Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
November 05, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Web, Archive & Digital Asset Management Spring Intern


The primary focus of this internship is to help with various facets of digital and web asset management under the supervision of the Web Manager. Additional time will be spent helping to catalogue and organize Boston Ballet’s in situ archives (mostly photography and ephemera).


  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)

    • Upload assets to the digital asset management platform

    • Help organize, catalogue, and assign metadata, keywords, and descriptions to assets in the DAM

  • Web

    • Upload content and assets to the web content management systems (CMS)

    • Using uploaded content and assets created for publication on

  • Boston Ballet Archives

    • Help catalogue and organize photography pertaining to Boston Ballet history and performances

    • Conduct research on assets housed in the archives through Playbills, social media, traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters

    • Assist in the digitization of photography and other materials

    • Assist in the preparation for storage of archival materials

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • Currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

  • Able to commit to 8-10 hours per week minimum

  • Familiarity with DAM platforms

  • Familiarity with CMS platforms especially WYSIWYG formats a plus

  • Familiarity with digital tools such as scanners

  • Familiarity with best practice for archival cataloguing

  • Independent and self-motivated with strong organization skills

  • Ability to analyze, edit, and prioritize information

  • Proficiency in general office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • College level writing skills

  • Strong research skills and proficiency with internet search tools

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, creativity, humor, and a love for the arts is encouraged

  • Knowledge of ballet and/or ballet history is a plus

Boston Ballet internships are unpaid. Boston Ballet internships are for credit (preferred) or on a volunteer basis. Boston Ballet Interns in the Fall and Spring are eligible for complimentary tickets to season performances and discounted classes.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

Apply by:
December 21, 2018
About this Organization:
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Max Hodges, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.

Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of pre-professional dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting lecture-demonstrations and special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.