Employment Opportunities


The Intern for the Annapolis Opera, for the summer of 2017, will be available to work on projects listed below in the Annapolis Opera’s Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts office in Annapolis, Maryland.  The Intern will be supervised by AO’s Administrative Assistant, Victoria Brown, and General Director, Kathy Swekel, who will also provide mentoring for the Intern in understanding non-profit management in a performing arts organization.

MISSION OF ANNAPOLIS OPERA:  Is to enhance the cultural life of the region by presenting artistically excellent opera programming and educational experiences while furthering the development of emerging performing arts professionals.

DESCRIPTION:  Duties of the Intern may include projects in the following areas:

  • Marketing – assist with marketing plans for 2017 – 2018 season, including social media currently in use; research and develop additional social media formats for marketing programs and events; assist in the distribution of materials; participate in institutional marketing events, such as the Carmen Club young benefactors group events.
  • Fundraising – assist with current, ongoing or future fundraising events as assigned by the Administrative Assistant or General Director, such as the September 2017 Singable Feast Gala planning.
  • Programming – assist in the development of the school outreach program for 2017 – 2018 season, including school performances of the annual children’s opera and events involving the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program of Anne Arundel County schools.
  • Production – assist in various production aspects, including writing contracts, attending production meetings, and arranging technical logistics for our upcoming season productions of Little Women and La traviata.
  • Administration – archiving documents and performance-related media such as playbills, reviews, and photos; clerical coverage such as answering phones, data entry, digitizing records, filing.

Specific projects and tasks will be determined by current needs of the AO and the interests and abilities of the Intern.  This is an opportunity to learn about how non-profit organizations operate, how performing arts organizations, in general, organize themselves to carry out their mission, and the challenges of producing operas, concerts, and other events.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be currently enrolled as a full or part-time student in a College or University and be 18 years of age or older. Computer literacy; sound verbal and written communications skills; social skills for interacting with volunteers, performers and technical staff; ability to accurately work with data; ability to do research; interest in learning about the challenges of running a performing arts organization; ability to work independently with light supervision.

TIME COMMITMENT:  Applicant should be available for 10 – 12 weeks during June, July, and August for 20 – 25 hours per week.  Weekly hours may include occasional evenings and weekends. 

This is position provides a small stipend, and does not provide housing or transportation.

TO APPLY: Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to admin@annapolisopera.org, with the subject line “Internship Application,” by Friday, May 26, 2017 at 2 PM.

  • Cover Letter: Note earliest date available and latest departure date.
  • Resume: Include mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, education (post high school), and work and internship experience (with dates). Provide three references. Indicate your relationship to each reference, their telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • Format: Cover letter, resume with reference contact information must be in PDF format, combined as ONE document named Last Name, First Name.pdf.