Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Positions

Arts & Ideas hires many temporary, seasonal staff members. We have positions available in a variety of departments, including Artist Services, Audience Services, Development, Marketing, Production, and Video.

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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 / Tables

Vendors / Tables

FOOD VENDORS ON THE NEW HAVEN GREEN

The Festival seeks licensed food cart and truck vendors to fill our New Haven Green Concert audience's needs. We 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 AND COMMUNITY TABLING

Lively one-day neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Food sellers, craft vendors, and community organizations can be a part of any or all three of the Neighborhood Festivals.

Please check back for 2019 vending applications.

Tabling on the New Haven Green

Unlike some county fairs or festivals, we don’t offer booths or other tables for organizations to distribute literature to our audiences, but here are other opportunities to consider: 

  • Festival performers and teaching artists are welcome to pass out literature. October or November is the best time to submit applications. See performing artist opportunities >
  • Sponsors (there are a number of sponsorship levels) receive visibility benefits and might choose to display literature as one part of their benefits’ package. Learn about sponsorship >
  • The Festival also develops content partnerships with organizations and individuals to provide activities at the Festival. Please contact our Community Engagement Manager Aleta Staton at astaton@artidea.org or (203) 498-3744 for more information.
  • On June 8th we will have New Haven Day on the New Haven Green. We are soliciting vendors and community organizations to set up a table at this event, please contact our Community Engagement Manager Aleta Staton at astaton@artidea.org or (203) 498-3744 for more information.
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.