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 2016 seasonal positions.

ARTIST SERVICES

Artist Services Coordinator

Artist Services Coordinators are the principle liaison between artists and the Festival. ASCs are each assigned several companies and will fulfill artist needs as well as communicate/coordinate artist needs with appropriate Festival departments including Production, Public Relations, Audience Services, and Hospitality.

Requirements: Theatrical Company Management or related experience required. Must have calm and efficient problem solving and multi-tasking abilities as well as excellent
organizational and communication skills. ASCs must be “people-persons”, able to effectively communicate not only with artists from all over the world, but also with technicians and managers.

  • Number Required: 3
  • Start Date: Various - as early as May 25
  • End Date: On or about June 29
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Hospitality Manager

The Hospitality Manager plans and implements all meal and food service needs for the artists and staff at the Festival. The job involves working with community partners to negotiate food donations and discounts, and fulfilling artist rider needs.

The Hospitality Manager will manage a team of 2 – 3 assistants and/or interns, and will coordinate with Development, and Production as needs and opportunities overlap.

Requirements: The Hospitality Manager is a hybrid job. In the planning phase, the Hospitality Manager will need to be extremely organized and detail oriented to understand and organize the hospitality needs of the Festival. There is also a significant Development aspect of the job in coordinating as much donated food and flowers as possible. Later, the Hospitality Manger must be willing and able to roll up his/her sleeves and get venues set up and ready to go one minute, and pass champagne for an opening night toast the next. The Hospitality Manager should be competent with MS Office and should be able to life 25 pounds and spend a good deal of time on his/her feet.

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

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 27
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • 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.


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 Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for managing the master schedule of all non-technical needs of the Festival as a whole, and for the implementation thereof, including 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.

The Operations Coordinator will work with and supervise a crew of 3-4 people.

Requirements: Excellent organizational and scheduling abilities. Good communication and people-skills. Strong, mechanically inclined, able to safely lift 50 pounds. Must be over 25 with a clean driver’s license and be comfortable driving a cargo van and mid-sized box truck. Calm and efficient problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and a willingness to jump in, get dirty, and laugh about it later.

  • No. Required: 1
  • Start date: Mid-May Part-time, June 1 – July 10 Full-time
  • End Date: On or about July 10
  • Schedule: Part-time in May, Full-time in June & early July
  • 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.