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

Usher - Part-Time

Ushers:  The Boston Symphony Orchestra is in the process of recruiting USHERS for the upcoming Boston Symphony Orchestra season. 
You must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • Available for a minimum of 3 concerts/week
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Someone who loves working with a variety of people (both colleagues and patrons) and can maintain a positive, pleasant tone at all times.

No ushering experience is required. Preference given to those who are available to work Friday matinees and/or Saturday evenings. Job provides flexible schedule and exposure to great music, people and unique events.   $11/hour to start. 

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Press Office Intern

Provide general and administrative support to Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office for the spring 2018 semester, January-May 2018.

  • 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

 Qualifications:   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 2018. 15-20 hours weekly.
Compensation: 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.

Corporate Partnerships Intern Responsibilities include:

  • Organize promotional collateral for annual sponsorship recaps
  • Update and organize departmental archives including program books, brochures, and advertising materials
  • Assist with preparation of major corporate sponsor-related and business partner-related events, including possible day-of preparation and assistance, on an as-needed basis
  • 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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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.

i>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.

i>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. i> i>
i> i>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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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer