The Heifetz Institute is looking for some energetic and committed staffers and volunteers for our 2017 summer season. Details about our current needs are as follows:
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!
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Sign-ups are for our 2017 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!
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.
Approximate dates of employment will be June 17 – August 10, 2017. 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 2017 Summer Employment Positions
Director of Student Life FILLED for 2017
Positions available: 1
The Director of Student Life oversees the administrative, social, and behavioral aspects of the student experience at the Heifetz Institute, and acts as a leader and resource for Resident Advisors.
The Director of Student Life is required to live on campus for the duration of the summer. The job is a seven-week contract position, and any time off must be discussed and scheduled in advance. An ideal candidate will have a background in psychology, education, or a behavioral or social science, and/or experience leading, advising, and guiding groups of young people.
Resident Assistant (Full Program) FILLED for 2017
Positions available: 5
Heifetz Institute Resident Assistants are individuals who exhibit strong leadership capabilities, communication skills, and conflict management techniques. 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.
Positions Available: 2
The HeifetzPEG RAs will serve as program leaders as students ages 8 – 13 navigate their classes, extracurricular activities, and living arrangements.
HeifetzPEG Resident Assistants are individuals who exhibit strong leadership capabilities and communication skills, and who employ conflict management techniques successfully. RAs are required to live on campus for the duration of the HeifetzPEG program and will act as both resource and role model to students attending the three-week summer PEG program for exceptionally gifted young string players ages 8 -13.
Positions available: 2
The Multimedia Producers are experienced young professionals with 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 a sample of their work upon submitting their application. The Multimedia Producers will report to the Director of Multimedia and the Executive Director of the Institute.
Artistic Coordinator FILLED for 2017
Positions Available: 0
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.
Faculty Liaison FILLED for 2017
Positions Available: 0
The Heifetz Institute Faculty Liaison is a charismatic individual who works closely with the Institute’s world-renowned artists on a daily basis. A background in classical music is essential, as well as the ability to communicate and relate to artists in a professional manner.
Administrative Assistant FILLED for 2017
Positions Available: 1
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.
Assistant Stage Manager FILLED for 2017
Contract pay, housing, and meals are provided
- In conjunction with Stage Manager, assist with all concert operations during the six-week summer Festival of Concerts (46+ concerts and events)
- Set up and perform scene changes during concerts; set up warm-up rooms for performers; call performers to the stage door
- During dress rehearsals and sound checks, set up and spike the stage for each piece. Be available to performers during rehearsals
- Keep the back stage area clean and free of obstacles/hazards; assist Stage Manager with setting lights, replacing gels, placing signs, keeping auditorium free of debris
- Assist with opening and closing student performance evaluations
- Attend regular staff meetings
- Background in stage-managing preferred (theater, music, etc.)
- 21 years or older preferred; must hold a valid driver’s license
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Staff Intern FILLED for 2017
Positions Available: 1
Duration: 06/17/2017 – 08/10/2017
Contract pay, housing, and meals are provide
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.
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.