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Deer Valley® Music Festival Summer Artist Logistics Internship Deer Valley® Music Festival Development Internship Deer Valley® Music Festival Front of House Internship

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier provider of the orchestral and operatic art forms in the Intermountain West. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall and is led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, it has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Since 1978, Utah Opera has provided Utah’s citizens with distinguished productions at the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional works, and champion the American operatic tradition. USUO reaches 450,000 residents annually in Utah and the Intermountain region through its performances and educational programs, which serve more than 155,000 students annually. USUO produces four full operas and more than 175 symphony performances in each season throughout Utah and an annual summer festival – the Deer Valley® Music Festival – in Park City, Utah.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is committed to connecting our community through the performance of great live music. In service of that goal and to create an incredible place to work, USUO prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning USUO’s compliance with Title VI, please contact the office of the President & CEO.


National Alliance for Audition Support

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is proud to be a partner in the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. The Alliance does so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. NAAS is a partnership between the Sphinx Organization, League of American Orchestras, New World Symphony, and over 100 orchestras across the nation and is funded by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and contributions from the member orchestras. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org.


Benefits & Perks at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Benefits: Full-time staff receive health coverage (USUO pays 100%), 401(k) contribution plan, and paid time-off and holidays.

Free Tickets: Staff receive complimentary and discounted tickets to Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances.

Work that Matters: Music touches lives for good and enriches our community. Be part of an organization that brings beauty and happiness to the lives of people all over the state.

The staff supports USUO’s mission to connect the community through great live music by doing everything from promotion and fundraising to artistic planning and operations. View and apply for open positions below.


Open Positions

Deer Valley® Music Festival Summer Artist Logistics Internship

June 24-August 10, 2024

SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH UTAH SYMPHONY!

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) announces summer internship opportunities for its 20th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) and Summer Community Concerts.

The Artist Logistics Intern will be responsible for assisting with guest artist hospitality, artist transportation, and concert operations. This individual will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra and stars from classical, pops, country, and Broadway music. College students with an interest in Arts Management, Stage or Production Management and Orchestra Operations are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a summer music festival with an orchestra. The work schedule is flexible and will be negotiated before the internship begins with weekends required.

Benefits of this DVMF internship include:

  • $1,500 stipend
  • Free tickets to DVMF concerts
  • Free meals during weekend concert duty
  • Housing may be available for all or part of the internship dates
  • Opportunities to meet and work closely with world-class musicians from a variety of fields
  • Experience in working various evening concert events and logistics preparation work in office
  • Opportunities to learn from top administrative professionals in the performing arts field

College students ages 21 and older pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should apply. The ideal candidate should have:

  • Superb interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor
  • An excellent driving record
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Some experience in the hospitality industry
  • Knowledge of the performing arts

DVMF is USUO’s summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. DVMF is celebrating its 20th year of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. DVMF aims to deliver high quality and musically diverse experiences in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty.

Applications are due by March 1, 2024.

TO APPLY:

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter and résumé. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Deer Valley® Music Festival Development Internship

June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) Development summer intern is responsible for assisting the Development Department with its administrative, presentational, promotional, and onsite operational aspects of the Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF). This individual will interact with patrons, individual donors, corporate sponsors, orchestra members, and guest artists, therefore, a professional and mature demeanour is required. Individuals with an interest in Arts Management, Non-Profit Fundraising, or Event Planning are encouraged to apply.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the DVMF VIP program (check-in, receptions, ticket assistance)
  • Weekday office work in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concert duty in Park City, UT (Concerts at Snow Park Lodge)
  • Occasional weeknight event duty in Park City, UT (Salon events in private homes)
  • Contacting VIPs and tracking RSVP lists for events throughout the summer
  • Face-to-face interaction with patrons and donors.

The work schedule is flexible (allowing for days/evenings off each week) and will be negotiated before the internship begins. The candidate would ideally have superior customer service skills when dealing with patrons over the phone and face-to-face. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of the design website WordFly and of the ticketing and fundraising database system Tessitura is a plus, though not required.

The benefits of a DVMF internship include:

  • $1,500 stipend
  • Lodging in Park City during concert work
  • Dinners provided during weekend festival work and at other evening events
  • Opportunities to attend performances and receive complimentary/discounted tickets
  • Opportunities to meet prominent artists in various music fields
  • Increased understanding of the performing arts and arts administration
  • Opportunities to learn from top administrative professionals in the performing arts field

Internships begin June 3, 2024 and end on August 9, 2023. The internship start date could be flexible depending on the applicant. Housing options in Salt Lake City may be available based upon need.

Applications are due by March 1, 2024.

TO APPLY: Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter and résumé. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Deer Valley® Music Festival Front of House Internship

June 24, 2024 – August 12, 2024

PLAY IN PARK CITY & BUILD YOUR RESUME AT THE SAME TIME!

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) Front of House summer intern is responsible for assisting the Front of House Director and coordinating a volunteer staff of over 100 volunteers per event for the Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF). This individual will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra and stars from Classical, Pops, Country and Broadway music. 

The work schedule is flexible and will be negotiated before the internship begins with weekends required. The internship includes primarily onsite event duties in Park City with additional office hours. This is a PAID internship, and additionally includes benefits described below.

  • Dinners provided during weekend Festival work
  • Receive complimentary/discounted tickets for friends/family
  • Meet prominent artists in various music fields
  • Increased understanding of the event operations and arts administration
  • Interact with top administrative professionals in the performing arts field.
  • Increased understanding and leadership of Volunteer Management

College students with an interest in Volunteer Management, Arts Management, Customer Service, and Stage or Production Management are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have superb customer service and managerial skills. 

Applications are due by March 1, 2024.

TO APPLY:

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter and résumé. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.