We have an opportunity for a student to join us to learn about arts management, advertising, event planning, fundraising, and more. This position offers the intern to experience the many different tasks involved in running a classical performing arts organization while also tailoring the work to match the student’s interests and skills. The PVS Intern will have the opportunity to work alongside our Administrative Manager, as well as to connect with the musical directors, other administrative staff, members of the board of directors and key volunteers.


Job Responsibilities may include activities such as:

  • Advertising

    • Contact local businesses to solicit ads for our programs

    • Researching and strategically contact new advertisers or sponsors

  • Event planning

    • Work with the Administrative Manager to organize, promote, staff and report out on our annual Summer Sings.

    • Work with Chorus Director to organize Chamber Choir performances in the Valley, including reaching out to venues, creating promotional materials, and tracking performer’s attendance.

  • Fundraising

    • Assist Administrative Manager with fiscal year end mailing and messaging

    • Assist with end of year donor recognition and stewardship

  • Other administrative tasks


The PVS intern will also work with the Administrative Manager to develop a substantive independent project tailored to their interests and skills, such as creating a marketing, fundraising, or social media plan for the 2018 fiscal year.



This is an unpaid internship. A small travel stipend is available.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member

  • Ability to work well under pressure and able to manage competing priorities and deadlines effectively

  • Detail oriented, strong initiative and problem solving skills, and innovative thinking.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships diverse constituencies

  • Facility with technology, including experience with databases, email and social media platforms, and webpage editing

  • Experience with music or the arts, fundraising, videography, or graphic design a plus



Please send resume, cover letter and names of current references to:

Pioneer Valley Symphony
c/o Elizabeth Pangburn

91 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

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