2022 Summer Internship for Students of Color

March 30, 2022

This opportunity is for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC).

Dates: June 24 – August 8, 2022
Location: Boulder, CO
Pay: $4,000 stipend, plus travel and housing as needed
Hours: 40+ hours/week, including nights and weekends
Application deadline: May 31, 2022
To apply: Send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in administrative work to jobs@comusic.org

The Colorado Music Festival presents a six-week summer concert season at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado. Under the baton of esteemed Music Director Peter Oundjian, our all-star orchestra — representing 44 “home orchestras” from around the world — gathers at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains every summer to perform exceptional music with renowned soloists and conductors.

The Colorado Music Festival runs from the last week of June through the first weekend of August. Programming features two orchestra concert series per week, the Robert Mann Chamber Music series, a Family Concert, a week dedicated to the “Music of Today,” and more. The Festival invites distinguished composers and guest musicians to collaborate every summer.

This internship for BIPOC students intends to offer a broad range of administrative duties, alongside our highly professional staff and world-class musicians, with the desired result of diversifying the next generation of leaders in our field.

The applicant’s experience, personal preferences, and desired areas of professional focus will be factored heavily into the final job description, with general duties to include:

Assist with social media content creation and sharing including editing video content, drafting social media posts, and more

Orchestra Operations
Assist with administrative and logistical tasks relative to provide a comfortable and pleasant experience for guest artists and orchestra musicians
Assist the stage manager, music librarian, and audio engineer at Chautauqua Auditorium
Assist with “Tiny Stage” and other off-site performances

Development Support
Assist development staff with special event planning and production, cultivation events, and administrative tasks.

Other tasks as assigned from time to time.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of classical music
Currently enrolled in a university music or related arts administration track
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google apps (docs, sheets, forms, etc.)
Adept at social media and related video technologies
Valid driver’s license
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and assist with light, physical activities

A desirable candidate will demonstrate professionalism, an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude, a friendly demeanor, flexibility, the ability to respond appropriately to challenging situations, and a willingness to be directed.

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