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Lutheran Music Program
122 W Franklin Ave, Suite 230
Minneapolis, MN  55404
Job Title:
Lutheran Summer Music College Internships
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
unpaid internship
How To Apply:
Compensation/Benefits: Room (in student dormitory) and board will be provided while on campus. Student interns are either housed in a single room or
Contact Name:
Megan Hasche  
Job Description:
Position Overview: 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. Principal Duties: 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/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 20, 2014) 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.
Job Qualifications:
General Qualifications: • 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 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.