Lyra Music Summer Internship Position | Lyra Music Festival and Workshop 2019
Area:     Arts Administration
Title:     Festival Intern

Overview:  Intern will be involved with multiple aspects of summer workshop and music festival management and production working side-by-side with Lyra Music Executive and Artistic Directors in a mentoring relationship. Areas of experience will include: communications and marketing outreach, fundraising, social media, box office and front of house management, scheduling, event planning for professional festival concerts and off-site student outreach concerts, administrative documentation and details. This is an unpaid educational internship. We value all of our interns and view Lyra Music Internships as hands-on learning experiences that will provide interns with real-world training and skills.

What you will learn:
·       Onsite, pre and post-event box office skills: planning, ticketing and reservation management
·       Marketing strategies
·       Content development for print and social media
·       Community building through social media accounts
·       Fundraising and donor engagement skills
·       Audience interface and customer service skills
·       Team building and collaborative management skills working with multi-disciplinary team

What we require:
·       Strong oral and written communication skills
·       Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
·       Creative, flexible team player
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and G Suite desired
·       Familiarity with social networking sites desired
·       Interest in classical music (experience not required, but please let us know any background)
·       Interest in nonprofit management and music education preferred
·       Licensed Driver with own car preferred but not required

Additional Information:
·       Position start date May 15th or earlier preferred (will work with student final exam schedule)
·       Position ends August 15, 2019
·       Approximately 3-5 hours per week in May increasing to 10-15 hours per week in June and 25-30 hours per week in July. Hours will vary and will include several late evening events.
**Responsibilities and hours can be adjusted to meet Praxis requirements for Smith students.

Interested Applicants:  Please email cover letter and resume to

About Lyra Music:
Lyra Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of enriching the lives of youth and the community through classical music. The Lyra Music Festival and Workshop, co-directed by Akiko Sasaki and Rachel Odo, is an outstanding summer classical music event combining a world-class series of concerts with a nurturing residential summer program for young musicians ages 9-18. Comprised of two concurrent camps – the Core Curriculum and the Young Artist Program – the Lyra Workshop attracts outstanding faculty and high-level classical music students who live, work and play together for 3 weeks, making the most of Lyra’s unique program located on the beautiful campus of Smith College, Northampton, MA. 

Lyra students work on solo and chamber ensemble repertoire in an intimate and supportive environment where they can focus on musical development and personal growth through individually tailored curriculum in a conservatory-style setting.  Lyra Workshop students also benefit from their direct connection with the Lyra Music Festival presented in conjunction with the camp. Internationally recognized guest artists provide masterclasses and concerts for students and the surrounding community.