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Job Title: 2023 EMA Summit Assistant

Job Type: Temporary Contract Position, May-October 2023. Suggested start date of May 8, 2023 (flexible)

Salary: $20 per hour

Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week

Additional time commitment:
Approximately 20 hours from June 7-10 during the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition
Approximately 40 hours from October 23-26 during the 2023 EMA Summit.

Job Description:

Early Music America (EMA) is seeking a reliable and detail-oriented assistant to support the 2023 EMA Summit in Boston, MA. The assistant will be responsible for a range of tasks, including administrative support, event planning, and logistical coordination. Reports to EMA Programs Director David Simmons Wood.


  • Assist with administrative tasks such as answering emails, drafting documents, and managing schedules.
  • Coordinate logistics for the 2023 EMA Summit (October 24-26), including venue setup, vendor coordination, and participant registration.
  • Provide on-site support for EMA’s Exhibition booth at the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition (June 7-10) and at the 2023 EMA Summit, including assistance with event setup and volunteer/participant management. 
  • Collaborate with the EMA staff to develop and implement event marketing strategies.
  • Conduct research on early music industry trends and potential event sponsors, participants, and exhibitors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Reside in Boston, MA
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Familiarity with early-music field and event management preferred, but not required

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a suggested start date of May 8, 2023.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and availability for this position to specialprojects@earlymusicamerica.org.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

For more information about Early Music America, please visit earlymusicamerica.org
No phone calls please.

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