2019-20 internships

The twice Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet is looking for dedicated, creatively-minded interns to become key team members of our ensemble’s operations for the 19/20 Season, Totally Obsessed, which includes a diverse array of events which feature music by composers we can’t stop thinking about. This isn’t your average internship. (Just watch this video to get a sense of our vibe…)

The thing is, there is a staggering amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into what the audience sees on stage and online. As a Spektral intern, you will gain first-hand insights into running a successful and newsworthy chamber ensemble.

Spektral Quartet is a 501c3 non-for-profit organization. We are able to offer a modest hourly compensation for the jobs, in addition to offering many perks outlined below.

The internship runs from October 1 - May 30th. Read more and apply below.

job duties

Specific duties may include:

  • Concert Promotion: assistance in coordination of timely distribution for printed publicity, promotional materials, and social media promotion in weeks leading up to events

  • Event Production: assist with stage and house management, audience services, merchandise table, among other production tasks.

  • Data entry: fundraising data, audience headcount, mailing list, ticket sales, merchandise inventory, etc.

  • Basic documentation and social media work at live events.

  • Fundraiser Mailings

  • Rehearsal documentation and social media promotion.

  • Providing A/V assistance /  Facebook chat management during quartet live-streaming

  • Documentation of board meetings


  • Interested parties should expect to commit to approximately 30-40 hours in total from October through May. However, specific hourly commitment can be worked out with quartet at the start of internship based on your availability.

  • Applicants should be responsible and assertive in their work ethic, with good communication skills and quick responsiveness to messages.

  • Experience working with software such as Excel, iMovie, Ableton, Logic, Google Apps, etc. is not necessary but is a huge plus


  • Concert tickets: we will make every effort to give you a comp ticket for our Chicago events, (usually possible, contingent on availability).

  • Open door policy: sit in on business meetings and rehearsals, and learn first hand what it takes to be a musical entrepreneur

  • Music proofing/coaching: if you are a musician or composer,  we can offer you a limited amount of time spent coaching you or your ensemble, or workshopping your music, scheduled at a mutually convenient time

  • Career advice: our interns become part of the Spektral family, and we’re here to help you succeed in whatever career path you choose!

  • Hang time with the quartet and other interns (bowling anyone?)

  • Schwag: we are gonna make you look fine, obvs.!

interested? Fill out the form below,

or Email hello@spektralquartet.com with questions