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Artistic Administration & Operations Internship 2018

Now in its 22nd year, the Crested Butte Music Festival is an annual summer festival whose mission is to present an annual festival of diverse music and opera performed by outstanding artists, to inspire a greater appreciation of these art forms and to help develop the performers of tomorrow.

In addition to a broad offering of live performances, educational opportunities and free programming for children, CBMF develops adults and emerging artists in each its genres. Over 160 acclaimed visiting artists from 15 countries come to the rural Gunnison Valley every summer, including musicians, conductors, singers, and stage directors from New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Met) and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as celebrated soloists, popular ensembles, and Grammy-nominated and award-winning performers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Artistic Administration & Operations will have the opportunity to learn and apply the skills necessary to produce a summer music festival. This intern will support the activities of the Artistic Directors and Executive Director overseeing the day-to-day operation of the festival.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Logistic management and facility booking for concerts, Fundraising events, and all Education programs as assigned.
On-duty event management with Production Team.

Coordination of rental and special instrument needs.

Artistic Team with artist advancing and hospitality assistance, including housing logistics, document tracking, and organization of transportation logistics.

Artistic Team and Accounting department support in maintaining a database and clearinghouse of all appropriate contract and payment documentation.

Interns will also be encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, education programs, fundraising events, staff meetings, etc. to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the festival. All interns will be assigned to projects outside of their job description. Hours outside of the normal 40-hour workweek and including weekends should be expected during the Festival.

Compensation:

Weekly salary plus seasonal housing during the summer season.

Duration of Position:

June 11 through August 12, 2017. Start and end dates negotiable based on university schedules and department needs.

Requirements:

Applicants should have a hard-working, “can-do” attitude, strong interpersonal communication skills, and exhibit a high capacity for problem-solving and leadership. Applicants should be friendly, detailed-oriented and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Valid driver’s license is required.

Application comprised of a cover letter and resume may be submitted to humanresrouces@mycbmf.com.


Orchestra Assistant Internship 2018

Now in its 22nd year, the Crested Butte Music Festival is an annual summer festival whose mission is to present an annual festival of diverse music and opera performed by outstanding artists, to inspire a greater appreciation of these art forms and to help develop the performers of tomorrow.

In addition to a broad offering of live performances, educational opportunities and free programming for children, CBMF develops adults and emerging artists in each its genres. Over 160 acclaimed visiting artists from 15 countries come to the rural Gunnison Valley every summer, including musicians, conductors, singers, and stage directors from New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Met) and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as celebrated soloists, popular ensembles, and Grammy-nominated and award-winning performers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Orchestra Assistant will have the opportunity to learn and apply the skills necessary to manage an orchestra, serve as the orchestral librarian, scheduling management, and artist hospitality. This intern will support the activities of the Orchestral Manager and Artistic Directors, overseeing day-to-day operations with the festival orchestra and with guest artists throughout the summer. The Orchestra Assistant must understand and know how to copy stringed bowings; experience with a stringed instrument is preferred for this internship.

Interns are encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, education programs, fundraising events, staff meetings, etc. to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the festival. All interns will be assigned to projects outside of their job description. Hours outside of the normal 40-hour workweek and including weekends should be expected during the Festival.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Provide logistic management and support to the orchestral manager in stage management.

Librarian Duties: prepare and obtain all orchestral music, prepare all parts with bowings (provided by principal string players) and cuts, attend every orchestra rehearsal, assist the conductor and orchestra members with their sheet music needs, collect and organize all music after concerts. Disseminate parts to the correct orchestral musicians through shared files in Google Drive.

On-duty event management with Production Team, particularly orchestral and opera events.

Coordination of music rentals, printing and binding, and special instrument needs with the Artistic Directors.

Assist Artistic Team with artist advancing and hospitality tasks including housing logistics, document tracking, and organization of transportation logistics.

Media and brand activity throughout the summer primarily focused on social media and local media distribution.

Compensation:

Weekly salary plus seasonal housing during summer season.

Duration of Position:

June 27 through August 12, 2018. Start and end dates negotiable based on university schedules and department needs.

Requirements:

Applicants should have a hard-working, “can-do” attitude, strong interpersonal communication skills, and exhibit a high capacity for problem-solving and leadership. Applicants should be friendly, detailed-oriented and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Valid driver’s license is required.

Application comprised of a cover letter and resume may be submitted to humanresrouces@mycbmf.com.


Box Office Manager

Employment type: Paid Job

Department: Reports to Executive Director

Position Type: Seasonal Employee

The Crested Butte Music Festival’s 22nd season begins July 5, 2018, with around 40 performances in varied music genres. As the Festival Box Office Manager, you will be part of a dynamic team selling tickets, welcoming audience members, answering questions, and assisting with patrons with seating.

  • Sell tickets for the Festival at designated box office locations and from the phone.
  • Manage all support issues with ticketing and address all messages and email regarding sales. Set up a schedule to respond to support and sales issues on event days.
  • Provide excellent customer service and Festival information to patrons.
  • Oversee patron entrance and ticketing at all events. Work with team members including Event Managers, Venue, and Production Staff to produce excellent Festival events.
  • Communicate sales numbers by day to event management team members for coordinating an organized patron seating process at each event. Assist all patrons with finding seats according to purchase.
  • Report on current sales numbers, availability and other reconciliation reports as needed by other departments.
  • Perform office management and support tasks such as answering phones and relaying messages or issues to team members.
  • Determine all necessary tech, hardware, and software needs related to ticketing software by location. Order necessary products and infrastructure items.
  • Hire, train, manage and evaluate seasonal Ticket Sales team with the Executive Director and Marketing Manager.
  • Oversee the box office staff schedule and staffing for all dictated hours of operation.
  • Coordinate proper sales training with Marketing Manager to ensure exemplary customer service and up-sell tactics.
  • Maintain and develop Festival ticketing and sales procedures for staff and patrons. Work with Executive Director to ensure messaging aligns and is properly distributed.
  • Ensure daily reconciliations for box office and merchandise are performed to standards determined by accounting manager.
  • Maintain existing expense budget for the box office including all expenses/income for staff, software, processing fees, and sales.
  • Troubleshoot all technical problems related to ticketing and sales. Communicate issues with the Operations Coordinator and Executive Director.
  • Learn and keep current on general information regarding the Crested Butte Music Festival.
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    Desired Experience
  • Experience in positively interacting with the public
  • Ability to easily talk to strangers
  • Comfortable handling money
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Professional Appearance required
  • Must be able to stand outside on feet for entire 6-8 hour shift and to lift 25 pounds.
  • Experience managing a team is not required, but will be desirable.
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    Interested applicants should submit resumes and references to humanresources@mycbmf.com.