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Internships Summer 2017!

This summer, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission is generously funding two 10-week paid internships through their Summer Arts Internship Program. The program is open to all currently-enrolled undergraduates in LA County (full eligibility details here).

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN:

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The PR Intern with the American Youth Symphony will be a valued member of a small and passionate administrative team that supports our 100 orchestral musicians from the comfort of our Miracle Mile office. You will be writing original copy for the 2017/18 press materials, website, and correspondence as well as creating and managing the season’s PR and marketing calendar. Your work will be seen by thousands of donors, potential audience members and music and media contacts. You will also be creating and editing a variety of multimedia files files to produce original audio and video content. This position is ideal for a classical music buff who is looking to gain experience and contacts in arts administration and have a rewarding and valuable summer.

SKILLS REQUIRED
The PR Intern must have very strong written and verbal communication skills, and must be prepared to represent AYS to the public in a professional manner. Ideally you are majoring in music and have an interest in symphonic music and the promotion of orchestral music in Los Angeles. You must be Mac proficient and experienced with the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with any of the following would be beneficial: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere and/or InDesign.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) (maximum 2 essays, articles or letters) to Alice Dutton, Director of Community Engagement: alice.dutton@aysymphony.org

PROGRAMS INTERN:

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Programs Intern with the American Youth Symphony will have the opportunity to focus intensively on the music for the 2017/18 season by working with our administrative support staff from the comfort of our Miracle Mile office on two major projects: writing program notes for up to 25 musical works to be featured in the AYS program books and organizing the AYS music library (sorting, scanning, cataloguing,etc.). Your original program notes will be based on your research and analysis of orchestral works and will provide insightful background on the music, while simultaneously making the history and analysis accessible to novice listeners. This position is ideal for a music history enthusiast who is seeking valuable experience in orchestra management and will serve as an entry into the world of classical music administration.

SKILLS REQUIRED
The Programs Intern must be a skilled and confident writer and researcher with a strong music background (music major preferred), a desire to serve the community, and the ability to take direction and work independently. Must be experienced with the Microsoft Office Suite.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) (maximum 2 essays, articles or letters; at least one should be about music) to Director of Community Engagement Alice Dutton: alice.dutton@aysymphony.org

Our deepest appreciation to the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
for providing this opportunity