Join the Summer Staff at Marlboro

Application deadline: April 15, 2017

Marlboro Music Festival
1528 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: (215) 569-9497


Marlboro Music, founded in 1951, is widely considered to be the world’s leading center for the in-depth exploration of chamber music by outstanding professional musicians. For seven weeks each summer in the rural community of Marlboro in southern Vermont, some 80 musicians of diverse ages and backgrounds live together with staff members, spouses, and children—forming one large and nurturing musical family. The musicians exchange insights and experiences in intensive daily rehearsals; after three weeks of rehearsal, they share the inspired results of their collaborations in five weekends of public performances.

The program takes place on the leased 400-acre campus of Marlboro College. Musicians and staff members are housed in dormitory rooms and eat together in the campus dining hall. Summer positions include a stipend plus a room on campus and all meals—and the food is excellent! Staff members work six days a week, yet they usually can enjoy much of the music, the social events, and the unique community.

Since not all jobs may be available when we receive your application, please let us know all position(s) you would like to be considered for in order of your preference. We encourage you to apply early, as positions are often filled quickly.


Job Listings


Work at the front desk of the Festival offices and assist senior staff. Primary duties include answering busy phones, greeting patrons, and general administrative support, including word processing and mailing organization. Receptionists also participate in event coordination and assist the box office manager with ticket orders and at concerts. Prior office experience, knowledge of classical music, and a friendly demeanor are essential. Must be available June 10 – August 22.


Pre-season and post-season work involves setting up and breaking down the Festival, including moving furniture, sheeting beds, cleaning dorms and houses, and preparing the concert hall. During the season, the crew is responsible for the technical operation of the Festival, driving musicians to and from the airport, running errands in town, helping with recreational events, and setting up the stage for rehearsals and concerts. Flexibility and willingness to work as a team are essential! Must be at least 21 and have a driver’s license. Some knowledge of chamber music and musicians extremely helpful. Must be available June 10 – August 22.


For private Festival beach at the nearby lake (4.5 miles from campus). Must have or complete Lifeguard Certification and be over 18. The lifeguard also supervises all parking at concerts. Must be available June 10 – August 22.


Two managers handle all ordering, operation, cooking, etc. of the on-campus coffee shop, which serves breakfast, late-night light fare and snacks, and a variety of beverages. Also responsible for arranging special events and promoting a pleasant atmosphere. Good organizational skills and a friendly personality are required, as well as cooking and food preparation experience and a love of hard work. Must be available June 10 – August 22.


Festival staff members are responsible for maintaining all Festival facilities, including the cleaning and maintenance of dormitories, offices, and the Concert Hall. They also assist with parking before and after events. These positions provide pre-season and post-season support as well. Must be available June 10 – August 22.


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