Chicago a cappella is seeking an intern to assist with marketing, concert production and general operations. Interns have the opportunity to see from the inside how a small nonprofit arts organization is run, including exposure to nonprofit management, fundraising, marketing and P.R., production and planning.
Marketing: Provide support for marketing and P.R. efforts for Chicago a cappella’s concert season; spearhead target marketing and promotional campaigns, including creating flyers and other promotional materials; create photo and video social media content; update social media and calendar listing websites; analyze marketing efforts and organize/analyze audience surveys; research and spearhead other marketing opportunities.
Concert Production: Act as Assistant House Manager for Chicago a cappella’s concerts. Responsibilities could include front-of-house setup and clean up, on-site box office, will call, audience services, seating, and merchandise sales.
Box Office/Customer Service: Take ticket and subscription orders by phone and online; answer customer inquiries and provide information; fulfill complimentary ticket requests; utilize PatronManager database to process and fulfill orders.
General Operations: Assist staff with all aspects of day-to-day office administration and operations; tasks will potentially include work in fundraising, board communications, education/outreach, music library, and general administration.
Event Planning: Assist with event planning for gala fundraiser, including researching, procuring, tracking, and acknowledging silent auction and raffle donations; working with vendors and volunteers to coordinate logistics; and staffing at the event.
NOTE: Concert and event attendance is an important part of the internship, and dates will be conveyed to candidate prior to the internship.
QUALIFICATIONS: Interest in nonprofit arts administration and motivation to learn. Ability to work independently and reliably, make sound judgments, and utilize interpersonal skills in working with a variety of staff, board members, artists, and volunteers.
SCHEDULE and TERM: Position includes 10 office hours per week, plus attendance at concerts and a few additional off-hour events. Office hours can be crafted to fit the successful candidate’s schedule and some remote work is possible; however, work in the office will be required at least one partial day per week, between the hours of 9-5. The position is available for the entire 2021-22 season (Sept. 2021-June 2022); a partial-year internship is possible.
SALARY: $15/hour paid bi-weekly, including office hours and events. We will do our best to accommodate any college/university academic requirements.
COMMENTS: We are a dynamic, well-run arts organization, recognized by our peers for both our artistic reputation and our organizational achievements. Our interns are exposed to many aspects of nonprofit arts organizations, and they have the opportunity to make contacts with others in Chicago’s arts community. Previous staff members have secured jobs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, WFMT, Museum of Science and Industry, and elsewhere.