MUSE/IQUE pioneers new musical experiences for people by creating educative live music events and outreach programs, all aimed at inspiring the creative spirit, engaging the community imagination, and fostering new generations of music lovers.
The Artistic Production Intern will participate in the research, development, planning, and coordination of MUSE/IQUE’s live and virtual concerts as well as preparation and planning around the first few shows of the 2021 season for a professional, innovative, counter-conventional orchestra based in Pasadena. The intern will work closely with the Artistic Team 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 remotely for 15 - 40 hours a week beginning in August.
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 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. Training in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory, and literacy in standard notation, is favored. Must have experience in music or the performing arts with an active, demonstrable interest in local artistic communities. Experience with Photoshop and video and music editing software (such as iMovie) is a plus, as is willingness and ability to learn new software. The intern must be available to work evening and weekend events and must have a reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license. Parking and mileage for business errands will be reimbursed.
How to Apply
To apply, candidates should email their resume and a cover letter describing their qualifications to Teresa Lem at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the subject line “Artistic Production Intern Applicant 2020” 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.