Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Arts Administration Internships (Paid)

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is seeking 3 paid Arts Administration interns for this coming summer to work with Associate Artistic Director Joel Goodloe in managing the opera festival with 30+ public events and over 150 company members. The three positions are focused in three different areas: Company Management, Music and Orchestra Management, and Young Artist Program Management. Housing is provided, if needed. Applicants should possess: 
  • A passion for the arts.
  • Ability to be self-directed but also able to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; the ability to project a professional demeanor with external constituents, especially at critical or challenging times.
  • Good basic knowledge of computer equipment and programs, especially the Google platform.
  • A car is helpful.
To learn more and apply, click here.
Questions can be directed to Joel Goodloe. 
One position early June-late July 2018

Assists Associate Artistic Director with copying, filing, data entry, artist management, housing, transportation, and schedule management. Works closely with artistic and administrative staff to schedule rehearsals and other events. Must possess sound judgment, initiative, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to remain composed under pressure. Writing and computer skills required. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Some knowledge of music, opera, and rehearsal procedure desirable.
One position, early June–late July 2018
Assists Associate Artistic Director and production conductors with copying and distributing music; procuring and transporting instruments; rehearsal room and orchestra pit set-up and changeover; and attendance at orchestra rehearsals and performances. Appropriately qualified interns may also be able to serve as an assistant conductor, assistant chorus master, or assistant repetiteur. Intern will also assist in the administration of Young Professional Artists Program with forty young professional directors, singers and pianists. Intern will learn Musician Union rules and gain experience managing a professional orchestra. Must be reliable and flexible, with good interpersonal and organizational skills, and a background in classical music and/or opera. Proficiency in Sibelius and knowledge of the opera languages is highly desirable.
One position, early June-late July 2018
Intern will assist the Program Director with the administration of the company’s Young Professional Artists Program, which hosts nearly forty talented singers, pianists, and directors in residence with the company for the Summer Season. Intern will act as liaison between Young Professional Artists and PFO staff, perform administrative tasks to maintain the organization and management of the Young Professional Artists Program, and work with guest artists and production staff as required. Must possess sound judgment, initiative, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to remain composed under pressure. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. A background in music, opera, and rehearsal procedures is desirable.