Internships at Music for All

Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music-making in his or her scholastic environment.

Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.

Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year – more than 1.3 million in our 45-year history. Our programs including Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships, Music for All Summer Symposium, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert ensembles, and national honor ensembles for students, including the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2022.

 

Current Open Positions:

Advancement Intern - Fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Advancement Intern beginning August 16 through December 10, 2021. The Advancement Intern works under the direction of the Advancement Coordinator and is an important part of the Music for All team.

Music for All’s Advancement department focuses on fundraising and sponsorships, which includes responsibility for the annual fund, sponsorship sales, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment and campaign initiatives, stewardship, and sponsorship and advancement services.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct prospect research on potential granting organizations and corporate sponsors
  • Assist with database management and data entry
  • Prepare fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Assist Advancement team with administrative tasks for the department.
  • Work with Advancement team on special projects and assignments

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night, and weekend work may be required. Individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with an interest in music and fine arts and possesses the skills listed below. Music for All’s Advancement Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Currently enrolled in a college-level degree program (preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in Non-profit Management, Communications, Writing, English, Journalism, History or Marketing (preferred)
  • Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Customer service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as the ability to interact with individuals in and out of the organization (such as donors and sponsors)
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, and strong attention to detail
  • Be able to work on a wide variety of projects at one time
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position is paid at an hourly rate. Interns will receive pay on the 15th and last business day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization. Music for All is partnering with Butler University to offer discounted housing opportunities at Butler University’s Hospitality House.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year-round. These positions are anticipated to work  30-40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run August 16 – December 10, 2021. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your anticipated 30-40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to elise.m@musicforall.org. All correspondence will be handled through email. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply before June 30, 2021. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

Events intern - fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Event Internship beginning August 16, 2021 through December 10, 2021The Event Intern works under the direction of the Director of Events and the Events Manager and is an important part of the Music for All team.   

Primary duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Plan and serve as an on-site Event Coordinator (with another member of the Events Team) for up to five fall marching band regional competitions (Regionals) plus our national championship (Grand Nationals).
  • Assist with pre-planning for multiple Bands of America Regionals including preparing event communications, securing vendors, recruiting volunteers, arranging transportation and catering, and other event-related duties.
  • Manage on-site functions at various events. This may include attending walk-through meetings, loading in/out equipment, monitoring transportation for staff, managing equipment rentals, facilitating volunteers groups, managing catering orders, monitoring event flow, setting up and tearing down the event, and other event-related duties.

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events.  As such, all Music for All employees are involved in the planning of events and have some on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Travel will be required and will include a minimum of five weekends between September 18th and November 13th. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the following skills: 

  • Currently or recently enrolled in a college-level degree program 
  • Pursuing a degree in Event Management, Music, or Hospitality (preferred) 
  • Experience in event planning or volunteer management (preferred) 
  • Music background, previous experience in scholastic music is helpful 
  • Ability to travel weekly between September-November, as well as to work outside the normal workday hours as necessary and required 
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, interpersonal skills as well as strong attention to detail 
  • Commitment and ability to manage and meet multiple, overlapping deadlines 
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision and collaborate in a team environment 
  • Strong work ethic, problem-solving abilities, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Customer service-oriented attitude, commitment to the organization’s mission and vision  
  • Solid analytical and communication skills; strategic thinker; excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, etc.) is necessary 
  • Working knowledge of InDesign is helpful 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This position is paid at an hourly rate. Interns will receive pay on the 15th and last business day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization. Music for All is partnering with Butler University to offer discounted housing opportunities at Butler University’s Hospitality House.   

INTERNSHIP TIMING
Music for All offers internships year-round. These positions are anticipated to work 30-40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run from August 16 – December 10, 2021. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your anticipated 30-40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit a cover letter and resume to events@musicforall.org by June 30, 2021. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce. 

Marketing Intern - fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Marketing Intern beginning August 16, 2021 through December 10, 2021. The Fall Marketing Intern works under the direction of the Music for All Marketing Department and is an important part of the Music for All team.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing Department in the preparation and execution of marketing materials and projects
  • Coordination of performer and event information for Bands of America marketing and communications materials
  • Graphic design assistance for Bands of America event marketing and related materials
  • Create and send email campaigns
  • Proofreading of materials for marketing and other departments on behalf of marketing department
  • Website updates and content maintenance
  • Social media content creation and posting
  • Collection and coordination of data for campaigns

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Travel, including weekend travel, may be required. Individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the skills listed below. Music for All’s Marketing Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Currently enrolled in a college-level degree program (preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing or communications field (preferred)
  • Writing and proof-reading skills (copywriting, social media, and storytelling)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of marketing-related projects
  • Adobe InDesign experience is helpful
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator helpful
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position is paid at an hourly rate. Interns will receive pay on the 15th and last business day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization. Music for All is partnering with Butler University to offer discounted housing opportunities at Butler University’s Hospitality House.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year-round. These positions are anticipated to work 30-40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run from August 16 – December 10, 2021. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your anticipated 30-40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a resume and cover letter to emily.a@musicforall.org by June 30, 2021. Writing and graphic design samples are highly encouraged. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

Participant Relations - fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Participant Relations Intern beginning August 16 – December 10, 2021. The Participant Relations Intern works under the direction of the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and is an important part of the Music for All team. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Director of Participant Relations and Special Projects and Participant Relations Coordinators in the planning of all events
  • Heavy communication (phone and email) with music educators and participants regarding event details
  • Create, organize, and maintain participant paperwork and files
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • Maintain relationships with participants
  • Travel to an event site to assist with on-site event production duties and responsibilities

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. Travel and weekend hours may be required between September 15 and November 13. Individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the skills listed below. Music for All’s Participant Relations Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or currently enrolled in a college-level degree program (preferred)
  • Strong work ethic and understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with individuals in and out of the organization
  • Customer service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of related projects
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance
  • Travel to event venues may be required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position is paid at an hourly rate. Interns will receive pay on the 15th and last business day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization. Music for All is partnering with Butler University to offer discounted housing opportunities at Butler University’s Hospitality House.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year-round. These positions are anticipated to work 30-40 hours a week during their internships. This position will run from August 16 – December 10, 2021. Start dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your anticipated 30-40 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Camilla Stasa, Director of Participant Relations & Special Projects, at cam@musicforall.org by June 30, 2021. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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