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Jobs & Internships

Thank you for your interest! Available positions are posted below throughout the year. The majority of seasonal positions for each June's Festival are posted in the winter prior to the Festival

To apply for an open position, see details below under each position description. Please note that we are unable to accept general inquiries and/or résumés for jobs that are not posted below.

Festival Outdoor Event Designer

The Festival is a 3 week event occurring in June of each year. Outdoor events take place on the New Haven Green and involve multiple stages, activities and tented areas including information booths and a VIP hospitality pavilion. Our indoor shows take place in multiple venues and theaters throughout the city, which change on a yearly basis

The Festival is seeking a designer with experience of large scale events and outdoor events. The role of the designer would be to help in creating a cohesive look for the Festival which can be represented in various ways on the Green and inside and outside our performance venues. The designer also would have an understanding of the use of materials and safety considerations in an outdoor environment. Designer will work with the Executive Director and the branding team of the Festival to create an overall look, and with the production team, marketing staff, graphic designers, and outside suppliers to execute that look.

Please send resume cover letter to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the job title in the subject line.

Seasonal Festival Positions

Please check back January-April for additional Festival 2015 seasonal positions.

ARTIST SERVICES

Hospitality Assistants

Hospitality Assistants are responsible for the organization, delivery, set-up and strike of artist green room food, beverages, and other hospitality items. Hospitality Assistants also set up and strike post-show receptions, and act as hosts throughout these events.

Requirements: Must be organized and have the ability to safely lift 25 lbs. Able to set-up/strike food quickly, cleanly, efficiently, and unobtrusively; and have a flair with flowers, food, and fun. Food service experience preferred.

  • Number Required: 2
  • Start Date: On or about June 6
  • End Date: On or about June 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Artist Driver

Artist Drivers meet the transportation needs of artists (and artist’s gear), members of Festival staff, and VIPs, using Festival-rented vehicles. Transportation needs range from NYC airport pick up and drop-offs to local transportation between hotels and venues.

Requirements: Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and have a clean driving record. Drivers must be able to drive a 15 passenger van and have a general knowledge of the Greater New Haven area. Drivers are expected to assist with the loading and unloading of materials, luggage, and equipment. A friendly demeanor and an easy-going personality are big plusses!

  • Number Required: 3
  • Start Date: On or about June 6
  • End Date: On or about June 28
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

AUDIENCE SERVICES

House Managers

Provide on-site house management services at Festival indoor and outdoor events, overseeing all aspects of audience experience and safety, a team of volunteer ushers, and communications between front-of-house and backstage.

Requirements: Theatrical House Management experience required. Must be calm and pleasant under pressure; genuinely welcoming, and always mindful of the safety and comfort of patrons. Must have excellent customer service skills, and be comfortable managing crowds. Must have the ability to manage teams of volunteer ushers.

  • AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 5-8
  • START DATE: On or about June 11, plus advance orientation and training sessions
  • END DATE: June 27, 2015
  • SCHEDULE: Hourly
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Ticket Sellers

Provide ticketing and other customer support services to Festival audience members, both in person, and by phone. Sell tickets on site at Festival performances and venues.

Requirements: Theatrical box office experience strongly preferred. Festival ticket sellers will work with OvationTix software to process ticket orders, and must have good to excellent computer skills. Must be calm and pleasant under pressure, and able to quickly and efficiently move patrons through the ticketing process, without compromising excellent, friendly customer service. Festival ticket sellers will be required to read and retain large amounts of information about Festival events and schedules, in order to answer customer questions.

  • AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 8-10
  • START DATE: Staggered start dates, March – June, 2015
  • END DATE: June 27, 2015
  • SCHEDULE: Hourly
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Tour Coordinator

The Tour Coordinator is responsible for assisting with communication and coordination with tour providers; managing the registration of tour-goers and capacity issues as necessary; setting up at the starting point(s) of tours; welcoming tour goers, talking about Festival events, and introducing tour leaders. The Tour Coordinator will complete an event report at the conclusion each tour.

Requirements: Must have an outgoing personality and ability to speak before large groups of people, and manage crowds. Ability to lift and carry signage, good navigational skills, and adequate skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Outdoor work required.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start Date: On or about June 10th
  • End Date: On or about June 27th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the Community Engagement Manager to define opportunities, schedule volunteers, oversee the daily operations of the volunteer program, and manage the Festival’s Information Pavilion. The Volunteer Corps is made up of over 200 community members who donate their time in support of the Festival by ushering, surveying, working in the Information Pavilion, and a host of other duties.

