Join the Summer Staff at Marlboro

Application deadline: April 30, 2015
Michael Herring
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 weekly stipend plus a room on campus and all meals—and the food is excellent! Staff members work six days a week, yet 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 list each position for which you would like to be considered in order of your preference.

Job Listings


Work at front desk of Festival offices and assist senior staff. Duties include answering busy phones, greeting public, general administrative support (including word processing and organizing mailings), assisting Box Office Manager and/or selling recordings during concerts.  Prior office experience, knowledge of classical music, and friendly demeanor are essential.  Must be available June 13 – August 25.


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, 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 13 – August 25.


For private Festival beach at nearby lake (4.5 miles from campus). Must have current Lifeguard Certification and be over 18. Also supervises all parking at concerts. Must be available June 13 – August 25.


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 recruiting guest chefs for private dinners on concert nights, and for arranging special events and promoting pleasant atmosphere. Good organizational skills and friendly personality required, as well as cooking and food preparation experience, and a love of hard work. Must be available June 13 – August 25.


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