The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is looking for bright, organized, detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills who possess a good attitude and the ability to take direction and follow through on projects. Interns work side by side with professionals as they experience the day-to-day workings of a world-class symphony.

  • Work Period: Fall and Spring Semesters and Summer
  • One semester internships or based on performance and work load.
  • Hours: 10- 20 hours per week
  • Days and times are flexible within regular business hours
  • Some evening and/or weekend work required.
  • Position: Unpaid
  • Must have transportation to get to the office and to concerts
  • Contact Michelle Seibert

Music Business Intern

Our internship program provides the opportunity for candidates interested in a music business career to receive a complete overview of the workings of a professional symphony orchestra. This experience will have components which would also be applicable to other segments in the arts industry or non-profit organizations. Interns will assist in all phases of operation which may include oversight of specific projects, front and back of house experience at concerts and assisting in the day-to-day operations.

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Specific responsibilities vary by time of season and may include experience and activities in the following areas:

Concert Production

  • Assist Orchestra Librarian with preparation and dissemination of music;
  • Assist Orchestra Personnel Manager with preparation of materials and meeting needs of musicians;
  • Coordination of Guest Artist travel, hotel, itinerary, bio/photos;
  • Assist Stage Manager at rehearsals and backstage at concerts.

Patron Engagement

  • Learn the ticketing system by assisting with the Box Office duties during office hours;
  • Assist with the Box Office on concert dates;
  • Assist with patron/audience receptions and events.


  • Assist in the execution of the Annual Fund campaign — creating labels, stuffing and sealing envelopes;
  • Learn how to prepare bulk mailings and assist in implementation;
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special donor events and activities.

General Administrative Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Computer skills, good writing skills, strong organizational skills, able to work with the public in person or over the phone.

Desired Majors

  • Music Business or Music Performance


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