Employment Information

Auditions
Please contact Gabe Slimko, VP of Operations/Orchestra Personnel Manager at gslimko@westmichigansymphony.org for more information on upcoming open positions.


Administration Internship Program
The West Michigan Symphony Internship program is an opportunity for those individuals seeking experience in orchestra administration and/or looking to pursue a career in arts administration. For more information about our organization please visit our websites at www.westmichigansymphony.org and www.theblockwestmichigan.org

The Intern will work in various capacities and hold a number of responsibilities providing them with broad exposure to a number of duties, with the benefit of a flexible work schedule. Approximately 10 hours per week. Schedule determined based on qualified candidates schedule. May apply for one semester. Paid- hourly.

Responsibilities: (could change as needed)
Marketing and Development:
• Provide support for direct mail campaigns, donor events and special marketing projects
• Assist in the maintenance of the database and creation of donor acknowledgment letters
• Keep all local internet calendars up to date with WMS Events
• Assist with any grant proposals as needed
• Be at Symphony events and assist as needed

Education:
• Oversee the audition process for the Debut Strings Families and Children’s Choir
• Set up rehearsal space on Monday and Tuesday evenings for Debut and Children Choir
• Manage Music Library for Education Programs and Parent Communication for Children’s Choir and Debut
• Present and Host any Instrument Petting Zoo’s that are scheduled
• Assist with any other Education Programs as needed

Operations and Production:
• Assist the VP of Operations on setting up The Block performance hall for concerts
• If needed, assist during Audition Process for the WMS
• Provide help during concert week with production set up and rehearsals needs
• Provide Guest Artist assistance, (food, drinks, pick up or drop off from airport) as needed
• Assist in generating rosters and other documents for concerts and events
• Attend Block and WMS concert to assist in operations/ticket sales/marketing

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Interest in or a pursuing degree in music or art, or music education
• The ability to represent the West Michigan Symphony and interface with staff, subscribers, and donors
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Knowledge of social networking, Microsoft Office, and database experience a plus
• Must be a self-starter and highly organized

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to:
West Michigan Symphony
Andrew Buelow, Executive Director
360 W. Western Ave, Suite 200
Muskegon, MI 49440

email: abuelow@westmichigansymphony.org
Only qualified candidates apply
NO Phone Calls Please