Internships and Opportunities
Please check back soon for available Fellowships.
At Your Door Music
At Your Door Music is now interviewing piano and guitar
teachers to join our staff for the '12-'13 school year.
> More Information
Alternate Mode – Complete Solutions for the Electronic Drummer &
It is Alternate Mode's desire to make to the world's most musical, powerful and
responsive drum and mallet controllers ever created. Whether you play the
marimba or the vibes, acoustic drums or any other percussion or electronic
percussion instrument, we want to create new tools of expression for you to
enjoy for years to come!
> Contact Mario J DeCiutiis at
mariokatman(at)gmail.com or 413-594 5190 for internship information.
Artist's Resource Center
Every summer we host an administrative intern in the Artist's Resource Center to
assist us with data entry, research, and information management & update.
The Artist's Resource Center (ARC) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston (SMFA) functions as the career services department for the SMFA
community. Our programming centers on one-on-one advising, resource development,
and professional practices curriculum. We administer a formal credit-bearing
internship program for enrolled students. The ARC maintains an extensive online
resource called artSource that is available to anyone with Internet access.
artSource features a wealth of active artist opportunities, including
employment, internships, exhibitions & competitions, grants & residencies,
public art commissions, studio space, and community events. It is also features
a searchable directory of over 1,500 organizations and businesses and a Resource
Library containing an organized collection of external weblinks.
> For more information contact Catherine Tutter, Director of ARC Internships,
617.369.3608, ctutter(at)smfa.edu, www.smfa.edu/arc
Boston Lyric Opera
Tufts Connection: Beth Mullins at
More information on internship opportunities
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Become a part of the Boston Philharmonic team! Volunteers are needed for general
office projects, concert merchandise sales, marketing campaigns, and concert and
Gala preparation. Sharing your talents is an excellent way to learn more about
the orchestra, make a difference in your local community and make new friends at
the same time. Volunteers work to develop and strengthen public awareness of,
and support for, the Boston Philharmonic, helping to ensure its financial
well-being and providing much needed support for our small and dedicated staff.
Tufts Connection: Applied Faculty members Joanna Kurkowicz and Sarita
Uranovsky are members.
> No previous experience is necessary. Whether you can spare an hour, two, ten,
or more, please call Pamela Feo (Tufts Alumna) at 617-236-0999 or email
Center for Music National Service
Center for Music National Service (MNS) is a national nonprofit
organization that supports music as a strategy for public good.
MNS's flagship program, MusicianCorps, trains and places musicians
to serve in public schools, hospitals, and other high-need community
settings. Through direct programs and advocacy, MNS promotes music as
an intervention to improve student success, soothe the sick, and
strengthen communities of all kinds. MNS is headquartered in San Francisco.
CNC Music Productions Inc.
We are currently seeking interns for our Music Business Internship and
our Live Sound Internship. Interns should be current college students in the
Boston area with the desire to learn and have fun while doing it. Preference is
given to students interning for credit.
Responsibilities include assisting with booking, promotions, PR and various
administrative tasks. Interns also need to be available 1-2 nights per week to
work at one of our shows.
> If you are interested in an internship with CNC Music Productions, please
forward a resume and cover letter via email to
Christie Leigh, President.
Resumes without a cover letter will not be
accepted. All internships are unpaid with possible promotion to a paid position.
Based on the conviction that musicians can play an important public service
role, Community MusicWorks has created an opportunity for a professional string
quartet to build and transform its own urban community. Through the permanent
residency of the
Providence String Quartet, Community MusicWorks provides free after-school
education and performance programs that build meaningful long-term relationships
between professional musicians, children, and families in urban neighborhoods of
Providence, Rhode Island. In 2006, Community MusicWorks successfully piloted a
Program in order to share its unique model with interested musicians and
urban communities from across the country. A semi-annual
Musicianship and Public Service was added in 2009.
Curtis/Tufts High School
The Curtis/Tufts High School is seeking volunteers to teach
music/fine arts courses so that the students at the School may
complete a graduation requirement which is also an enrichment
elective. Please contact Anthony Volpe if you are interested in this
opportunity to provide a service to students who are not usually
involved in music/fine art opportunities.
