Please check back for announcements of upcoming auditions, including on oboe, clarinet and tuba. 



JOB SUMMARY:  The Production Manager oversees the planning and implementation of production aspects for all concerts. This includes being responsible for ensuring that all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsals, run-outs, special events) run safely, smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner.  The Boulder Philharmonic performs at Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus, in addition to rehearsals at other venues in Boulder and environs. This is a part-time position concentrated around concert production weeks, with ongoing planning and communication duties throughout the concert season.


  1. Act as liaison to venue staff, including advance communication regarding equipment needs, setup and access.
  2. Attend all rehearsals and performances, or arrange for suitable back-up.
  3. At each venue, ensure adequate lighting, ventilation, sound system, green room, dressing rooms, stage shell, pit floor and security. In collaboration with the Personnel Manager, ensure adherence to the Collective Bargaining Agreement in regards to stage temperature and conditions.
  4. Work in collaboration with the Music Director, Personnel Manager, Artistic Administrator, and house technical crew to satisfy the staging and equipment requirements for each rehearsal and performance. This includes setting up and striking chairs, music stands, risers, stand lights and cords, podium, conductor’s music stand, and securing percussion and keyboard instruments. Return necessary equipment to its starting point.
  5. Responsible for concert stage appearance and ensuring that the stage is ready for musicians at least 30 minutes prior to each service.
  6. Responsible for transportation of equipment to and from concert venues, as well as load-in and load-out.
  7. Remain available to Music Director and Personnel Manager during all rehearsals and performances to assist with tasks, sets changes, requests, light, entrance or sound cues, etc.
  8. Provide sound shields, ear protection, and other relevant equipment as requested by musicians.
  9. Responsible for storage, safety, maintenance, and upkeep of the equipment owned by the Boulder Phil.


  1. One year experience with orchestral set up requirements and ability to communicate set changes to stage hands. Familiarity with classical symphonic repertoire a plus.
  2. Professional appearance and decorum.
  3. Ability to work well under pressure with diverse personalities.
  4. Reliability, strong organizational skills, and effective communication skills.
  5. Valid Driver’s License; personal vehicle for transporting equipment and supplies.
  6. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours, mostly during evenings and weekends.


email:  info@boulderphil.org
No calls, please.

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra hosts a robust internship program in order to provide learning opportunities for interns in a wide range of areas related to the daily operations of a small performing arts non-profit. We are now accepting inquiries for the 2017-18 concert season (approx. September-April).

Interns are directly involved in most aspects of operations for this highly acclaimed regional professional orchestra and work alongside experienced professionals, community members, and a network of resources within the Boulder cultural community. As a team player, an intern gains solid professional skills while facilitating the day-to-day work at the Boulder Phil. Examples of projects include but are not limited to:

Education Programs Intern (Fall-Spring):

  • Program Administration: Work with Music Director, Executive Director and teacher liaison to set the program for the year and create curriculum guides for distribution to teachers.
  • Publicity: Plan and implement publicity efforts in order to meet sign-up goals from schools and students for both the Discovery Concert and Young Artist Concerto Competition.
  • Event Planning: Plan day-of-event logistics for the Discovery Concert at Macky Auditorium, including volunteer ushers, seating assignments, and traffic flow.
  • Program Development: Work with staff in envisioning, planning and implementing expansion of existing programs or development of new programs to meet education and outreach goals. Assist with grant proposals as appropriate.
  • Ideally, this individual will spend an entire production season with us (September through April), averaging 10 hours a week with flexible scheduling.

Development/Marketing Intern (Fall-Spring):

  • Special events: Assist with planning and implementation of our annual Boulder Phil Fanfare and other smaller fundraising events and recitals throughout the year. Research and maintain files on current and potential sponsors.
  • Grant proposals: Assist in writing/editing/submitting grant applications to foundations, government, or corporate funding sources.
  • Donor relations: Assist Director of Development in writing/sending direct mail solicitation and acknowledgment letters.
  • Donor prospecting: Conduct background research on potential or current donors (foundations, corporations, and individuals).
  • Marketing/Audience Development: Conduct grassroots marketing to local groups and student populations, write copy, create and edit website and e-newsletter content.
  • Ideally, this individual will spend an entire production season with us (September through April), averaging 10 hours a week with flexible scheduling.

Administrative Intern (Summer, and other terms as available):

  • Marketing & Outreach: Assist with online calendars, mass mailings, proof-reading, market research and promotions.
  • Patron Relations: Assist with ticketing, database updates, and outreach to social service agencies.
  • Operations: Maintain recording archive, update repertoire history, and prepare and submit reports for music licensing.
  • Ideally, this individual will average 10 hours a week during the summer months with flexible scheduling.

We need people with positive attitudes and a willingness to learn. Strong writing, interpersonal skills and attention to detail are required. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, HTML, or graphics programs is a plus. At the end of the experience, the intern should have a good idea of many of the working aspects in a dynamic, hard-working non-profit organization. Interns are generally recent graduates, current graduate students, or career changers. Individuals who have recently completed internships with the Boulder Phil have moved on to full-time employment in arts management, graduate school, or careers in teaching and performing. If interested, please send your resume to info@boulderphil.org.

** Internships are unpaid positions. Job perks include complimentary tickets to all Boulder Philharmonic concerts & valuable experience working in a dynamic, small to mid-sized non-profit.

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra gives equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, citizenship, ancestry, national origin, handicap, disability, political service, political affiliation, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran. In addition, the Boulder Phil will comply with any affirmative action requirements that apply and with all EEO requirements that apply under state and local law.

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