Operations Internship - Summer 2020 Internship

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Please submit an online application, including your resume and cover letter, at http://a2sf.org/jobs-and-internships.

• 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:

Summary Description:

The Operations Intern will gain experience in all facets of live-event production, event management, and festival operations by assisting with extensive pre-event planning and the onsite management of special attractions and front of house operations. This position is the primary support for the Annex, a venue at Top of the Park that houses performances, educational experiences, civic conversations, and youth-featured programming.

Duties Include:

  • Advance nightly event details and contract execution through Docusign with festival artists, partners, and vendors prior to the season
  • Create and maintain nightly event production schedules in Google Docs
  • Update and maintain seasonal tracking documents, calendars, and training tools
  • Support seasonal staff in the load in/out and daily operation of Top of the Park
  • Serve as primary nightly support staff for the Annex, a venue at Top of the Park
  • Assist with the onsite event management of special attractions, and Top of the Park volunteer and front of house programs.
  • Promote and document festival activity through 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 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