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Get Even Closer to the Arts: Internships at CAPA

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes effort to bring quality entertainment to Columbus. Working at CAPA is a great opportunity to go beyond the stage and learn about the arts from the inside out.

CAPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Columbus Symphony Education Intern

Primary Function: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit organization, will provide an educational experience for an intern in the areas of education programming and youth orchestra administration.

Educational Benefits: The intern may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of arts administration, with specific duties determined by the Director of Education. This internship begins in March and continue through August 2021. This Internship may be expanded to a year for right candidate. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 4-8 hours a week. Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Special Information: This internship is unpaid.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with education programs.
  • Assists with special events.
  • Helps coordinate and assemble mailings (addressing, folding, stuffing, sealing and stamping of mass mailings).
  • Works with community volunteers.
  • Provides support to staff on annual and special projects and initiatives.
  • Assists with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed.
  • Music library management.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows the agency policies and procedures.
  • Provides assigned services in a professional manner.
  • Exhibits appropriate work-related behavior (e.g. punctuality, appropriate dress, etc.).
  • Terminates relationships with clients or participants at the end of the internship experience in a caring, professional manner.
  • Cooperates with the Site Supervisor regarding the Student Intern’s appraisal, and goals and action plans for self-improvement.
  • Focuses on confidentiality of all client, vendor, patron, participant, programming, and business information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Experiences

  • Learns how to design and manage complex projects.
  • Observes and manages select master classes with Symphony guest artists.
  • Develops hands-on event planning experience.
  • Sharpens administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gains experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Have a strong work ethic and ability to work as a team-member.
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner.

Credentials and Experience

  • Work study/Internship required through a College/University.
  • Must have prior musical experience. Music majors are preferred, but not required.
  • Previous leadership and organizational experience.
  • Must have an appreciation for the performing arts.

Special Requirements:

  • CAPA Background Check required.

Submit your application HERE.

The Columbus Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The CSO does not discriminate in its employment and internship decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.