Part Time and Temporary Jobs

Part Time, internships,  and Temporary Positions Located at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

Boston Pops Office Intern

2017 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
  • 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 2017. All applicants must be available to remain in this internship until at least July 5, 2017.
  • March to April 2017: 8-10 hours per week (up to full time hours possible) during standard office hours M-F; hours are flexible.
  • April to mid-July 2017: 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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Press Office Intern Part-Time

Provide general and administrative support to Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office for the spring 2017 semester, January-May 2017.


  • Assist with administrative and organizational duties on behalf of the Press Office.
  • Read, clip and paste up BSO-related reviews and articles from newspapers, magazines, music journals and other daily and periodic publications as well as articles from the clipping service.
  • Assemble press kits for press conferences, special events, tours and general use.
  • Research information on performing artists, maintaining information sheets, photo files and biographies for visiting artists.
  • Assist with other special projects, as assigned by Press Office staff, including researching media outlets and journalists, writing blog and social media posts and researching and pitching select press
  • Accompany press during rehearsals and concerts as needed

Attention to detail and follow-through skills essential. Excellent organizational and office skills. Must be able to work on multiple jobs simultaneously. Outgoing, pleasant, and accommodating, with strong communication skills. Experience with copier and fax useful.

Schedule (subject to change):
January-May 2017. 15-20 hours weekly.


College credit only; there is no stipend for this internship. Office deals with all aspects of publicity for Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, so this position is ideal for someone who's interested in a career in public relations and wants to see what it takes to succeed in this exciting field.

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Customer Service Representative- Part Time

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is looking for a Customer Service Representative in our Call Center to serve on our 2017 Telefundraising Campaign. You will be responsible for raising money for all three brands of the BSO- the BSO, Pops and Tanglewood. It is an excellent opportunity for hands on experience in one of the world's most successful non-profit performing arts organizations! The Call Center Representative will receive leads from our progressive dialing system and be responsible for roughly 100-200 calls per evening. Agent will make sure that patron inquiries and requests are handled appropriately as well as making sure that patron pledge information is correct regarding gift amounts, membership, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Qualifications: Telefundraising and sales experience is a plus but a willingness to enthusiastically make the case for all three BSO brands is required as well as, at least, a general knowledge of the 18th - 21st century symphony orchestra repetoire. Candidates must also work a minimum of 18 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible but you must be able to work a minimum of 3-4 weekday evenings. An excellent phone manner is essential. Good typing skills and being comfortable in the Windows software environment is necessary.

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Usher - Part-Time

We are in the process of recruiting USHERS for the upcoming Boston Symphony Orchestra season. If you would like to join our Patron Services Team, and are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Available for a minimum of 3 concerts/week
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Thrive working in a fast-paced environment
  • Available Thursday, Friday mornings and weekends

Apply online or stop by the STAGE DOOR entrance of Symphony Hall (corner of St. Stephen St. & Mass. Ave.) to pick up an application. Send completed application and resume to the following address or drop it off at the Stage Door during normal business hours. .

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer