Community Engagement Internship - Summer 2020 Internship

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Please submit an online application, including your resume and cover letter, at

• Candidates are asked not to request submission status. If your qualifications match current openings, you will be contacted directly

• Position will remain open until filled

Job Description:

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an eclectic, dynamic, and far-reaching celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. The nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, contemporary circus, public radio shows, comedy, film, spectacle, street arts, and family entertainment. The festival’s mission is to present a world-class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival internship program offers meaningful, on-the-job experience for college students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in arts management and live event production. Festival internships offer a wide range of hands-on experiences, professional development, networking opportunities, and research projects for aspiring arts professionals.

Summary Description:

The Community Engagement Intern will gain experience in community relations and engagement by assisting with the promotion and management of festival ticketing programs, supporting volunteer program and marketing outreach efforts.

Duties Include:

• Assist the Community Engagement Committee in the recruitment of corporate volunteer teams
• Assist the Top of the Park Front of House Manager with volunteer scheduling, training and nightly management
• Organize and participate in festival Street Team Marketing • Coordinate and manage the festival’s ticket programs, including significant outreach and relationship building with festival partners, student groups, young professionals, charitable and social service organizations, and advance logistics and ticket distribution.
• Document and promote festival activity through social media and grassroots marketing Street Team
• Represent the festival while interacting with community organizations and the general public
• Complete a short post season wrap report, summarizing activities and suggesting improvements
• Participate in career development activities
• Participate in rotational on-site opportunities and staff shadowing
• Provide additional administrative support

Preferred Skills:


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a deadline-based environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse community
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Comfortable assisting with crowd control and interacting with festival participants
• Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, under minimal supervision
• Proficient in a Mac OS environment
• An interest in non-profits and experience with the arts and entertainment field