Internships Available

HSOF is proud to support  internships in collaborative piano, stage directing, stage management, arts administration and publicity.

An internship is an excellent stepping stone to bridge the gap between training and a career.  We offer hands on, practical, meaningful experience in your discipline all in a supportive and non-exploitative environment.

HSOF 2015 Workshop : July 18 – August 16, 2015

Internships are available for the following positions:

Collaborative Pianists (July 18 – Aug 16)
If you have a real interest in working with opera singers, experience accompanying singers and are a very proficient sight reader, this position may be for you. As a key member of the musical team, you will be assigned to coachings, repetiteur work, accompanying masterclasses and one of the extra concerts and events. This is a great way to get the experience to supplement your education in collaborative piano.

Assistant Directors (July 18 – August 9)
You will be assigned to one of the three shows and given opportunities to assist and observe our directors at work as well as potentially being given hands-on time actually directing, depending on your experience and aptitude.

Intern Assistant Producer (July 18 or earlier to August 9)
The successful applicants will work with our festival manager scheduling, working with our publicity department to arranging interviews with participants, act as first contact in the administration department for participant questions and concerns, update the website, oversee guest blogging program, and other activities based on experience and aptitude.

Intern Assistant Publicist (July 1 to August 9)
This can be an entirely distance position, or a distance position from July 1 to July 22, and an onsite position from July 22 to August 9.  You will assist Producer and Administrator Marja Ernst in contacting media outlets, arranging interviews, distributing promotional materials, updating our website, blogging, and various other publicity related tasks based on experience and aptitude.  You ideally have either a strong interest or training in publicity for arts related events.  This position would require approximately 10 hours per week leading up to the workshop, and can be combined with the assistant producer position during the workshop if desired.

Intern Journalist (July 1-July 27)

This fun position enables the successful applicant to get inside insight into the workings of the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.  As our journalist intern, you would be a key member of the publicity team, and would be assigned various article assignments based on the shows concerned, the faculty, and participants.  These articles would be pitched by the publicity team to local and national newspapers, magazines, and online news and editorial sites.

Intern Videographer (August 4 – August 17)

The successful applicant will be responsible for videoing the dress rehearsals and performances for two performances each of the three shows of the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.  They would also perform in-depth interviews of cast, crew, and HSOF administrative teams.  The footage may be compiled into a 2014 season highlights video feature for advertising and informative purposes.

All interns and assistants may attend all HSOF events for free — acting classes, masterclasses, rehearsals (as your schedule allows) and all performances.

These are non-paying positions, but we give really good references and we’re a positive and supportive group of people to work with.

Any questions?  Feel free to ask Chris!

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