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JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS:
Position Summary: The Five Senses Festival Internship is a unique and selective professional development opportunity for dance-theater administrators, producers, and technicians at the beginning of their careers. The Five Senses Festival internship position is dedicated to helping mount our second annual Five Senses Festival – a 3-week multi-arts and ideas festival that brings together performing arts, visual arts, science, and literature for a series of outdoor interactive events in the company’s home town of Washington Depot, CT. From June through August, Festival Interns will experience full immersion in the creative, production, company management, and development work of Pilobolus.
Company Management Intern
Reports to Kirsten Leon, Senior Company Manager
Assist Company Manager in Festival administrative duties including:
Prepare and disseminate artist packets to all guest artists
Artists production scheduling
Schedule of other events during Artists’ time in Washington
Maps of the area with food and services recommendations
Staff contact documents
Assist in production and distribution of daily production schedule
Assist Company Manager with artist hospitality duties including:
Preparing Local housing by verifying readiness for check-in, welcome packet and meeting artists upon arrival to show them around. Guests housed in private homes may involve fruit/snack baskets, some light shopping to prepare the home.
Assembling guest artist welcome gifts and materials for dressing rooms per artist riders
Liaise with Company Manager and Line Producer to stay apprised of shifting schedules around the Festival in order to ensure Artists are informed of any changes.
Liaise with Food and Beverage staff to orchestrate timely delivery of artist meals
Orchestrate artist transportation to and from train stations and airports, and locally around Five Senses Festival
Onsite activities may include assisting with other departments during high traffic times such as directing guests, responding to weather changes, and generally being prepared to lend a hand alongside other Festival Staff and Interns
Attend to any needs of local housing facilities as may be required. Verify payment of incidentals by Artist if in a hotel, light housekeeping and laundry in private homes, informing Company Manager of any concerns/damage, housekeeper needs, etc.
Ideal for someone with an interest in arts administration who is personable, friendly, organized, and has attention to detail. Past experience in production, management, and/or hospitality a plus.
Reports to Hannah Firestone, Development and Programming Manager
Assist Development Department in Festival planning and administrative duties including
Assist festival guests and patrons with ticket reservations and purchasing online, via email, and in person.
Regularly check Five Senses Festival email account and liaise with Development Manager to reply to all inquiries.
Monitor ticket sales and liaise with Festival Producer on preparing seating for appropriate house sizes.
Liaise with Marketing Manager to update Festival website and ticketing platform with any changes to event times, locations, and ticket availability.
Prepare VIP guest lists ahead of each festival event and disseminate to box office and Development team.
Monitor, organize, and disseminate invitations and RSVP lists for special events including pre-festival dinners, private performances, and Festival Opening Night, using Paperless Post and similar platforms.
Track and record names of new contacts to add to Pilobolus’s database.
Assist Development Manager on preparing grant applications and final reports.
Assist Development Department in Festival Hospitality duties including:
Interface with guests and VIPs in a warm, friendly, and helpful manner
Oversee VIP seating reservations and direct VIPs to their reserved seats
Liaise with food and beverage staff to track VIP donor benefits and monitor guest hospitality
Liaise with Marketing Department to assist with social media and gather images for post-festival communications and grant applications
Other responsibilities as needed. Onsite activities may include assisting with other departments during high traffic times such as directing guests, responding to weather changes, and generally being prepared to lend a hand alongside other Festival Staff and Interns
Ideal for someone with an interest in arts administration or development who is personable, friendly, organized, and has attention to detail. Past experience in development, event planning, grant writing, box office or house management, and/or hospitality a plus.
Five Senses Festival Internship benefits include:
Free attendance and participation at Festival performances, workshops and activities.
A complimentary (and delicious) meal on each Festival day, from the Five Senses Festival kitchen.
The opportunity to meet and interact with world-class talents in music, dance, writing, science, fine art, and more!
A friendly, fast-paced, and fun working environment.
Festival days spent outdoors in a beautiful rural area.
Opportunities to gain valuable experience and skills from a world-renowned dance company.
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You may always reach out with a general inquiry, in case there’s a position on the horizon that we’re not ready to list. If you’re a fit for an upcoming role with Pilobolus or the Five Senses Festival, we’ll be sure to connect!
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