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Education and Evaluation Intern (college CREDIT)

The Education and Evaluation Intern will be an integral team member of the fast-paced Education and Community Engagement Department at LA Opera.  S/he will work with the Associate Director and the Education Manager to implement a new, department-wide evaluation plan for the 2016/17 season.  The intern will also examine the results of the 2015/16 season education assessments and create a report detailing findings. S/he will also compile research and develop student study materials on the upcoming 2016/17 season.

As an integral member of the Opera Camp team, the intern will develop the study guide for campers, as well as serve as a camp counselor and workshop leader. 

Internship activities will also include providing administrative support to a wide spectrum of education and community engagement initiatives. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule may include some nights and weekends.  Driver’s License and access to a car is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


The internships below are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at more than 100 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation.  The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following criteria: 
• Enrolled in a community college, four-year college or university program, and have completed at least one semester by June 1, 2015. 
• Completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2015 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2015 in order to be eligible to participate.
• Proof of residency (state issued ID or driver license) and college transcripts are required. 
• Interested students are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. 
• Students must either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles County.

development Intern (County)

The Development Intern will have the exciting opportunity to play an integral role in the success of LA Opera’s fundraising activities, which will support the productions and community engagement events during the 2016/17 season. Working with the Institutional Giving Team, the Development Intern’s primary projects will be to assist with the completion of an annual report that will be distributed to foundation, government, corporate, and individual donors and to complete corporate sponsorship fulfillment packages. Both projects will allow the intern to work with every LA Opera department and gain an understanding of the role that each department plays in a major nonprofit arts organization. Additional activities may include: conducting donor prospect research, drafting solicitation letters and grant proposal templates, assisting with mailings, and helping with special events and other administrative activities. An interest in opera and/or arts administration is a plus.

Skills: The prospective intern should have strong writing, editing, analytical, and organizations skills. Strong computer skills are also required, including experience with internet research, Windows operating system, and MS Office Programs (particularly Word and PowerPoint). Previous database experience and/or fundraising experience are helpful, but not necessary. Candidates should possess excellent communications skills and should have a friendly and professional demeanor. An interest in opera, music, and/or arts administration is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org. Please include “LACAC Development Intern” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN (County)

The intern will work with the Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community both at the Music Center of Los Angeles County and throughout Los Angeles County.  The intern will perform an audit and assessment of the department’s overall evaluation processes and systems, giving feedback and making recommendations for the 2016/17 season.  The intern will complete demographic and geographic analysis of the estimated 400 community and school partners of the 2015/16 season. Additionally, the intern will be an integral team member of our 2-week youth Opera Camp and will assist with volunteer Community Educators’ training and management.  Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule to include some nights and weekends. The intern should have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car.

Skills: The prospective intern should be computer literate with some experience in Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, database software, and e-mail. An interest in opera, music, and arts education is a plus. The intern must have a valid drivers' license and access to a car.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.com. Please include “LACAC Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.