Boston Pops Office Intern

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2014 Winter-Spring-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. 
  • Gathering guest artists and conductors biographical materials. 
  • Updating artist information and maintaining databases. 
  • 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. 
  • Distributing program changes and assisting in house ticket distribution. 
  • 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 jobs simultaneously.
  • Sound computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office, multimedia programs, and internet/e-mail. Helpful but not required: Web 2.0.
  • Knowledge of classical, jazz, and musical theater repertoire.
  • Evening and weekend work required; including July 3-4.

Schedule (subject to change):  April to mid- July:  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.  November/December-April 2014:   8-10 hours per week (up to full-time hours possible) during standard office hours M-F; hours are flexible.

Compensation:  Unpaid position; college credit available upon request.  This is an excellent opportuinty to learn concert production and tour preparation for a major syphony orchestra and to network with professionals in an orchestar 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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