Arts Administration Internship – Summer 2019 Semester (July-August)
Passim, a nonprofit performance arts organization, offers a semesterly internship program that provides a hands-on, meaningful experience for people beginning a career in the arts. Interns will be immersed in the day-to-day experience of running Passim’s fast-paced office, including working on, social media, membership maintenance, and ticketing. Interns will work closely with all Passim staff members, gaining a broad view of the organization as a whole.
- Answer the Passim phone to sell tickets and assist patrons as needed.
- Assist the Membership Coordinator with renewal and member services.
- Post to Passim’s social media.
- Maintain active event listings in various Boston publications.
- Analyze the effectiveness of Passim’s social media outlets in the context of other similar organizations.
- Create Spotify playlists.
- Interact with artist management to provide excellent customer service and increase ticket sales. – Attend and assist at Passim events.
- Complete special projects as needed.
- Strong academic performance.
- Exceptional oral, written, and listening communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational, multitasking, and problem-solving skills.
- Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Drive.
- Experience with many social media platforms.
- Basic knowledge of current music industry affairs.
- Extremely reliable, a team player, strong work ethic, a positive attitude.
- Knowledge of Patron Manager and WordPress (a plus, but not required).
About the organization: Passim is a nonprofit arts organization located in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The core of our mission is to create exceptional musical experiences, nurture artists at all stages of their career, and build community. As a nonprofit since 1994, Passim carries on the heritage of our predecessors–the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit Passim (1969-1994). We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience and between teachers and students. Passim’s restaurant fosters community in the venue, allowing concert-goers to arrive early, dine, and even meet other attendees before the show begins.
Passim has been an important contributor to the arts community in New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike. Joan Baez and Bob Dylan received their start here, along with a host of others, including Tom Rush, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, Peter Wolf, Patty Larkin, Bill Staines, Ellis Paul, and Suzanne Vega, to name but a few. Our Club has received numerous awards and recognition, including Top 40 Live Music Venues in the United States (Paste Magazine), Best Small Folk Venue in the United States (International Folk Alliance, 2007) and Best Live Music Bar in Boston (Boston Globe, 2011). For more information, please visit www.passim.org.