Marketing and Development Interns

Marketing Intern

Development Intern

Voices of Ascension: a professional chorus and orchestra with an annual season of 6 choral concerts and 3 organ recitals.
Location: Greenwich Village
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Part-time, 20 hours/week, flexible schedule, travel stipend
Start Date: September 10 through June 2013

About Voices of Ascension: Well known for its artistic excellence…”consistently polished and satisfying choral performances…” New York Times, ”world-class…” Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “cascades of sound, virtuosity and power…” New York Times, Voices of Ascension seeks interns to participate in two core institutional initiatives: marketing and development.

The Marketing Intern reports to the Executive Director. The intern will be given staff-level responsibilities, and will take ownership of several initiatives. At the end of the season, the intern will help choose his/her successor and receive support in seeking another position.

Internship responsibilities:

1. Provide assistance with the implementation of all current marketing activities

a. Print materials and mailings (season brochures, concert postcards)
b. E-mail marketing (PatronMail, Constant Contact, MailChimp)
c. Website updates
d. Press releases
e. Organize and digitize photos, press clippings, audio files

2. Develop, implement and assess new marketing initiatives (including but not limited to)

a. Social media
b. Free advertising
c. Web presence / Google apps / Google+
d. Brown Paper Tickets integration

Qualifications:

1. Proactive self-starter with eagerness to undertake tasks both large and small with good humor
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Organized, detail-oriented and able to follow instructions accurately and on deadline
4. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and work independently
5. Computer / digital proficiency (text, image, and audio file manipulation)
6. Web-savvy
7. Background in or knowledge of music (classical)
8. Interest in non-profit administration
9. Graduate student or recent graduate in Music, Arts Administration, Marketing or Web Design preferred

The Development Intern reports to the Executive Director. The intern will be given staff-level responsibilities, and will take ownership of several initiatives. At the end of the season, the intern will help choose his/her successor and receive support in seeking another position.

Internship responsibilities:

1. Provide assistance with all current development activities

a. Individual donor communication (cultivation and stewardship including mailings and emails)
b. Government grant reporting and applications
c. Foundation proposal preparation
d. Maintain development files

2. Assist with new development initiatives

a. Donor database conversion
b. Prospect research
c. Special events

Qualifications:

1. Proactive self-starter with eagerness to undertake tasks both large and small with good humor
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Organized, detail-oriented and able to follow instructions accurately and on deadline – especially working with donor database conversion
4. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and work independently
5. Computer / digital proficiency
6. Strong research skills
7. Background in or knowledge of music (classical)
8. Interest in non-profit administration and fundraising
9. Graduate student or recent graduate in Music, Arts Administration, or Business preferred

Application Instructions: Please email a resume, cover letter and 3 references with Marketing Intern or Development Intern in the subject line. Send to Liz Norman: LNorman@voicesofascension.org. No phone calls please.

Voices of Ascension is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Website: www.voicesofascension.org
Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.

More about Voices of Ascension:
Voices of Ascension, one of the world’s premier professional choral ensembles, is distinctive for its artistic command of music of all periods and styles. Now in its 23rd season under Artistic Director Dennis Keene, the ensemble’s concerts and recordings have received unalloyed critical acclaim. Voices of Ascension’s nine recordings with Delos International include such best sellers as “Beyond Chant,” “The Duruflé Album,” “Prince of Music – The Greatest Choral Works of Palestrina,” and the Berlioz Te Deum. Their latest Grammy-nominated CD, released on the Naxos label, is entitled “Song of the Stars,” and features world premiere recordings of works by Granados and other Catalan composers.

Voices of Ascension performs and records regularly at The Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, where it was founded as an independent organization in 1990. In 2010, the ensemble celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a concert in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Artistic collaborations have included the San Francisco Symphony, EOS Orchestra, José Limón Dance, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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