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2018-2019 Season Volunteers
If you would like to be contacted about opportunities for the 2018–2019 season, please contact Carla Chrisfield.



The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is seeking a highly motivated candidate for our 2018 Chamber Opera Series to serve as Intern, Assistant to the Stage Director. Under the direction of BEMF Opera Director, Gilbert Blin, the Intern, Assistant to the Stage Director will provide assistance to BEMF’s 2018 Chamber Opera Series presentation of Francesca Caccini’s Alcina. The primary duty of this role is to support the Stage Director, Gilbert Blin, with various requirements including but not limited to: assisting with day-to-day errands; note taking and clerical duties; being available during all rehearsals for the duration of the opera residency at Longy School of Music; being available during dress rehearsal and performances at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall; other duties as described.

Candidates for this internship should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with an advanced ability to problem solve and anticipate the needs of others. Further, highly-developed interpersonal skills, strong organizational expertise, the ability to work independently, and a dedication to the performing arts are essential qualifications. Previous professional experience in the performing arts, theatre, or opera is encouraged, but not required. Familiarity and interest in opera and the performing arts is strongly encouraged.

Dates of residency:
Monday, November 12, 2018 through Sunday, November 25, 2018 (excluding Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 22, 2018.) Candidates should have open availability for the duration of this timeframe.

How to apply:
Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to Peter Charig at For more information please call 617-661-1812, or visit our website at Applications are due no later than Monday, November 5, 2018