Boston Pops Office Intern

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2016Spring-Summer Internship Opportunity Boston Pops Intern/Volunteer

In addition to assisting in the day-to-day planning and operations of the Boston Pops, major responsibilities will include:

·         Playing an integral part in updating and launching live recordings database for artistic staff use

·         Organizing & responding to unsolicited artist submissions

·         Updating  artist information and maintaining databases

·         Assist the Operations department with Pops tour preparations, production inventory management, and administrative tasks

·         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 signs and amenities, and catering

·         Administrative duties including answering phones, copying music and programs, filing, etc.

·         Managing special projects as assigned by the Boston Pops staff



·         Excellent communication, organizational, writing and office skills

·         Ability to present his/herself 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/April 2016. All applicants must be available to remain in this internship until at least July 5, 2016.
  • March to April 2016: 8-10 hours per week (up to full time hours possible) during standard office hours M-F; hours are flexible.
  • April to mid-July 2016: 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.  

America's Orchestra, founded in 1885, has two main seasons:  Holiday Pops, which runs during the month ofDecember 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. for more info.

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