The Development Intern will have the exciting opportunity to be a part a thriving, professional, counter-conventional orchestra based in Pasadena through planning special events, caring for donors, and generally support the fundraising department. This intern will play an important role in event planning and coordination for MUSE/IQUES donor/membership recognition events, as well as other functions like donor care and annual fund campaigns. The intern will collaborate with the EVP, Development and Communications, the Development Manager, and Membership Manager to support logistics and planning of these events which take place several times a year. The intern will also participate in researching and soliciting sponsors, aiding the audience experience, coordinating admin, and other logistics. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to support relationships between businesses, donors and arts organizations to create a thriving civic life and bring the gift of music to underserved audiences and those who need it most . This position will work at least 15-20 hrs/week, with the goal to complete 400 hours by March 1, 2022.

300 East Green Street, 3rd floor, Pasadena, California, 91101




MUSE/IQUE is seeking a reliable, self-starting intern with honesty, integrity, and curiosity. Successful candidates must have good critical thinking skills and pay great attention to detail, have a deep desire to learn and a strong sense of initiative, work well under pressure, and are independent problem-solvers who can also work with multiple priorities as a part of a team under tight deadlines.  The intern must have strong written and oral communication skills with a comfortable phone manner, as well as strong organizational and project management skills. Computer literacy is required (including all Microsoft Office programs, Zoom and Google Drive). No prior knowledge of CRM databases is required, but strong candidates will want to receive training in this area.  If in-person events resume, the intern must be available to work some evening and weekend hours and must have a reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license. Business parking and mileage 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 Ron Silverman at Include the subject line “Development and Gala 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 fundraising and event planning.