Fulcrum Point New Music Project (FPNMP) offers ongoing internships for college students and young professionals who are interested in acquiring hands-on experience in arts administration, especially related to arts marketing and public relations. A commitment of three months is ideal.
Detail-oriented and hard-working with strong organizational skills
Ability to learn quickly
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Passion for new art music
Interest in working in nonprofit arts administration
Interest in marketing or public relations
Experience in arts administration
Occasional free lunch
Ability to meet leaders in Chicago’s new art music scene
Access to free marketing workshops
Learn vital administrative, marketing, and event management skills that can be included in resumes and used in future careers.
If interested, please email your resume with cover letter to Fulcrum Point’s Marketing Director at email@example.com or call 312.735.3005. Our office is located downtown in the loop.
Testimonials from past interns:
“My experience with Fulcrum Point New Music Project was filled with many opportunities and events that taught me about the classical music industry. Working so closely behind the scenes, I was able to meet and build connections with performers, conductors, and composers while helping to produce engaging concerts and partaking in community building events led by FPNMP. I learned skills in marketing and grant writing that I will take with me into my own career along with the friendships I made. I will always be grateful for everything given to me in this internship.”
-Derek Carter, Fulcrum Point Intern, September 2016 – July 2017
“Now, here I am approaching my last week at Fulcrum Point snacking on a Jimmy Johns sandwich reflecting on what I’ve learned at Fulcrum Point and how I’ve grown as a person and an arts administrator. Besides making wonderful new friends, I have learned the importance of connection and inclusion in a marketing setting. Posting a score to a piece cannot not fully understood by someone who cannot read music. A video without captions has no opportunity to connect with someone who is deaf and relies on captioning to consume content. Content, whether it be a promo video of a concert or a picture of musicians, must be accessible to everyone, giving them the opportunity to have a personal connection with your organization.”
–Kelly Dennis, Fulcrum Point Intern, 2017