Jobs and Internships

World Music/CRASHarts, New England's leading presenter of culturally diverse music and dance from all corners of the globe, seeks volunteers and street team participants.Volunteer your time and see concerts for free! Hours are flexible. You can sign up for as much or as little time as you can.

World Music/CRASHarts is currently seeking applicants for the part-time position of Concert Operations Manager and temporary, unpaid Marketing and Development Interns.

Job - Concert Operations Manager
World Music/CRASHarts (WMCA), New England's leading presenter of international music and dance, seeks a dynamic Concert Operations Manager. The position, located in Cambridge, MA, is a five month contract from January – May 2018.  It is anticipated that the position will require between 30 and 40 hours per week. 

The Concert Operations Manager will coordinate all logistical and technical aspects of the WMCA concert series and will assist the Executive Director, as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
•Advance all concert logistics including: artist and venue; audio, staging, backline, and lighting vendors; insurance; parking; transport and hotel accommodations
•Act as Production Manager at various venues and act as WMCA production representative at all performance
•Manage artist contracts
•Track concert expenses
•Conduct venue and artist settlements
•Secure production bids for all aspects of live performance
•Manage artist merchandise sales at venues
•Coordinate and setup hospitality for artists 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong computer and administrative skills
•Minimum one year experience in live concert production
•Superior organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects
•Self-motivated, team player with ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
•Flexible and supportive attitude when dealing with artists and a diverse constituency
•Car and valid driver’s license required and ability to lift 40+ pounds 

The ideal candidate will have an inspired and strategic outlook and will be committed to the mission of WMCA. A passion for live performance and working knowledge of concert production is a must. The overall ability to set, pursue, and attain achievable goals, regardless of obstacles and circumstances, will be a key attribute of the ideal candidate. This position requires work on nights and weekends.  

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter by December 31, 2017 to: info@worldmusic.org


Internships - Marketing

The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator and Director of Marketing to implement many aspects of the marketing plan and publicity campaigns for an annual series of concerts. This intern position offers exposure to all areas of arts marketing - promotion, public relations and administration. Proven organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, creativity and computer literacy is essential. Leading candidates will have a sense of adventure, appreciation for the arts and the ability to work well within a small organization.

Responsibilities include: * Assist in the coordination of press and publicity direct mail campaigns * Maintain media support materials including photos, slides and CDs * Create program notes for concerts, dependent upon computer abilities * Supervise in-office volunteers * Conduct community outreach research, coordinate mailings and flyer distribution * Facilitate radio promotions and ticket giveaways * Other responsibilities as assigned • Note: This internship is flexible. Responsibilities can be custom-tailored to intern’s interests and skills. The successful candidate will have the following skills: * Highly organized, energetic and articulate with exceptional attention to detail * Excellent written and proof reading skills * An ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure. Must be able to take initiative and being a problem-solver * Working knowledge of Windows and Word * A background in graphic design a plus.

Interested candidates should email: Jen Fox, Marketing Director jennifer@worldmusic.org

Internship - Development 

This position of Development Intern offers exposure to all areas of working in a non-profit arts organization including development research and fundraising, event planning, marketing and administration. Proven organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, creativity and computer literacy are essential. Leading candidates will have attention to detail, appreciation for the arts and the ability to work well within a small, non-profit organization. Attendance at concerts is an added benefit for interns.

Responsibilities include: *Assist with music festival planning, sponsorship soliciation, and production for CRASHfest *Assist with coordination of donor communication and campaigns *Create and analyze social media campaigns for membership solicitations and post-concert feedback *Conduct prospect research and update donor profiles in database *Research and identify businesses for program ad solicitations *Assist with database input and creating mail lists *Facilitate ticket giveaways and premium tracking *Other responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate will have the following skills: *Highly organized, energetic, with exceptional attention to detail *Excellent written and proof reading skills *Good communication and social media skills *Must be able work independently, show initiative and be a problem-solver *Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, interest in learning database management skills.

Note: This internship is flexible. Responsibilities can be custom-tailored to intern’s interests and skills.

Interested candidates should email: Alexandria Petteruti, Assistant Director of Development alexandria@worldmusic.org 

Internship - Box Office

We are seeking a person to help out in our Box Office, assist with phone traffic, receive phone orders, and help maintain our database. This person will also be asked to help with all of our concerts on an automated ticketing system, take ticket orders, help handle member seating assignments and member services throughout the season, and provide reports to management as needed.  Presence at concerts is encouraged & may be requested from time to time.

The overall responsibility of the Box Office Internship is to help ensure the effective and smooth running of a small but very busy box office. The successful candidate will have the following: * Good organizational skills and the ability to handle many tasks at once. Must be able to take initiative and be a problem-solver. * Pleasant, friendly manner and a sincere commitment to customer service * Prior Box Office/ Ticketing/ or Office Assistant experience is helpful * Familiarity and experience of live performances & of the arts are a plus * Working knowledge of Windows, MS Excel, MS Word * Other responsibilities as assigned  * Ability to be in the office up to 2 days a week during our Fall Season 

Interested candidates should email: Jodi Schwedelson, Box Office Manager jodi@worldmusic.org 

Volunteers for World Music/CRASHarts

*are called into the office to help with stuffing envelopes for member mailings, outreach packets, and labeling postcards *receive hourly credit towards future shows

Street Team participants of World Music/CRASHarts

*spread the word about performances on campuses and throughout towns by distributing postcards and putting up posters *help spread the word virally through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. *receive hourly credit towards future shows