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



Corporate Partnership Assistant

Assist the Corporate Sponsorships Department with administrative functions related to the stewardship of BSO, Boston Pops and Tanglewood Major Corporate Sponsorships. Coordinate sponsor deliverables between sponsors and related BSO departments, including concert tickets (box office), on-site function space (event services), and program book advertising (program office). Update and maintain sponsorship recap reports on a weekly basis, including advertising and promotional collateral throughout the season for year-end reporting. Create and maintain sponsorship databases, including contact lists, deliverables, and event/concert attendance spreadsheet and reports. Assist with department/event related mailings and communications. Organize and manage department cultivation materials. Track sponsorship income and expense, and assist with the reporting process. Provide general assistance for department related projects and events as needed.

Qualifications: College degree or equivalent. Professional, detail oriented, has the ability to interface with BSO colleagues and high-level senior executives. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Tessitura, a love of classical music and ability to work occasional nights and weekends a plus.

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Education and Community Engagement Intern

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 2014 fall 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 August 1, 2014.
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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Boston Pops Office Intern

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 opportunity to learn concert production and tour preparation for a major symphony orchestra and to network with professionals in an 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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