The Heifetz Institute is looking for some energetic and committed staffers and volunteers for our 2018 summer season. Details about our current needs are as follows:
There are several summer positions available, including on our stage crew, box office, in the dorms (RAs), and in our summer offices as administrative, artistic, and faculty coordinators. Full job descriptions are listed below.
If you are interested in working for our HeifetzPEG program, click here to see the employment opportunities available for next summer.
Approximate dates of employment will be June 20 – August 12, 2018. If you’re interested in the summer job of a lifetime, please email General Manager, Jennifer Roe, with your resume and cover letter, and be sure to indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line or body of the email. Note: Certain positions will require you to be 21 or over and have a valid driver’s license.
Heifetz Institute 2018 Summer Employment Positions
Positions available: 6
Heifetz Institute Resident Assistants are individuals who exhibit strong leadership capabilities, social and emotional intelligence, and good communication skills. RAs are required to live on campus for the duration of the summer, and will act as both resource and role model to students attending the summer program. (Click on job title for full job description.)
Positions available: 2
Our Multimedia Producers are thought leaders in their industry possessing the ability to behave professionally while interacting with students, faculty, and audience members of the Heifetz International Music Institute. Applicants must be able to provide work samples upon submitting their application. Multimedia Producers report to the Director of Multimedia and the Executive Director of the Institute. (Click on job title for full job description.)
Positions Available: 2
Heifetz Institute Artistic Coordinators are individuals who possess strong communication skills, thorough knowledge of both chamber and solo string repertoire, a background in classical music performance, and the ability to work under strict deadlines. (Click on job title for full job description.)
Positions Available: 1 (may be combined with another position – specify your preference in your application)
The Hootenanny Coordinator is an individual who possesses strong communication skills, thorough knowledge of repertoire in multiple musical genres, experience working with artists, and the ability to work under strict deadlines. The Hootenanny Coordinator will work on programming every Saturday evening performance. They will communicate directly with the students in regards to their “extracurricular” repertoire, coordinate rehearsals, and will act as M.C. for our popular Saturday night “Heifetz Hootenannies” under the tent. (Click on job title for full job description.)
Positions Available: 2
The Heifetz Institute Administrative Assistant is a highly motivated and organized individual with a background in classical music and a serious interest in arts administration. (Click on job title for full job description.)
Positions Available: 1
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Positions Available: 1
Contract pay, housing, and meals are provided
This is an immersive, all-in, all-hands-on deck experience working at the Institute and includes involvement in nearly every aspect of our operations during the six-week summer program. Staff interns also assist with our HeifetzPEG program for exceptionally gifted young string players ages 8 – 13.
Staff internships present an excellent opportunity for students with musical backgrounds interested in arts management to broaden their experience.
If you are interested in an internship at the Heifetz Institute this summer, please forward a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Roe, General Manager (Jennifer@heifetzinstitute.org). A small stipend, housing, and meals are included.
Click here to see our HeifetzPEG employment opportunities.
Would you like to step out of the audience and step in to a supporting role behind the scenes? Volunteers are needed primarily during June, July, and August, but we also use some round-the-year help in our downtown Staunton, VA gift shop and our Heifetz On Tour activities. Our volunteers provide a variety of services, ranging from ushering at concerts to transporting our faculty to and from regional airports. If you’d like to contribute your time and talents to the Institute, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 540.907.4446. We love our dedicated army of volunteers!
Click here to volunteer to usher.
Sign-ups are for our 2018 Festival of Concerts this summer. A full calendar of available ushering spots is listed at the link. Don’t be shy – we will provide full training to all of our volunteer ushers. Thank you for helping us give our patrons the best concert experience possible!
About Working at the Heifetz Institute during our summer program and Festival of Concerts:
We offer competitive pay for all summer contract positions. Housing and meals are provided to all staff free of charge. RAs live in single rooms in the dorms with the students they are assigned to assist; other staff members live in a designated staff dorm in single rooms on the campus of Mary Baldwin University.
Being a staff member during our summer program and festival is an all-in proposition. Plan to work long, demanding hours, to enjoy extraordinary camaraderie with your fellow staff members, and to gain immense experience.
There are limited (though defined) opportunities for time off during the six-week period. If you know you must be away from the Institute for any reason during the summer (for a wedding or family reunion, for example) please advise us during your interview so we can plan accordingly.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Roe, General Manager (email@example.com). Please note the position or positions in which you are interested in the body or subject line of your email.