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Employment

Their are currently no staff positions available.


Internships

The following internship positions are currently available:

Development Intern

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is accepting applications for a Development Intern. The intern will work closely with the Director of Development and will

  • research new funding prospects
  • assist with stewardship of ACO's current funders
  • coordinate site visits to ACO's Music Factory school partners
  • assist with logistics for special events

Ideal candidates will have a desire to learn about fundraising and an interest in the performing arts. Interest in contemporary classical music is a plus.

ACO is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic and temporal diversity.

Days/Hours: Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 5 hours per week for a peroid of three months or more.

Salary: This is an unpaid position, however a stipend and/or college credit may be available.

How to apply: Send a brief letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation from previous employers and/or instructors to:

Barbara Burch
Director of Development
American Composers Orchestra
240 West 35th Street, Suite 405
New York, NY 10001
FAX: 212-977-8995
barbara@americancomposers.org.

Marketing Intern

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is accepting applications for a Marketing Intern. The intern will work closely with the Director of Marketing. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • updating database information
  • preparing press packets for concerts
  • coordinating mailings of marketing materials
  • maintaining archive of press materials
  • Implementing social media initiatives including facebook and twitter
  • Updating website
  • Creating of e-newsletter content
  • Undertaking special promotions, including setting up interviews, ticket give-aways, etc.

Ideal candidates will have a desire to learn about marketing in the performing arts. Interest in contemporary classical music is a plus.

ACO is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promulgation of music by American composers. ACO identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic and temporal diversity.

Days/Hours: Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 5 hours per week for a period of three months or more.

Salary: This is an unpaid position, however a stipend and/or college credit may be available.

How to apply: Send a brief letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation from previous employers and/or instructors to:

Marketing Manager
American Composers Orchestra
240 West 35th Street, Suite 405
New York, NY 10001
FAX: 212-977-8995
acomktg@americancomposers.org.

Production Intern

ACO is currently accepting applications for a Production Intern. The intern will work closely with ACO's operations and production staff to produce concerts and related musical and educational programs at Carnegie Hall and other venues. Sample duties include:

  • Organizing, cataloging and maintaining ACO's archives of recordings and program notes.
  • developing a new archival system for the scores of ACO's commissioned works
  • Assisting in preparations for concert productions, including organizing equipment for rehearsals and performances, communicating with composers and guest artists.
  • General office duties

Ideal candidates will have a desire to learn about new orchestra music, concert production, and an interest in the performing arts.

Days/Hours: Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 5 hours per week, for a minimum of three months.

Salary: This is an unpaid position, however a stipend and/or college credit may be available.

How to apply: Send a brief letter of interest, resume and at least one letter of recommendation from a previous employer and/or instructor to:

Operations Manager
American Composers Orchestra
240 West 35th Street, Ste. 405
New York, NY 10001
fax 212-977-8995
acoops@americancomposers.org


Composer Opportunities

Are you a composer looking for a score submission opportunity? Please refer to ACO's Composer Opportunities page. If you are a composer at the beginning stages of your career, you may be interested in ACO's annual New Music Readings.

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