Ars Lyrica is seeking an Administrative & Marketing Intern to help fill out our team!


Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) is seeking an administrative/marketing (AM) intern for its 2019/2020 season and beyond.  The AM intern assists in office tasks and marketing activities with the goal of creating greater awareness of ALH, increasing ticket sales, and attracting and diversifying audience base. The AM intern reports to the Executive Director and works closely with ALH Staff. 

STATUS: 10-30 hours a week (specific projects can be completed remotely); university credit or work-study opportunities are possible and due to availability/approval


Administrative and business operations

  • Assist with daily correspondence and produce records for marketing, fundraising, and business purposes

  • File invoices, vendor, and publicity materials

  • Ensure adequate supplies for office and all events

  • Maintain and expand databases (Patron Manager/Salesforce)

Operational support at concerts, special events, fundraisers, and educational outreach programs

  • Assist with all donor and fundraising events and front-of-house duties at concerts

  • Assist with reception and catering services at concerts and events

  • Assist with instrument moving, stage set-up, and other logistics

PR/Marketing assistance

  • Assist in the implementation of marketing plans that include advertising, direct mail and e-mail campaigns, mailing and email address list development, promotion of ALH programs, sponsorships, donor cultivation program, and special ticket offers

  • Compile press kits and editorial matter, archive promotional materialsSocial media networking

  • Create dialogue with campus students and generating buzz for ALH’s events and student subscriptions through social media and peer-to-peer interaction

  • Assist with planning and implementing all ALH's events


  • Bachelor’s Degree (in progress) with focus in Administration and/or PR/marketing, music majors/minors is a plus

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience/interest in working with non-profit arts organizations is a plus

  • Interest, knowledge, and enthusiasm for classical music is a plus

  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking

  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills; willingness to take initiative and contribute in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information

  • Availability during ALH events: some evening and weekend hours required


Please e-mail your résumé, references and letter of intent to Kathleen Staten, Ars Lyrica Houston Marketing & Events Associate at Each candidate of interest will be invited to interview with ALH staff. In the meantime, questions or comments should be directed to Kathleen Staten.


About Ars Lyrica Houston  

Founded in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor MatthewDirst,Ars Lyrica Houstonpresents a diverse array of music from the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments. Its local subscription series, according to the Houston Chronicle, “sets the agenda” for early music in Houston and it also appears regularly at major festivals and conferences, including the 2014 Berkeley Early Music Festival & Exhibition. Ars Lyrica’s distinctive programming favors Baroque dramatic and chamber works, and its pioneering efforts have won international acclaim: the ensemble’s world première recording of Johann Adolf Hasse’sMarc’Antonioe Cleopatra,hailed by Early Music America as “a thrilling performance that glows in its quieter moments and sparkles with vitality,” was nominated for a Grammy Award® for Best Opera 2011.Details about Ars Lyrica’s latest recordings