The Kennedy Center

NSO Artistic Planning Intern

Department description

This intern would work in the NSO Library, focusing primarily on library duties for NSO Education's Summer Music Institute, a 4-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young musicians from across the nation and the world - July 2-30, 2018. This intern would be supervised by the NSO Library staff in collaboration with NSO Education and learn the library skills necessary for implementing a major summer orchestral and chamber music program within the Kennedy Center. The NSO Library/SMI intern assists staff with all SMI library needs and would be fully immersed in SMI planning and implementation during the internship. We are looking for a passionate and detail-oriented individual who aspires to work in a symphony orchestra music library; who believes in the power of classical music to inspire and enrich one's life and is interested in practicing these library skills as part of a large summer music program for student musicians.

Project description

The NSO Library/Education intern will contribute to the following projects throughout their internship experience. Additionally, interns may have other duties as assigned.

Before Summer Music Institute: Intern will learn and practice the basics of library work including but not limited to, procedures for communication with artistic staff and conductors, acquisition of repertoire, inventory and filling music, etc., and basics of part preparation (bowing processes, errata, bindings and page turns, etc.).: Intern will organize chamber music and conducting scores needed for SMI 2018, including pulling materials for SMI 2018, making a tracking system for what has been distributed, and providing masters and practice copies as necessary.

During and Post-Summer Music Institute: Intern will assist the NSO Librarians with any remaining part preparation for SMI orchestra repertoire.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017