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Development Intern

Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.

The Austin Symphony Orchestra seeks an energetic and organized student to join one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in Central Texas.

Background:
The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO)’s development department is seeking an energetic and organized intern to join one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in Central Texas. The department is responsible for raising over 50% of the organization’s budget from individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and government sources. The department identifies, cultivates, and stewards a large donor base of individuals, fosters dynamic partnerships with corporate sponsors, and also writes nearly 50 grants annually to institutional funders. The Development Intern will be an integral member of the department and will receive hands-on experience in the fast-paced fundraising world. From day one, she or he will have crucial responsibilities such as donor and grant research, steering creative projects, and assisting in the improved use of the Symphony’s donor database. The intern will also be encouraged to learn more about other parts of the organization. Please note: the intern will not be responsible for soliciting money from donors.

Responsibilities:
Grants (35%) – gather data and reports for grants; research potential new grant avenues; draft grant proposals; assist in compliance and reporting requirements for funders; maintain grant files
Donor & Sponsor Relations (30%) – create donor acknowledgements and track benefit fulfillment; attend and work concert receptions for donors and sponsors; create research profiles using donor research software
Database (Tessitura) (20%) – run donor reports, assist with important constituent data entry and cleanup, assist in creating sponsor management plans
Board relations (5%) – aid in creating board committee materials; attend board and committee meetings
Assist with other development projects as requested (10%)

Qualifications:
• Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Comfort providing service through email and phone correspondence
• Strong attention to detail and ability to independently problem solve
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel, with the ability to become adept at the use of these and other computer programs and databases
• Willingness to learn the details of non-profit fundraising
• Professional, responsible & team-oriented manner
• Demonstrated interest in arts & culture
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite desirable
• Prior database and customer service experience desirable

Time commitment: Flexible part time; Between 10-20 hours a week. Internship to begin Fall 2018. Also able to begin starting Summer 2018 if desired.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Interns will receive comp tickets for concerts that occur during time of internship.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Lucy Nguyen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Position will be opened until filled. No calls, please.