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Seasonal Positions

Neighborhood Festival Coordinator

  • Number Required: 1
  • Start Date: January, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Schedule: Part-time January - June

Position: The Event Coordinator serves as a liaison between the neighborhood festivals and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Our Festivals occur in the Dixwell, Fair Haven, and Hill neighborhoods and culminate with a celebration on the New Haven Green. The successful candidate will be passionate about the ways arts and culture build and strengthen cities, building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders throughout the community, possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and be eager to work collaboratively with staff in an organization that values the diversity of our city and state.

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To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with “Neighborhood Festival Coordinator” in the subject line, to jobs@artidea.org. No phone calls, please.

 

Hospitality Manager

  • Number Required: 1
  • Start Date: April 1
  • End Date: July 15
  • Schedule: Part-time until June, then Full-time

Description: 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.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org with the position title in the Subject Line.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Number Required: 1
  • Start Date: On or about May 1st
  • End Date: On or about July 10th
  • Schedule: Part-time into Full-time

Description: 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.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@artidea.org with the position title in the Subject Line.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists

OUTDOOR STAGES

Artists may submit performance proposals for inclusion in the 2019 Festival. All performances will be booked on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green. (Headline and main stage events are curated separately by Festival staff.) Modest performance fees are available, however, these opportunities are typically best suited to performers who reside in and around Connecticut and the Northeast Corridor as we do not offer transportation or accommodations to artists for these programs. Festival performance dates are June 8-22.

Quesitons? Contact Melissa Huber, Producer at mhuber@artidea.org

NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVALS

Lively one-day Neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Community Steering Committees, local arts and business partners, and Festival staff and volunteers host local talent, family activities, and vendors in New Haven’s historic and culturally rich neighborhoods.

Please check back for 2019 submission information.

Students

Students

Internship Program

Arts & Ideas accepts intern applications year-round, welcoming high school students to gain real-world work experience working with a fast-paced, multi-faceted arts organization.

Volunteer Program

For two weeks each June and throughout the year, 300+ volunteers from greater New Haven bring the Festival to life. With more than 80% of our events being free, we rely on the passionate and committed support of our community members. Volunteer today!

Fellowship Program

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas’ Fellowship Program offers qualified New Haven public school sophomores and juniors a unique, fully-funded opportunity to learn about the arts. The Fellowship Program is a semester-long college-level course designed to develop students’ skills in communication and critical thinking by immersing them in all aspects of the Festival: performances, lectures, community engagement, production, and management.

Vendors

Vendors

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas seeks licensed food cart and truck vendors to enhance the audience’s experience at our events. To this end, the Festival will select a roster of vendors to provide a diversity of choices, and serve a broad range of tastes.

Please check back for 2019 vending applications.

NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL VENDORS

Lively one-day neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Vendors can be a part of any or all of the Neighborhood Festivals.

Please check back for 2019 vending applications.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. For two weeks in June and throughout the year, over 300 volunteers from the greater New Haven region and beyond bring the Festival to life. As 85% of our events are free to the public, we rely on the passion, commitment, and support of community members to help us.