Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
490 Riverside Drive, 11th floor
New York, NY 10027-5788

(212) 896 1700

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Development Internship

Development Internship

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra seeks a Development Intern interested in a career in performing arts administration to work in a highly collaborative setting, assisting in all areas of the department, including:

Individual and Institutional Giving

  • Update donor records and prepare weekly acknowledgment letters for all donations
  • Assist with preparation of annual campaign mailings
  • Assist with prospect research to expand donor base and create profiles for potential individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Work with Development staff to examine and prioritize funding guidelines and deadlines
  • Aid in writing grant proposal and reporting language

Special Events

  • Assist with preparation of invitations and mailing lists
  • Create and maintain RSVPs for special events including working rehearsals, Orpheus Society and Young Orpheus events, Opening Night, and the Annual Gala
  • Aid in event coordination and execution of donor events, including logistical planning and day-of assistance at venues

Database Management

  • Maintain and update records of individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Generate gift reports and basic analysis as requested

This is a part-time, unpaid internship reporting directly to the Director of Development. Intern will also work closely with the Development Associate and the Manager of Institutional Giving. Work days/hours are flexible, though 16 hours per week is recommended. Applicants should be interested in a career furthering communication skills and development experience.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter with the subject “Development Internship” to info@orpheusnyc.org.

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