The Utah Symphony | Utah Opera announces summer internship opportunities for its 17th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) and Summer Community Concerts.
The Operations Intern will be responsible for assisting with guest artist hospitality, artist transportation, and concert operations. The individual will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra and stars from classical, pops, country, and Broadway music. College students with an interest in Arts Management, Stage or Production Management and Orchestra Operations are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a summer music festival with an orchestra.
The internship will involve evening events and include both office work and onsite event duties with a varied schedule. Though this is an unpaid internship, it can be taken for college credit, offers free tickets to DVMF concerts and meals during weekend concert duty. Housing for all or part of the internship dates may also be available.
College students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should apply. The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal skills, an excellent driving record, experience working with Microsoft Office, and be at least 21 years old. Experience in the hospitality industry and working with performing artists is a plus.
DVMF is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. DVMF is celebrating its 17th year of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. DVMF aims to deliver high quality and musically diverse experiences in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty.
Applications are due March 13, 2020. Application materials include a resume and cover letter. Interested applicants should contact Kate Henry, Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world-class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists to the community, and celebrated the orchestra’s 75th anniversary with a performance at Carnegie Hall. Building on the legacy by long-time Music Director Maurice Abravanel, Maestro Fischer continues to record the orchestra; its most recent release is an album for Hyperion of music by Saint-Saëns.
Utah Opera, established by Glade Peterson in 1978, has been part of the Utah community for 40 years and engages audiences through inspiring operatic performances. The opera company presents four annual productions at the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol, In addition to producing classic works from the operatic repertoire, Utah Opera also emphasizes the importance of contemporary American opera, with notable achievements including most recently the creation and premiere in 2018 of the second production of Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick,” which will appear in co-producing companies throughout the United States and Europe. Current Artistic Director, Christopher McBeth, joined the company in the fall of 2000 and took over primary artistic leadership in 2003.
The six-week Deer Valley® Music Festival is the summer home of the Utah Symphony, and was named one of the top summer destinations by CNN in 2016.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, merged in 2002 and reaches 400,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with music outreach programs serving around 150,000 students annually. For more information visit www.usuo.org