Education and Community Engagement Intern

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The BSO’s Education and Community Engagement programs offer individuals of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop their relationship with the BSO and build their ownership of and engagement with orchestral music through high quality, relevant, multileveled, and interactive education and community engagement experiences.   

The Education and Community Engagement department is seeking an intern for the 2016 spring semester. The internship is designed for a undergraduate or graduate student interested in gaining first-hand experience in an education and community engagement department setting within a large performing arts organization. The internship will offer  exposure to the working environment of the BSO’s Education and Community Engagement Department, allowing the intern to explore career possibilities related to arts administration, and specifically, education and community engagement work. A dedication to serving individuals from all backgrounds is required; an arts or arts administration background is suggested but not required.
The intern will support the BSO's Education and Community Engagement staff in their planning, implementation, and evaluation of departmental programs serving individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
·         Assist with program program feedback through database orgnaiztion/design and tabulating constituent surveys.
·         Attend select BSO Education and Community Engagement programs providing on-site support if and when needed. 
·         Assist with other ad hoc projects based on departmental needs and intern interests, such as research and design projects. 
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Attention to detail
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
·         Ability to balance multiple priorities
·         Interest in arts education, community engagement, and arts administration topics and issues
·         Familiarity with database navigation and organization
Time Commitment:
·         10 hours per week, scheduled around class hours/commitments
PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid internship intended for students currently enrolled in a higher education institution. It is REQUIRED that the intern’s school provides course credit for the internship experience.

Please submit resume and a cover letter that thoughtfully describes how your experience and interest would fit this internship, and what you would hope to gain from the experience. 

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Priority given to applicants who apply by December 11, 2015.
About this Organization:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., was founded in 1881 and is comprised of major sub-organizations including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Boston Pops, Esplanade Pops, and the Chamber Players. The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs in historic Symphony Hall from October through April under the direction of Maestro Andris Nelsens. The Boston Pops Orchestra, under conductor Keith Lockhart, performs in Symphony Hall during May and June in addition to, annual series Holiday Pops concerts in December. In July and August the orchestra performs at Tanglewood, its summer home in the magnificent Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The administrative offices of the BSO employ approximately 175 people. 
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