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The Virginia Arts Festival has the following positions currently available:

Seasonal Backstage Artist Hospitality Coordinator

The Virginia Arts Festival, entering its 22nd season, is a 10 week festival with a 75-plus performance schedule. We are looking for a Backstage Artist Hospitality Coordinator. This position will be responsible for reviewing artist hospitality riders, working with event managers before, during, and after events to ensure the success of the artist hospitality; will work with local restaurants that may be able assist with full meals, conduct grocery shopping as needed, and keep track of the proposed budget. The Backstage Artist Hospitality Coordinator reports directly to the Production Director and the Production Manager. Employment dates vary based on season, and staff is typically scheduled on an as needed basis. There is some pre-season work available, but most work opportunities can begin late March and continue through the beginning of July. This is part-time, seasonal position.

Local applicants preferred but open to all to apply. Visit www.vafest.org for more information on the Festival performance schedule and locations. To apply, email resume and cover letter to gdamanti@vafest.org please include Hospitality Coordinator in subject line; or you may mail your information to:

Virginia Arts Festival
Hospitality Coordinator Search
Attn: Gregg Damanti, Director of Production
440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Required:

  • 2 plus years in catering and food service
  • A working knowledge of theatrical and festival backstage rules and conduct
  • An understanding of different types of dietary restrictions
  • A personal vehicle
  • A cell phone with email, text, and online capabilities

 

Seasonal Production Staff

The Virginia Arts Festival, entering its 22nd season, is a 10 week festival with a 75-plus performance schedule. We are currently seeking experienced individuals for our Seasonal Production Staff. Experience in one or some of the following areas preferred: Stage Management, Carpentry, Wardrobe, Lighting/Electrics, Company Management, Sound, General Run Crew, Event Management. Employment dates vary according to position and event and staff are typically scheduled on an as needed basis. There is some pre-season work available, but most work opportunities can begin late March and continue through the beginning of July.

Local applicants preferred but open to all to apply. Visit www.vafest.org for more information on the Festival performance schedule and locations. To apply, email resume and cover letter to gdamanti@vafest.org please include Seasonal Production in subject line; or you may mail your information to:

Virginia Arts Festival
Seasonal Production Staff Submission
Attn: Gregg Damanti, Director of Production
440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

No phone calls please. Thank you.
EOE

 

Virginia Arts Festival Marketing/Public Relations Intern(s)

REPORTS TO: Marketing Department

We are looking for proactive, resourceful, and outgoing Marketing/Public Relations Interns for Fall and Spring. Hours are flexible (around 10-20 a week).

Although the position is unpaid, we offer a variety of perks and educational opportunities, as well as opportunities to see Festival performances. As an organization committed to arts education, we are looking for candidates that can not only contribute to our marketing department, but also learn and grow from the opportunity to work with VAF. Learn More: Virginia Arts Festival Marketing/Public Relations Intern (PDF)

 

Virginia International Tattoo Internships

Non-paying internships are available with the Administrative, Production and Operations departments of the Virginia International Tattoo.

These internships offer hands-on experience in working a variety of tasks. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, be able to multi-task, and meet project deadlines. All positions also require good written and verbal communication skills. Interns must be computer savvy and familiar with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Outlook, and Excel. An interest in international or cultural studies is a plus. The position requires working a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Interested individuals may send a resumé and cover letter indicating their interest. If this is an internship fulfilling a course requirement, please indicate that information in your cover letter.

Please submit applications to Jennifer Hafner at jhafner@vafest.org.

 

Hullabaloo Internship

Non-paying internships are available with the Hullabaloo.

This internship offers hands-on experience in working a variety of tasks. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, be able to multi-task, and meet project deadlines. All positions also require good written and verbal communication skills. Interns must be computer savvy and familiar with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Duties and tasks include: 

-Work directly with an Event Coordinator to help secure merchandise vendors, food vendors and community organizations to participate in Hullabaloo.

-Work with the on-site manager for set up/breakdown and coordination of performing acts.

-Plan and organize the Kids Zone activities.

The position requires working a minimum of 12 hours per week. An interest in event planning a plus.

Interested individuals may send a resumé and cover letter indicating their interest. If this is an internship fulfilling a course requirement, please indicate that information in your cover letter.

Please submit applications to Jennifer Hafner at jhafner@vafest.org.