SPED Administrative Program Director
Curtis/Tufts,437 Main Street Medford, MA 02155
Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes
Law firm for music industry professionals including The White Stripes, Tool,
Missy Elliot, System of a Down, Kylie Minogue, and Staind. Summer internships
150 S Rodeo Dr. - Ste 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Internship for The Echo Nest
The Echo Nest is looking for undergraduate or graduate students who
love music to help build on our one-of-a-kind music intelligence
platform by providing strong QA. The perfect candidate is more than
passionate about music, proficient with Macs, and can learn new
things quickly. The internship is located in our office in Davis
- Quickly search through information for a variety of tasks
focusing on online music
- Able to understand and verbally convey your work process to
help our developers
- Learn new technologies quickly
The Ideal Candidate:
- Comfortable with Macintosh computers and iWork
- Has a strong knowledge of blogs and social networking
- Able to quickly sort through content for important details
- Motivated problem solver
- Passionate music fan who loves learning about new
Location: Somerville, MA.
We are currently accepting applications.
Please note that the internship is unpaid but can be for school
> Learn more about the company at
> Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
From the Top
From the Top has many opportunities for young Boston area musicians to take
their music beyond the concert hall. Under the umbrella of From the Top's
Boston-based Center for the Development of Arts Leaders (CDAL Boston), an
array of opportunities are available for young musicians to use the
transformative power of music to engage new audiences, give back to their
communities, and explore their individual leadership pathways as 21st
Please go to their website
for more information on the opportunities for the coming year as
well as to see what our Arts Leaders have done in past years.
Download application >
Handel and Haydn Society
Tufts Connection: Alumna Kathryn Sheehan worked with the executive
director and supervisor of the annual fund in the summer of 2008.
Talk to her about her
Harmonix Music Systems
Harmonix Music is a videogame development company based in Cambridge, MA.
Known worldwide for its addictive music games and groundbreaking design innovation,
Harmonix was founded with a simple mission: To make the thrills of music-making
accessible to non-musicians. Our best-known games, Rock Band and Rock Band 2,
have brought that mission to living rooms, garages, and practice spaces around
the world. A full-blown band simulation game that combines guitar, bass, drum and
singing gameplay — as well as online multiplayer competition and co-op play —
Rock Band and its sequel have become a true cultural phenomenon; hailed as
"the ultimate music game" (Wired) and "the best party game ever made" (Time).
The games have appealed equally to rock-crazed kids and their parents, to
newbies and seasoned musicians alike.
For application information, visit
Tufts Connection: Tufts alums Adam Arrigo and Dan Bruno are both
employed at Harmonix. Contact them with questions about the
adam.arrigo(at)gmail.com and dan(at)danbruno.net.
POSITION: Artist Management Intern
Highsteppin' Productions is seeking an Artist Management Intern who will
have the opportunity to be involved with a variety of projects.
Intern(s) will work closely with the President of the company, as well
as the Production and Operations Departments. Duties may include, but
are not limited to:
This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of music management
including booking, promotion, marketing, and beyond; it's a very hands-on
- Assist in the research, planning and implementation of marketing
campaigns to include publishing deals, CD releases, new product
development, showcases, fan baseexpansion, etc.
- Maintain various social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter,
MySpace, etc.) and company websites to ensure proper representation
and increase the overall numbers of fans and followers. The ideal
intern will assist in implementing new and alternative ways to increase
visibility, membership and traffic across all brands and sites as well
monitor trends in social media tools and applications.
- Provide travel assistance and general tour support for the Tour Manager
and/or Production Manager including advancing shows.
- Reach out (phone & email) to radio stations for airplay and
the media for interviews in advance of tour dates to promote the show(s).
- Contact (phone & email) promoters, buyers and educators to
promote and the sell the band(s).
- Administrative duties include data entry, database management,
answering phones, filing, running errands in the square (i.e.: bank,
post office), shipping and receiving of band merchandise and general
- Special projects to be assigned.
Interns are encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, educational programs,
etc. to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and
administrative activities of the organization. Each intern will work approximately
30 hours per week with flexible hours (set by the intern's immediate supervisor).
Innovation and creativity are encouraged.
- Applicants must possess excellent written, communication, leadership
and computer skills in MS Office products. Experience with HTML and Adobe
Illustrator, Photoshop, iWeb or Wordpress a plus.
- The successful intern should be self-driven, highly motivated to learn,
punctual, passionate about music, attentive to detail and possess good
organizational skills and a professional demeanor.
