JOB SUMMARY

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking a qualified intern to support the organization’s marketing and development needs. The position is part-time and paid: $9.00/hr, 15 hr/week with a 300 hr max. The intern will report to Director of Marketing.

College students with an emphasis in Non-profit management, Arts Management, Marketing, Public-Relations, and Communications are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities would include assisting team members in special projects and day-to-day activities that support the promotion and production of Philharmonic events. Daily activities would vary, depending on the season’s performance schedule. The marketing and development intern would assist with the following:

  • Provide support for various marketing and promotional projects including: social media, e-blasts, press releases, database mailings, and other digital and print marketing.
  • Research and identify potential individual, corporate and foundation funders.
  • Participate in drafting and preparing gift solicitations.
  • Prepare materials for donor correspondence and meetings.
  • Follow up on event invitations and track guest lists.
  • Participate in weekly department meetings.
  • Perform administrative functions such as data entry, data analysis, and filing.
  • Provide administrative support to the development and marketing departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have a background and/or interest in symphonic music or the arts, embodies high ethical standards, sensitivity, and discretion when working with confidential materials and data. Candidate should possess exceptional organizational skills and an ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in fast-paced and team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to work independently with basic guidance and instruction. A qualified candidate will have excellent critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail.

ABOUT THE PHILHARMONIC     

Now entering its 76th season, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in Indiana, and in the midst of a renaissance in its service to the community and Northeast Indiana region. While the Philharmonic’s mission is to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education, recent institutional advancement efforts have led the institution toward a whole new level of service. The Philharmonic employs approximately 58 full and part-time musicians and produces a nine-month concert season comprised of Masterworks, Pops, Chamber Orchestra, Family and Freimann Concert series. Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians serve the community and region through a variety of concerts each year, including 375 education and community engagement performances throughout Northeast Indiana. Recent new efforts include a free July 4th concert at Parkview Field - Fort Wayne’s newest iconic patriotic tradition - and plans are underway to deploy the musicians of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in a variety of non-traditional venues, in order to further the demographic breadth and scope of the organization’s reach and offerings.

Led by Music Director Andrew Constantine, the Philharmonic performances reach more than 200,000 people every season at the majestic Embassy Theater, the Auer Concert Hall, at various venues throughout the community, and in schools, nursing homes, community centers, and churches. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is truly an orchestra of the future, with bold plans to reach deeply into the fabric of the community with exciting, entertaining and meaningful offerings.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic reaches more than 39,000 young people and families through its ensembles extensive education and community engagement programs, including Ensembles in the Schools programs, PHIL Kids, Young People’s Concerts, and Club Orchestra - a novel El Sistema modeled collaborative program with 3 Fort Wayne Community Schools - inspiring and motivating young citizens of the future to the elderly. Regional touring, donor cultivation, and board activities round out a busy performance schedule for the orchestra.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please apply via Indiana INTERNnet at indianaintern.net