COLLABORATORS:

Pilobolus is always interested in meeting creative people! People who are tenacious. Who push boundaries. Who work outside the lines, and make us say, "wow."

If you want to start a conversation with us about a potential project or collaboration, you may send questions, stories, materials, or proposals to us at info@pilobolus.org.

AUDITIONS:

Pilobolus does not currently have auditions scheduled. We encourage dancers to get to know us through our Workshops, Masterclasses, and Intensives.

If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming events, performances, workshops, or auditions, please join our mailing list – and of course follow us on your favorite social channels.


JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS:


Five Senses Festival Intern

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.

Interns should note their interest in one of these three internship categories – Production, Company Management or Development – in their application.

Production Intern

Reports to: Anna Bate, Production Manager

Assist Production Department in Festival planning administrative duties such as:

  • Calendar/schedule generation and maintenance

  • Note-taking during meetings

  • Maintaining task lists

  • Research assignments

  • Acquiring vendor bids and placing orders

  • Tracking of owned and rented equipment from set up of festival through strike

  • Expense tracking

Assist Production Department in Festival load in, run, and load out:

  • Loading/unloading of trucks and vans

  • Equipment set up and strike at festival site

  • Opportunity to train with lighting, sound, and projection equipment set up and operation

  • Facility and grounds set up and strike (tents, chairs, tables, etc.)

  • Backstage assignments during performances

Ideal for someone with an interest in theatrical or dance administration and production who is willing to do manual labor. Experience in technical theatre or event production is a plus.


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.


Development Intern

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:

  • A stipend payment of $3,750 (at the rate of $15/hr)

  • 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.

TO APPLY:

Visit The Arts Workforce Initiative and select Pilobolus from their list of organizations.


Festival Technician

Position Summary: Connecticut based technicians wanted for the load in, operation, and load out of our 2nd Annual Five Senses Festival in Washington Depot, CT. Seeking technicians with theatre or event experience in carpentry, lighting, audio, and general stagehand work. Festival takes place outdoors with a tent main stage, outdoor amphitheater second stage, and various other performance and exhibit spaces. 

Schedule:

7/16 — 7/20: Load in to Site
7/20 — 7/22: Festival Operation
7/25
: Held for Notes/Changeovers
7/26 — 7/28: Festival Operation
8/1: Held for Notes/Changeovers
8/2 — 8/4: Festival Operation
8/5 — 8/7: Strike

Day rate of $175 + OT after 10 hours. Per diem and some meals provided.

Applicants must be able to commute daily to festival site.

Please send resume to techjobs@pilobolus.org with Festival Technician in the subject line.

General Inquiries

We share all open job postings on our website and appropriate industry job boards.

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!

Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond to all messages.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@pilobolus.org with your department or field, and your name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

TO INQUIRE: