Special Events and Operations Internship -- Winter/Spring 2017

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Our Special Events and Operations Interns will work to prepare for and carry out the WaterFire event, focusing on special events, receptions, performers and operations-related tasks. They will partake in a variety of activities including clerical and administrative tasks, assist with event planning and coordination. In addition, they will assist with set up and breakdown of event venues; work with volunteers to complete tasks and projects, conduct research directed toward event-related artwork and performance. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Event Management!

*Upon completion of internship, candidates may be provided the opportunity to return as a paid Event Day Staff Team Member*


WaterFire is a seasonal event, and responsibilities will vary accordingly per the discretion of WaterFire Providence administration.
• Event planning and on-site execution including set-up and event strike
• Set-up, decorating and management of reception spaces, performance areas and stages
• Procuring and organizing supplies for events
• Maintaining up-to-date event documents including contact sheets, production schedules, and other internal documents as assigned
• Volunteer management
• Conducting general research of new event concepts and designs
• Researching new vendors/performers and updating database
• Corresponding with vendors, performers and affiliates
• Conducting Post-Event Analysis


Must be a self-motivated, confident manager and capable delegator
Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to lift 50lbs and stand for long periods of time
Ability to work all full WaterFire event days will be required during internship dates
Previous event volunteer experience a plus
Must be responsible and have a strong sense of professionalism
Must have genuine interest in art, culture, community, and WaterFire
Must have a sense of humor
Must possess a valid Driver’s License
Must be competent in MS Office, Google Apps, general computer and Internet knowledge

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