Jobs

Thank you for your interest! Available positions are posted below throughout the year. 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 2016 seasonal positions.

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 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

AUDIENCE SERVICES

House Management Captain

The House Management Captain is responsible for front-of-house management and operations at all Festival events – free, ticketed, indoor, and outdoor. The House Management Captain will develop a master schedule and HM training materials, hire, train, and supervise a House Management team of 7-10 people, and oversee their scheduling, job performance, and payroll.

Requirements: Must have management or supervisory experience in theatrical house management; excellent customer service skills; and solid computer abilities.

  • Number Required: 1
  • Start Date: About May 1
  • End Date: July 15
  • Schedule: Part-time May, Full-time June
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Box Office Team Member

The Box Office Team Members will provide box office services at Festival events, in the Festival Info Booth, and other satellite locations.

Requirements: Box Office experience preferred, but not required. Must be calm and pleasant under pressure, friendly, and helpful. Must have excellent customer service skills, and be comfortable using a computer, and managing our ticket sales software. Must be able to work with a cashbox and show attention to detail/organization in accounting for ticket sales in a fast paced environment. References required.

  • Number Required: 5-10
  • Start Date: 1-2 people to begin on or about May 30; others to begin on or about June 10. Must be available in advance for training.
  • End Date: On or before June 27
  • Schedule: Hourly, TBD
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

House Manager

House managers will provide on-site house management services at Festival events, including indoor, ticketed venues, and outdoor free events.

Requirements: Theatrical House Management experience required for indoor assignments, and preferred for all. 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.

  • Number Required: 5-10
  • Start Date: On or about June 10. Availability for one or more advance orientation sessions and site visits.
  • End Date: On or before June 27
  • Schedule: Hourly, TBD
  • 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. Must have a personal vehicle.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start Date: On or about June 7th
  • End Date: On or about June 29th
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

POP-UPS COORDINATOR

The Pop-Up Coordinator will work with the Community Engagement Manager to facilitate the Pop-Up neighborhood steering committees, invite and coordinate participation from the greater New Haven community, and help strategically grow and manage the Pop-Up Festivals generally.

Requirements: The ideal candidate for the Pop-Ups Coordinator is a community-minded individual who has experience organizing and producing community driven arts events. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. See full job description.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start Date: On or about May 1st
  • End Date: On or about June 10th
  • 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: 2
  • 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.

Year-round Positions

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