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Development and Marketing Intern (December 12, 2023)

About Blue Heron

Blue Heron is engaged in the exploration of Renaissance and medieval vocal music, putting the study of original sources in the service of vivid live performance. Widely regarded as the finest ensemble of its type in North America, Blue Heron presents a subscription series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a catalog of exceptional recordings is available on the Blue Heron label. The ensemble’s accolades include the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music, making Blue Heron the first group from outside Europe to receive the award; the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society; and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Touring engagements have taken the group across the United States, Canada, England, and Europe.

About the opportunity

Blue Heron is seeking an intern to work alongside the Executive Director, Artistic Director and the Administrative and Concert Manager for the Spring 2024 semester. Help shape targeted sales and fundraising strategies for the ensemble’s varied and dynamic programming by researching and brainstorming new and different ways to reach potential donors and audiences. Learn the fundamentals of building earned and contributed revenue campaigns, special event management and project budgeting. Create materials and guides that will lend themselves to future positions anywhere in the arts, or anywhere else creativity and organization are appreciated. Help run front-of-house services including Blue Heron’s box office and will call.

Successful candidates for this internship will take direction well, prioritize tasks effectively and work well independently. This is a flexible hybrid position including both in-office hours and remote work hours totaling 10-15 hours per week.

Candidates will be able to get to our offices in West Newton for in-office work at mutually agreeable times at least one day a week. (Free off-street parking is available; the office is a 0.3-mi walk from the West Newton Commuter Rail stop.) Candidates must also be available on occasional evenings and weekends for Blue Heron concert days.

If you are looking for an opportunity to experience the full scope arts administration and to establish a base of real-world experience in preparation for future endeavors, we would love to hear from you!


Recent graduates or students currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees are welcome to apply, however, we are extremely flexible, especially for the right candidate. Blue Heron welcomes candidates from ALAANA communities.

Academic Credit

This is an unpaid internship. Terms and reporting flexibility is available to candidates seeking academic credit—send your program requirements along with your materials for consideration.

To Apply

Submit via email a résumé and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in this position, and how you believe interning with Blue Heron will benefit both you and the organization. Email your application or any questions to Bobby Pape at with the subject line “Intern Candidate – Firstname Lastname.” Please apply by January 3, 2024.