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 Seattle Collaborative Orchestra - Development and Marketing Intern Job Description

The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO) is looking for a dynamic person who is excited to help lead our organization to the next level. SCO is a diverse, multigenerational performing arts organization dedicated to diversity in symphonic classical music. SCO musicians include approximately 80 students, community members, and professionals who work together to create a unique and collaborative musical experience that represents a creative mix of traditional orchestral music, works by female composers and composers of color.

  • We seek a person who has demonstrated leadership abilities with experiences and/or interests in fundraising, resource development, marketing, and public relations to work with our Music Director and SCO Board of Directors. A management style that emphasizes consensus-building and teamwork is a must.

  • The SCO Development and Marketing Intern responsibilities are as follows:

  • Expand, further develop and help lead on-going fundraising strategies: Grant writing, maintain donor list/levels, record incoming donations, help lead annual fundraising gala, help lead client appreciation tasks (thank you, coffee, lunch, etc…)

  • Develop community outreach to increase concert attendance: Community outreach (meetings, distribution of organizational material, source sponsorship opportunities) and Educational outreach (coordinate and set up pre-concert events, coordinate with local schools to promote and distribute SCO material).

  • Develop and implement promotional and marketing strategies to further increase funding and concert attendance: Publicity, marketing, website, newsletter - design overall season marketing plan with Music Director, manage printed materials deadlines, update website as necessary, update social media sites, design/print concert programs

  • Coordinate the planning of season program brochure and each concert program, in accordance with established timeline.

  • Coordinate ad sales for Season program, working with graphic artist.

  • Support the music director in student and community recruitment.

  • Attend Board meetings to report on the status of the organization and to participate in board meeting discussions.

  • Operate the Box Office at performances, as needed.

Applications and queries must be sent by email to: - Attn: SCO Development and Marketing Intern Position

or by mail to:

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra

11743 19th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125.

Applications will be received through December 20, 2018. Interviews will take place early January 2019.

Applications should include a cover letter stating why the applicant is interested in the position and what experience and interests make the applicant suitable as a candidate. Include a resume summarizing experience and education. For more information on the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra visit our webpage at

Ideal qualities and skills include:

  • Interest in working with a growing organization.

  • Some knowledge of fundraising.

  • Maintain cordial relationships with the SCO staff, musicians, and board members.
    The work of overseeing plans for a concert or event can be very demanding, and often results in situations where things do not go as expected. During these difficult times, the Development and Marketing Intern must maintain excellent professionalism, good nature, and the ability to resolve whatever may be the problem.

  • Knowledge and experience with office productivity tools including Excel, Word, Google Drive, and DropBox

  • Thorough, meticulous, prompt. Work must be done on time, without excuse.

  • Experience with social media platforms, like Facebook and MailChimp

Salary Information: This is a part-time hourly position with no benefits. Hourly wage: $15 to $20 hour depending on experience. Hours: 10-15 hours per week on average, although due to the nature of work, the number of hours per week will depend on the workload, and will increase or decrease depending on the performance cycle. There will be a 90-day probationary period. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a 6-month assignment with the potential of becoming a long-term position. The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.