Title: LSM College Student Internship
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Residence at Lutheran Summer Music Academy site from Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, July 21, 2013. Internships offer approx. 240 hours of direct contact learning hours.
The Lutheran Summer Music College Student Internships are open to full‐time undergraduate students who have completed at least two full years of higher education. Music performance, music education, and religion majors are given preference, as are students who attend Collegiate Partner institutions. LSM College Student Interns are considered students of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival, and participate musically in individual instruction, small ensembles, and in a large ensemble. As assistants assigned to specific areas of LSM, student interns serve in a variety of capacities, which may include: administrative support for ensemble leaders, ambassador duties on behalf of home college, and overall support to the fulfillment of the mission of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival. College student interns are valued members of the LSM community.
Each intern serves in one of the following areas: Orchestra; Band; Choir; Collegium Musicum (early music, period instruments); Chapel Choir; Handbells (beginning and advanced choirs); Jazz Ensemble / Jazz Improv; Worship Team; Arts Administration (2 internships available); Stage Management; Audience Services; Collaborative Piano; and Music Library. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Early arrival at LSM (Friday, June 21, 2013) for orientation and pre‐LSM preparations.
• Photo copying of music and materials.
• Distribution, maintenance, oversight, and collection of music or administrative materials.
• Coordination of room set up for rehearsals or other LSM activities.
• Sectional or rehearsal coaching, as needed.
• Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals and recitals in primary instrument area.
• Administrative support (including taking attendance and other requests from faculty for ensemble-related internships and writing/editing, copying, phone coverage, and related activities for non-ensemble-related internships).
• Ensure accurate, timely information is provided to LSM Program Manager for Festival Week and that all programs are proofed and approved by supervisor prior to printing.
Internship Cohort Meetings: Weekly meetings of the full group of interns with the Executive Director will cover a variety of educational and artistic topics including nonprofit administration, arts management, career planning and preparation, arts and society, among others.
Performance and Study: Student interns will receive individual instruction with an LSM faculty member in primary instrument area; participation in one LSM large and one small ensemble, as needed and assigned by LSM faculty. Interns may register for additional electives based on their individual schedules and workloads. Student interns perform in a studio recital during LSM Festival Week.
Support for Student Life: As residents of the student dormitory, student interns support the Student Life staff team by knowing, respecting, and adhering to all rules governing LSM student life – including dorm hours and schedules; modeling good behavior for high school students; and contributing to a supportive, healthy student life community.
Ambassadorship for Home College: Help set up, attend, and support the LSM College Fair. Interns from Lutheran colleges may be asked to represent that institution at the fair. Be available and visible for inquiries about home college; and communicate with home college as to interest from LSM students.
• Completion of two years (or more) of higher education at an accredited institution.
• Intermediate to advanced musical proficiency on one or more instruments.
• Understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of the organization.
• Ability to adapt to and thrive within a schedule oriented to the LSM high school student community.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong interest in working with high school students.
• Proven ability to solve problems effectively.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to lift 30 pounds.
Specific Qualifications by Internship:
Chapel Choir – Strong piano accompanying and sight reading skills, familiarity with choral music, comfort with, and interest in, playing for worship services.
Collegium Musicum – Familiarity with or strong interest in early music / Baroque period instruments and repertoire, and a desire to support student learning.
Arts Administration – Two internships are available and require strong organizational and communication skills. An individual with computer and social media skills will help write and coordinate the LSM Online Daily Journal (ODJ) blog; an individual with marketing interests will coordinate LSM store sales and activities. Candidates with band instrumentation will be given preference.
Worship Team – Strong understanding and familiarity with Lutheran liturgy and service settings, organization skills, and the ability to provide direction for student participation in worship services. Strong piano and/or organ skills are a plus, but not required.
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Improvisation –Playing and performance experience on voice or instrument in a range of jazz styles, including improvisation, along with good organizational skills and a desire to support student learning.
Band, Choir and Orchestra – Strong sight reading and performance skills on instrument or voice, interest in conducting and/or music education, and the desire to support student learning in a large ensemble setting. Good organizational skills and ability to communicate clearly in small and large group settings.
Stage Management – Experience facilitating performances including stage set up and tear down, lighting and sound, ability to work under time constraints, and a supportive attitude toward training and supervising student work crews. This is a great option for theater/musical theater majors or minors.
Audience Services – Strong research, writing and editing skills (for recital and concert programs), as well as the desire to create a professional, welcoming environment at performances for audience members and students. Customer service experience is a plus.
Handbells – Experience playing in a handbell choir in either worship and/or performance settings, as well as the strong desire to coach and support beginning and intermediate level high school ringers.
Collaborative Piano – Very strong piano accompanying and sight reading skills; interest in developing accompanying skills, and desire to support student learning and student performance. This position serves as page turner for LSM faculty pianists at nearly all recitals.
LSM Music Library – Interest in overseeing the daily management of the LSM music library and serving as a resource for faculty and students seeking materials. Good organization and time management skills. This internship is only open to candidates with band instrumentation as their primary instrument.
Room (in student dormitory) and board will be provided while on campus. Student interns are either housed in a single room or paired with another college student intern as a roommate. Private as well as small and large ensemble instruction, tickets for events, materials for colloquium, and recital opportunities are provided. Lutheran Summer Music staff will work with accepted student interns to secure transcript recognition of internship from home college. A final, written summary of the intern’s work, along with any college-generated paperwork, will be provided to the student’s home college.
Student interns pay a $1,200 fee directly to Lutheran Summer Music to cover fixed cost of living expenses (room and board) while at Luther College. All transportation arrangements to and from LSM are the responsibility of the intern. A shuttle to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Luther College will be provided to interns, at no cost, on Thursday, June 20 and Sunday, July 21.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter, along with a completed background check form (available online), to: LSM Student Internship, 122 W. Franklin Ave. # 230, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Cover letter should indicate primary instrument, and first and second choices for internship placement from the following and should outline specifically why you are both interested and qualified for the position: Orchestra; Band; Choir; Collegium Musicum (early music, period instruments); Chapel Choir; Handbells; Jazz Ensemble / Jazz Improv; Worship Team; Arts Administration; Stage Management; Audience Services; Collaborative Piano; and Music Library.
Applicants must provide reference information (name, title, phone, email) for a faculty member at their home college who can address qualifications and outline how s/he believes you will benefit from participation; reference checks will be by phone following initial interview. Positions will be filled as qualified candidates are identified, and the application period may close early due to demand. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early.
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