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 intern will have opportunities to shadow and assist NSO staff backstage during rehearsals and concerts, both at the Kennedy Center and at the U.S. Capitol and Wolf Trap.

Operations & Departmental Projects: The intern will support day-to-day operations of the NSO staff to gain an understanding of 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 2019 Term

Applications Due: March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

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Spring 2019 Term

Application closed November 11, 2018

Term Dates: January 22-May 3, 2019

Fall 2018 Term

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018