Yellow Barn

14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346

Date Posted:
January 08, 2019

Central Massachusetts



Production Intern


Each summer, Yellow Barn hosts interns to assist with production, marketing, and public events. The Yellow Barn interns are essential to the success of our summer programs and concert series, and are welcomed by all to the Yellow Barn family, which ranges from college-age participants to esteemed faculty.

Working closely with the Festival Manager, the two Production Interns helps coordinate and fulfill a wide range of campus production and musicians’ needs on a daily basis. During concerts, the Production Interns serve as assistant stage managers. This varied position is comprised of extensive hands-on work and related administrative tasks.

The Production Interns are two of three interns serving as residential staff members (RAs) for three weeks during the Young Artists Program for musicians ages 13-20. As RAs, interns provide support and assistance, and contribute to a positive and mature music-making environment.

Yellow Barn is located in beautiful Putney, Vermont.


Personal experience with performing arts production is a requirement for the Production internship. In addition, candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good spatial awareness, experience with printers/copy machines, and proficiency with Microsoft Office tools. Successful candidates will have the ability to: organize information that changes daily, complete tasks consistently despite interruptions, and work independently in a group setting. This is a highly active position, and candidates should be able to lift at least 30 lbs comfortably. Candidates must be efficient, responsible, flexible, and thrive in a fast-paced, hard-working environment. Candidates must have a car in good working order, have a valid United States Driver’s License, and be comfortable living and driving on country roads.

How To Apply:

To apply, please submit an online application, including a cover letter and résumé:

Apply by:
February 01, 2019
$100/week, plus provided housing, meals, and a travel stipend
About this Organization:
Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music, encourages discovery in the studio, classroom, and concert hall; explores the craft of musical interpretation; and illuminates our world through the unique experience of music. Twice awarded the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Yellow Barn’s innovative approach to lifelong education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unique philosophy, and programs that focus listeners in new ways, set it apart from any other chamber music center in this country.

Based in Putney, Vermont with a national agenda and a growing international presence, Yellow Barn draws professional musicians from the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Since 1969, participants in Yellow Barn’s summer festival have explored music spanning a wide range of eras and genres alongside faculty members who are among the most highly regarded performers and pedagogues of our time. One of those faculty members spoke for the entire community when he said, “Yellow Barn is an artistic center of gravity for me.”

In addition, Yellow Barn has established the Young Artists Program for performers and composers ages 13-20, known for the collaborative creation and performance of 12 new works each session; the Artist Residencies, which is the first retreat program in the country for performing musicians at all stages of their careers; collaborations with “Yellow Barns” in other fields, notably a concert series at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas that regularly hosts Music From Yellow Barn; and partnerships that transform typical business practices, including a relationship that far exceeds a typical rental agreement through shared space and curricular workshops at the Greenwood School for boys ages 12-18 with language-based learning differences.

Yellow Barn Music Haul is the broadest interpretation of Yellow Barn’s mission. The first self-contained traveling stage of its kind, Yellow Barn Music Haul redefines what a concert hall can be. It brings music to grammar schools and conservatories, urban neighborhoods and arts districts, city lots and open fields. It plays for people regardless of their experience with or knowledge of music, their attention captured in the unexpected moment. With Yellow Barn Music Haul we realize music’s fundamental purpose, and inherent ability, to communicate in ways that defy definition and move us without explanation.