Development/Fundraising Intern

  • Internship / Apprenticeship
  • Wilmette

Website musictheaterworks Music Theater Works

Great Music. Great Theater. The Works.

We seek a qualified Music Theater Works Development/Fundraising Intern to work with us in the spring, and/or summer 2024 depending on the intern’s availability, needs, and schedule. The Development/Fundraising Intern will work directly with the Music Theater Works Board Members and General Manager and receive guidance from the Producing Artistic Director, Kyle Dougan. Interns will arrange payment or college credit through their institutions. The Music Theater Works unpaid volunteer internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience in nonprofit arts administration, operations, development/fundraising, and programming with a leading musical theater organization with a history of recognition, awards, and honors for its service, partnerships, and artistic product. The Music Theater Works Interns will support the organization’s daily administrative tasks, operations, and marketing and programming initiatives, as well researching, expanding, and updating  databases, and working on development-based expansion and fundraising projects. The internship is in person. There is a $500 travel stipend per month. 30 hrs. a week


  • Organized with an acute attention to detail.
  • Clear communication, professionalism, and punctuality.
  • Superb written and verbal communicator with people skills.
  • Resourceful problem solver
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to adapt focus with shifting schedules and priorities.
  • Fast and enthusiastic learner with interest in outstanding achievement.


  • Tech savvy with excellent computer skills including experience with MS Office suite (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), plus Google Drive, Dropbox, Zoom, and more. Ability/desire to learn new technologies as needed, quickly and enthusiastically.
  • Detail- and task-oriented and able to complete projects and assignments by given deadlines.
  • Interest in and knowledge of arts administration and arts education a plus.
  • Fundraising experience and interest, a plus.
Instructions to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

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Pay Rate/Range*: Unpaid Internship, travel stipend provided
Organization Address: 516 4th St. Wilmette, IL 60091
Organization Contact Name: David Kemper
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