- He/she must be interested in assisting independent artists to organize
and develop their music career as well as understanding the big picture
and small details of musician management.
- Heavy Internet research and social networking activity required.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston,
Massachusetts. Its products and audio technology are used by millions of people
in over 50 countries, from independent musicians to major broadcast and
recording studios and GRAMMY Award winners. iZotope focuses on developing
innovative audio technology for professional and consumer applications. This
core technology is presented to customers in its award-winning product line and
through its extensive licensing program.
We are at an exciting time in the evolution of audio technology. Tremendous
advances in computing power have created possibilities in signal processing that
were unthinkable just a few years ago. At iZotope, we are committed to seeing
the full potential of this evolution delivered to every customer. From
world-class implementations of traditional effects to completely new classes of
Tufts Connection: Current Tufts student Aaron Wishnik participating in
a paid internship, contact him at
> Email izotpe(at)izotope.com for more
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core
business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our
global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the
world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57
countries. The company sells over 45 million concert tickets a year and expects
to drive over 60 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com in 2008. Live Nation
is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into
ticketing and building the industry's first artist-to-fan vertically integrated
concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
for Nationwide Job Opportunities.
The music industry is transforming from a model where a few tastemakers (labels)
produced and distributed product to consumers through narrowly controlled
channels to a model where artists can quickly and easily create content and
provide it directly to fan communities through a variety of wide open channels.
Fans have virtually unlimited access via myriad online discovery sites, social
networks, and over the air channels. Our mission is to provide THE direct-to-fan
business platform that successful artists, managers, labels and the entire music
ecosystem use to collaborate and thrive.
> For more information and internship inquiries contact Phil Antonaides at
sales(at)nimbit.com or 866-864-6248.
PALS Children's Chorus
PALS would give an intern the opportunity to assist the conductor in rehearsal,
working one on one with kids that need extra help. The intern would also the
conductor get ready and set up for rehearsal, help children with any needs that
come up during rehearsal, and encourage focus and professionalism during
rehearsal and performance. Possible opportunities for student teaching, vocal
coaching, drama coaching, and conducting.
> Contact Alysoun Kegel, Artistic Director, for more information at
In 1970, with only their passionate enthusiasm for American roots music lighting
the way, three Cambridge, Massachusetts college students cast their lot into the
perilous music industry. "Before founding Rounder, we were basically music
fans," says Rounder Records co-founder Ken Irwin. "None of us," echoes
co-conspirator Bill Nowlin, "had any record industry experience whatsoever." Yet
this untested trio went the distance: from humble beginnings over thirty years
ago to what is now America's premier independent record label. From its early
interest in rural American music (via fiddle, stringband, blues, and bluegrass
recordings) to an expansive catalogue of more than 3,000 titles running the
gamut from folk to world, soul to socas, jazz to juju, Cajun to Celtic, and
beyond, Rounder has emerged as the preeminent source for vital, uncompromised
music of all genres.
Come be a part of the excitement at Rounder Records, the country's leading
independent record label! Our internship programs offer students real business
experience and invaluable exposure to the music industry.
We offer a flexible, casual atmosphere with diversity and unmatched
opportunities! We look for dedicated individuals that are hardworking,
professional and personable.
We continually have internships in the following departments: A&R, Sales &
Marketing, Music Publishing, Promotions, Publicity, Product Management.
Assist in various tasks including assembling articles for artist press kits,
assisting with phone calls to radio stations to researching album sales, data
entry, assisting with promotional mailings and other necessary work on
nationally-distributed artists. Duties also include faxing, filing and assisting
with research projects.
Candidates should possess excellent communication and organizational skills;
computer skills; attention to detail; strong interest in the music business,
specifically in the above areas. We offer internships year-round and will adapt
to the students' needs whenever possible. Specific responsibilities and duties
vary each semester. All internships are unpaid and must be done for college
> If you are interested in an internship, please email your cover letter and
resume stating your department of interest to
attention Human Resources Department.
