What Can San Francisco Opera Offer Interns?
San Francisco Opera is an ideal place to experience professional learning. The staff strives to ensure that an internship serves to enhance the student’s educational experience and career development. All interns become integral members of the department(s) to which they are assigned and gain valuable experience while making enduring professional contacts. San Francisco Opera's internships also allow interns access to the thrilling world of opera!
Our Internship Program is designed to provide interns with practical hands-on experience in both artistic and administrative areas. From time-to-time we offer internships in the following departments: Artistic & Musical Administration, Finance/Information Systems, Development, Special Events, Guild Activities & Events, Human Resources, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Opera Center, Orchestra Administration, and Technical Production.
Internships are part-time with the number of hours dependent upon the requirements of the department, are unpaid, and are handled on a project-by-project basis.
Since San Francisco Opera's internships are unpaid, interns must meet the following criteria as established by California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Interns must be students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program at a college or university, at least freshman level, and be receiving academic credit for the internship, or
Interns must participate in a training program approved by a public agency.
If applicants do not meet the criteria, applicants may still be able to gain knowledge and experience through the volunteer program. Visit the San Francisco Opera website to learn about current volunteer opportunities, or call the Volunteer Office at (415) 565-6433.
Our Communications department is looking to fill an internship for the Fall 2013 semester. This internship is for 16 hours per week and is expected to last for four (4) months beginning September 1, 2013. Duties and projects include the following:
Assists members of PR team in day-to-day administrative activities (photocopying, faxing, filing, etc.)
Assists with compiling press clippings and press coverage email distribution
Provides assistance during performances, events and conferences when necessary (includes some evenings and weekends)
Helps to maintain press database
Supports social media outreach efforts by attending meetings and providing assistance when necessary
Will participate in writing and proofreading press releases and PR related materials
Assist with digitizing production photos for inclusion in the digital archive
Assist members of the archive team in daily activities (photocopying, filing, etc.)
Our Electronic Media Department has an internship available in each of Spring, Summer, and Fall. The intern must be able to commit between 12-16 hours per week including some evening and weekends. This position will give you the opportunity to learn about multi-camera and single camera production as it applies to image magnification and HD broadcast television. The intern will work with and assist the Video Director, Media Coordinator as well as the video and sound crew.
In addition to the usual seasonal internship, the Electronic Media department is also offering a SPEICAL PROJECT INTERNSHIP for the Fall 2013 Semester. This intern will work the Master Audio/Video Engineer and Audio/Video Engineer crew on a special project the majority of their internship while still participating in the below mentioned internship activities:
Answering phones, faxing and basic administrative duties
Work with the Audio/Video Engineers on a special project regarding streaming and website workings and design
Assist media staff and video / sound crew with basic duties
Assist with transcribing interviews
The ideal candidates should be self starters, work well with people and have an interest in film/video production. Candidates should have an interest in media asset management programs like Final Cut Server. You should be comfortable and able to work in live television production which at times can be very fast paced. An interest in opera and the ability to read music may be useful, but is not necessary.
All interns are expected to possess these minimum qualifications: knowledge of their subject area, proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint (Publisher preferred), ability to work as a team player, ability to organize and prioritize, and ability to take direction well. A valid California driver’s license is preferred.
E-mail required cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the internship department name in the subject heading, fax to (415) 551-6297, or mail hard copies to the address below. No phone calls, please.
Attention: Human Resources
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
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