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   



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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Accounts Payable Assistant Part-Time

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is committed to bringing world class music and performances to the local and international communities. The key to our success has been our employees from the musicians onstage to those behind the scenes. We currently have an opening in our Accounting department for a part time Accounts Payable Assistant to work 20 hours per week. In this role, you will work with a variety of staff to ensure the timely processing of an array of different types of invoices and payments. Bring your attention to detail, efficiency and organizational skills while working for a non-profit arts organization.


  • Process high volumes of invoices for weekly check runs. Ensure accuracy in the sorting, batching, and entering invoices. Research any missing information on invoices. Print check and ensure any detailed back-up is attached for the signatory.
  • Perform weekly department filing.
  • Process and enter wires, ACHs and Pcard invoices.
  • Review vendor statements to determine outstanding payments due and notify departments regarding missing invoices.
  • Monthly preparation of void check listing.
  • Research and respond to questions from vendors and BSO employees.
  • Must have the ability to perform additional responsibilities to maintain ongoing functioning of the A/P department when the department is short-staffed.

Experience with Microsoft Office including strong skills in Excel and Word. Strong attention to detail, customer service focus and interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with all levels of individuals. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL software is a plus but not required.


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Box Office-Symphony Charge Representative - Part-Time

Provide customer service and sell tickets to patrons interested in attending Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops concerts presented at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Sell concert tickets at the BSO box office, or SymphonyCharge, to all concerts taking place at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. This includes concerts presented by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops as well as concerts presented by independent promoters.
  • Answer questions and assist subscribers with the purchase of subscriptions at the box office window.
  • Accurately enter customer address and billing information into the Boston Symphony Orchestra database for use in tracking orders and in marketing efforts.
  • Process ticket exchanges for patrons who are unable to attend a concert that is part of their subscription series: find replacement tickets for the customer, and ensure that the patron is aware of all exchange policies and how they may effect the transaction.
  • Answer questions regarding performance content and ticket policies. Provide patrons with policy information for Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. Provide customers with policy information regarding outside concerts presented by independent promoters at Symphony Hall.
  • Answer the Re-sale ticket line and post re-sales to Tessitura.
  • Close out window at end of day and balance cash drawer.

Qualifications: Six months experience in call center/customer-related work environment, preferably in a team environment, flexibility regarding job functions and scheduling.   Skills: Basic typing skills and familiarity with personal computers. Excellent problem solving and communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a fast paced diverse team environment, professional telephone manner.  Part-time 20-25 hours per week.   Some evenings and weekends required.

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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