Hailed as one of the Top 15 Classical Music Festivals in the US by NPR in 2017 and 2018, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to picturesque venues throughout Vail Valley in Colorado for six weeks each year, drawing music lovers from around the world. The only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail celebrates its 32nd season June 20 through August 1, 2019. The 2019 season features the North American debut of Anne-Sophie Mutter with Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin and returning residencies by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, plus celebrated concerto artists and a wide array of stellar chamber music performances throughout the summer. Joining the Bravo! Vail team as an intern is an experience of a lifetime which provides countless opportunities to kick start your career and expand your knowledge base.
The Bravo! Vail Summer Internship Program is unsurpassed in its reputation of advancing interns into successful careers in arts administration, non-profit management, and beyond. Interns have gone on to work with world-class orchestras, performance venues, festivals, and community-based non-profit organizations. Bravo! Vail is seeking nine highly qualified interns (Marketing, Development, Sound Recording, Operations, Education and Artist Liaison) who aspire to develop their skill set, seek to network with successful professionals, and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern at Bravo! Vail, you will work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will not only help our festival, but also build your resume and career opportunities. The ideal intern candidate is willing to jump right in, works well in a team environment, and knows how to problem solve in a variety of situations.
Highlights of the Bravo! Vail Internship Program:
Intern Enhancement Activities: Throughout the summer interns will participate in open forum meetings with successful professionals from Bravo! Vail, the resident orchestras’ administration, and the Bravo! Vail Board of Trustees to get an insider’s perspective on many aspects of arts administration.
Diverse Projects: Interns work on all aspects of the Festival including donor events, marketing initiatives, education programs, and operational components. In addition to their internship focus, this unique opportunity gives each intern a better perspective of which area they would like to pursue as a career.
Networking Opportunities: Interns will have the chance to network with a wide range of successful professionals from board members to arts administrators at performances, donor events, and countless meetings throughout the summer.
Access to concerts: Interns are able to attend most Bravo! Vail performances.
What We Require:
Studies in Arts Administration, Marketing, Music Education, Non-profit Management, Sound Recording, Hospitality, or other relevant program
Strong communication skills
Ability to work well in a team environment with a variety of people
Flexible in nature, especially under pressure
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive projects
Interest in classical music, the arts, non-profits, development, education, marketing, or sound engineering as a career
Enthusiastic, positive attitude even in high-pressure situations
Strongly prefer candidates who are seeking an internship for school credit
Ability to problem solve and take initiative
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Additional skills and experience may be required for the sound engineering internship, including a familiarity with recording classical music and the ability to correctly wrap/coil audio cables
Bravo! Vail has developed a program which ensures you will receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in many areas of a non-profit arts organization. You will learn how to work in a professional environment and have several opportunities to network with leaders in the arts industry. For more information on Bravo! Vail, please visit bravovail.org.
The position begins Wednesday, June 5th and ends Friday, August 9th, 2019. The internship work hours will vary significantly, but include events on the weekends and evenings. You will receive housing for the duration of the program (available 6/3/19) and a paid stipend for the internship. Bravo! Vail requires you to bring your own laptop for work and you must have a vehicle. You will be reimbursed for mileage during the festival, but are responsible for the expense of getting to and from Vail. Please note that the internship sometimes requires long hours. In addition, this internship requires the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, and the capability to lift and carry heavy objects.
We will hire nine interns for our 2019 season, each focusing on his or her area of interest, including Marketing, Development, Sound Recording, Operations, Education and Artist Liaison. For full descriptions of each position and instructions on how to apply, please visit our website:
About Bravo! Vail
The Bravo! Vail Music Festival brings world-renowned musicians to picturesque venues throughout the Vail Valley for six weeks, drawing music lovers from around the world. The only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season, Bravo! Vail’s 2018 season features residencies with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic – plus the London-based Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which, in 2016, became the first international orchestra to perform at the Festival. In addition, internationally acclaimed chamber artists and soloists perform a wide array of unique and carefully curated chamber music programs.
As stewards of exceptional orchestral and chamber music in the Vail Valley, Bravo! Vail is proud to continue the tradition of providing the very best education programs to youth and adults. The After-School Piano Program, Little Listeners @ the Library, the Instrument Bank, Free Family Concerts, Spring Family Concerts, and Instrument Petting Zoos provide education and enrichment programs to area children all year long. In addition, an extensive series of Free Concerts,... Pre-concert lectures, Bravo! Vail After Dark, Chamber Musicians in Residence, open rehearsals, master classes and internships reach thousands more youth and adults throughout the Vail Valley every summer.
The three tenets of the Bravo! Vail brand are: extraordinary music, the natural beauty of the Vail Valley and the social and community aspects associated with the concert experience.
Bravo! Vail Mission: Bravo! Vail enriches people's lives through the power of music by: • Producing the finest performances by the greatest artists; • Fostering music education; • Promoting a lifelong appreciation of the arts.
Bravo! Vail Values: • Advances excellence; • Shares artistic passion; • Acts with integrity and respect; • Embraces collaboration.
Bravo! Vail’s administration is a tight-knit, collaborative group of happy, active people who value each other as team members. Each department at Bravo! Vail takes great pride in their work, while also taking great pleasure in the unique Vail lifestyle. The relaxed, dog-friendly office is full of camaraderie (and snacks), and during the summertime while the festival is on, the work is intense and the energy is infectious.
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