Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Collaborative Learning Co-op/Intern (Fall)

20-30 hoursPhiladelphiaFall Semester



The Philadelphia Orchestra is a catalyst for cultural activity across Philadelphia’s many communities, building an offstage presence as strong as its onstage one. The Orchestra invests in the important work of music education and building community through its HEAR initiative, a portfolio of programs that promotes wellness, champions music education, eliminates barriers to accessing the orchestra, and maximizes impact through research.

Through programs such as PlayINs, free PopUP and Neighborhood concerts, school concerts, music therapy, and residency work in Philadelphia, the award-winning Collaborative Learning Department serves over 50,000 students, young people, and citizens—engaging new audiences and opening access to music.

The Collaborative Learning (CL) Intern will provide assistance in the coordination of the programs and concerts administered by the CL Department. The Collaborative Learning Intern provides support for the Director of Collaborative Learning and will report to the Manager of Learning and Wellness.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
•Assist with the planning of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Department of Collaborative Learning programs including

•The Greenfield Student Competition
•Martin Luther King Tribute Concert
•College Performance Series
•Sound All Around
•School Concerts
•Family Concerts
•Musicians in the Schools
•Community PlayINs
•Side-by-Side Rehearsals
•School Partnership Program
•Open Rehearsals for Students
•Additional CL Events
•Manage the reservations and ticketing process, communications, and day of event logistics for the Open Rehearsals for Students and School Concert programs
•Serve as primary liaison to volunteers for all Family Concerts
•Manage applications, organize mailings, help with scheduling, and work with volunteers as needed for the Greenfield Competition and other programs
•Assist in artist contract preparation and payment processing
•Manage all Teaching Artist invoicing and classroom information
•Participate in CL team planning and meetings
•Communicate with internal and external partners
•Work with the Tessitura database to update and maintain CL contacts and pull reports
•Participate in CL communication production including proofing and managing projects
•Provide administrative support and complete special projects as requested


Success Factors:

The ideal candidate exhibits a willingness to learn, a strong sense of initiative, and solid organizational skills. Working conditions are routine for an office environment. Co-op/Intern will be required to attend meetings/events during evening and weekend hours.

To Apply:

Candidates should send their resume and cover letter and 2 writing samples to: