Administrative & Artistic Internships
Thank you for your interest in Des Moines Metro Opera's Administrative and Artistic Internship program!
Applications have officially closed for the 2019 Festival Season, but please check back in January of 2020 to apply for next year's internship positions.
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 2019 Festival Season will be offered in the following areas:
COMPANY MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (MAY 27-JULY 26):
Primary duties include assisting the Artistic Administrator, Director of the Apprentice Artist Program, and the Company Coordinator in preparing and distributing daily rehearsal schedules for the mainstage and apprentice program as well as managing travel for all artists and staff. Additional responsibilities include printed program creation for scenes programs, assisting with chorus and scene music distribution and trouble-shooting, preparing chorus rehearsal spaces and general office management in the theatre facility. Successful candidates must be highly organized, reliable, and able to stay positive and calm with a fluctuating schedule and assignments. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus. A valid driver’s license and clean record are required. Housing and per diem provided.
DIGITAL MEDIA & MARKETING INTERNSHIP (MAY 27-JULY 26):
Maintain and monitor DMMO social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Create weekly social media plans. Assist with email marketing efforts. Maintain and update DMMO’s website. Assist with dsm Magazine Unveiling Party, DMMO’s Young Friends at the Opera events and the 2019 Staging Connections series. Coordinate day-of logistics for Young Friends events. Draft copy for various DMMO events. Assist Marketing Director to create fun, quirky video and social media content. Assist Art Director and Marketing Director with the 2019 Summer Festival. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint required. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro) and video editing experience preferred. Requires strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Housing and per diem provided.
ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (JUNE 10-JULY 26):
Primary duties of the Orchestra Management Intern include assisting the Orchestra Manager with rehearsal room and pit set-up, 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 27-JULY 26):
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.
2019 Administrative Interns
Company Management Intern
Digital Media & Marketing Intern
Patron Services Interns
Business and Finance Intern
Orchestra Management Intern
Front of House Interns