Well, here I am, coming to you live from Strathmore for the last time.
Yes! Yes, I have obtained a new job as the web producer in fundraising for the United States Humane Society. I have found an apartment, I have thoroughly inspected Ikea for potential purchases, and I have made plans to get a cat. And this is all highly exciting. The inevitable result, however, is that the BSO and I are, as of me leaving today, no more.
Oh, no need to be so melodramatic about it, I suppose. I’ll probably still do weekly concert updates, even go to some of those concerts, and if Benevolent Dictator Jamie is willing to send me such things I may well still have the heads up on discounts, promotions, and concerts. Still, it’s a little sad, no? End of an era and all?
As noted before, I will of course be continuing to update this blog on the regular as long as we’re all still having fun. Oh, and as far as I know the fabulous B. D. Jamie is still looking for a new digital marketing intern. Apply to be the new me!
Okay, that’s it, then. Cheerio, Strathmore. Next stop, Gaithersburg!
My friends, it is time. As much as I have enjoyed my time interning at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, there are no full time positions available for me, and I am on the cusp of finding employment elsewhere. Therefore Benevolent Dictator Jamie is looking for a new digital marketing intern. Want the position? Read below!
E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Internship
Supervisor: Jamie Schneider, E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager
Address: 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Term: Fall Semester 2010 with option to continue through Spring 2010
Compensation: $50/week honorarium or academic credit
Hours: 15-20 hours per week
The BSO’s E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Team is responsible for promoting many aspects of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra including but not limited to online advertisement, e-communications, overall web presence, viral marketing and guerrilla marketing initiatives. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras and continues to stay at the cutting edge of technology. The BSO presents nearly 160 concerts throughout the season across a diverse range of series including SummerNights, Off the Cuff, Classical Saturdays and Thursdays, SuperPops and mid-week education concerts serving public, private schools and home-school students in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Howard counties. This internship is an excellent opportunity to develop a strong foundation in modern marketing techniques as well as experience the diversity and excitement of working with a major symphony orchestra or a nonprofit organization.
- Content management for social networking websites as well as friend communication and contest implementation
- Assisting with the development and implementation of promotions and partnerships to generate tickets sales
- Designing and proofing of online advertisement
- Designing and proofing of ePatrons emails
- Participation in planning and strategy sessions
- Supporting marketing initiatives at select concerts
- Assisting with the expansion of the BSO’s online presence, viral marketing campaigns and grassroots marketing efforts
- Research as needed
- Additional projects as assigned, based on marketing needs
The E-Commerce and Promotions Marketing intern will also assist with administrative and general marketing duties, and at times support the BSO Marketing Department at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD.
The intern is eligible for complimentary tickets when available.
Candidates should possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; basic facility with computers and technology; basic html knowledge preferred; a basic knowledge of Photoshop and artistic abilities; impeccable attention to detail; positive energy and an eagerness to learn. A basic knowledge and interest in symphonic music or the performing arts is helpful, but not required. Candidates should also have an interest in gaining valuable and direct experience in the marketing department of a major performing arts organization. The position requires flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. College students at the junior, senior and graduate levels studying marketing, communications, music administration or public relations are preferred. Please include a list of completed relevant coursework as well as whether college credit will be requested for this internship.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jamie Schneider, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Manager at jschneider@BSOmusic.org. No phone calls please. References may be requested. The department’s goal is to interview qualified candidates and select an intern by mid August - September 2010.
The direct link is here.
If this doesn’t sound like your bag, forward it to a friend! Apply ASAP, because ideally, B. D. Jamie would find someone before I left so I could assist in your training. If it helps, there are free tickets involved! B. D. Jamie is, of course, extremely benevolent and the proverbial pleasure to work for. Also sometimes she brings you coffee and/or chocolate. Apply now!