Administrative & Artistic Internships
Des Moines Metro Opera offers dynamic and engaging opportunities for young professionals and future colleagues in the field. Our administrative and artistic internships introduce undergraduate and graduate students as well as post graduate students to an intensive experience with a major American summer opera festival. Interns work with individual departments and professional staff to gain practical experience and skills working in professional theatre. Our central goal is to train future leaders that will transform the field.
Internships for the 2018 Festival Season will be offered in the following areas:
Orchestra Management Internship (June 6-July 20):
Primary duties of the Orchestra Management Intern include assisting the Orchestra Manager with rehearsal room and pit set-up, orchestra set-up for 2nd stages productions, transportation of instruments, inventory work, and attending all orchestra rehearsals and performances. A background in music is preferred. This position works closely with conductors, orchestra members, and the stage operations team. Successful candidates will be highly organized, reliable, and have strong interpersonal skills. Some score/part preparation work will be involved, particularly for the STARS OF TOMORROW orchestral concert. This position requires heavy lifting and weekends and evenings. A valid driver’s license and clean record are required. Access to a vehicle is highly recommended. Housing and per diem provided.
Patron Services Internship (May 21-July 20):
Assist with ticket sales and patron services with the Patron Manager CRM system. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as computer literacy. Customer service skills are desirable. Assist in daily operations of administrative office. Assist with coordination of inter-company communications; mail processing and distribution, as well as reception duties, shipping and receiving; help other administrative departments with special projects. Requires valid driver's license with clean record, communication and interpersonal skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office. Housing and per diem provided.
Business & Finance (May 21-July 20):
Develop reports and workbooks in Excel and Quickbooks, entering expenses, preparing journal entries and entering accounts receivable. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as computer literacy. Customer service skills are desirable. Assist in daily operations of administrative office. Driver’s license with clean driving record required. Housing and per diem provided.
2018 Administrative Interns
Company Coordination Intern
LINDSEY VON HOLTEN
Marketing and Public Relations Intern
Patron Services Interns
Business and Finance Intern
Travel Coordination and Artist Relations Intern
Orchestra Management Intern
Front of House Interns