SCM Community Transportation
Description of internship: We would love to have a Tufts intern to assist
us in creating the calendar, reaching out to elders, and project manager some of
SCM Community Transportation promotes the independence of seniors and persons
with disabilities through community-based transportation. Our friendly, safe and
reliable services help people maintain healthy, mobile and connected lives. Our
motto: Giving the Community a Lift! With the support of the Tufts Health Plan
Foundation, we have launched Door2Door to the Arts. This program gives senior
citizens access to life-enriching arts and cultural activities. We develop
seasonal calendars of arts activities, negotiate discounted pricing for events,
promote the events with our ridership, and transport attendees, door-to-door, to
events and activities.
> For more information contact Reed Cochran, Executive Director. 617.625.1191
x64; 167 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144.
Somerville Community Center
The Somerville Community Growing Center is a 1⁄4 acre public space near Union
Square. The Center is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather,
learn, and celebrate – to grow community. It is an urban oasis, a food
production garden, a teaching space, a nature playground – and a cultural
center. Each season, the Friends group develops a full calendar of largely free
special events—music, dance, film, workshops and more. Historically, we have
hosted significant performances highlighting traditional cultural traditions
from across the globe from El Salvador to Sri Lanka, as providing a site for
increasing understanding of the diversity of local cultures is a key goal.
We would entertain interns to: Help develop policies and procedures for
recruiting, orienting and welcoming guest performers and/or public artists for
installations or short-term residencies; Exploring funding sources to support
artistic partnerships; Developing documentation of current art installations,
for archives and web; Place-based creations of dance, music, film or visual arts
performance/installations; Develop a Growing Center art calendar to highlight
the site and local artists
> For more information contact: Lisa Brukilacchion & Tai Dannan (Board members,
Friends of the Community Growing Center); 617.666.2969; postal mail - FCG, 16
Holyoke Rd, Somerville, MA 02144;
We're the world's largest site for gigging musicians – and for good reason. Our
bands are paying members who use Sonicbids to connect with promoters across the
globe. With our network of partners and community of emerging bands, we're able
to develop innovative music marketing programs for a wide variety of national
and international brands. The bands, fans and promoters who come together
through Sonicbids create a powerful resource for sponsors looking to connect
with the lifestyle of those driven by a desire to make, promote, and listen to
> For more information on internship and job opportunities email
SONiVOX, a member of the Numark family of companies (Numark, Akai-Pro,
Alesis, ION), develops a suite of electronic music software products for
musicians, producers, composers and hobbiests. Known for its award-winning
sound design and virtual instruments and more recently popular software
products for Hip Hop producers, Sonivox products empower artists of all
musical genres to create Top40 hits, DJ tracks, film and TV soundtracks,
classical compositions, and more.
> Contact Jennifer Hruska at jhruska(at)sonivoxrocks.com
or 617-718-0202 for internship information.
Synthogy is a leading creator of virtual instrument software.
Their award winning Ivory II virtual piano products are used by
professional pianists, composers and producers all over the world.
Tufts Connection: Former Tufts student Jason Clark worked on a
paid internship with Synthogy. For more information contact him at
> Contact Joe Ierardi, Co-Founder at joei(at)synthogy.com
for internship information.
Like a lot of good ideas, ZUMIX started in someone's living room. Co-Founders
Bob Grove and current Executive Director Madeleine Steczynski began with a
simple principal - every child needs something to feel passionate about, and for
many teens their passion is music. In the summer of 1991 they recruited 24 youth
ages 8-18 to participate in a song-writing and performance program. In 1993,
ZUMIX began serving the broader community with the establishment of Music in
Maverick Square. The move to their current facility in 1996 enabled ZUMIX to
launch Community Arts programs, welcoming local residents to intimate
arts-related gatherings in a small, but vital arts space.
In 1994, a community needs and resource assessment conducted by the East Boston
Healthy Boston Coalition listed increased arts activity as one of its main
priorities. In 1997, ZUMIX was chosen to lead Cultural Connections- a
three-year, multi-agency, Neighborhood Preservation Initiative funded by the Pew
In 2005, ZUMIX received the "Best Practice Award for Teen Centered Environment"
from The Boston Foundation & Greater Boston After-School for All partnership. In
2006 ZUMIX was selected as a semi-finalist for the competitive Federal Coming-Up
Taller Award, and was chosen as a 2006 Social Innovator for the Social
Innovation Forum at MIT.
> For internship/volunteer information contact Corey DePina at 857-492-3199 or
External arts internship listings
hireculture.org - Sponsored by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
idealist.org - Non-profit employment
If you have an internship opportunity to share please contact Joseph Auner