The DUMBO Improvement District is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting DUMBO, Brooklyn. The BID showcases DUMBO as a world-class destination, advocating on behalf of DUMBO’s businesses, property owners and residents. A critical part of this mission is the programming of DUMBO’s wonderful public spaces; high-quality events and programming draw residents, neighbors, workforce and visitors to the space, enriching the community.
The DUMBO Improvement District seeks an Summer Events/Production Intern who will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Events on Live at the Archway.
Live at The Archway is a Weekly Cabaret Below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, interactive art experiences, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September. This series showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting an eclectic, dynamic range of music and performance genres over 17 weeks, including sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, modern dance from Italy, Afrobeat, swing dancing, flamenco, a special reunion by a Japanese DUMBO pop band and more.
New this year, the Artist Interactive invites the public to engage with a different DUMBO-based artist each week, through a pop-up gallery, “The Space Station,” and through a live art component where the artist and public create a collaborative piece together over the course of three hours. The Artist Interactive is presented in collaboration with This Friday or Next Friday, an art gallery in DUMBO run by artists Nathan Sinai Rayman and Zach Seeger.
See the full 2017 schedule at dum.bo/ive
The Live at the Archway Events/Production intern will be primarily responsible for the Artist Interactive — including set up and break down of physical gallery, assisting artists with hanging work, assisting artists with interactive components, engaging with the public, and documenting each evening.
The successful candidate has strong communication & interpersonal skills, is responsible & detail oriented, has the ability and willingness to work outdoors in most weather conditions, has the ability to lift 15 pounds and stay on feet for extended periods of time. Experience in event planning, stage managing and live event management strongly preferred.
This program runs on Thursdays from June 8 – September 28. Hours are 1pm to 11pm each Thursday. Events intern would be required to commit to all 17 Thursdays.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience working in live event production, performing arts, community programming and public space management in a fast-paced, hands on environment. As this is the first year of the Artist Interactive, their is lots of opportunity for project ownership and direction in its execution!
Interested candidates should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Events/Production Intern ” and your name in the subject line. Submit a cover letter expressing your interest in the body of the e-mail. Attach your resume in .doc or .pdf format. No phone calls, please.