Supervisor: Alyssa Porambo, PR & Publications Coordinator
Address: 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Term: 2015 Spring Semester
Compensation: Academic credit; $50/wk; free parking pass; complimentary BSO tickets
Hours: 12-15 hours per week

   
INTRODUCTION
The BSO public relations department is responsible for the organization's public image and for strategic media relations surrounding all Orchestra programming, special events, presentations, major announcements and more. This internship is an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning about media relations, or the workings of a major symphony orchestra or a nonprofit organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern's projects will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and editing press releases
  • Participation in publicity planning and strategy sessions
  • Preparation, organization and distribution of press clippings and other press materials
  • Pitching local media
  • Writing of additional press materials, publications pieces, etc.
  • Light clerical work
  • Projects as assigned, based on department needs and intern's interests

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidates will have strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; basic facility with computers and technology; impeccable attention to detail; positive energy and a willingness to "pitch in" wherever needed. The position requires flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. An interest in symphonic music or the performing arts is helpful, but not required. Candidates should also have an interest in gaining valuable and direct experience in the PR office of a major performing arts organization.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples (press releases preferred) to Alyssa Porambo, PR & Publications Coordinator, at aporambo@BSOmusic.org. No phone calls please.

Please apply no later than December 12, 2014. 

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.