Ojai Music Festival Announces Arts Management Internship Application Deadline


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by Lauren Eales, 2012 marketing intern (UC Berkeley)

(January 16, 2013) –  For the past six years, the Ojai Music Festival has provided educational experiences through internships to college-age students, representing universities nationwide.  The Festival hosts a dozen interns during the annual Festival for three-to-four week- long arts management internships.

The Ojai Music Festival arts management internship program offers select students hands-on experience as they are immersed in all areas of general administration, operations, special events, retail and merchandising, production, marketing and public relations, patron services, and business administration.

The Festival is a playground of innovation and creativity, as such; the internship program offers students interested in careers in music and non-profit work a unique glimpse into the fast paced world of Festival life.

The interns hail from all over the country and bring with them a new set of ideas and energy that intertwines with the Festival buzz leaving a lasting impression. Students from varying fields and walks of life enjoy the all access pass to exciting and different opportunities which give them new skill sets and experiences that they take with them throughout their careers.  This fast-paced internship not only gives students all-access passes to the Festival’s events, but also provides them with opportunities to interact with leaders in the music industry and create lasting friendships with other students.

The Festival Internship program continues during the 67th season of the Ojai Music Festival, which is slated for June 6 to 9.  The Festival internship program is currently accepting applications for the upcoming season.  Applicants considering a career in arts administration are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have strong organizational, communication and time management skills.   Strong computer literacy is preferred.  Knowledge of classical music is suggested but not a requirement. Applicants must be 18 or over and enrolled in a two or four year accredited college. Students should have their own means of transportation and meet state insurance requirements.  The Festival can provide housing for the duration of the internship as well as a small stipend.  Applications are due by February 15.

Celebrating its 67th season, June 6 to June 9, the Ojai Music Festival will explore the musical interests and artistic collaboration of its Music Director Mark Morris, noted American choreographer.  The Festival will also feature The Bad Plus, the American String Quartet and the Mark Morris Dance Group performing works by John Cage, Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and John Luther Adams.

For more information regarding the internship program for the Ojai Music Festival, please call Jillian Wade at 805 646 2094 x112 or e-mail jwade@ojaifestival.org.  For more information on the 67th Ojai Music Festival, visit OjaiFestival.org.