The Kennedy Center

NSO Librarian 

Department description

This intern willwork in the NSO Library, focusing primarily on library duties for NSO Education's Summer Music Institute (SMI), a 4-week festival of orchestral and chamber music for young musicians from across the nation and the world - July 1-29, 2019. The 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 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 filing music, and the essentials of part preparation (bowing processes, errata, binding parts, fixing page turns, etc.). These skills will be learned and practiced under close supervision of NSO Librarians through the existing library work flow of part preparation for the National Symphony.

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