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   



Collegiate Ambassadors

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Collegiate Ambassador program is a series of paid opportunities aimed primarily at Boston-area college students to provide logistical support and assistance to the BSO's Education and Community Engagement Department in the administration and execution of a variety of its programs over the course of the 2016-2017 concert season. Typical responsibilities include providing general support as needed for Education and Community Engagement programs held at Symphony Hall or offsite (with a focus on BSO Youth Concerts and Community Chamber Concerts); participants will be compensated at an hourly rate and with a small travel stipend (as applicable).
Collegiate Ambassadors will:

  • Provide support to BSO staff at select Education & Community Engagement Programs, especially the Community Chamber Concerts and Youth Concerts series
  • Receive compensation based upon an hourly rate (and any necessary travel needs)
  • Receive job-readiness experience throughout the year

Participants must be enrolled in a Boston-area college. Students with access to transportation are encouraged to apply (for off-site program needs), and should be willing to carpool to and from events with other students in the program as needed. Participants must attend the October 2 Orientation session at Symphony Hall.

Application Timeline:
September 23 - Application deadline
September 30 - Orientation session at Symphony Hall, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

2016-2017 Education & Community Engagement Activities include (but are not limited to) the following:
October 09, 2016 - Community Chamber Concert (Methuen, MA)
October 23, 2016 - Community Chamber Concert (Arlington, MA)
October 29, 2016 - BSYO Family Concert, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
October 30, 2016 - BSO Concerts For Very Young People (Boston, MA)
November 06, 2016 - Community Chamber Concert (Somerville, MA)
January 11, 2017 - Onstage at Symphony, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
January 13, 2017 - Onstage at Symphony, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
January 14, 2017 - Onstage at Symphony, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
February 05, 2017 - Community Chamber Concert (Salem, MA)
February 12, 2017 - Community Chamber Concert (Boston, MA)
March 12, 2017 - BSO Concerts For Very Young People (Boston, MA)
March 19, 2017 - Community Chamber Concert (Framingham, MA)
March 26, 2017 - Community Chamber Concert (Roxbury, MA)
April 2, 2017 - Community Chamber Concert (Dedham, MA)
April 5, 2017 - BSO Youth Concerts, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
April 6, 2017 - BSO Youth Concerts, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
April 7, 2017 - BSO Youth Concerts, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
April 8, 2017 - BSO Family Concert, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
April 29, 2017 - BYSO Family Concert, Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)


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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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Press Office Intern

Provide general and administrative support to Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office for the fall 2016 semester, September- December 2016.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience with copier and fax useful.


(subject to change): September -December 2016 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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Corporate Partnerships Intern

The mission of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. is to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of the musical art, creating performances and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence. Through six different components- the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, Tanglewood, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Symphony Hall-the organization brings music into the lives of millions of people every year.

Each semester, the BSO's Corporate Partnerships department selects one intern to help support the day-to-day activities of a four-person team. On average, interns are in the office between ten to fifteen hours per week. This is an opportunity to make connections at the BSO, learn about corporate fundraising and marketing, and experience the work environment of a world-class, thriving arts institution.


  • Organize promotional collateral for annual sponsorship recaps.
  • Update and organize departmental archives including program books, brochures, and advertising materials.
  • Participate in preparation of major corporate sponsor-related and business partner-related events, including possible day-of preparation and assistance.
  • Organize and execute mass-mailing projects.
  • Assist with donor benefit fulfillment as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must receive college credit for internship participation.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.


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Beranek Room Assistant

Under the direction of the Beranek Room Host, greet and serve guests in the Beranek Room, the members-only donor lounge of the BSO Development Office.
Regularly assigned hours are from two hours prior to all BSO subscription season concerts, through intermission, and as necessary, until all room guests have departed following the concert. Additional hours may be scheduled as needed in order to assist with Beranek Room gatherings outside of the regular assigned hours.

Specific Duties:

  • Greet guests and assist them with coats and packages, placing them in the coatroom and retrieving them when the guests are ready to depart.
  • Serve guests their beverage selections from the bar area, as directed by the Host.
  • Assist the Host in the set-up and clean-up of the room, including moving tables and chairs as needed, setting out and putting away flowers, folding tables and chairs, setting out and cleaning up snacks, beverages, and used service items such as cups, glasses, etc.
  • Assist the Host, as directed, in other ways as needed to ensure the smooth operation of the room and the utmost comfort of the guests.
  • Refrain from personal conversations with guests.
  • Maintain total discretion and respect for the confidentiality of all conversations between guests.

NOTE: Drinking of alcoholic beverages while on duty is absolutely not permitted.


  • Excellent manners and a warm, courteous, and professional demeanor.
  • Comfort in working with high-level clientele.
  • Responsible and dependable; must be able to commit to working all BSO subscription concerts.
  • Prior experience in a similar position of patron service preferred.
  • A general knowledge of the BSO and its programs.


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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer