Jobs

Jobs

Full Time Positions

Director of Marketing

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas seeks a dynamic Director of Marketing to join our year-round Festival team. 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.

The Director of Marketing is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the Festival’s marketing and external relations as well as evaluating their effectiveness. The Director is charged with bringing the values of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas to wider populations and expanding relationships. They are the Festival's liaison to the greater community, actively seeking out connections that enhance experiences with the Festival. The Director of Marketing will report to the co-directors of the Festival and will be supported by and work closely with all staff including producing, production, audience services, and development, and will represent the Festival to external constituents in the region.

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, Production, and Video.

Performing Artists

Performing Artists

OUTDOOR STAGES

Submissions for the 2019 Downtown Festival are closed. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for 2020 Festival submissions. 

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.

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 AND CRAFT VENDORS AT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival seeks licensed food and non food (pedlar/hawker) vendors for our Neighborhood Festivals, weekend activities and Headline Concerts, and NEW THIS YEAR our Friday night concerts. We will select a roster of vendors to provide a diversity of choices and serve a broad range of tastes. Deadline to apply is May 3rd.

Tabling at the Festival

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.
  • Lively one-day Neighborhood Festivals take place each year just prior to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in downtown New Haven. Community organizations can set up tables at of any or all three of the Neighborhood Festivals. Apply Now >
  • 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.