Boston Pops Office Intern

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The Boston Pops internship is ideal for individuals who are looking to gain experience in the fast-paced industry of concert management and production. In addition to assisting in the day-to-day planning and operations of the Boston Pops, major responsibilities will include:
  • During Spring Pops: assisting on all aspects of artist hospitality and serving as a resource to guest artists, including: travel and hotel coordination, transportation schedules, dressing room amenities, and catering. Artists our interns have worked with in recent years include Leslie Odom, Jr., Queen Latifah, Andy Grammer, Seth MacFarlane, Mandy Patinkin, Brian Wilson, and many more.
  • Assist the Operations department with Pops tour preparations, production inventory management, and administrative tasks
  • Playing an integral part in updating and managing our audio database for artistic staff use
  • Organizing & responding to unsolicited artist submissions
  • Updating artist information and maintaining databases
  • Administrative duties including answering phones, copying music and programs, filing, etc.
  • Managing special projects as assigned by the Boston Pops staff
 
Requirements:
  • Excellent communication, organizational, writing and office skills
  • Ability to present themselves professionally to world-renowned musicians
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, and ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sound computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office, multimedia programs, and internet/e-mail.
  • Knowledge of classical, jazz, and musical theater repertoire
  • Evening and weekend work required; including July 3-4.
 
Schedule (subject to change): 
  • Internship begins March 2018. All applicants must be available to remain in this internship until at least July 5, 2018.
  • March to April 2018: 8-10 hours per week (up to full time hours possible) during standard office hours M-F; hours are flexible.
  • April to mid-July 2018: 20 hours per week (up to full time hours possible) generally from Tues.-Sat; hours are flexible, but regular evening and Saturday work is required and intern must be available the week of July 4th.
 
Compensation: Unpaid position; college credit available upon request. This is an excellent opportunity to learn concert production and tour preparation for a major symphony orchestra and to network with professionals in the orchestra and entertainment industry.  
 
the Boston Pops
America’s Orchestra, founded in 1885, has two main seasons: Holiday Pops, which runs during the month of December, and the Spring Pops season, which runs for six weeks early May through mid-June. During this time, there are over 50 concerts performed in Symphony Hall and on the Esplanade, the season culmination is the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th, a nationally broadcast concert from the Hatch Shell along the Charles River. Visit www.bostonpops.org for more info.
 
 
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