The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.
The Music Department Intern will assist with Sunday Concerts, the acclaimed series of weekly chamber concerts, and Leading European Composers, the Phillips classical contemporary series (this season in partnership with the German and Finnish Embassies).
Duration: Eight continuous weeks and at least 16 to 20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.
Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internships: October 1
Summer Internships: April 1
Fall Internships: June 1
* Dates are subject to change.Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts.
(include but are not limited to):
- Coordinating complimentary and reserved seating for all concerts.
- Preparing and documenting Artist/s proposal acknowledgements.
- Sending preparatory e-mails to Artist/s two weeks in advance of concerts.
- Meeting Artist/s for rehearsals and orienting upon arrival to concerts.
- Coordinating r.s.v.p. lists for receptions.
- Attending concerts and assisting with ticketing and handling monies for CD signings.
- Send payment requisitions to Finance.
- Drafting and sending monthly Music e-News.
- Reviewing and responding to inquiries from artist/s and general public about Music at the Phillips.
- Performing other duties as assigned by Director of Music and Music Consultant.
- Previous experience in Performing Arts administration preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational and computer abilities.
- Ability to work well with performing artists and public audience.
- Background in Music Performance and/or Music History desirable, but not required.
Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, lectures, and special events