The Kennedy Center

Events for Students/WNO Opera Institute Intern

Department description

The primary focus of this administrative internship is to assist in the planning and implementation of the WNO Opera Institute, a demanding, pre-professional summer training program for high school singers from across the nation who are interested in pursuing opera in college and as a career. The intern will have the opportunity to work with and observe over 25 faculty members and guest artists, including nationally renowned opera singers and other professionals in the field. This position would be ideal for a student interested in music education, arts administration, or leadership of performance programs. Experience working with students and a background in opera are preferred but not required. Some weeknight and weekend work is required. Internship dates and length are flexible (inquire for details).

Project description

Educational Program Management: Intern will gain in-depth knowledge of and experience in anticipating and handling the many and various administrative components of running a high-quality arts education program.

Professional Communication: Intern will gain practice in communicating effectively, efficiently, and professionally with a variety of constituents important to working in arts education, including students, parents, colleagues in a wide variety of positions, artistic faculty, and guest artists (including top artists in the field).

Scheduling for Arts Organizations: Intern will gain experience in managing the scheduling needs for organizations engaged in mounting artistic projects and performances, juggling ever-changing priorities and needs with space and resource management.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017