ADA Artist Management Launches New Paid Professional Development Initiatives

Updated: Jul 30

Arts Management Internship and Career Expansion Fellowship

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023



For Immediate Release

July 11, 2022


ADA Artist Management announces two Professional Development Initiatives. Inspired by their commitment to the next generation of great opera professionals, ADA is pleased to offer an Artist Management Internship for Students and Career Expansion Fellowship for Mid-Career Opera Singers.


The fall internship will be open to a current student (undergraduate or masters) at William Paterson University who has shown interest and promise in the realm of music business or arts administration. ADA is proud to partner with William Paterson University offering quality, real-world experience to emerging professionals motivated to make a positive impact on the rapidly changing arts landscape in a post-pandemic climate. The spring fellowship will be offered to an established professional singer interested in transitioning their industry knowledge and skill set to a new or correlating career in arts administration and/or artist management.


“A core part of our mission at ADA is to support the opera and classical music industry in developing the next generation of artist managers and arts administrators. With this initiative, we establish a formal process to realize that goal. Many professional opera singers wish to transition from performing to administrative positions, but their busy performance schedules and lack of practical training inhibit their ability to do so. We want to empower these artists who have given so much of themselves to our industry and help them write the next chapter of their careers.” - Ana De Archuleta, President & CEO


Participants will work closely with ADA’s team of artist managers both in North America and Europe as well as on projects related to marketing and communications, operations, and ADA special projects. Career Expansion Fellows will be able to actively continue their performance careers while completing the fellowship.


Currently, these opportunities are only open to applicants who are citizens of the United States legally authorized to work in the USA.




IMPORTANT DATES


● July 18, 2022 – Applications Open

● August 15, 2022 – Deadline to Submit Application – Arts Management Internship

● September 6, 2022 – Deadline to Submit Application – Career Expansion Fellowship

● August 26, 2022 – Selections finalized – Arts Management Internship

● October 1, 2022 – Selections finalized – Career Advancement Fellowship

● September 26, 2022 – Start Date of Artist Management Internship

● December 17, 2022 – End Date of Artist Management Internship

● February 6, 2023 – Start Date of Career Expansion Fellowship

● May 26, 2023- End Date of Career Expansion Fellowship


ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES

ARTIST MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP - in partnership with William Paterson University

Compensation: $3,000 Total – Hybrid

14 hours per week

12 Weeks

September 26 – December 17, 2022

Responsibilities

● Attending virtual and in person meetings as available

● Assist administrative duties

● Collaborate with team members/leader to ensure customers receive quality care and meet all company standards

● Assist in keeping artist materials up to date

● Assist maintenance and distribution of documents and files

● Support staff at live auditions

● Data entry

● Research as requested by senior staff

● Filing and organizing all materials both hardcopies and digital

● Assist with visa requests and processing



Application Requirements

● Enrolled in William Paterson University [B.A. or M.A.] with a concentration in music or arts management

● C.V. Resume

● Brief Statement of Interest (350-500 words)

● 2 References – 1 must be from a current or former employer

● Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States


Applicants may apply for the Artist Management Internship via Google Form here.

CAREER EXPANSION FELLOWSHIP for Mid-Career Opera Singers

Compensation: $3,000 Total – Virtual

10 hours per week

16 weeks

February 6 – May 26, 2023


Topics and Offerings

● Casting Processes

● Repertoire Trends

● Contract Negotiations

● Contract Servicing

● Casting and Production Proposals

● Networking and Sales

● Marketing and Social Media

● One on One Sessions with industry professionals

● Career Advancement

● Business Accounting

● Project Management

● Career advice and recommendations


Responsibilities

● Attend virtual meetings as available

● Assist administrative duties

● Collaborate with team members/leader to ensure customers receive quality care and meet all company standards

● Assist in keeping artist materials up to date

● Assist maintenance and distribution of documents and files

● Data entry

● Research as requested by senior staff

● Filing and organizing all materials- virtual

● Assist with visa requests and processing


Application Requirements

● Professional opera singer with at least five years professional singing experience

● Interest and desire to transition to administration or management in the future

● C.V. Resume

● Statement of Intention (approximately 500 words)

● 2 industry references

● Some Young Artist Program experience


Applicants may apply for the Career Expansion Fellowship via Google Form here.



ABOUT ADA ARTIST MANAGEMENT


Founded in 2004, ADA Artist Management has established itself as a leader in the music industry by being an artist-led and artist-focused firm. We are proud to represent a versatile and well-respected roster of opera artists, both emerging and seasoned professionals. Respect for artists and clients, transparency, and inclusivity are just a few of the core values that guide us as we work to bring opera into the next generation. https://www.ada-artists.com



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Contact:

Katrina Thurman

Director of Marketing & Community Engagement

kthurman@ada-artists.com