Louise Endel Community Engagement Manager
The Louise Endel Community Engagement Manager is responsible for designing, planning, and managing community and audience engagement programs, as well as evaluating their effectiveness. The Community Engagement Manager is charged with bringing the values of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas to wider populations and expanding community relationships. They are the Festival's liaison to the community, actively seeking out connections that enhance experiences with the Festival. The Community Engagement Manager will report directly to the director of programming and work closely with all staff including the co-directors, marketing, producing, production, audience services, and development, and will represent the Festival to external constituents in the region.
To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with “Community Engagement Manager” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Neighborhood Festival Coordinator
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.
To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with “Neighborhood Festival Coordinator” in the subject line, to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Audience Services Manager
Description: The Audience Services Manager is responsible for all aspects of Festival ticketing, including database management - building events, venues, discounts, and packages in Spektrix, the Festival’s ticketing platform; hiring and training a front-of-house team, including ticket sellers and house managers; coordinating holds and comp ticketing; managing pre-Festival ticket sales, and on-site ticket sales at all Festival performances; providing front-of-house management at all Festival events, both ticketed and free.
The Audience Services Manager will hire, train, and supervise a House Management and Box Office team of approximately 10-14 people, and oversee their scheduling, job performance, and payroll.
Requirements: Must have excellent database programming and management skills; management or supervisory experience in box office services; theatrical house management experience; excellent customer service skills; solid computer and bookkeeping abilities. Experience with Spektrix or similar box office software strongly preferred.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the Subject Line.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applications from populations underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its programs. The Festival commits to this policy, not because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.
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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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.