Fellowship Opportunities

The Washington Chorus has a long history of offering meaningful, productive internships and fellowships to young leaders who have gone on to successful placements in the arts and the not-for-profit sector. All positions are uniquely structured and can be flexible in order to meet personal goals and academic requirements. Benefits include one-on-one training, academic credit, access to meetings and networks beyond TWC administrative offices, employment references, hands-on experience, admission to TWC performances and events, and a $500 stipend per semester.

The Washington Chorus currently has openings for the following positions:

SPECIAL EVENTS

Part-Time Position

The Special Events Fellow assists in a range of activities surrounding TWC’s large annual fundraiser, the Chorus Ball, held each spring. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with donors, planning a large-scale fundraising event, and managing development goals and campaigns. Reporting to the Development Director, the successful candidate will have excellent organization, communication, and computer skills, have the ability to multitask, manage a project with a holistic approach, and meet time-sensitive deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing reservations
  • Soliciting auction items
  • Strategizing the silent auction and live appeal with auction committee and board
  • Event logistics, particularly for the silent auction and live appeal
  • Acknowledgment letters and cultivation

 

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DEVELOPMENT

Part-Time Position

The Development Fellow in an integral part of TWC’s annual fund fundraising efforts. Gain hands-on experience in donor cultivation and stewardship, creating solicitation materials, and grant writing. Reporting to the Development Director, the successful candidate will have excellent writing, communication, and computer skills, the ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines, and work well within a team and independently.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing donations
  • Strategizing solicitation campaigns with development committee and board
  • Executing, analyzing, and reporting on solicitation campaigns
  • Grant opportunity research and proposal preparation
  • Acknowledgment letters and cultivation

 

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CHORUS MANAGEMENT

Part-Time Position

The Chorus Management Fellow contributes to many areas of managing the 200-singer chorus, from organizing communications and materials to planning logistical aspects of performances and rehearsals. Reporting to the Director of Chorus Operations, this fellowship offers invaluable hands-on experience in performing arts management that would translate easily to other performing arts disciplines and genres.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending rehearsals and performances
  • Rehearsal set up
  • Communication with Section Leaders regarding singer attendance and participation
  • Fitting and ordering dresses for new singers
  • Attending and overseeing some audition dates
  • Compiling program materials
  • Attending production meetings at the Kennedy Center or other concert venues
  • Additional administrative support as needed

 

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To apply for a TWC Fellowship position, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to staff@thewashingtonchorus.org. Contact the TWC office with any questions: (202) 342-6221.