Employment Opportunities

GTCYS Program Intern – Fall 2015


Founded in 1972, GTCYS (pronounced “GIT-seez”) was created to provide an educational orchestra program for motivated music students from throughout the metropolitan area. Since then, GTCYS has served more than 16,000 students, honing their musical talents and developing lifelong values such as excellence, teamwork, discipline, and community engagement. With year-round opportunities for beginning to advanced musicians, GTCYS’ programming is inclusive, rigorous and comprehensive, and is designed to help young people achieve their full potential.


The Program Internship is an opportunity for a college student or early career individual who is interested in gaining experience in arts administration and non-profit work. The position is responsible for assisting GTCYS’ administrative staff with projects and details related to student participation, music, and planning in support of GTCYS’ year-round orchestras. Duties will include collecting and entering student and donor data, assisting with the music library, preparing program materials, conducting research, and providing some hands-on assistance at GTCYS activities. The intern schedule is flexible and will depend on the availability of qualified applicants. The desired commitment is from September – January. This is a non-paid internship.

Specific projects may include:

Student Data

  • Assist with student data entry and filing using the Raisers Edge Database system (GTCYS staff will train the intern to use this system)
  • Analyze student and teacher demographic data

Music Library

  • Prepare folders for student orchestras
  • Trim and bind scores
  • Copy music for orchestra repertoire

Program Support

  • Assist with preparation and proofreading of various programmatic and recruiting materials (orchestra directories, retreat materials, concert programs, etc.)
  • Help with preparations for orchestra retreats, concerts, concerto competition, and recruiting activities
  • Provide hands-on assistance at some GTCYS events if available (retreats, concerts, etc.)
  • Help with onsite check-in at auditions (December)
  • Tally audition scores and organize score sheets (December)
  • Help transport percussion
  • Conduct program research


  • Participate in staff meetings if available
  • Help with concert promotion, editorial calendar, and concert listings
  • Assist with donor data entry and filing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be in pursuit of or possess a college degree with interest in arts administration, music education, and/or non-profit work
  • Extremely high level of accuracy
  • Must be reliable, articulate, a self-starter, and team player
  • Solid computer experience with Windows applications
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds or more
  • Ability to assist on occasional evenings and weekends


The internship will occur at GTCYS office: 408 St. Peter St., Ste. 300, St. Paul, MN 55012


Email a resume, three references, and a cover letter describing your experience and interest in this internship to GTCYS Program Manager Miranda Bryan at miranda@gtcys.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


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