The Artistic Production Intern will participate in research, development, planning, and coordination of summer and fall concerts (being either in-person or virtual as allowed), as well as preparation and planning around the first few shows of the 2022 season. The intern will work closely with the Director of Production to perform extensive research on repertoire, composers, songwriters, local, national, and international history and culture, assisting in the preparation of slides, videos, and multi-media materials to be used in preparation for each of the performances. The intern will also work as part of the artistic and production teams to facilitate the logistics of putting on performing arts events by communicating with vendors and artists’ representatives, maintaining artist files, preparing event materials and equipment, tracking contracts and artists’ agreements, and assisting with stage management and artist relations. This position will work at least 15-20 hrs/week, with the goal to complete 400 hours by March 1, 2022.
MUSE/IQUE is seeking a driven, reliable, self-starting intern with honesty, integrity, and curiosity. Above all, the intern must have a deep desire to learn and a strong sense of initiative. Successful candidates are punctual and conduct themselves respectfully and with great attention to detail, work well under pressure, and are proactive in problem-solving with an ability to balance multiple tasks independently and as part of a team under tight deadlines. The intern must have strong and effective written communication, organizational, and project management skills. Must have experience in music or the performing arts with an active, demonstrable interest in local artistic communities. Literacy in standard music notation is preferred. Should we be back to in-person events, the intern must be available to work some evening and weekend hours and have a reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license. Parking and mileage for business errands will be reimbursed.
All human beings deserve the opportunity to have their imaginations and understanding expanded through active engagement with inspired live music. MUSE/IQUE pioneers new musical experiences for people by creating curated live music events and outreach programs, all aimed at inspiring the creative spirit, engaging the community imagination, and fostering new generations of music lovers. MUSE/IQUE is a member-supported, nonprofit performing arts organization making radically engaging live music experiences accessible for all. Built on a tradition of community and collaboration, we create events that feature an eclectic mix of artists and artistic disciplines in unconventional locations. MUSE/IQUE was founded to upend the misconception that live orchestral music and performing arts are elitist, unapproachable, and, frankly, dull! Our mission is to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.
How to Apply
To apply, candidates should email their resume and a cover letter describing their qualifications to Jennifer Babcock at email@example.com. Include the subject line “Artistic Production Intern Applicant 2021” in your email. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. In your cover letter, indicate why you are interested in working at an arts organization like MUSE/IQUE and what you hope to learn about artistic planning and production.