FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY

Internships

Applications are now closed. We will post our summer application in Spring 2023. Please email Anna Meyer, Executive Director, with any questions at ameyer@fayettevillesymphony.org.

Community Engagement Intern

The Community Engagement Intern (CEI) will report directly to the Marketing & Office Manager. The CEI will work closely with the Marketing & Office Manager 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:

  • 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 January 9, 2023 – May 24, 2023. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours/week. The CEI will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Education Intern

The Education Intern will report directly to the Executive 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:

  • 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 January 9, 2022 – May 24, 2023. Interns can expect to work 15-20 hours/week and will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Featured Musician

Matthew Parunak – Bass Trombone

Matthew Parunak is a professional music arranger, visual designer, and trombonist from Chapel Hill, NC. Currently, he serves as music director for Orquesta K’Che Salsa band, bass trombonist for the Durham Symphony Orchestra under Maestro William Curry, and assistant band director at Jordan High School in Durham, NC. Matthew also serves as adjunct faculty at Elon University in Music Education, as well as brass staff with the University of North Carolina Marching Tar Heels.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Tuba Performance in 2008 and his Master’s Degree in Arts and Teaching in 2009, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. From 2009-2012, Matthew was the Director of Bands at Forbush High School and Forbush Middle School, where his marching and concert bands received consistent Superior and Excellence ratings.  As an active arranger and clinician, he has written more than 50 marching band shows for bands across the state of North Carolina, while consulting with many band programs across the state of North Carolina. Joanna Ross Hersey, former prinicpal tubist of the United States Coast Guard Band, commissioned Matthew to write an original theme and variations piece for solo tuba and wind ensemble. It was premiered in November of 2016 by the ECU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Carter.

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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