Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Pops Orchestra has presented more than 200 live virtual performances, employing hundreds of artists and technical staff at pre-COVID pay.
With your help, we can continue to create countless meaningful and artistically fulfilling jobs. In addition to keeping our talented musicians employed, your support helps us continue to perform for thousands of people across the country.
We appreciate your support – thank you for being part of our APO Family!
We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about music. The American Pops Orchestra is not your traditional orchestra and this role demands the willingness to be proactive and think outside the box. An ideal candidate is organized, adaptable, energetic, passionate about music, and able to maintain a “can-do” spirit in high-pressure situations.
Manage day-to-day music operations of the orchestra with presence at the APO offices in Washington, DC. Ensure that all performances transition seamlessly from rehearsals to performances. Have ownership of APO’s music library and be the main point of contact for musicians both on and off site.
Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com no later than May 19, 2023.
The American Pops is committed to a diverse workplace, on and off stage. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
APO seeks undergraduate and graduate students interested in working for and learning about a young non-profit performing arts organization. Our internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and hands-on experience to students with an interest in the performing arts, arts administration, or a related field. The selected intern will assist with specialized tasks and assignments within our organization’s marketing and operations departments, learning about and contributing to the ongoing projects within each area.
The majority of this internship will be spent supporting the day-to-day needs of the organization, with short and long-term projects being assigned throughout the internship term as well. This position will have the opportunity to assist with the onsite operations of TV Show Filmings for PBS, contributing to pre-production and on-site production needs. Start and end dates of this internship are flexible, and the internship will take place in-person. Interns will work up to 20 hours a week focusing on tasks that are tailored to the needs of the organization and the interests of the intern, when possible.
APO Interns who complete the program will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working for a performing arts organization currently engaging in multiple projects with PBS.
Additional benefits include:
**Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Internship duties will include but not be limited to-
The American Pops Orchestra was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to bringing American popular music to diverse new audiences in dynamic ways. APO reimagines music, performing in non-traditional orchestral settings and custom arrangements. Partnering with PBS, APO has recently been seen in various national specials, including PBS’ 2021 NYE special “United in Song”.
The American Pops Orchestra has made it a priority to not only maintain Pre-COVID content in a virtual form, but also create new content to keep our audience engaged and our musicians employed. As an organization that strives to break the mold of concerts, we are using COVID-19 to reimagine our normal operations. Since March we have streamed two full original concerts, created solo performances by instrumentalist and vocalists, rethought our Music and Mindfulness series as a more often and virtual event, and partnered with organizations across the country in our virtual trivia series.
In addition, APO has held multiple in-person socially distanced outdoor Porch Concerts that provide our audience with the opportunity to safely see live art despite the current situation around us. Throughout the pandemic, APO has employed hundreds of musicians and artists and in a time when many other organizations couldn’t. In the words of Maestro Luke Frazier, “we never stopped.”
Moving forward, APO is proud to present our NextGen National vocal competition which will include students from across the country competing virtually for the chance to win a monetary prize and the opportunity to perform in a future APO MainStage Show. This will include a virtual audition and semi-finals with a live (COVID permitting) finals in Spring of 2021. APO has also filmed multiple productions that will be broadcast nationally on PBS. APO has been grateful to keep creating and making music despite the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will keep working to bring you, our valued audience, original and unique content.
To support APO as we keep moving forward you can click here, so that we can continue to employ more artists and musicians. If you have any questions about what APO has been doing during the pandemic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and stay safe.