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.

Seasonal Festival Positions

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

Economic Impact Survey Fellow

The Fellow helps to coordinate the Festival's annual Economic Impact Survey, working with Festival staff and the volunteer corps to collect survey questionnaires from Festival visitors, entering survey results for analysis, and working with the Economic Impact Survey researcher to ensure completion of the survey. Requirements: Must be enthusiastic and organized. Dates are June 1 to July 3. Please send resume cover letter to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the job title in the subject line.

ARTIST SERVICES

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.

Fellowship Program Assistant

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is seeking a motivated, intelligent, and organized individual to assist Fellowship manager with the Fellows during the Festival. The program provides disadvantaged teens with exposure to careers in the arts and various arts disciplines and teaches critical thinking and writing skills. The Assistant will support in the administration of the program as well as serve as a mentor to students as they progress through the program.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start Date: Mid-Late May
  • End Date: On or about July 3
  • Schedule: Part-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 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.

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.