Requirements: Excellent people skills and very strong organizational and administrative abilities. Must be able to set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks, sometimes in time constrained or other pressured situations. Good to excellent computer skills, including database management, and Microsoft Office. Must be able to lift and carry decorations, signage, and related event materials. Outdoor event work required.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start Date: On or about May 1st
  • End Date: On or about July 10th
  • Schedule: Part Time into Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS

Audio Crew

The Festival Audio Crew works under the direction of the Audio Supervisor to install, operate and strike audio systems at all Festival venues and events.

Requirements: Must have basic knowledge of current audio systems, some experience of live mixing; and the ability to work with artists and the general public. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • No. Required: 2-3
  • Start date: on or about June 9th
  • End Date: on or around June 28th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Lighting Supervisor

The Festival Lighting Supervisor is responsible for design, installation and operation of all Festival lighting and temporary electrical systems, and the supervision of all lighting crew. The Festival Lighting Supervisor will liaise with artists and vendors to ensure the supply of appropriate lighting support for all Festival events.

Requirements: Must have extensive knowledge of current lighting equipment, electrical codes, excellent people skills; and experience at a supervisory level.

  • No. required: 1
  • Start Date: June 8th
  • Schedule: Full-time + Pre Production
  • End Date: June 29th
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Lighting Crew

The Festival Lighting Crew works under the direction of the Lighting Supervisor to install, operate, and strike lighting systems at all Festival venues and events

Requirements: Must have basic knowledge of current lighting equipment, ability to hang and cable a plot under supervision; and basic board programming skills. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • No. Required: 2-3
  • Start date: On or about June 9th
  • End Date: On or about June 28th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Operations Crew/Drivers

Operations crew members work under the direction of the Operations Manager in the safe and timely installation, strike, and storage of a broad array of infrastructure elements, equipment, and signage; and the distribution and retrieval of materials, collateral, and supplies.

Requirements: Hardworking and strong. Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds.
Good communication skills, flexible, good humored. Three of the four crew members must also be drivers, age 25 or over with a clean driver’s license, comfortable driving a cargo van and mid-sized box truck

  • No. Required: 4
  • Start date: On or around June 1st
  • End Date: On or around July 1st
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Outdoor Event Crew/Carpenters

The Greens Crew work under the Outdoor Tech Director to install, maintain and strike all Festival scenic elements and properties.

Requirements: Must have basic knowledge of theatrical carpentry, ability to use hand tools and some shop tools under supervision. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • No. Required: 2-3
  • Start date: On or about May 26th
  • End Date: On or around June 30th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Outdoor Event Technical Director

The Outdoor Event Technical Director is responsible for construction and refurbishment of Festival scenery & properties, all outdoor scenic installations, and the day-to-day maintenance of all outdoor event elements. The Festival Tech Director will work with city officials and Parks Department employees to schedule services, and will supervise a team of 4-5 Festival crew members and carpenters.

Requirements: Must have good organizational and people skills, a full understanding of scenic construction and staging systems, and be familiar with safe working practices with tools and machinery. Prior experience as a theatrical carpenter required.

  • AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 1
  • START DATE: Mid May
  • END DATE: July 3rd
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time + Pre Production
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Stage Managers & ASMs

Festival SMs and ASMs will run indoor and outdoor events and stages, and assist in the running of larger productions. They may also be required to perform as general crew during set up and strike.

Requirements: Must have prior experience in a stage management capacity, good interpersonal skills, and a willingness to learn. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • No. Required: 5-6
  • Start date: on or around June 8th
  • End Date: on or around June 27th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Video Interns

The Video Interns will assist the Festival Videographer in recording and editing video content, and preparing it for broadcast through multiple media, including preparing DVDs and uploading material to the Festival’s website and other commercial websites.

Requirements: Must have basic knowledge of video camera operation, ability to use Mac audio/video editing systems, and a basic understanding of most commonly used video uploading protocols

  • AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 2-3
  • START DATE: June 1
  • END DATE: On or About July 2
  • SCHEDULE: Part-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Year-round Positions

We are not currently seeking applications for year-round positions at the Festival.