovan, SPAC Intern 2010, Associate Publicist at Random House

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