Overview

Deer Valley® Music Festival | Development Internship
June 9, 2020 – August 16, 2020

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s summer intern is responsible for assisting the Development Department with its administrative, presentational, promotional, and onsite operational aspects of the Deer Valley® Music Festival. This individual will interact with patrons, individual donors, corporate sponsors, orchestra members, and guest artists; therefore, a professional and mature demeanour is required. College students and graduate students with an interest in Arts Management or Non-Profit Fundraising are encouraged to apply.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Assisting with the Deer Valley® Music Festival VIP program
• Weekday office work in Salt Lake City, UT
• Friday and Saturday night concert duty in Park City, UT (Concerts at Snow Park Lodge)
• Thursday night event duty in Park City, UT (Salon Events in Private Homes)
• Tracking RSVP lists for events throughout the summer
• Assisting with Utah Symphony touring
The work schedule is flexible (allowing for days/evenings off each week) and will be negotiated before the internship begins. This is an unpaid internship, but does offer other benefits described below. The candidate would ideally have superior customer service skills when dealing with patrons over the phone and face-to-face. Candidates must be proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. Knowledge of the design website WordFly and of the ticketing and fundraising database system Tessitura is a plus.
The benefits of a Deer Valley® Music Festival internship include:
• Housing in Park City during weekend festival work
• Dinners provided during weekend festival work and at other evening events
• Opportunities to attend performances and receive complimentary/discounted tickets
• Opportunities to meet prominent artists in various music fields
• Increased understanding of the performing arts and arts administration
• Opportunities to interact with top administrative professionals in the performing arts field
Applications are due by Friday, March 12. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 9 and end on August 16, 2020. The internship start date could be flexible depending on the applicant. Please send resume and cover letter to Heather Weinstock at vipevents@usuo.org

To apply for this job email your details to vipevents@usuo.org

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