FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Internships

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce our new internship program! We are currently looking for interns for the 2022-2023 season. Inquiries and questions may be directed to Anna Meyer, Community Engagement Manager, at ameyer@fayettevillesymphony.org.

2022-2023 Season Internships

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2022

Community Engagement Intern

The Community Engagement Intern (CEI) will report directly to the Community Engagement Manager (CEM). The CEI will work closely with the CEM to plan, market, and execute the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s concerts and events.

Internship duties will include:

  • Assisting with marketing the FSO’s events and concerts. This may include social media, digital, or print marketing.
  • Acting as the Box Office Manager for our ticketed concerts
  • Taking photos and videos during concerts and events
  • Working with the CEM to train, schedule, and manage volunteers
  • Assisting with the set-up and breakdown of events and concerts
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
  • Demonstrated interest in the music industry and/or arts administration
  • At least 1 year of work experience in any field
  • Ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Familiarity with Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
  • Familiarity with Canva and Google Drive
  • Experience using ticketing software or POS systems

The expected period of employment is September 6, 2022 – May 8, 2023. Interns can expect to work 10-20 hours/week. The CEI will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Operations Intern

The Operations Intern will report directly to the Personnel Manager/Music Librarian. The Operations Intern will work closely with the Personnel Manager/Music Librarian to carry out all operational duties.

Internship duties will include:

  • Assisting the Personnel Manager/Music Librarian with preparing and distributing music to our musicians
  • Act as the Backstage Manager for all concerts
  • Assisting the Personnel Manager/Music Librarian in booking musicians for events and concerts
  • Assisting with rehearsals
  • Setting up the stage prior to each concert, and assisting with clean-up following each concert
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
  • Demonstrated interest in the music industry and/or arts administration
  • At least 1 year of work experience in any field
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to read music

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Experience working with musicians

The expected period of employment is September 6, 2022 – May 8, 2023. Interns can expect to work 10-20 hours/week. The Operations Intern will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Education Intern

The Education Intern will report directly to the Youth Orchestra Director. The Education Intern will work closely with our education team to plan and execute the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s education programs.

Internship duties will include:

  • Monitoring registration forms and communicating with parents and participants
  • Working with FSO staff to market our education programs
  • Setting up and cleaning up rehearsal rooms
  • Checking in participants and communicating with parents in the event of an absence
  • Assisting with rehearsals and performances
  • Taking photos and videos during rehearsals and performances
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
  • Demonstrated interest in the music industry and/or music education
  • At least 1 year of work experience in any field
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children
  • Ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Ability to play a musical instrument
  • Seeking a degree in music education
  • Familiarity with Canva and Google Drive

The expected period of employment is September 6, 2022 – May 8, 2023. Interns can expect to work 10-20 hours/week and will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Featured Musician

Jessica Miller – Principal Oboe

Jessica Miller holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Florida State University. Her teachers, respectively, were Rebecca Nagel and Eric Ohlsson. Miller is the Principal Oboist with the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, SC, Second Oboe in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and a frequent freelance player. Other organizations with which she plays include the Charleston, Augusta, and Hilton Head Symphonies and the South Carolina Philharmonic. While living in Florida, she had the opportunity to perform with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. As well as maintaining an active private studio, Jessica is a faculty member, teaching oboe, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Coastal Carolina University.  She lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with her husband Robbie and daughter Maggie.

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To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


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