The Kennedy Center

NSO Operations Intern

Department description

The National Symphony Orchestra Operations department produces a wide variety of symphonic, pops, education, and televised programs, both in the Kennedy Center, in the community, and on tour. The NSO is looking for a passionate individual who wants to learn firsthand how to produce orchestral concerts and gain valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of a professional symphony orchestra.

Project description

Concert Production
The intern will contribute to the planning and smooth operations of NSO concerts through a weekly set of responsibilities, including preparing technical schedules, arranging keyboard tunings, participating in production meetings, managing rehearsal space calendars, and other production-related tasks. The summer season includes concerts at the Kennedy Center, at Wolf Trap, and on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. The intern will have opportunities to shadow and assist NSO staff backstage during rehearsals and concerts.

Operations & Departmental Projects
The intern will support day-to-day operations of the NSO staff and gain an understanding how the organization functions both in individual departments and as a whole. Regular administrative tasks include maintaining purchase order logs, creating and distributing meeting agendas, and contributing to the general organization of the office.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

When to apply: December 1 - March 30, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017